Marcello Caifano (born July 19th,1911) was a high ranking member of the Chicago Outfit. Caifano began his criminal career in the 1920’s when he joined Chicago’s 42 gang. The Outfit recruited Caifano and numerous other members from this gang including William Morris "Willie" Bioff, Samuel "Teets" Battaglia, and Salvatore "Sam," "Momo" Giancana. By the late 1920’s Caifano’s arrest record included charges of extortion, larceny and interstate fraud. At one point Caifano was also a suspect in the murder of gambler Frank Quotrocci. Quotrocci’s murder was later attributed to Outfit enforcer Al Capone. Caifano would eventually be sent to Vegas to help oversee gambling operations for the Outfit. Once there, he changed his name to John Marshall. During his criminal career Caifano was suspected of committing approximately a dozen murders including the killings of Outfit informant Richard Cain, oil tycoon Raymond J Ryan and waitress Estelle Carey who was the girlfriend of mobster Nick Circella. Carey was murdered after informing on the mafia’s extortion racket of the Hollywood movie studios. In 1951, after the death of his brother Leonard “Fat Lennie” Caifano Marcello was given control of all mob run casino’s in Vegas. This lasted until 1971 when Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro assumed control of that role. Caifano was arrested in 1980 and charged with transporting over 2000 stolen Westinghouse security shares. These shares were stolen from Chicago’s O’hare airport in 1968 and transferred from Illinois to Florida in 1975. The judge overseeing the case sentenced Caifano to two concurrent 20 year bids and sent him off to the federal penitentiary in Sandstone, Minnesota. Caifano was released from prison in 1990 and would eventually die of natural causes in 2003.