Frank P. Balistrieri, the reputed head of Milwaukee's...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

February 09, 1993

Frank P. Balistrieri, the reputed head of Milwaukee's organized crime syndicate, died Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 74. A tavern owner, he was released from a federal prison in 1991 after serving sentences for extortion. He was convicted of two extortion charges in 1984 and sentenced to 13 years. The convictions resulted from a scheme to illegally take over a vending machine business run by an undercover agent for the FBI. In addition, he had pleaded guilty in 1985 to racketeering and conspiracy charges.

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