By Ron Chepesiuk
Chicago has lengthy been a haven of geared up from, domestic to such celebrated figures as Al Capone, fortunate Luciano and Sam Giancana. In Black Gangsters of Chicago, writer Ron Chepesiuk makes a speciality of a lesser identified group,the annals of black equipped crime in Chicago, characters who've had as deep and precise a power on equipped crime within the Windy urban. the writer profiles the foremost avid gamers within the nation’s greatest black equipped crime inhabitants and lines the murderous evolution of the gangs and rackets that outline Chicago’s violent underworld.
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Miss Inez Canty, Binga’s personal secretary, testified for two days against her former boss. Binga took the witness stand in his own defense, but he became his own worst witness. Two months before the trial, Binga’s beloved wife Eudora had died unexpectedly, and the former banking magnate was distraught and in no mental condition to testify. In a stunning development, Binga lost it on the witness stand, flying into a rage and shouting, “They are persecuting me. They have killed my wife. Now they are trying to kill me.
Thanks to Carrie Volk and Ann Thomas of the Winthrop University Library Reference Department for their help with interlibrary loan and to Patricia Stafford and Jackie McFadden of the Winthrop University Library Government Documents Department for their assistance in using microfilm and finding rare materials. Thanks also to Mark Y. Herring, dean of the Dacus Library, for his support through the years. Joanna Zoltay, DEA public relations; Monique Bond and Michael Shields, Chicago Police Department; and Cindy Yates, Neal Schiff, and Ernest Porter of the FBI public relations were helpful with arranging interviews and pointing me in the right direction.
Thanks to Willy Hryb, a writer and lifelong friend, for his support and the use of his facilities while I researched my books in Thunder Bay. a. Dominick), Tex, Jace, Jake, Yammers, Zeke—for providing the inspiration over the years. Finally, thanks to Carole Stuart for the opportunity to write this book, and to her staff, especially Ivy McFadden, for helping to put it together. I look forward to working with Barricade in the future. ’s third-largest city, one of the world’s great metropolises. A survivor of a lusty and turbulent history, Chicago still pulsates with energy and remains a major focus of economic and cultural activity.
Black Gangsters of Chicago by Ron Chepesiuk