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Dixie Mafia Member Mike Gillich Jr. Is Dead
Friends of Ours ^ | 05/01/12 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

You don't need to have a vowel at the end of your name to be a mobster.

Mike Gillich Jr., the former Biloxi striptease lounge owner who was convicted for his role in the 1987 slaying of Judge Vincent Sherry and his councilwoman wife Margaret Sherry in Biloxi, MS, has died at 82 as reported by Anita Lee for the Sun Herald:

After he was imprisoned for the crime, Gillich agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in solving the murders. Gillich surrendered the name of the hit man and also implicated former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat in the plot. The hit man died in prison, and Halat is still serving prison time for his part in the conspiracy.

The hit against the politically prominent couple was ordered after Judge Sherry was suspected of taking another's cut from a "lonely hearts" scam pursuant to which young men incarcerated at Angola prison collected $5 million from gay men on the outside by promising to hook up with them after getting released.

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TOPICS: Government; Society
KEYWORDS: biloxi; dixiemafia; mississippi

1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:30:41 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

City Confidential. I can hear the narrater in my mind intoning the syllables of Hal-LAT, GIL-lich.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:40:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I knew I knew this story! I remember that episode of ‘City Confidential’!


3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:49:14 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: AtlasStalled
Was this guy in the area?

L

4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Student0165

I’ve seen the Biloxi episode a couple of times, most recently about 2 weeks ago.

I never tire of the City Confidential programs. There is something about Paul Winfield’s voice that captivates me. There is another narrator too whose name I don’t remember.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:28:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AtlasStalled

I guess Carter has a funeral to attend.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:18 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: AtlasStalled; Black Agnes; mrsmel; dixiechick2000; Responsibility2nd

Gillich pretty bad guy...old style ..Owney Madden/Frank Costello protege Dixie wise guy

I used to go to his clubs...open gambling and prostitution...wild...to this once kid

Pete Halat...if guilty and I have to figure he was...just this side of Satan..lord amighty

to have your best pal and his wife stone cold murdered is like ice

and these were fancy people

this stuff even linked with the killing of Buford Pusser’s wife 350 miles north

I don’t think this kind of thing is as common as in the past


7 posted on 05/01/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I never tire of the City Confidential programs. There is something about Paul Winfield’s voice that captivates me.

I totally agree. City Confidential is one of the very few programs on television I will watch anymore. My wife watches all those real crime shows from Snapped, to City Confidential. I keep joking with her brother that she is looking for the perfect way to knock me off and get away with it. LOL...

Paul is one of the few narrators I not only enjoy listening to, but I look forward to listening to. If we could only get him to narrate a campaign commercial that exposes Obama in less than one minute. Unfortunately, he is probably a leftists also.
8 posted on 05/01/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: wardaddy; WKB; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; KLT; ...

Missippy ping!

“Gillich pretty bad guy...old style ..Owney Madden/Frank Costello protege Dixie wise guy

I used to go to his clubs...open gambling and prostitution...wild...to this once kid

Pete Halat...if guilty and I have to figure he was...just this side of Satan..lord amighty

to have your best pal and his wife stone cold murdered is like ice

and these were fancy people

this stuff even linked with the killing of Buford Pusser’s wife 350 miles north

I don’t think this kind of thing is as common as in the past”

I don’t know anything about this, so am reposting wardaddy’s post.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 11:54:50 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: OneVike

Paul is dead


10 posted on 05/02/2012 8:28:25 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Same here! Apparently, the show must be popular among FReepers.
11 posted on 05/02/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: wardaddy

Was that out of corinth where the bad things happened? I grew up in holly springs and saw walking tall in the theater there as a child, before it burned down.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 8:33:37 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: wardaddy

Was that out of corinth where the bad things happened? I grew up in holly springs and saw walking tall in the theater there as a child, before it burned down.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 8:34:29 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: dixiechick2000
I knew both Buford Pusser and Col. Sherry. Gillich and Kirksey Nix caused a lot of pain for many people, including my family. Col. Sherry was caring enough to look after me after I got into some trouble down in Biloxi and help me become who I am today. I am grateful for Col. Sherry.
14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:37:09 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: wardaddy

people going to his rat holes is what gave the Pete Halat’s the power to be this side of Satan...so congratulations...


