Regino was also heavily engaged in the distribution of illegal slot machines. These one armed-bandits were placed in many businesses across Johnstown and generated a windfall all-cash profit weekly.
Joseph (Little Joe Ragno) Regino – aka “Joseph Regina”, “Joe Ragno”, Joseph Forbes”, “Joseph Riggino” – was born on October 18, 1907, in Reggio Calabria, Italy. One of six children, the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1910 aboard the ship S.S. Madonna which docked in New York harbor. He was naturalized through his father’s derivation citizenship.
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