“The Enforcer,” Capone underboss and bodyguard, reputed leader of the Chicago “Outfit” after Al Capone's fall from power, Frank Nitti was born Francesco Raffaele Nitto in Italy. Details of Nitti's early life are sketchy. He was born either in 1881, 1884, or 1886 near Salerno, Sicily, or the town of Angri, near Naples, where his father died when Nitti was 2 years old. He was brought to America in either 1891 or 1893 by his mother, Rosina, and his stepfather, Francesco Dolendo, whom his mother had married shortly after his ...

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