Lou Volpe was part of that notorious “Volpe Gang”. Formed by the brothers who for a time, until their assassination, dominated the alcohol and lottery rackets in the Little Italy section of Pittsburgh.
Luigi (Lou) Volpe was born on July 27, 1901, in the Campania region of Italy. The family entered the U.S. in 1913 and first resided in Wilmerding. He gained derivative citizenship through his father Ignazio in 1906.