Victims' brother pours out years of pain, rage

You could tell from Pat Spilotro's back how angry he was. It was shaking. In federal court Thursday, Spilotro was addressing the judge. Full Story
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danny

Warsaw, IN

#1 Feb 5, 2009
It's been quite compelling reading your articles and witnessing the court proceedings in person.

I'm very optimistic that we can rid the city/state of these types, through truth and sunshine.
windycity

United States

#2 Feb 6, 2009
hmmmmm, annie and pat are mad. Were they angry when their family members were victimizing others? In my opinion, it is enough to sentence on the evidence. The family of the deceased don't seem to be the zero tolerance types, and maybe shouldn't be allowed to browbeat the defendant. The judge doing so is enough. Besides, justice was done, whether they flap their gums or not.
OLD school

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 6, 2009
Tony Spilotro was no choir boy and got it in the end like he did to so many others.
American First

Ellicott City, MD

#4 Feb 6, 2009
Pat Spilitro, I bet he went through college and Dental school not on the G.I. Bill; but rather, on his brother's Mobster Monies. Isn't that how the young Kennedy boys got started and Kingpin Mobster Mayor Daley?
RW Jones

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Tell me John, did you ever consider asking Pat and the poor little wife if they helped all the people their beloved Tony killed? What consideration have they given those families?

Are you actually trying to get us to sympathize? Was this article payback to them for information they passed to you?
Cannot feel it

Carthage, IL

#6 Feb 6, 2009
Thinking of sympathy for the brother and widow. Nope, can't feel any coming on.

Sorry, but the "Ant" and his brother took on the life of crime and murder. They got what they dished out by the people they worked for and also against.

Cannot feel sympathy for Marcello, either. Cold blooded killers, and I don't care if he pulled the trigger or not, he called the orders in or went along with other orders.

They only prey on the weak and got all that they deserve, nothing in the end.

Not even sympathy.
Just Browsing-Chicago

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 6, 2009
Dear Doctor: You are delusional. Have you apologized to your "sainted" brothers' victims? I think not. You had two brothers who were thugs - and murderers. Where do you get off being hurt, sick, angry? They reaped what they sowed. R.I.P.
Jack

Carmel, IN

#8 Feb 6, 2009
Tony Spilotro killed a lot of people while running with Mad Sam DeStefano who was the worst killer/torturer in the history of The Outfit. Why should we even care when his family comes into open court crying about him being killed? Tony even killed Sam.
John Smith

Springfield, IL

#9 Feb 6, 2009
While the other mobsters get what they deserve, let's not lose sight of the fact that Anthony Spilotro was a murdering thug and that is the business he chose. If his brother was drawn into this innocently, my God rest his soul.
Tiny Tim

AOL

#10 Feb 6, 2009
I had heard of this Jimmy DeLeo for at least a decade. None of it has been good. Yet, this guy kept getting re-elected in politics? What kind of people live in his district? They can't all be brain-dead and they can't all be intimidated or afraid of voting him out of office? This guy (DeLeo) must have some redeeming characteristics it would seem. Mayor Daley loves him from what I have been told.

I guess that you have to live and to have been raised in Cook County to understand why the people up there have always been willing to accept second-class merchandise and eat table scraps when it came to their elected officials. The rest of us outside of Cook County could just never understand it.
Ray b

Des Plaines, IL

#11 Feb 6, 2009
Pat Spilotro is a goof. His brother Tony was worst then the guys who killed him. They should line up all the widows and kids from his brothers murders and let Pat look at them in the eye.I wonder if Pat would even be in court if this trial was for Tony if he would have lived to be tried. Then Michael's goofy wife who went to the outfit when she didn't like the deal she got from Hogies Pub and complaines she didn't get enough money. Anybody familar with the West side in the 70's and 80's never liked any of the Spilotros and it sounds like Pat is as big a a--hole as his brothers were.
Jim

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Feb 6, 2009
In life, we reap whatever we sow. Remember that, Mr. Banks and Mr. DeLeo. God is not mocked. Mr. Spilotros brothers found this out. So did Mr Marcello. Repent while you have the time.
Joe

Darien, IL

#14 Feb 6, 2009
I hope Mr. Spilotro shares his empathy with his brothers' victims. Although, I doubt that he will.
Jack

Carmel, IN

#15 Feb 6, 2009
Tiny Tim wrote:
I had heard of this Jimmy DeLeo for at least a decade. None of it has been good. Yet, this guy kept getting re-elected in politics? What kind of people live in his district? They can't all be brain-dead and they can't all be intimidated or afraid of voting him out of office? This guy (DeLeo) must have some redeeming characteristics it would seem. Mayor Daley loves him from what I have been told.
I guess that you have to live and to have been raised in Cook County to understand why the people up there have always been willing to accept second-class merchandise and eat table scraps when it came to their elected officials. The rest of us outside of Cook County could just never understand it.
Yeah well understand this. Elected officals are elected because they do things for the people. If that offical is mobbed up he can do even more for the people. It really doesn't matter how that offical can do for the people, lies, bribes, favors or pistol whip. Just as long as he DOES FOR THE PEOPLE.
Hmmmmm

Girard, OH

#16 Feb 6, 2009
Do they still own the pub?

What else do they own together?
Corrado Soprano Jr

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 6, 2009
That reminds me. I gotta take care of this toothache one of these days. Bobby, make an appointment for me will ya.
Bessie

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 6, 2009
The Spilotro brothers knew the score, especially Tony he us to bring his stolen jewelry into Hogies Pub and give it away to the pretty waitresses he was trying to score with or sell it to the ones he had no chance with. He told people he was a jeweler, he was a scum bag...and his brother Michael use to drumb up business by saying Frank Sinatra was coming in or some other actor like Manetti from Magnum P.I. or Robert Conrad. These guys knew all to well who they were playing with and what they were capable of and their families reeped the rewards.
Royko Fan

Warrenville, IL

#19 Feb 6, 2009
Isn't the life of an Outfit member glamourous? They don't have much of a retirement plan, though. Death in prison or just death. When will the heads of politicians, roll, though? They are the facilitators.

Have we, the citizens of Cook County, had enough?? We deserve better for our tax dollars.
murphys law

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 6, 2009
at least they didnt do a drive by and hit an innocent that wasnt involved. ah, the thug life.
Domber

Lake Bluff, IL

#21 Feb 6, 2009
Royko Fan wrote:
Isn't the life of an Outfit member glamourous? They don't have much of a retirement plan, though. Death in prison or just death. When will the heads of politicians, roll, though? They are the facilitators.
Have we, the citizens of Cook County, had enough?? We deserve better for our tax dollars.
You really like comma's, one of them was even in the right spot. Well done.

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