Another mob boss in Family Secrets ca...

Another mob boss in Family Secrets case is sentenced to life

There are 48 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 2, 2009, titled Another mob boss in Family Secrets case is sentenced to life. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

As he stood addressing a crowded federal courtroom Monday, Joseph Seifert recalled how confused he was almost 35 years ago as he stared out the window of a squad car at his father's lifeless body.

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Lone Ranger

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 2, 2009
BIG DEAL !! So what, they finally managed to put this old man who flagrantly spent his entire life as a professional criminal in prison at the age of 80, WOW! At this age he won't know the difference between the detention facility he is in or any other nursing facilityas volunteery control his bodily functions decays. Another example of our State and City's corrupt and failed Administrations and Criminal Justice Systems. Now, maybe Fitzgerald can look at Jon Burge, Pat Huels, Mike Tadin, HIZZONOR PRINCE RICHIE, and former US Attorney Scott Lazar while they are all still young enough to be EFFECTIVELY PUNISHED, rather than continue to waste taxpayer dollars on superfulous FIASCOs like this carnival sideshow.
ORD81

Saint Augustine, FL

#2 Feb 3, 2009
BIG DEAL !! So what, they finally managed to put this old man who flagrantly spent his entire life as a professional criminal in prison at the age of 80, WOW! At this age he won't know the difference between the detention facility he is in or any other nursing facilityas volunteery control his bodily functions decays. Another example of our State and City's corrupt and failed Administrations and Criminal Justice Systems. Now, maybe Fitzgerald can look at Jon Burge, Pat Huels, Mike Tadin, HIZZONOR PRINCE RICHIE, and former US Attorney Scott Lazar while they are all still young enough to be EFFECTIVELY PUNISHED, rather than continue to waste taxpayer dollars on superfulous FIASCOs like this carnival sideshow.
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You can't even spell...
William Root

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Feb 3, 2009
A life of crime and at 80 he gets 3 hots and a cot on us! Who really won?
Tiny Tim

AOL

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Isn't the son (Joey Lombardo Jr.) of Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, now the head of one of the most powerful unions in Chicago? Not that he is responsible for his father's murderous acts but I found that to be interesting.
DJDan

Glenview Nas, IL

#6 Feb 3, 2009
This conviction was based upon the testimony of SNITCHES who turned against their old friends and colleagues.

The U.S. Attorney and the FBI cannot deny this!
Don

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 3, 2009
When I grew up on the Grand and Odgen area I can tell you i did see Joey walking and wave as he rode his bike..That was some time ago but all I know is his presence made it good for the area, crime was zero and he did alot for our area...The good old days are gone but he will be remembered...
No Deal

United States

#9 Feb 3, 2009
Yeah, Joey the Clown is a wiseguy goombah. Big deal. At least when goombas wack somone they do it execution style at close range. They don't spray 10 young kids with bullets as in drive-by shootings done by these gang-banger punks. I think this was a much safer city when crime was actually, well..........organised.
BTW: I see "The Clown" out on appeal.
ray b

Des Plaines, IL

#10 Feb 3, 2009
These are the cases that make the government look good. Take a ride in Lombardo's old haunts(Grand Ave-Chicago Ave)and you have gangbanging,drug dealing,prostitution,and much more. A person can't walk around at night. So the G put a 80 year old man in jail.Tell me how safe you all feel now, then take a walk down Chicago Ave from Pulaski to Ashland.
George from outer space

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Feb 3, 2009
I'm surprised that this sterling character WAS NOT appointed to some cabinet position by that marvelous community organizer Barry the liar. Joey the Clown meet Barry the Liar.
Craig

Woodford, VA

#13 Feb 3, 2009
Great work by the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI in getting these guys done in by their own Outfit tattle tales. I'm not at all impressed by the Attorney's Office or the FBI. Thanks for wasting taxpayer's money.
With all due respect to the Seifert family, how about the aforementioned focus on the hundreds of murders that are occuring each year in Chicago.
Let him burn

Lake Forest, IL

#15 Feb 3, 2009
DJDan wrote:
This conviction was based upon the testimony of SNITCHES who turned against their old friends and colleagues.
The U.S. Attorney and the FBI cannot deny this!
So what?
Snitches? What are you 12?
ray b

Des Plaines, IL

#16 Feb 3, 2009
Seifert was a friend of Lombardo and took money from outfit guys to start up a company. He then upon being pressured by the government decided to testify against his "friends." The government knows they put these witnesses lives on the line when they force them to roll on murderers then fail to protect them. Seifert became a friend of Lombardo on his own and he knew what he did for a living. This makes him less then a full fledged victim.
Concerned

Elmwood Park, IL

#18 Feb 3, 2009
I'm not sure if Lombardo killed Mr. Seifert or not. But he was NEVER charged with murder because there was no such evidence to prove it. They could not get an indictment for murder in state court. The RICO law gives far too much power to the Government. They can use speculation, hearsay and inference to prosecute these cases. Beware ALL, you could be next!
Paul Honeytoast

Midlothian, IL

#19 Feb 3, 2009
Great, they convicted a guy who had an alibi for the time the murder was committed?

Why focus on people who only hurt and deal with people in their inner circle? Focus on the scum of the earth illegal immigrants killing themselves for the last corn on the cob with mayo or the big stupid looking chimpanzees killing innocent kids and people because they base their lives on fricken hip hop music (how can you really call it music???) and are some of the most ignorant disgusting creatures on the planet. Now I am not talking about all black folks. Just these ignorant fools who walk around swinging their arms like chimps, looking and acting like complete idiots...

Seifert deserved what he got. He was a stool pigeon and he was not some innocent civilian. He was a wannabe outfit guy who got caught up, couldnt take the heat and flipped. Good for him I say.

And good for the scumbag Richard Ortiz too. He deserved more than what he got. Drug dealers deserve torture at the least. If you and your scumbag brother Nick did do that Breeze, then your OK in my book.
Anthony

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 3, 2009
Don wrote:
When I grew up on the Grand and Odgen area I can tell you i did see Joey walking and wave as he rode his bike..That was some time ago but all I know is his presence made it good for the area, crime was zero and he did alot for our area...The good old days are gone but he will be remembered...
OK, Don, so glad your little neighborhood was free of crime while Mr. Lombardo was apparently killing people in other neighborhoods.

Thanks for the warm and fuzzy recollection. Such a darn shame the world just isn't what it used to be...
Terry F

Chicago, IL

#21 Feb 3, 2009
DJDan wrote:
This conviction was based upon the testimony of SNITCHES who turned against their old friends and colleagues.
The U.S. Attorney and the FBI cannot deny this!
It often takes a thief to catch a thief. No big surprises there.
chitownjunkie

Mesa, AZ

#22 Feb 3, 2009
Joe Padua goes to jail. The neighbor hood
ain't safe anymore!
KAG

Midlothian, IL

#23 Feb 3, 2009
Remember the Tony Spilotro character Nicky Santoro from the movie Casino? Joey the Clown was his capo - his boss.
Elliot Ness

Barrington, IL

#24 Feb 3, 2009
R.I.P - Rot In Pain, Clown
da fat

AOL

#25 Feb 3, 2009
good job joey the bug tuna would be proud of you. you kept your mouth shut. you may be the last of the greats.

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