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Joseph Petrosino (1860–1909)

Joseph Petrosino was born on August 30, 1860 in Salerno, Campania, Italy as Giuseppe Petrosino. He died on March 12, 1909 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. See full bio »


(age 48) in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Petrosino was an Italian-American detective in the New York City Police Department in the early 1900s who was assigned to investigate the Mafia, an Italian organized-crime group that was well established in the immigrant Italian community in New York but about which very little was actually known. Petrosino's investigations resulted in many arrests and convictions for extortion, robberies, ... See more »


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