Frankie Yale- Forgotten Mob Boss
Frankie Yale was born in 1893 in Italy.
- Original Frankie shared the family name of Ioele, but when his family immigrated from Italy when he was 7 the pronunciation became difficult in his new country.
- Frankie was the owner of the Harvard Inn prior to the Inn burning down in a massive fire.
- Yale made the majority of this money handling the distribution of Canadian whiskey into the Prohibition bound country which was the United States.
- Much like Al Capone, Johnny Torrio took Frankie under his wing and taught him the business.
- The rival gang was the Irish White Hand Gang.
- Frankie was hired many times to leave New York and to carry out a hits (murders) in Chicago.
- Frankie Yale was killed on July 1, 1928.
- He had received a phone call that something was wrong with his wife and that he needed to return home immediately. This was only a plan.
- Frankie was ambushed on his way home and gunned down in the street, by men suspected of carrying out orders for Al Capone.
- Following his death, Frankie received one of the most lavish and elaborate funerals in mob history.