Giancana got a job as a "wheelman," or driver, in the Capone organization, and was arrested for the first time in 1925, for auto theft.
Kennedy, who was alienating the Mafia with his relentless campaign against organized crime in America.
(The mediation was apparently unsuccessful, as Robert Kennedy persuaded FBI Director J.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 15 (some sources say May 24), 1908, to Sicilian immigrant parents, Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top of Chicago's illegal gambling operations.
He had many ties with politicians, including the Kennedys, and was called to testify regarding Mafia involvement in a CIA plot to assassinate Castro.
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