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Frank Calabrese, Jr.

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Calabrese lived in Chicago for 39 years before moving to Arizona.

Biography: Frank is the son of the most violent mobster in Chicago who made the unprecedented decision to work with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to incriminate his own father and to help bring down the last great American crime syndicate—the one-hundred-year-old Chicago Outfit.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Frank Calabrese Jr. on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Operation family secrets :
ISBN: 9780307717733 OCLC: 642842987

Broadway Books, New York : ©2011.

While in prison with his father, Frank Calabrese Sr., on racketeering charges, Frank Jr, a former member of the Chicago crime syndicate known as the Outfit, offered to help the FBI keep his father in prison for life by testifying against him. Now in the federal witness protection program and living in an undisclosed location, Frank Jr. gives an insider's view of the Outfit and how he helped expose its crimes.