Alfonzo Giordano

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Alfonzo Giordano (born c. 1937) was a senior ranking officer in the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD), having achieved the rank of Inspector before his retirement in 1982. In 1986, he was convicted of accepting $57,000 in bribes.[1] Giordano admitted receiving more than $45,000 in bribes in 1979, and more than $12,000 in early 1980 when he was commander of Philadelphia's East Division. The payoffs were from various operators of illegal lotteries and from sports betting operations that thrived in the blue collar neighborhoods. [2][3]

Giordano is notable as being the "right hand man" of Frank Rizzo.[4] He maintained a position of a high-ranking officer in the department throughout Rizzo's tenure as police commissioner and mayor. He was a member of the police force during the summer of 1964 when Black Panther Party race riots devoured much of the city.


  1. ^ Smith, Jim (March 20, 1986). "Ex-cop Admits Taking Bribes". Philadelphia Media Network, PBC. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ex-cop Admits Taking Bribes". Philadelphia Daily News. March 20, 1986. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Weiner, Tim (May 22, 1986). "Ex-inspector Tells Of Police Cheating, Roofers Payoffs". Philadelphia Media Network, PBC. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Alfonzo Giordano Profile - Photos, Wallpapers, Videos, News, Movies, Alfonzo Giordano Songs, Pics". India. Retrieved June 28, 2016.