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'''Giuseppe Titio Piranio''' (1898-[[1956]]) was a boss of the [[Houston Family]]. He ruled the family for a long time. Joseph controlled a lot of strip joints and bars in the Houston area. He continued to have gambling lounges and some say he was even into narcotics. Joe Piranio allegedy committed suicide on October 27, 1956. He shot himself after a brief illness. [[Joe Civello]] took over after Joseph Piranio died.
Giuseppe "J.T." Piranio (Aug. 11, 1878- Oct. 27, 1956) was the second boss of the [[Dallas crime family]] and younger brother of Dallas family founder [[Carlo T. Piranio]].
 
   
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There is quite a few sites that state Joseph T Piranio. was a mob boss. However. This man was my Grandfather. he was a house builder. and had no criminal record what so ever. He never was arrested for anything! These claims against him are false.
== Biography ==
 
Joseph Piranio was born in Corleone, Sicily and became the boss of the Dallas crime family upon his brother Carlo's death in 1930. Piranio as long associated with crime figures. He owned a cigar store during the 1920s and later a contracting business. According to "Chronological History of La Cosa Nostra in the United States" - "Organized Crime: 25 Years After Valachi", Hearings, U.S. Senate, 100th Congress, 2nd Session - U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988 and other sources he was the leader of the Mafia in Dallas from 1930 until his death. He ruled the crime family for approximately 26 years.
 
   
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To my knowledge, Guiseppe never even lived in the Houston area. Two of his daughters did move there. It is obvious the original author does not have a clue what he is talking about. Guiseppe loved to play solitaire in his later years. He had several fine children of which one became an attorney. Perhaps, then, this another Joe Piranio and not your grandfather.
Piranio died by committing suicide at his home in 1956 by a gunshot wound in the right temple. He was succeeded as boss by Dallas mafioso [[Frank Ianni]].
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:48, 3 May 2018

Giuseppe Titio Piranio (1898-1956) was a boss of the Houston Family. He ruled the family for a long time. Joseph controlled a lot of strip joints and bars in the Houston area. He continued to have gambling lounges and some say he was even into narcotics. Joe Piranio allegedy committed suicide on October 27, 1956. He shot himself after a brief illness. Joe Civello took over after Joseph Piranio died.

There is quite a few sites that state Joseph T Piranio. was a mob boss. However. This man was my Grandfather. he was a house builder. and had no criminal record what so ever. He never was arrested for anything! These claims against him are false.

To my knowledge, Guiseppe never even lived in the Houston area. Two of his daughters did move there. It is obvious the original author does not have a clue what he is talking about. Guiseppe loved to play solitaire in his later years. He had several fine children of which one became an attorney. Perhaps, then, this another Joe Piranio and not your grandfather.