The Assassination: Did the Mob Kill J.F.K.?

Other theories persist, but several new books say the President and his brother angered the underworld, prompting vengeance

Some portentous voices out of the underworld a quarter-century ago:

"Kennedy's not going to make it to the ((1964)) election -- he's going to be hit."

-- Santo Trafficante, the top Florida mobster, to an FBI informer in August 1962.

"You know what they say in Sicily: if you want to kill a dog, you don't cut off the tail, you cut off the head."

-- Carlos Marcello, Mafia boss in New Orleans, to an acquaintance that same month, explaining why President John Kennedy, not Attorney General Robert Kennedy, would be killed.

"There is a price on the President's head. Somebody...

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