Death of Frank Schweihs

July 23, 2008
Chicago, Illinois

Reputed mob enforcer dies in prison while awaiting trial
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CHICAGO -- Frank "The German" Schweihs, reputedly one of Chicago's most feared mob enforcers, has died while awaiting trial on charges he took part in a conspiracy that included numerous organized crime murders. He was 78.

Schweihs, who had cancer, died Wednesday night after he was taken from the federal government's Metropolitan Correctional Center to Thorek Memorial Hospital, authorities said. He had been in federal custody for more than two years.

Prosecutors said Schweihs...

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