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
In 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times called Fratto a "reputed Elmwood Park street lieutenant." 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.
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. 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. The other bosses at the meeting were Joseph Lombardo, Joseph Andriacchi, John DiFronzo and Peter DiFronzo.
Recent indictments and convictions
In September 2009, Fratto was indicted on tax evasion charges for allegedly not having reported nearly $200,000 in income in 2005. 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.
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. He was released in July 2011.
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. 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.
Married to Kim. In his most recent indictment, Fratto was identified as being a resident of Darien, Illinois.
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