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Los Angeles Mobster Joe “JS” Sica’s long-suit was loyalty and he never ran short of moxie or money making rackets .

Mafia boss Jack Dragna made Joe an offer that he  wasn’t supposed to refuse –but he did— when he wouldn’t whack out his pal Mickey Cohen.  Defying Dragna made Sica a mench/honorable in the eyes of Cohen’s Jewish bookies, but it ruled out any chance of Sica becoming a member of the L. A. Mafia

The bookies eventually threw in with JS and to keep the peace he gave up a piece of his lucrative bookmaking business to General Jack. Sica also made big bucks dealing drugs and proved he was an artist at extortion when he came up with the idea of shaking down parking lot attendants on the classy club filled Sunset Strip.

JS always had a crew of cutthroats to enforce for him .He mentored many mobsters like Mike Rizzitello and Anthony “the Animal” Fiato  both of whom  went on to become high caliber power players in the Los Angeles underworld