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Mr. Accardo retired in 1958 but his advancing age did nothing to lessen the Federal Government's interest in his knowledge of organized crime. In 1984, at his last appearance before the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations, he continued to deny any role in the Chicago syndicate. "I have no control over anybody," he said. "I've never been a boss".

Chicago Outfit's top brass of the 1950's & 60's. (front left) Jackie Cerone, (front right) Sam Battaglia, (behind Battaglia's head in back) Anthony Accardo.