Tony Accardo

Timeline created by kkailie
  • BORN

    BORN
    IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
    FULL NAME, ANTONIO LEONARDO
  • EARLY LIFE

    EARLY LIFE
    GREW UP IN AN ITALIAN NEIGHBORHOOD
  • FAMILY

    FAMILY
    HIS DADS AN IMMIGRANT SHOEMAKER
    MOTHER
    BOTH EMIGRATED FROM SICILY, ITALY
    SECOND OF SIX CHILDREN
  • SCHOOL LIFE

    SCHOOL LIFE
    AT THE AGE OF 14 SCHOOL NO LONGER INTERESTED HIM
    PARENTS NOT IMPRESSED WITH HIS PROGRESS
    ALTERED HIS BIRTH YEAR SO HE COULD DROP OUT EARLIER
  • FIRST ARREST

    FIRST ARREST
    POLICE ARRESTED HIM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATION
  • took the power

    took the power
    Tony Accardo took the reins of power from Paul Ricca, the outfit produced $3,000,000 in criminal business per year with Accardo, Humpreys, Ricca and Giancana taking in an estimated $40 to $50 million each per year.
  • respected and feared

    respected and feared
    he declared himself as the arbitrator for any mob problems west of Chicago, in effect proclaiming all of that territory as his, no one in the syndicate argued.
  • finned

    finned
    arrested for tax evasion, and was subsequently convicted, sentenced to six years in prison, and fined $15,000. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago later overturned the conviction, however, citing prejudicial media publicity that occurred during Accardo's trial.
  • DEATH

    DEATH
    ONE OF THE FEW WHO DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES
  • NICK NAME

    NICK NAME
    ~ BIG TUNA BECAUSE ONCE CAUGHT A TUNA THAT WAS 400 LBS OR 130 KG
    ~ JOE BATTERS BECAUSE HE USED A BASEBALL BAT AND NOT FOR THE SPORT
  • jobs

    jobs
    While still in his teens, Tony used his legitimate job as a truck driver and delivery boy to tote illegal moonshine for Capone from family-run stills in Little Sicily to speakeasies around Chicago
  • Quote 1

    "I have no knowledge of a crime family in Chicago"
  • Quote 2

    "I have no control over anybody"
  • work with al capon

    work with al capon
    Accardo was arrested multiple times for disorderly conduct in front of the local pool hall where Al Capone frequently visited.
  • Quote 3

    "I've never been a boss"