Ever since Lucky Luciano was nailed in 1936 for running the largest prostitution ring -- 200 brothels with 3,000 girls which annually earned $12 million -- ever uncovered in American history it's been widely accepted that mobsters and prostitutes go together like love and marriage, and an FBI report dated April 16, 1958 identifies several gangsters allegedly involved in the pimping racket including the following:
RAYMOND L. S. PATRIARCA: "[A]lthough not actively engaged in prostitution at the present time, RAYMOND L. S. PATRIARCA, Boston top hoodlum, served time for a WSTA [White Slave Trade Act prohibiting compulsory prostitution] in 1931."
FRANK PICCOLO: "There is no indication that in recent years any of the top hoodlums of the New Haven Division have been dealing in prostitution. FRANK PICCOLO, New Haven top hoodlum, is the only individual with White Slavery as part of his background, as in 1945, he acted as pimp for two prostitutes named [redacted] and [redacted] who were reportedly girl friends of LUCKY LUCIANO. PICCOLO is reportedly no longer interested in the prostitution racket."
BENJAMIN MAGLIANO: "BENJAMIN MAGLIANO, with alias Benny Trotta, Baltimore top hoodlum, reportedly controlled prostitution and bookmaking rackets in Baltimore. TROTTA and LOIS COMI, Baltimore top hoodlum, at one time were extremely close, but had a falling out and since that time they have hated one another."
FELIX ALDERISIO: "Unsubstantiated reports indicate that FELIX ALDERISIO, Milwaukee top hoodlum, was maintaining a prostitute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at an apartment along with several other girls for purposes of commercial prostitution and that he divides the profits with the girls."
JOHN FORMOSA: "JOHN FORMOSA, Indianapolis top hoodlum, owns the Mary Jankins Hotel (M and J Hotel), to which local cab drivers direct passengers who desire a prostitute. The M and J management pays the cab drivers at the rate of $1.00 for every $5.00 spent at the motel."
JAMES ALLEGRETTI: "JAMES ALLEGRETTI, Chicago top hoodlum, reportedly has the say so concerning which prostitutes are allowed to hustle in the north side of Chicago with the guarantee of police protection. ALLEGRETTI usually requires 10 to 25 percent of their earnings."
JAMES COLLETTI: "JAMES COLLETTI, Denver top hoodlum, allegedly received protection money from a prostitute for the privilege of permitting her to operate a house of prostitution in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1955."
RUSSELL SLUE DE SALVO and JOSEPH SPINUZZI: "RUSSELL SLUE DE SALVO and JOSEPH SPINUZZI, both Denver top hoodlums, have taken over the operation of a house of prostitution in Pueblo, Colorado."
NICHOLAS AVENETTI: "NICHOLAS AVENETTI, San Diego top hoodlum, reportedly is handling prostitutes in the San Bernadino and Bakersfield, California, areas, although no information has been received to substantiate this."
FRED SICA: "FRED SICA is reportedly actively engage in prostituion in the Los Angeles area, and has a 'Queen Bee' madam who in turn has several other madams reporting to her in a setup handling a considerable number of call girls throughout the Los Angeles area."
JOSEPH SICA: "JOSEPH SICA, Los Angeles top hoodlum, is trying to join FRED SICA in this operation, but is unwanted because he continually tries to 'sample the merchandise.'"
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