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.


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]


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

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Business positions
Preceded by
Pasqualino Lolordo
Unione Siciliana

Succeeded by
Giuseppe Aiello