Joseph Dipollito was a dangerous mafioso affiliated with the Jack Dragna Family of Los Angeles who got his hands dirty in more ways than one!
Giuseppe (Joe Dip) Dipollito – aka Joseph Dippolito, Joseph Dipollito, Joseph Di Polito, Joseph D’Ippolito, Joseph Dapolito, and Joseph Polito – was born in New York on December 28, 1914. His father was a notorious California-based mafioso by the name of Calogero (Charlie Dip) Dipollito.
For many years he resided at 3193 Mayfield Avenue, in the San Bernardino section of California, just east of Los Angeles.
FBI #1413807, L.A. County Sheriffs Office #241443
At six feet tall and nearly 250 pounds, Joe Dipollito was a menacing hoodlum with an intimidating presence. He had jet-black hair, dark brown eyes, and was built like a linebacker.
Joe was first introduced and brought into Cosa Nostra as a young man by his father Charlie, who later sponsored his son for formal induction into the ranks of the Mafia as a soldier.
Both, before, and certainly after, he formally became a soldier in the Los Angeles Family of Ignazio (Jack) Dragna, Joe was his father’s constant sidekick, partner, and immediate subordinate.
In fact, over the years it was widely known throughout the Los Angeles underworld that father and son were a very close-knit team. The Dipollitos were deeply engaged in a wide variety of business activities, both legitimate and illegitimate. The Dipollito family was considered to be very wealthy. Years earlier, the elder Dipollito had purchased extensive acres of property that he converted into what later become a thriving wine vineyard.