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'Cadillac Frank,' 'Ice Pick Willie,' And The Nicknames Of American Mobsters

Over the years, mobsters have drawn attention for their bizarre and at times, silly, nicknames.
Joseph (Joe Bananas) Bonanno leaving U.S. Federal Court. Source: New York Daily News Archive

Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was Friday of killing a South Boston nightclub owner 25 years ago. The conviction marks the end of the

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