Joe Adamo was the brother of Momo Adamo who, until his suicide in 1956, served as underboss to Jack Dragna of the Los Angeles Family.
After his brother’s death, Joe was elevated to a “capodecina” post overseeing the San Diego faction of the Family where he dabbled in many mob rackets, including unlicensed after-hours clubs, sports and horse bookmaking, and more.
Keep reading to learn more about Giuseppe (Joe) Adamo in this Racketeer Snapshot.
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