Whoops, you’re a mobster!

April 29, 2005

A bit you this guy didn’t wake up one morning expecting this to happen :-)

(AP)The Chicago Tribune apologized Thursday for publishing a photo caption that misidentified a man as a high-ranking mobster, a day after a second man sued the newspaper over a picture wrongly identifying him as a mobster.

In an article in Thursday’s editions, Editor Ann Marie Lipinski said the newspaper regretted publishing the photograph on Wednesday’s front pages.

The caption said the photo showed 76-year-old Joseph “The Clown” Lombardo, a reputed mob boss who is on the lam after being indicted along with others on charges of plotting at least 18 murders.

A man identified as 69-year-old Stanley Swieton told reporters Wednesday that he was the person in the picture, which the newspaper said was taken by a college student.