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Murder of Sam Giancana
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N 41° 52.005 W 087° 48.075
16T E 433503 N 4635292
Quick Description: Mobster Sam Giancana's home and the site of his murder.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 2:34:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM4AF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 155

Long Description:
"Giancana was shot in the back of the head on 19 June 1975 while frying Italian sausage and peppers in the basement of his home in Oak Park, Illinois. After falling, his body was turned over and shot a further six times in the face and chin. It was believed by investigators that his murderer was a close friend whom he had let into the house. At the time he was scheduled to appear before a Senate committee investigating CIA and Mafia collusion in plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Some have alleged that the CIA was responsible for the shooting as Giancana had a somewhat troubled history with the agency. However, former CIA Director William Colby has been quoted as saying, "We had nothing to do with it."

Most investigators believe that Joey Aiuppa, Giancana's onetime friend and successor as Chicago Outfit boss, was responsible for ordering the hit on the disgraced former Godfather."

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Date of crime: 06/19/1975

Web site: [Web Link]

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Fee required: Not Listed

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