We killed lots of people, but only if we had to.
The dead don’t pay their debts.
I never wanted this life. i did it because i had no other choice. i just wanted to do my job and go home.
~ Kenny “The Kid” Tekiela
FOR OVER 25 YEARS MY FATHER LEAD A DOUBLE LIFE AS A MAFIA HITMAN and nobody in our family even knew. then, he told me everything...
CROOKED COUNTY IS a true-crime podcast about my father's alleged rise through the ranks of the legendary organized crime syndicate, the chicago outfit.
from WHOREHOUSE doorman at the age of 16, to RUTHLESS assassin in his 20's, and the many years that followed cleaning up the messes of the mafia and crooked cops alike as a firefighter/paramedic for the chicago fire department. to finally, moving to the suburbs with his new wife and kids and trying desperately to put it all behind him.
we explore in great depth and detail Kenny's life of crime and its profound and lasting impact on my family to this very day.