CRIME: The Team Behind Telvi

Into separate Manhattan jails last week went five more hoodlums accused by the FBI of participating in the acid attack on Labor Columnist Victor Riesel (TIME, Aug. 27 et ante). The gang, whose records range from gun-carrying to robbery to narcotics, was headed by Johnny Dio (born Dioguardi), a highly successful career hoodlum. Raised on the lower East Side, Dio at 20 was milking protection money from garment-district truckers, at 23 was sent to Sing Sing by Racket-Busting Tom Dewey, at 26 emerged to try new fields. Last spring District Attorney Frank Hogan charged Dio had been helping Teamster...

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