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Joseph “Jerry” “The Monk” Scalise

June 29, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Three Chicago Outfit geriatric burglars, Jerry Scalise, Art Rachel and Robert Pullia, will have to wait a few months for their day in court.  DNA tests on some evidence in their racketeering case has stalled the start date of the big Chicago mob trial .  Chuck Goudie,  wls reports 


 Thirty-one years ago, the case that made Scalise and Rachel famous was the daring theft of the 41-carat Marlborough diamond from a London jeweler. They were convicted and did lengthy prison sentences in the UK in a case that had no DNA sampling because the use of DNA testing was still a few years away in criminal cases