Joseph “Joey Doves” Aiuppa – Segment 3

For this third segment on Joey Doves, I have gone back to my Freedom of Information Act documents on his criminal history. Aaron and I discuss raids on two clubs he owned.  The Frolics and the Magic Lounge were in the 4800 block of Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois. From the F.B.I. documents, I learned they were notorious strip clubs. The local police had refused to take any action after repeated complaints by the Cicero Minister’s Council. Finally, a State’s Attorney investigator named Spencer T. Roswell, led a raid on these clubs in 1962. Roswell, a former F.B.I agent, was successful in carrying out the raids, but had a little trouble obtaining any convictions in Cook County, Illinois. After all, it was the Cook County judicial system where Tony Spilotro would have a murder case dismissed.


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4 thoughts on “Joseph “Joey Doves” Aiuppa – Segment 3”

  1. Prostitution is NOT a victimless crime.
    Neither is gambling.
    Two things that the Chicago outfit and mob apologists always try to claim.
    Honestly I think you guys did a good job with this. I’m interested in Joey aiuppa because my grandfather was his lifelong partner in crime.

    1. Thank you. I try not to glamourize these guys too much. It is still amazing to me how they maintain this double life of family man and gangster.

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