Armando Fosco

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Armando Fosco Sr.
Born July 13, 1922
Died February 5, 1987 (age 64)
Other names Mondo, Mondie
Occupation International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor Leader, reputed Chicago Outfit member
Home town Oak Park, Illinois, United States[1]
Spouse(s) Gloria M. Nappi Fosco (deceased)[2]
Partner(s) Sharon Salvo
Children Armando Jr., Ralph (with Gloria), Joseph and Paul (with Sharon)
Relatives Romie J. Nappi (brother-in-law)

Armando Fosco Sr. was former Secretary-Treasurer of Local 738 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.[3]

According to FBI documents, the government believed Armando was a member of the Chicago Outfit.[4] FBI Agents observed Armando working with Outfit heavyweight Ross Prio.[5] His wife, Gloria M. Nappi, was a blood relation to Outfit political fixer Romie J. Nappi.[6]

In 2009, Armando’s son, Joseph Fosco, named Armando in a first of its kind civil RICO lawsuit against a mafia group.[7][8] Armando was identified in the lawsuit as a suspected embezzler who failed to make a kickback payment to the Chicago Outfit. According to the complaint, it was alleged that members of the Chicago Outfit, including Outfit boss John DiFronzo, schemed to extort money from the Fosco family, as if the family was in possession of said ill-gotten gains alleged to have been skimmed from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The case was ultimately dismissed for statute of limitations issues. [9]


  1. ^ "Obituary for Armando Fosco". Chicago Sun-Times. 1987-02-07. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Gloria (Nappi) Fosco Obituary". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Obituary for Armando Fosco". Chicago Sun-Times. 1987-02-07. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Record /Information / Dissemination Section (RIDS) Dead List, 2009" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Federal Bureau of Investigation files on Ross Prio". Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Obituary for Romie Nappi". Chicago Tribune. 2001-10-21. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Joseph A. Fosco v. John DiFronzo, Peter DiFronzo, Jack P Cerone, Rudolph Fratto, Jr., Joseph Giacchino, Jr. and John and Jane Doe (s) Members and Associates of the Chicago Outfit". Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  8. ^ "Civil RICO Complaint in full". Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  9. ^ "MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber on 7/28/2009". Retrieved 2011-12-03.