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Old 05-01-2018, 03:46 PM   #112
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John "Handsome Johnny" Roselli (4 July1905) , sometimes spelled Rosselli, was an influential mobster for the Chicago Outfit who helped that organization control Hollywood and the Las Vegas Strip..Filippo Sacco was born in Esperia, Province of Frosinone, near Rome..His father, Vincenzo Sacco, moved on his own to the US..Filippo immigrated with his mother, Mariantonia Pascale Sacco to Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1911.. His father died in 1918..In 1922, Sacco was arrested on narcotics charges in Massachusetts..He fled to Chicago where he changed his name from Filippo Sacco to John Roselli...The new name was in honor of Italian Renaissance sculptor Cosimo Rosselli..He became a member of the Chicago Outfit and was known by his mob nickname of "Handsome Johnny"..The exact date and reason for Roselli moving to Los Angeles is unknown.. Some sources say that Al Capone or Frank Nitti sent him west to oversee the Outfit's business interests..Roselli became close friends with film producer Bryan Foy, who brought Roselli into the movie business as a producer with Foy's small production company, Eagle Lion Studios became one of the most respected makers of B-movies on what was known as Hollywood's "Poverty Row"..In the 1940s Roselli was involved in the Outfit's multimillion-dollar extortion campaign against the motion picture industry..The extensive influence the Outfit had over Hollywood is best illustrated in 1948 when boss Tony Accardo told Roselli to force powerful Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn into signing then-unknown actress Marilyn Monroe to a lucrative multi-year contract..


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In the mid-1950s, Roselli shifted his focus away from Hollywood and toward the fast-growing and highly profitable gambling mecca, Las Vegas, Nevada..When Roselli had legal issues, in addition to being Roselli's lawyer, Frank DeSimone was also secretly a mob member, and he would become the L.A. mob boss when Jack Dragna died in 1956..However, according to the Los Angeles office of the FBI, Roselli was employed as a movie producer at Monogram Studios, remains in place today at 4376 Sunset Drive, utilized as part of the Church of Scientology Media Center..According to the Family Jewels documents released, members of the American mafia were involved in CIA attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro..After the Cuban Revolution in January 1959, Castro closed down all the mob casinos in Cuba and drove out the mobsters..In 1960, the CIA recruited ex-FBI agent Robert Maheu, who later became a proxy to billionaire Howard Hughes in Las Vegas, to approach Roselli..Maheu passed himself off as the representative of international corporations that wanted Castro killed because of their lost gambling operations..The assassination attempts by Roselli were publicized in 1971 by Jack Anderson, a Washington Post reporter and acknowledged by the CIA in 2007 when it declassified the Family jewels documents..

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In 1963, singer Frank Sinatra sponsored Roselli for membership in the exclusive Los Angeles Friar's Club..From the summer of 1962 to the summer of 66, John Roselli, Maurice Friedman, Manuel Jacobs, and others rigged high stake gin rummy games at the Friars Club..The card cheating was finally discovered in July 1967 by FBI agents tailing Roselli..Scores of wealthy men including millionaire Harry Karl, the husband of actress Debbie Reynolds, and actor Zeppo Marx, were bilked out of millions of dollars..It was forced to change its name in 2007 after losing a lawsuit with the New York Friars' Club, and later closed..Its building, designed by modernist architect Sidney Eisenshtat, was demolished in 2011 - On June 24 and September 22, 1975, Roselli testified before the 1975 U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCIA) led by Idaho Senator Frank Church about the CIA plan to kill Castro, Operation Mongoose.. Shortly before Roselli testified, an unknown person shot & killed Giancana in the basement of his Illinois home..On 23 April 1976, Roselli was called before the committee to testify about a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy..Three months after his first round of testimony on the Kennedy assassination, the Committee wanted to recall Roselli..However, at this point, he had been missing since July 28..On 9 August 1976, Roselli's decomposing body was found in a 55-gallon steel fuel drum floating in Dumfoundling Bay near Miami, Florida..Bill Bonanno, the son of Cosa Nostra mafia (Sicilian Mafia) boss Joseph Bonanno, claimed in his 1999 memoir, Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story, that he had discussed the assassination of Kennedy with Roselli and implicated him as the primary hitman in a conspiracy instigated by the mob..According to Bonanno, Roselli fired at Kennedy from a storm drain on Elm Street... is it, Jack?..Everything with you is seeing, isn't it?..Reflections..Mirrors..Images..You've seen these films!..Haven't you, my man?..Bastard gave him your home address...

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