On This Day in 1998 Gus Alex Died, Aged 82

On This Day in 1998 Gus Alex Died, Aged 82


On this day in 1998 Gus Alex passed away. His career was a very successful one, from Jake Guzik’s protege to Syndicate fixer, an a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit for over 30 years under the likes of Ricca, Accardo, and Giancana. He was a big political influencer and the connections he built up over time would always ensure his position with the organization during the unstable leadership of the decade.

Alex died of a heart attack in federal prison after Leonard Patrick, a close Outfit associate, wore a “wire” and taped Alex for the FBI.

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