Vito Giacalone

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Detroit Partnership member Vito Giacalone in 1992.

Vito William "Billy Jack" Giacalone (April 16, 1923[1] – February 19, 2012) was an American organized crime figure in Detroit who served as a capo in the Detroit Partnership. He was the younger brother of Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone, also a capo in the Detroit Partnership.[2]

Vito Giacalone was described in a 1992 court document as "the most important figure in the Detroit 'Family' after its 'boss' Jack Tocco". Furthermore, a 1992 IRS document cited Giacalone as "one of the prime suspects in the 1975 disappearance of former Teamsters leader James R. Hoffa".[3]


  1. ^ "Organized Criminal Activities: South Florida and U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta, Ga". U.S. Government Printing Office. 1978. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Reported Detroit Mob Capo Dies, May Take Hoffa Secret With Him CBS Detroit, 21 February 2012
  3. ^ Detroit mobster, tied to Hoffa case, dies Detroit News, 22 February 2012[dead link]