Louis Thomas Fratto (July 17, 1907 – November 24, 1967), born Luigi Tomaso Giuseppi Fratto, also known as "Lew Farrell" and "Cock-eyed", was a labor racketeer and organized crime figure in Chicago, Illinois, from the 1930s to 1960s. Fratto was allegedly shifted over to become Des Moines, Iowa's, top crime boss in about 1939, until his death. He apparently replaced Charles "Cherry Nose" Gioe, who went back to Chicago.
Fratto is the brother of Frank "Frankie One Ear" Fratto, a hitman for the mob, the uncle of Rudy Fratto Jr. and Gill Vlerio, and a cousin to alleged hitman, bagman, enforcer and short-lived Chicago front boss, Felix "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio.
Fratto's son Frank Farrell was also a passenger on the flight on which Rocky Marciano was killed. Son Johnny Fratto is a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show and was also in an episode of Deadliest Warrior as an expert on Al Capone.
- "BEETLE’S CHRISTMAS WISH". HowardStern.com. 2011-12-19.
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