Pasqualino "Patsy" Lolordo (died January 8, 1929) was an organized crime figure and head of the Chicago chapter of the Unione Siciliana a "front" organization for the Mafia, of which Lolordo was considered one of the most powerful capos (bosses) during the late 1920s.
Lolordo succeeded Antonio "The Scourge" Lombardo, an associate of Al Capone, as chapter president. Lombardo had been killed only months before after he refused to turn the presidency over to Mafiamobster Joe Aiello. Lolordo was supported by the national Unione Siciliana president, Frankie Yale, in New York. Some speculate that Lolordo wanted to reform the organization like another former chapter leader, Mike Merlo.
However, Lolordo didn't have sufficient time to do anything. On January 8, 1929, Pasqualino Lolordo was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his home. The "hit" (killing) was arranged by George "Bugs" Moran, a leader of the North Side Gang and a bitter rival of Capone as a preface to a planned assassination of Capone. Moran, working in concert with Aiello, was convinced that such a move would remove the bulk of Capone's Mafia protection.)
Notes[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Chicago’s Unione Siciliana 1920 – A Decade of Slaughter (Part Seven) by Allen May
- The American "Mafia": Who was who ? - Pasqualino Lolordo
Antonio Lombardo (1925-1928)
|Chicago Mafia Boss
Joseph Giunta (1929)