|Romie J. Nappi|
|Born||January 13, 1920|
|Died||November 2001 (age 81)|
|Occupation||Political Fixer for the Chicago Outfit|
|Home town||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Maryon L. Nappi|
|Children||Ralph Nappi (adopted)|
|Relatives||Armando Fosco Sr. (brother-in-law)|
Romie J. Nappi, also known as Jack Nappi, was a World War II veteran and a political fixer for the Chicago Outfit. He worked with Murray "The Hump" Humphreys and had powerful connections to Chicago 1st Ward bosses like Pat Marcy.
Romie Nappi was extremely good at staying under the radar of the government. One of the only instances he is mentioned in official government documents is in 1946. Towards the end of that year, Mob boss Tony Accardo ordered Pat Manno, Romie Nappi and several other Outfit associates down to Dallas, Texas in order to make sure local sheriff Steve Gutherie was copasetic with the Outfit’s expansion into Dallas. This meeting included the participation of the now infamous Jack Ruby, who had a great deal of connections to law enforcement in the State of Texas.
This move ultimately met with failure. On December 18, 1946, the FBI reported that Romie Nappi was charged with attempted bribery of elected officials and held without bond.
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- "Obiturary for Romie Nappi". Chicago Tribune. 2001-10-21. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-10-21/news/0110260442_1_dominic-dear-uncle. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- "Joe “Shine” Amabile And Mondo Fosco". American News Post. 2012-05-08. http://americannewspost.com/joseph-fosco/3957/joe-%E2%80%9Cshine%E2%80%9D-amabile-and-mondo-fosco/. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- "The Lost Boys". AmericanMafia.com. 2002-04-01. http://americanmafia.com/Feature_Articles_201.html. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- "POSSIBLE ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN JACK RUBY AND ORGANIZED CRIME". JFKassassination.net. http://jfkassassination.net/russ/jfkinfo/jfk9/hscv9c.htm. Retrieved 2012-06-18.