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Title supplied by cataloger. 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. Jewel Fratianno, wife of murder suspect James 'Jimmy the Weasel' Fratianno; Mildred Helen Bue; Louis Gelfuso, Jr.; Carlo Licato. She is seated, covering her face with a scarf. Mrs. Fratianno was called as a witness after her husband was charged in a double murder in Hollywood. Photograph dated August 23, 1951.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00106473 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 12842 CARL0005337652 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31816
Fratianno, Jimmy,--1913--Family Fratianno, Jimmy,--1913--Trials, litigation, etc Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Organized crime--United States Crime--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs