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'70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit?
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Title'70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit?
AbstractArticle about the re-opened Leon Jordan murder case that ties the murder to the Mafia. New evidence implicates a "low-profile mob associate known on the street as 'Shotgun Joe' [Joe Centimano]." Centimano owned a liquor store at 19th and Vine and was a middle man between the Black Mafia and the old North End Mafia. Article theorizes that Jordan had angered the mob by challenging their white-faction control of black voters.
AuthorMike McGraw
Glenn E. Rice
DateOctober 31, 2010
SourceThe Kansas City Star
PageA1:1, A12:1 - A13
See Also"Mob Figure Emerges in Jordan Murder," The Kansas City Star, November 1, 2010, A1:1; Unsolved 1970 Case Goes to Prosecutors," The Kansas City Star, Feb. 9, 2011, A1, A12.
SubjectOrganized crime
Political elections
Local SubjectJordan, Leon M.
African Americans
Centimano, Joe (Shotgun Joe)
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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CONTENTdm number39394
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