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Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante

Before Lunch



It was not quite the dog days of August, but almost. The temperature was in the upper eighties by mid-day, baking the cracked asphalt that shimmered under the relentless rays of the noon-day sun, beating down on the city like a blow-torch, tempered by the 80 degrees of humidity.



In Bushwick, Brooklyn, inland from whatever on-shore breezes may have been blowing in from the East River, there was no relief from the wilting heat. Granita peddlers pushing carts…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Mob Meeting at Apalachin: The Big Barbeque



November 1957



The question, to my mind, has to be why?



Why was this meeting held?



There are a number of other interesting questions as well of course, and none of them have ever been answered satisfactorily.



Who actually arranged it?



Who first thought of the idea?



Who in fact brought the whole thing together?



Long before the days of rapid technological communications, how did the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Genovese Family Soldier Arrested in Italy

By David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2010

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A Genovese Crime Family soldier was arrested yesterday in Sorrento, Italy. Mobster Emilio Fusco (42) is wanted in the United States where he is charged with extortion and two gang land murders in Springfield, Massachusetts. While his associates were being arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Fusco was nowhere to be found.



Federal… Continue

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Genovese Boss: Daniel Leo



By David Amoruso

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Posted on January 12, 2008

Updated on August 22, 2008



The Genovese Crime Family is, and has been for decades, the most secretive and well-run Mafia family in New York. When the family's boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante (photo on the right) died in December of 2005 speculation began as to who would succeed him. Many names were thrown… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:11pm — 2 Comments

Genovese Boss: Dominick Cirillo



By David Amoruso

Updated on March 25, 2006

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Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo was born on the 4th of July, 1929. He started out as a boxer but eventually turned to a life of crime. Early on in his criminal career, in 1952, Cirillo was convicted on a narcotics charge. Cirillo was a good friend of Genovese boss Vincent Gigante and when Gigante went to prison in… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Genovese Capo: Anthony Antico



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 20, 2010

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A reporter once wrote that if you took one look at Anthony Antico, you knew he had to be a defendant in a criminal trial. Though looks can be deceiving, in Antico’s case they were not. As a leading member of New York’s Genovese Crime Family he stole and murdered his way to the top of the mob.



While other… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Genovese Capo: Tino Fiumara



By David Amoruso

Last update in September 2010

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Tino Fiumara was born on August 11, 1941. Fiumara became head of the Genovese Crime Family’s New Jersey faction in 1994, when he replaced Bobby Manna. Fiumara had been released from prison on parole after serving 15 years of a 25 year sentence for racketeering. After his release from prison he went… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Genovese Boss: Matthew Ianniello



By Maarten Anthonissen



Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello isn’t your average mobster. He is an acting boss of the Genovese Crime Family, who was on the ruling committee of the Family after official boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante was convicted. According to the FBI Matty had the most important vote in the committee, they ranked him as acting boss. He has had a long and successful mob career. And has been an important Genovese member since the 70s. He is a cold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Genovese Boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante



By David Amoruso

Updated on May 13, 2007

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Vincent 'Chin' Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest gangsters out there, famous for wandering trough the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself for over 30 years. People said the ex boxer just took one punch to the head too many and was clearly losing his sanity. But like all acts this one… Continue

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Genovese Associate: Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino



By David Amoruso

Posted on September 9, 2007

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Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino was, until his defection, an associate of the Genovese Crime Family. His career in crime started forty years ago when he worked at a freight company after serving three years in the Army. A co-worker asked if he wanted to help collect bets from workers. "He said, 'I'll work the… Continue

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Genovese Associate: Andrew Gigante

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Andrew Gigante





By David Amoruso

Updated on June 16, 2008

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Andrew Gigante was born September 30, 1956 in New York. Andrew's father is Genovese boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante. When you go by testimony by Salvatore Gravano it seemed very unlikely that Andrew would follow in his father's footsteps and join the life. Gravano… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Tony Spilotro and his Hole in the Wall Gang



By David Amoruso

First published in the August/September 2007 issue of Mob Candy Magazine.

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Anthony Spilotro arrived in Las Vegas in 1971. He was sent by the Chicago La Cosa Nostra Family, which most people call The Outfit, to oversee the mob's skimming operations. Several mob families were skimming money from the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Chicago Boss: Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 19, 2008

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Joseph Lombardo is considered one of the leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He is nicknamed The Clown, and has proven he can play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for beating a man who owned him money, he made it impossible for the police to take a good mug shot of him by opening his mouth in a wide yawn.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Chicago Boss: Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa



By David Amoruso

Posted on July 22, 2007

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Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa was born on December 1, 1907 in Melrose Park. Aiuppa's parents both came from the same village in Italy and had come to the US to find a better life. Joseph Aiuppa was their first child. In 1918 an eleven year old Aiuppa dropped out of school and started working as a gardener.… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Antonino Accardo



By David Amoruso

Posted: December 2, 2006

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Antonino Accardo was born in Chicago on April 28, 1906. He grew up in Little Sicily on Chicago’s Northwest Side. As a teenager Accardo began his life of crime, he started out as a pickpocket, and would later steal cars. He was arrested numerous times, but never spent a night in jail. During prohibition Accardo… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

Chicago Boss: Paul "The Waiter" Ricca



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Paul "The Waiter" Ricca was born Felice DeLucia in 1897 in Naples, Italy. In 1915 Ricca got in serious trouble: he murdered a man and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. When he got out he killed the eye witness who had testified against him at his trial after that Ricca went on the lam. On August 10th, 1920 Ricca boarded a boat to New York when he got there he changed his name to Paul Ricca to avoid… Continue

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Chicago Soldier: Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Anthony Spilotro was born on May 19, 1938 in Chicago. Spilotro grew up in a loving family, and seemed to be on track for a decent and honest life. But he decided he wanted something else, and in his sophmore year at Steinmetz Highschool he dropped out and turned to a life of crime. Once out of school he joined forces with… Continue

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Chicago Soldier: "Mad Sam" Destefano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Mad Sam is not that well known to the general public, but his 'student' Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is. Mad Sam taught Tony everything he knew about murder and torture, and Mad Sam knew a lot about that kind of stuff.



DeStefano grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. He officially began his criminal career in 1927 when at the age of 18 he raped a girl and was… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

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