Convicted Mobster Heard Mocking His Mudder

Calabrese: "(My mother) ain't got no pot to piss in."

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 8:50 AM CDT
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Frank Calabrese Sr., (pictured here in 1983) is still connected to the Chicago Outfit, according to the FBI, which is trying to limit his ability to communicate with the world outside of prison.

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Mob hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. is a dirty double-crosser who talked badly about his mudder.

"She ain't go no m-------- pot to piss in. If it wasn't for me right now she'd be out in the street," Calabrese allegedly said about his mom according to tapes played by federal prosecutors, the Sun-Times reports.

Court filings indicate the convicted killer manipulated mommy dearest to help further his criminal doings.

Calabrese allegedly forced his mother to sign on the dotted line to hide his real estate purchases, the documents state, conspired to keep the 90-something woman in the dark about the dealings and mocked her frustration with signing document after document, the Sun-Times reports.

"All I do is sign, sign, sign," he allegedly said impersonating his mother, according to court documents showing Calabrese Sr. complained his dear old mom made him feel unappreciated.

That alleged private conversation goes against  the mobster's public motto of putting family above all else.

His lawyer, Joseph "The Shark" Lopez, defended his client claiming the mother and her son have a "great relationship." Lopez said he didn't know of any time when Calabrese coerced his mother to hide property.

Federal investigators want to seize property Calabrese Sr. allegedly owns and hid in his family names. The real estate would pay down millions in restitution and forfeiture he owes to the government after his Family Secrets mob case conviction.

Last month, the government's search raked in more than $1 million in cash and jewelry from Calabrese Sr.'s Oak Brook home.

It appears Calabrese Sr.'s mother holds the golden keys prosecutors desperately need to unlock the mobster's financial life.

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