The Chicago Syndicate: More Information on Mob Driver and Hit Man Gerry Carusiello?
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Monday, May 28, 2007

More Information on Mob Driver and Hit Man Gerry Carusiello?

Recently, I have been emailing with one of my readers regarding Gerry Carusiello. The reader included a link from Alan May over at American Mafia. In particular, he wanted to know more about Carusiello who is mentioned in the following excerpt.

September 18, 1976 – Gerald Carusiello was found shot seven times in the back in an apartment development in Addison, Illinois. Carusiello had served as a driver for Chicago Outfit boss Joey Aiuppa. Carusiello was believed to have been one of the torture slayers involved in the execution of several burglars who had the temerity to rob the home of Anthony Accardo.

The only thing that I could add is that I do not believe that the date above is correct. My understanding is that Carusiello was found dead in 1979. Earlier that year, the body of John Borsellino was found in a farm field near the Will-Cook Border. Both Borsellino and Carusiello were believed to have worked together on the burglar executions. Outside of that, I am not aware of much more regarding Carusiello.

Can anybody add any new information on Carusiello? Feel free to drop me a line.


  1. you are correct. killed in sept. of 79. was released from prison several years before that and went to work as driver/bodyguard of joey doves. got out of jail under strange circumstances. post hereif you know any more info about him or his melrose park buddies/connection/stories

  2. Gerald Carusiello was my dads uncle, so my grandpas brother. I've heard millions of stories about him. My whole dads family grew up in melrose park my dad loves telling stories about growing up there and with his uncle and everything, and all of the crazy stuff that went with it. dont think i am allowed to talk about it though.

  3. I am certain you meant to say TONY Borsellino, not John. Tony was found
    in a Frankfort farm field, shot several times in the head. Apparently, "Bors"
    was taken out on orders from Accardo because Joe Batters was cutting
    any and all ties to the John Mendell break-in of Accardos home.

  4. Born John Anthony Borsellino, went by middle name. Nicknamed Little Tony as well as Tony Bors.

  5. i used to go the LnL club last hit of tony bors on hwy 41 north chicago. shared glass with blood in front of building. march 79



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