Michael “Mikey” Davis a long time powerful associate of the Chicago mafia has been found guilty on charges of extortion and now faces up to 40 years behind bars.
The trial featured some of the biggest names of the Chicago Outfit ranks including former bosses John DiFronzo and Peter DiFronzo and current alleged Chicago mob boss Salvatore “Solly D” DeLaurentis. Davis has strong ties to the DiFronzo brothers going back years and according to prosecutors maintained a business relationship with DeLaurentis.
“Michael Davis and Peter DiFronzo“
Davis back in 2013 threatened a deadbeat debtor named R.J. Serpico and then tried to hire a group of goons to break the guys legs. After threatening Serpico himself and still not getting paid he went to fellow mob associate Paulie Carparelli to set up an assault to turn up the heat in efforts to recover the $300,000 he says he was owed. But the man enlisted to set up the assault was an FBI snitch who had turned rat after he was himself nabbed months later in a different extortion plot.
None of the Chicago mafia leaders who were named in the trial were charged with any wrong doing but it did shed some added light on the ranks of the mafia in Chicago. The DiFronzo brothers and Solly D were all at some point reputed leaders of the Elmwood Park crew who made their way through the ranks to become part of the Chicago mob hierarchy.