The Nation: Fingering a .22-Cal. Killer

Break in the hit-team hunt

The Mafia's current version of Murder, Inc. is a squad of professional hit men armed with silencer-equipped, .22-cal. automatic pistols. Although they have accounted for at least 20 Mob executions over the past two years, mystified lawmen knew them only as the ".22-cal. hitters" (TIME, April 18). But now the FBI believes it has a big break in the case —and indeed one of the killers. Last week federal prosecutors in Los Angeles were preparing indictments against an underworld moneylender named Joseph Ullo, charging him with two...

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