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:42:48 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Sybeck1

I was afraid of that. He had a distictive voice — like the outher Paul: Harvey!


16 posted on 05/02/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AtlasStalled

Story didn’t specify; did Gillich die in Angola?


17 posted on 05/02/2012 5:22:14 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Lurker

Heh, we’re BIG “Justified” fans!


18 posted on 05/02/2012 6:52:39 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sybeck1
Corinth had their fair share of the Dixie Mafia, especially at the Stateline on HW 45. This was the stopping place for people traveling from Chicago to Florida, hence the nickname for Corinth, “Little Chicago”. People that owned the hotels here in Corinth would offer gambling, prostitution, and would rob the unsuspecting travelers. Buford Pusser gained his notoriety on the Stateline cornering some of these criminals. Most of them still alive are now in their 70’s and 80’s and are quiet in their retirement.
19 posted on 05/02/2012 6:54:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: cherry
Back from yet another anti freeper exodus and bitchy as ever.....why aren't you at true blue whatever anti freeping with the rest of the gang?

Halat did not own clubs dummy....he was a lawyer and eventually mayor
Biloxi had many many illegal casinos and strip joints

And a history of corruption....of public officials....sheriffs etc

What the hell you know anyhow?

You're not from here....you're a yankee honey

20 posted on 05/02/2012 10:28:39 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Sybeck1

It was called the state line mob

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Line_Mob#_

Supposedly one of Gillich’s shooters had a hand in the botched killing of Pusser in which his wife died

Even Jackson had a Marcello branch....Leo Hall...aka Bonofiglioli.....vending...juke boxes....pinball payoff machines...and so forth

Like i said though....like bootlegging....this stuff is largely over


21 posted on 05/02/2012 10:44:50 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: vetvetdoug

No kidding?

You had a front row seat to view history!

It’s good to see you. Hope you are doing well.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 12:01:09 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Sybeck1

Turn me on, dead man.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 12:06:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: cherry

Get a grip. He said he was a kid at the time.
Sheesh.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 12:09:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SuziQ

Mrs. L. Thinks Tim Olyphant is “real easy on the eyes.”. LOL


25 posted on 05/03/2012 3:58:25 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Heh, I agree with Mrs. L. ;o)


26 posted on 05/03/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: dixiechick2000

Yepper - I came to Biloxi (Keesler AFB) in ‘86 the year befor it went down with the Sherrys. Gillich was bad, but Halat made him look like a slightly wayward Boy Scout. The whole deal ade me wonder about the South. 26 years later and it’s my home...this “damn Yankee” never left and wishes he had grown up down here.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 2:30:57 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

My goodness...an Air Force guy! I didn’t know that. Thank you so much for your service.

So glad you’ve come to like it there.

Some folks think northerners who come and don’t leave are “damn yankees.” To me, those who come and appreciate it are honorary born and raised Southerners.

In ‘86, I was living in Wilmington, NC., which is why I didn’t hear about this case. I liked it there, but wished I was in Missippy.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 11:33:04 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: trebb

Wait...I knew that you were Air Force.

Lordy...getting old is a challenge, and it’s not for wimps. ;o)


29 posted on 05/05/2012 11:56:24 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Wait...I knew that you were Air Force. Lordy...getting old is a challenge, and it’s not for wimps. ;o)

Not a problem - the only time I "remember" something about another Freeper is when their post nudges me to look at their info page.

So ture about old age being for the strong at heart - time speeds up and the seasons pass before you know it. I remember when a Summer seemed to last forever, but alas, no longer.

Happy Freeping...

30 posted on 05/06/2012 5:28:39 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: wardaddy

Song about the dixie mafia....my favorite “drive by truckers” song. Reminds me of my daddy...who turned 67 Thursday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxzDB6Sb_xM

“I put more lawmen in the ground than Alabama put cottonseed”.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

i saw them a few years back with Reckless Kelly


32 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:47 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: trebb

Since I’m now living in Oregon, summer is a blink of the eye. It was 37 degrees this morning. ;o)

I can’t wait to be able to spend more time there. I’m going to sweat my little heart out...and am looking forward to it. lol

Happy FReeping to you!


33 posted on 05/06/2012 11:47:48 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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