Monday, 22nd January 2018

Who Is Romie Nappi?

Posted on 20. Jun, 2014 by in Articles, Organized Crime

Paul Ricca

Yet another revision of an organizational chart of the Chicago Outfit has been circulating around cyberspace in recent months. I am not sure who the creator of the chart is, however, I can attest that it appears to be strikingly similar to an older Chicago Outfit organizational chart that I saw several years ago that […]

Magnafichi, Coconate & Capezio

Posted on 23. Aug, 2013 by in Podcast, Sports

Anthony “Tony Cap” Capezio

Hi everyone! It’s Mike Mags with today’s ANP Sports Podcast. I know we have been on a rather sudden hiatus for the last several days. Please understand the Sports Podcast is basically in a concept stage. We publish the show in order to test the quality of the show and the audience feedback. Earlier this […]

Magnafichi, Frank Coconate & John Gotti

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by in Podcast, Sports


Hi everyone! This is Mike Mags with today’s ANP Sports Podcast. Frank Coconate and I were able to reach an understanding on our issues that were exploited in our last podcast. Therefore, we were able to do today’s sports show. As to our Behind the Scenes piece, I hope you enjoy hearing about my experience […]

Magnafichi, Coconate & Fratto

Posted on 11. Jul, 2013 by in Podcast, Sports


Hi everybody! It’s Mike Mags with ANP’s Sports Podcast for today, July 11, 2013. Unfortunately today’s show got a little heated as certain issues that have been quietly brewing “behind the scenes” among a couple of us came to a head. In our “behind the scenes” segment today Joe Fosco sought out Hollywood’s Johnny Fratto […]

Judge Bob Bastone, Is The Chicago Outfit Dead?

Posted on 07. Jul, 2013 by in Organized Crime, Politics

Joseph Aiuppa

With the recent imprisonment of Outfit Boss’ James “Little Jimmy” Marcello, Joey “the Clown” Lombardo and the now late Frank Calabrese Sr. (all thanks to the Family Secrets Case) in mind, Democratic State Central Committeeman Jim DeLeo famously claimed that “there is no Outfit.” Is he truly sincere? When it comes to talking about the […]

Magnafichi, Coconate & DiFronzo

Posted on 27. Jun, 2013 by in Podcast, Sports


Hi everyone, Mike Mags here for today’s ANP Sports Podcast. In addition to sports, today we ventured off into some legal issues. My friend Rose Mary DiFronzo (wife of Chicago Outfit Boss John DiFronzo) and a few others received a brief plug in today’s show. We’ll be back Monday, July 1, 2013. Have a good […]

Chicago Outfit In Forest Park?

Posted on 30. Mar, 2013 by in Current Events, Organized Crime


On March 20, 2013, a emergency/9-1-1 caller reported to the Forest Park, Illinois, Police Department that reputed Chicago Outfit figure William “Billy” Daddono III and an unknown adult male thug were alleged offenders in an assault-attack complaint at a Forest Park public establishment. If this event had occurred only one day earlier and been successful, I […]

Joe “Shine” Amabile And Mondo Fosco

Posted on 08. May, 2012 by in History, Organized Crime


I have authored some difficult articles in my nearly five-years of writing for American News Post, however, this one takes the cake. Those of you who are steady readers of American News Post would be familiar with Theodore Roe, one of my literary contributors here at ANP. Those who are extremely knowledgeable on the history […]

The Keys That Opened The Door To ANP

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by in Analysis, History

The Keys That Opened The Door To ANP

In early 2007, I was having dinner with Cardinal Francis George and Lord Black of Crossharbour, along with a few others. Lord Black, who prefers to be called by his first name, Conrad, and I had a very deep and long conversation with His Eminence (I am not at liberty to discuss the details). The […]

Sam (Dyno) DeStefano

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by in History, Organized Crime


Not quite one full decade into the twentieth century – September 13, 1909 – something occurred that would change the Midwest region of the United States of America for the next 63-years, seven months and one day. Sam “Mad Sam” DeStefano (known as Dyno to his Outfit cronies) was born. His legendary, blood-curdling reputation, replete […]