Regardless of how much respect Chicago Tribune’s John Kass and his office may give the Giacchino’s during the current hearings on Giacchino’s medical license, Kass will never learn what I know without reading my articles.
In an unofficial sense, I had the opportunity to interview/examine the following people over the years:
1. Joseph L. Giacchino, Jr.
2. Willie Messino, Sr.
3. Jack P. Cerone, Esquire
4. Rudy Fratto, Jr.
5. Anthony Erbacci, Sr.
6. Rocky Lombardo (brother of Outfit Boss Joe Lombardo)
7. Cook County Judge Jill Cerone-Marisie
In the course of my interviews, I was friendly with the above-mentioned individuals, therefore eliminating any concern for caution on their part. I learned that the Chicago Outfit was the only reason the State of Illinois restored Giacchino’s medical license the first time he lost it.
Old man Jack Cerone (the real gangster) was away serving his final prison term when Johnny DiFronzo and Rudy Fratto okayed Willie Messino to visit Jackie Cerone in prison for the purposes of solidifying a fix through Jackie’s son’s law firm. Jack P. Cerone (Jackie’s son) had a partner at his firm by the name of Anthony Erbacci, Sr. who had an inappropriate amount of influence with exactly the right people to fix Giacchino’s problem. Mr. Erbacci’s son, Anthony Erbacci, Jr., was some sort of bigwig with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations as well as an attorney. According to the people named above, this connection should have guaranteed a positive result in Giacchino’s hearing.
And it did. Giacchino beat his suspension by having his medical license returned in this dubious manner.
If the United States Attorney’s Office has not subpoenaed Anthony Erbacci, Jr. to a grand jury, I suggest they do so at once. While they may need to offer him immunity, such action will likely shed light on the sordid mess that is Giacchino’s dark past.
After Giacchino’s license was returned because of Cerone and Erbacci, Giacchino began offering special benefits and perks to various relatives of the high and mighty in the Chicago Outfit. In one case, Giacchino purchased an automobile on his credit card for the niece of a Chicago Outfit Boss.