Rudy Fratto

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Rudolph C. "Rudy" Fratto (born December 12, 1943) has been identified by federal authorities and several Chicago newspapers as a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit crime organization.

Chicago Outfit career[edit]

In 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times called Fratto a "reputed Elmwood Park street lieutenant."[1] His name had come up during a sentencing hearing for a former Chicago police Chief of Detectives, in which Fratto was shown on FBI surveillance tapes to have held meetings with the former Chief of Detectives.[2]

In 2005, Fratto was identified in the Chicago Sun-Times as having met with Michael "Mickey" Marcello, the half-brother of reputed mob boss James Marcello, to approve efforts by the Marcellos to take over the video poker in several Chicago suburbs, including Cicero and Berwyn.[3] Later that year, Fratto was reported to have been one of five mob bosses at a meeting at an Elmwood Park, Illinois restaurant with the mayor of Rosemont, Illinois to discuss how the Chicago Outfit would control contracts at a casino in Rosemont, according to testimony by FBI agent John Mallul.[4] The other bosses at the meeting were Joseph Lombardo, Joseph Andriacchi, John DiFronzo and Peter DiFronzo.

Recent indictments and convictions[edit]

In September 2009, Fratto was indicted on tax evasion charges for allegedly not having reported nearly $200,000 in income in 2005.[5] Also in 2009, Fratto and John DiFronzo were alleged in a civil lawsuit by Joseph Fosco, the son of late Teamsters treasurer Armando Fosco, to have tried to extort $400,000 from Fosco.[6]

Fratto subsequently was convicted for evading federal income tax payments for seven years. On January 27, 2010, he was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.[7] He was released in July 2011.[8]

On October 27, 2011, Fratto pleaded guilty in a separate bid-rigging scheme involving forklift contracts for two trade exhibitions at a large exposition center in Chicago.[9] On September 26, 2012, Judge Harry Daniel Leinenweber sentenced Fratto to about 1 year in federal prison, which was significantly less than the up to 2 years in prison that federal sentencing guidelines had called for.[10]

Personal[edit]

Married to Kim. In his most recent indictment, Fratto was identified as being a resident of Darien, Illinois.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warmbir, Steve (April 29, 2002). "Hanhardt linked to mob hit plan: U.S. - Allegation told at former cop's sentence hearing". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Kass, John (April 30, 2002). "What's in name? Maybe real pain for the Outfit". Chicago Tribune. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Warmbir, Steve; Robert C. Herguth (February 20, 2005). "Feds zero in on video poker kings // Court filing details conversations of alleged mob boss". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Chase, John; Michael Higgins (July 19, 2005). "FBI links casino, Stephens, mob - Rosemont mayor says he didn't hold meeting to discuss Emerald". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "Reputed mobster charged in new case: Tax evasion". Chicago Tribune. September 30, 2009. p. 18. 
  6. ^ http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/reputed-mobster-fratto-charged-in-new-federal-case.html
  7. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/ct-met-kass-0128-20100127,0,2927229,full.column.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServlet?Transaction=NameSearch&needingMoreList=false&FirstName=Rudolph&Middle=&LastName=Fratto&Race=U&Sex=U&Age=&x=67&y=14
  9. ^ Sweeney, Annie. "Reputed mobster pleads guilty in bid-rigging scheme". Chicago Tribune. 
  10. ^ Sweeney, Annie. Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-1-year-for-rudy-the-chin-fratto-in-mccormick-place-bidrigging-scheme-20120926,0,3289548.story |url= missing title (help).