Joseph Giunta (mobster)

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Joseph "Hop Toad" Giunta (1887 - May 7, 1929), was an Italian-American mobster with the Chicago Outfit. He was born in Cicero, Illinois.

Biography[edit]

After the murder of Unione Siciliana president Pasqualino "Patsy" Lolordo, Giunta became the new president of the Siciliana in 1929. He unsuccessfully tried to organize a revolt against Al Capone's gang.[1] As a result, according to legend, Giunta and his co-conspirators (Albert Anselmi and John Scalise) were beaten and shot to death by Capone at a party.[1] Their bodies were found the next day in Hammond, Indiana.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hunt, Thomas. "Guinta, Giuseppe (1887-1929)". mafiahistory.us. mafiahistory.us. Retrieved November 16, 2015.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Pasqualino Lolordo
Unione Siciliana
President

1929
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Aiello