Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 4)

This is the 4th and final installment about the life and times of Chicago’s most feared hit man Harry “The Hook” Aleman. Harry had been raised in the mob life by a spouse abuser and violent criminal. He turned to a father figure in his uncle, Joe Ferriola, a member of the Chicago Outfit. Even though Harry was indoctrinated in a criminal’s life, he had this extra intelligence that many professional criminals never exhibit. He…

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Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 1)

This is the first of a 4-part series documenting the life of a Chicago Outfit thief, enforcer, juice loan collector and killer named Harry “The Hook” Aleman. He was born Harry Peralt Alemen on January 19, 1939 in Chicago. He has been accused of as many as 18 murders by the Chicago Crime Commission and most folks believe that number is way low. He was an important tool in the Outfit’s enforcement of street tax…