Frank Nitti was the front boss of the Chicago Outfit following Al Capone's incarceration.


Born Francesco Raffaele Nitto in Angri, (near Naples), he became a front for Paul Ricca when Al Capone was arrested for tax evasion.

Nitti was eventually sentenced to stand before a grand jury, but committed suicide with two shots to the head.

Behind the scenes

The photo of a deceased Nitti is seen in the 'Mattresses' montage sequence in The Godfather.


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