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Paul Ricca
Paul "The Waiter" Ricca
Biographical Information
Gender Male
Born 1897
Naples, Italy
Died October 11, 1972
Chicago, U.S.
Affiliation Chicago Outfit
Title(s) Caporegime

Paul Ricca (born Felice DeLucia) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit following Al Capone's incarceration.


An immigrant from Naples, born Felice DeLucia, Ricca rose very quickly in the gang ranks, frequently serving as Al Capone's emissary to the East Coast gangs. The two soon became good friends; in 1927, Capone served as the best man at Ricca's wedding.

In 1932, Ricca succeeded Capone as boss of the Outfit, while Frank Nitti served as Ricca's front. Ricca stepped down as boss in 1947, but continued to serve as a senior advisor to the Outfit until his death of a heart attack in 1972.


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