To Kill The Irishman - By Rick Porrello
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The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia the Preface
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     Cleveland Mafia boss James "Jack White" Licavoli - police mugshot card and notes.

     Shondor Birns, notorious Jewish racketeer from Cleveland, murdered by Danny Greene.

     The windshield from Shondor Birns' blown up car stuck on a fire escape.

     Fourteen Sicilian mobsters arrested at the first known national meeting of the Mafia held in Cleveland in 1928, and hosted by Cleveland mob boss Joe Porrello. Notable are Joseph Profaci (seated in wheelchair), head of what would become New York City's Colombo crime family. Flanking Profaci are Capone representatives Joseph Giunta on the left and Pasquale Lolordo.


     Cleveland Mafia members and their attorneys, circa 1960, after an apparent courtroom victory. Second from left is Angelo "Big Ange" Lonardo. Third is Shondor Birns.


     Cleveland's Danny "The Irishman" Greene as a boy..

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