Anthony Giordano: St. Louis Hot Head

Oct 14, 2009 - by Allan May - 0 Comments

Anthony Giordano

Anthony Giordano

The story of a St. Louis mob boss who wielded influence not only in St. Louis, but in all of Colorado. Giordano was an old time gangster with a temper and was a legend in the Midwest.

by Allan May

The story of a St. Louis mob boss who wielded influence not only in St. Louis, but in all of Colorado. Giordano was an old time gangster with a temper and was a legend in the Midwest.

In January 1968, the St. Louis Globe Democrat published an eight-part series on the St. Louis Mafia entitled "La Cosa Nostra Exposed." The first article in the series, which carried the subhead: "Tony Giardano: The Man of the Mob" began:

"This man is real."

"He is no myth."

"He is Anthony Giardano. He lives here, works here and heads La Cosa Nostra ("our thing") here.

Although Giordano had been arrested more than 50 times over the preceding 30 years and had served a prison term in the 1950s, he was so unobserved in the city that the newspaper didn’t even know the correct spelling of his name. Even if he had been an unknown, neighbors now would have no problem identifying him: not only was his picture plastered on the front page, so was the home where he and his family resided in Northwoods, along with his address 6901 Roland Blvd.

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