Around 1950 or so, federal and local law enforcement authorities renewed their vigor and focus against organized crime nationwide. Investigations and probes of the underworld soon started. It was within this atmosphere that Jack Dragna and his membership would start to receive extensive press coverage and negative exposure.
The most iconic leader of what later became the resident Cosa Nostra Family based in Los Angeles, California, was Ignazio (Jack) Dragna. He was born in Corleone, Sicily, back on April 18, 1891. The actual family surname was Adragna, but they later dropped the “A” and adopted Dragna as their formal last name soon after landing on American shores.
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