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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Domenico (Dominic) Di Ciolla, was one of the earliest leaders of what became known as the Los Angeles crime family. He was involved in bootlegging and allegedly several murders. He was found murdered near Pacoima in 1931, after challenging other crime bosses in an attempt to expand his expand his criminal operations. First photograph caption dated March 19, 1931 reads "Dominic Diciolla, said by Los Angeles police to be a 'big shot' of the liquor 'racket' was 'taken for a ride' and left murdered on a lonely roadside near Pacoima today, according to a Van Nuys police report."; Second photograph caption dated May 20, 1951 reads "He was shot in the face for his insolence."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00106459 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3620 CARL0005334174 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32276
Di Ciolla, Domenico Gangsters--United States Criminals--California--Los Angeles Murder victims--California--Los Angeles Organized crime--United States Men--California--Los Angeles Portrait photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs