The Press: Covering the Mob

"Why bother us this way?" demanded Chicago's No. 2 hood of the reporter. The hood was Sam (Mooney) Giancana, general manager of Chicago mobdom, and at that particular moment last week he was doing nothing more than throwing a $20,000 wedding reception at the La Salle Hotel for his blonde daughter. The reporter was the Chicago Tribune's Sandy Smith, 39, who rarely misses the chance to crash a mob soiree. "Sure." pleaded Giancana, "some of us are ex-convicts. but are we supposed to surfer forever for a few mistakes we made in our youth? Look at that kid pointing to his...

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