Oops, we did it again!

The Chicago Tribune is in desperate need of a fact checker. In two news stories, two days in a row, they have incorrectly identified one guy as a Mob boss, and another guy as a Mob victim.


Published April 28, 2005

– A picture caption on Page 1 Wednesday incorrectly identified a man on a bicycle as the reputed mob boss Joey “the Clown” Lombardo. In fact, the man’s name is Stanley Swieton and he has no ties to organized crime. A story explaining the mistake is on Page 1 of today’s Metro section.

– A graphic on mob murder victims in the main news section Tuesday incorrectly identified as Nicholas D’Andrea a photo of his brother, Mario D’Andrea.