Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dumber Than a Bag of Hammers

Who would earn this most coveted of titles? The feebs of course:
  • Federal authorities in the landmark Family Secrets mob case estimate the Chicago Outfit has raked in more than $20 million from illicit activities since the 1960s.
  • [...] In documents filed Monday, the government estimated the Outfit made $20,258,556, to be precise, chiefly through gambling. Calling the figure "very conservative," authorities said it was compiled from all the witnesses at last summer's trial.
$20 million? Wow. Let's just assume for the moment that they're talking about 1968 through 2008 - a round 40 years:
  • $20 million divided by 40 years equals $500,000 per year.
Now lets divide that by the number of members in the Chicago Outfit, estimated by Wikipedia to be 150 persons:
  • $500,000 per year divided by 150 members equals $3,333.33
So evidently, being a mobster pays a bit less than one would think, given the glamorous lifestyle depicted in the movies.

Yes, we know that the estimate is "very conservative" as stated in the article. But why even release this to the media with a straight face? The Outfit pulls in more for a single crooked land deal. Or a demolition contract. Or a city department selling old squad cars for $200 per and then parting out the wrecks for a few thousand a piece.

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering I worked a case SIXTEEN years ago, where a heroin ring was bringing in about fifty thousand a week, I'd say those mob numbers were just a tad lowball...

Who makes this stuff up, anyway? And how much do they get paid to do it? We're obviously in the wrong line of work.

7/23/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Box Chevy Phantom" says...

Those numbers are worth a hill of donkey-dung and who ever tries to hide behind them by saying they're "conservative" should be reverse bitch slapped with a sock full of buckshot so hard they couldn't taste water for a month.
The Daley Inc. crime family has stolen, pilfered, finangled and farted away 20 million a month for the last 20 years alone! I reckon they would steal the stink off that same donkey-dung if it had any redeeming commercial value.

"...pea soup green box chevy, 1 white wall tire, 4 different hubcaps for $5 from maxwell st."

7/23/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the people are stupid, distracted or in on it.
we all know people who have no idea what is going on because they tune out with c/d's, dvd's, video games and mindless television.
we also know people who accept the word of the establishment without question because they are stupid, affraid or too lazy to investigate.
then, worst of all, are those with skin in the game. they have chosen to sell out their fellow man for profit.

7/23/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or buyinjg a house for 300K that sold for 1 million . Or running for office and raising 128 million....

Wrong job there guido!!!

7/23/2008 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF,
Honestly,what kind of horseshit math did they try and plug us with in that release???

7/23/2008 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They forgot to add in the Midget mayors salary......

7/23/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS JUST PROVES HOW FUCKING CLUELESS THE FEDS ARE....ALL FEDS.

7/23/2008 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anymore coming from the Tow truck scandal in 025? Is the North ave. pawn shop caper ever gonna break?

7/23/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous dago on the job said...

They're making that much a "year" and just off of gambling. Somebody in the G must be fronting for them here, like the deal Whitey had in Boston.
Well, my bookee's callin', gotta go.......

7/23/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FBI are not street cops.

7/23/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gezuz, they are so stupid they think we are so stupid.

The "take" on prostitution alone has got to be more then 20 million dollars a year, year after year.

7/23/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you have this wrong. The 20 million is just the Daley family cut of the illicit proceeds.

7/23/2008 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Gene Roy can move his ex-wife out of 016 then. What a useless piece of u know what she is. Just pityfull!

7/23/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the person coming up with this number could call it conservative, they also believe in Santa Claus. This number is as conservative as Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

7/23/2008 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish someone told me this 25 years ago, it just doesn't seem worth it, does it Guido?

Yo, hey Guides, gimme a fin for a cup of coffee. In fact Gimme a sawbuck and I'll buy you one too.

7/23/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3,000! thats about what i paid in taxes that were wasted on this trial! part of the reason people fear their federal government is their stupidity + power.STOP WASTING MY MONEY...FOOLS!

7/23/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people the FBI can catch are one hundred year old mobsters. Let's face facts the Republicans at the FBI are afraid of the Democrats in the street and on the fifth floor at City Hall.

7/23/2008 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are the numbers because thats all they can prove. FBI dont deal with things that they cant prove in court. Thats why they win over 90% of their cases.

7/24/2008 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are the numbers because thats all they can prove. FBI dont deal with things that they cant prove in court. Thats why they win over 90% of their cases.

7/24/2008 05:16:00 PM
Whoever wrote this is completely clueless. The FBI never proves anything they cherry pick cases already made by the police, and informants that come to them or are given to them by the police take their statements charge them and go back to their houses in Naperville and Plainfield.
There are FBI agents that literally have made their career using the police as a data base and taking all the credit. Never even leaving the office.

7/25/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank the German just died.

Will the feds put that one in their "win" column?

7/25/2008 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't feds go after gangbangers. They killed more people and made a lot more money in the last ten years than the"mob, mafia, whatever" ever did in their lifetime.

7/25/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why can't feds go after gangbangers. They killed more people and made a lot more money in the last ten years than the"mob, mafia, whatever" ever did in their lifetime.

7/25/2008 01:22:00 PM"

Because the feds ain't as smart as the bangers.

7/27/2008 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why can't feds go after gangbangers. They killed more people and made a lot more money in the last ten years than the"mob, mafia, whatever" ever did in their lifetime.

7/25/2008 01:22:00 PM"

Daley would like that as long as there minor players, while the Feds investigate the bangers no ones watching the politicians.

7/28/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

".....while the Feds investigate the bangers no ones watching the politicians.

7/28/2008 12:27:00 PM"



The feds are controlled by the politicians.

7/29/2008 12:33:00 PM  

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