This article will reveal some of the complications that entered into my life after standing up to The Outfit in 2009.
In 2009 I lodged a civil RICO case against The Chicago Outfit. This was done in an attempt to recover a large sum of money extorted from me by this criminal association. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who presided over the case, decided that I had exceeded the statue of limitations, hampering my quest for justice considerably.
The Chicago Outfit delayed me in filing my RICO case because of the duress that I was under for a number of years living with death threats. I could have appealed Leinenweber’s incorrect ruling, however, for multiple reasons, I let the case lapse. One of my reasons for letting the case go, which I never spoke about publicly until now, pertained to me being followed from court and threatened by The Outfit. This threat was reported to the court shortly after it was made.
Not very long after the time that I filed the civil matter against The Outfit, a friend of mine, the recently retired president of Central Grocers (headquartered in Illinois) Joe Caccamo, abruptly ceased in completing the funding of a generous six-figure personal loan to me. Caccamo had decided to help me buy a home that my now estranged wife was in contract to purchase. In addition, he was supposed to complete the loan funding for me to finance a business that I was in the process of opening in Brookfield, Illinois.
It was not until (approximately) the summer of 2009 that Caccamo informed me that his associates, the DiFronzos ( John & Pete, Outfit heavyweights), found out about the loan arrangement. John DiFronzo ordered it killed and demanded that the disbursed funds be collected earlier than agreed upon. I quickly turned to a different friend for financing the business in Brookfield, which I was desperate to open in order to have additional help in fulfilling my financial obligations. Unfortunately, the person that I went to for backup reconsidered and decided to pull out. Interestingly enough, the second backer pulled out because of reasons involving Outfit member Rudy Fratto.