Giuseppe Calicchio

Giuseppe Calicchio 1910
Giuseppe Calicchio 1910

Alias: Don Peppe

Born: 1857

Nation­al­i­ty: Ital­ian — Neapolitan





Cal­ic­chio was born in Puglia, Italy, in 1858. He worked in Rome as a print­er for ten years, where he had been involved with coun­ter­feit­ing. Arriv­ing in New York in 1906, he later pur­chased his own print shop at 64 Prince Street.

In 1909, Cal­ic­chio began work for the Morel­lo gang in High­land. He worked as a print­er and lith­o­graph­ic engraver coun­ter­feit­ing Cana­di­an and US currency.

The gang was appre­hend­ed in 1910. Cal­ic­chio was sen­tenced to 17 years hard labour and a $1000 fine. He was paroled from Atlanta Pen­i­ten­tiary in 1920.