Feds Want Mobster's Oak Brook Home

Wife of Frank Calabrese Sr. says she bought home before she married convicted hitman

Friday, Oct 22, 2010  |  Updated 3:45 PM CDT
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The Calabrese home in Oak Brook.

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The federal government is looking to sell the Oak Brook home of notorious mob hitman Frank Calabrese Sr.

Prosecutors want to sell the home to reduce the $24 million in restitution and forfeiture owed by Calabrese and his co-defendants in the famed Family Secrets trial.

The feds have already seized $750,000 in cash, jewelry and guns from the home.

Calabrese's wife, Diane Cimino, claims she bought the home, which is valued at about $300,000, before she married him. 

Earlier this year, Calabrese's mother intended to file a letter with authorities claiming ownership of other properties in Florida and Wisconsin, but prosecutors obained court orders allowing them to search and then auction them, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing Frank Calabrese's lawyer.

The 71-year-old Calabrese Sr. was found responsible for more than a dozen mob murders as a result of being secretly recorded himself as part of the landmark Operation Family Secrets case.

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