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James "Jimmy the Weasel" Fratianno was born Aladena James Fratianno in Naples, Italy and brought to the United States as an infant. Fratianno went by the name "Jimmy" because he believed "Aladena" sounded like "a broad's name." He was based in Cleveland, Ohio and later became acting head of the Los Angeles crime family before becoming a US government witness. Fratianno gave the government inside information in the early1970s which led to no convictions. In 1981, after testifying for the government in a trial that led to the racketeering convictions of five reputed Mafia figures, he was entered into the federal Witness Protection Program. The government dropped him from the program after his second biography, Vengeance is Mine, was published. The FBI determined that Fratianno could support himself. Fratianno spent his later years as a criminal celebrity with appearances on television news programs and various television documentaries. Warren and Jimmy Fratianno, covering their faces, were called as witnesses. The brothers were charged in a double murder in Hollywood. Photograph dated August 14, 1951.
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