EXPATRIATES: The Hungry Gangsters

Gangsters deported from the U.S. to Italy usually suffer from acute nostalgia for the old easygoing, easy-taking American ways. Last week a deported Chicago hoodlum named Frank Frigenti remembered enough of his American education to organize a sort of Neapolitan public-relations campaign. Frigenti was once condemned to the electric chair for murdering his mother-in-law, but his sentence was changed to life imprisonment, ending in deportation.

"What are we supposed to do?" asked aggrieved expatriate Frigenti. "Form another mobsters' syndicate—or eat each other?" Instead, he offered to lead 500 gangster exiles in a 140-mile hunger march from Naples to Rome for...

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