Salvatore “Solly D” DeLaurentis is the best known, un-incarcerated Chicago mob figure today-and considered “consigliere” to the Outfit. DeLaurentis, 79, was released from federal prison in 2006 after serving a long sentence for racketeering, extortion and tax fraud.
Solly is now in his early 80s, although he’s not retired he has taken a step back. In his place to run the Outfit is street boss Albert “Albie the Falcon” Vena, the man who most experts feel will soon be named official boss. Underboss Salvatore “Sammy Cards” Cataudella and acting consigliere John “Pudgy” Matassa Jr.
Many mafia experts have fingered Salvatore “Solly D” DeLaurentis a veteran wiseguy as the new boss of the Chicago mafia. Albert “Albie” Vena a long time mob enforcer is believed to now be the second in command behind DeLaurentis.
Around this time in Outfit history, DeLaurentis, flanked by his best gangland bud Louis (Louie Tomatoes) Marino, were in the midst of making a push into Lake County, assigned by their mob mentor Ernest (Rocky) Infelise, to assume command of all the rackets in the affluent suburban enclave north of Chicago.
Who was Solly D?
When Solly D, who was convicted of the racketeering counts in the case and did a decade-and-a-half in prison, was an up-and-comer in the Cicero regime in the 1970s and early 80s, he took golf lessons from Lawrence, owner of the Sand Trap bar and a Lake County driving range. He also employed him as a bookie.
DeLaurentis was only convicted of racketeering in the case and got out in 2006. Sources say he assumed his acting boss duties in around 2011, following his predecessor, Cicero-based acting boss Michael (Fat Mike) Sarno, being nailed on extortion charges and getting sentenced to 25 years in the clink.