The Chicago Syndicate: Prison Inmate, Charles Miceli, Says He Has Information on Mob Crimes
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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Prison Inmate, Charles Miceli, Says He Has Information on Mob Crimes

Yet another unsolicited, handwritten letter relating to a major mob case has been sent to U.S. District Judge James Zagel.

This time, Florida inmate Charles Miceli is the author, and he complains the feds have ignored his overtures to provide information about reputed organized crime figures. Miceli -- who said he has no reason to lie because he's going to be released from prison in a few years even without his cooperation -- indicated that reputed mob boss Joey "The Clown" Lombardo is innocent of a murder he's been accused of. And Miceli suggests other reputed hoodlums, including John DiFronzo, should be investigated.

Miceli said in the letter, a copy of which also was mailed to the Chicago Sun-Times and U.S. attorney's office, that FBI agents have refused to interview him despite his claims to have valuable knowledge of mob activities. "It's not right to arrest Mr. Lombardo for things that other people did and it's equally wrong to let really guilty people go free and laugh at the system," Miceli wrote.

Lombardo and other alleged mob figures were charged in a sweeping federal indictment this spring that aims to solve 18 mob hits. Lombardo is on the lam but previously wrote Zagel, who's handling the case, in an unsuccessful attempt to set conditions for coming in from hiding. Miceli reportedly is serving time in Florida on state theft charges.

As the letter came to light, questions surfaced over Miceli's reliability, with sources saying federal investigators have grave concerns about Miceli sending agents on wild goose chases.

However, Chicago ATF agent John N. Rotunno once wrote a letter on Miceli's behalf to Judge Mark Shames in Clearwater, Fla., asking for "Any consideration you could afford him" in another, unrelated court matter.

Rotunno wrote that Miceli had been on the mark in detailing violent crime incidents and had intimate contacts with high-ranking individuals in organized crime. But in 2001, Miceli took ATF agents on a fruitless search for murder victims or weapons in wooded areas near River Grove and River Forest. He's given other unreliable tips to other agencies as well, sources said.

Miceli sent similar letters and additional correspondence to Lombardo's attorney, Rick Halprin, who plans to turn over the information in a court hearing before Zagel today. Halprin will ask the court to appoint a federal public defender to represent Miceli.

Thanks to Natasha Korecki and Carol Marin.


  1. Well, Miceli is now (Dec 2008) in the Escambia County (FL) lockup on a variety of charges after having served 7 years of a 17 year sentence for fraud in southern Florida.

    1. He's now in Will County Adult Detention back in Illinois! Same shit different day. (2023) He is a con man and a danger to society. They need to lock him up and throw away the key. He needs to be hit with habitual!!

  2. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  3. Chuck was in Pinellas County Jail

    Treasure Island Police were looking for him

    1. He’s arrested again and in Illinois jail. Con man who needs to never see daylight again. Danger to society.

    2. He's back in jail again on similar charges. Once a conman always a Conman. He's in Will County adult detention in Illinois.

  4. Daniel Puscar was and has been in there as a resident numerous times.
    Body guard for hire for protection. Will travel.

  5. Where is Charles Miceli, John D Davidson and Daniel Puscar located? They seem to know how to take advantage of people and the system.



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