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Ernesto Rodriguez and the Mob Hit on Gambino Capo John "Handsome Jack" Giordano April 10, 1995

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The reasons for the shooting of Jack Giordano have never been fully explained. However, its thought that he withheld money owed for loan sharking or either pressed a usury associate too hard to pay money extorted from businessmen. Whatever the reason Giordano was grievously wounded. He ended up completely paralyzed from the neck down. My e-book looks at the Gambino extortion ring which flourished in the 1980s on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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