About Mafia’s Greatest Hits
In Mafia Greatest Hits, a brand-new and exclusive 13-part series, the depraved characters of the US mafia’s darkest villains are exposed.
Mafia's Greatest Hits Gallery
Each episode of Mafia’s Greatest Hits features a chilling tale of underworld crime, told through the first-hand accounts of FBI and secret agents, and gets to know some the organisation’s most infamous and powerful criminals, who once ran crime rings in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Chicago.
The first episode looks at Sam “Mooney” Giancana who in 1961 was the boss of the Chicago organised crime outfit and the heir of Al Capone. He controlled the Las Vegas casinos, and made millions for the mob, but he was also violent and unpredictable and he made a disastrous mistake. In a deal in part brokered by Frank Sinatra, he helped get John F Kennedy elected President. But instead of giving him favours in return, JFK made his brother Bobby Attorney-General. Bobby then unleashed a fevered campaign against organised crime. For the first time in its history, the Mob was on the run.
Mafia's Greatest Hits: Episodes
Not even the assassination of both Jack and Bobby Kennedy could end the pressure on the Chicago mob. In 1975 Sam Giancana was brought back as a reluctant FBI witness. His former colleagues were waiting for him. He was shot in the head at close range by a friend with a silenced .22 revolver.