319 - Vincent Gigante, The Oddfather

On this episode we track the rise of 'The Five Families' of New York City's Mafia and in particular follow the life of Vincent "The Chin" Gigante. Also nicknamed "The Oddfather," Gigante was a mob boss who faked illness for DECADES to avoid being brought to justice.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/obituaries/vincent-gigante-mob-boss-who-feigned-incompetence-to-avoid-jail.html

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Salvatore-Maranzano

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lucky-Luciano

https://www.sunjournal.com/2005/12/20/mafia-oddfather-vincent-chin-gigante-dies-us-prison-77/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5gqpzk/the-strange-saga-of-the-odd-father-the-mob-boss-who-faked-mental-illness


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