Frank Sheeran

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Frank Sheeran
Francis Joseph Sheeran[1]

(1920-10-25)October 25, 1920
DiedDecember 14, 2003(2003-12-14) (aged 83)
OccupationLabor union official
OrganizationInternational Brotherhood of Teamsters
Known forI Heard You Paint Houses
Mary Sheeran
(m. 1946; div. 1968)
AllegianceBufalino crime family
Conviction(s)Labor racketeering[2]
Criminal penaltySentenced to 32 years, released after 13.[2]
Killed25 to 30 claimed, none confirmed

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (October 25, 1920 – December 14, 2003) was an American labor union official. He was accused of having links to the Bufalino crime family.

Sheeran was a figure in the corruption of unions by organized crime. Sheeran claimed to have killed Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975.[3] He is played by Robert De Niro in the 2019 Netflix The Irishman directed by Martin Scorsese.[4]

Sheeran died of cancer on December 14, 2003 in Philadelphia at the age of 83.

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kaplan, Michael (19 November 2017). "The 'real' story of the man who murdered Jimmy Hoffa". New York Post. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  3. Brandt, Charles (2004). "I Heard You Paint Houses": Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa. Hanover, New Hampshire: Steerforth Press. ISBN 978-1-58642-077-2. OCLC 54897800.
  4. Bell, Breanna (July 31, 2019). "Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Trailer Teams Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci". Variety. Archived from the original on July 31, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.