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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1960s (Part 1)

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.

basketball player Jacob "Jack" Molinas
basketball player Jacob "Jack" Molinas was the fourth overall pick in the 1953 NBA Draft and was selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Only 2 months into the season Molinas was suspended. Athorities were interested in an earlier game against the Boston Celtics in which Molinas was benched in the first half and when he returned with a minute remaining in the game he committed two flagrant fouls against Bob Cousy. 10 janaury 1954 was basketball player Jacob "Jack" Molinas suspended immediately after admitting he placed bets on his Fort Wayne team. Molinas applied for reinstatement in 1958 but his lifetime ban from the NBA was reaffirmened and he never played professional basketball again. Beginning around 1957 Molinas was the lead conspirator in a gambling operation that included 49 players and fixed approximately 67 games throught the College basketball season. In 1961 were 37 players from 22 schools arrested for their involvement in Molinas scheme for fixing games. Molinas was sentenced to 10 to 15 years and served five in Attica prison from 1964 till 1969. During his game fixing days Molinas became involved with Tommy “Ryan”Eboli and Vincent the Chin Gigante.

San Diego based pornographer Pasquale John Antonelli
In 1965 mafia member Pasquale John Antonelli moves from New Jersey to California where he prospers from operating massage parlors and adult bookstores. Then he moves to San Diego and sells lots of porn from there.

Pornographers Michael Thevis and Roger Dean Underhill
In the fall of 1967 Michael Thevis and Roger Dean Underhill meet and develop a profitable peep show machine that they distribute.

At the end of the sixties Colombo man John "Sonny" Franzese began supplying 8mm movies to peepshowmachines and soon the Colombo family owns a 8mm movie processing plant (All state Film Labs in Brooklyn) owned by Anthony Peraino's son Louis (26) and Bonanno capo Michael Zaffarano ran its operations and their primary sales manager was colombo man Cosmo Cangiano.

Zaffarano was seen as a key figure in the USA production of pornography (because of connection with Sturman???)

Los Angeles based pornographers Torchio and Molinas
14 March 1969 Joseph jr Torchio from Brooklyn set up the shooting of Alfred Adorno and goes later that year to Los Angeles and set up a porn production company with William Amerson and former pro basketball player Jacob "Jack" Molinas (arrived in 1970 in Hollywood) who knows former Bonanno bodyguard Michael Zaffarano.

In 1969 it became known that Bachelor’s 3 the bar of Jets player Joe Namath was often visited and used by Carmine tramunti, Carmine persico and Thomas mancuso. Namath threatens to quit the Jets instead of selling the nightclub.

light weight boxer Frank DePaula and his manager Gary Garafola and Richard Phelan were arrested 20 may 1969 for the theft of 80000 dollars worth of copper and often visited Namath’s bar and befriends Zicarelli. 14 May 1970 was light weight boxer Frank DePaula severely wounded when he was shot down by his manager Gary garafola and he died in September 1970 . Garafola was acquitted and later was also Richard Phelan killed.

Brooklyn gangster Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers was born in Brooklyn and was associated with Philadelphia bookmaker Bennie Hussick (a partner of Louis 's brother Pat Silvers).

Tampa mafiaboss Trafficante jr
Philadelphia bookmaker Bennie Hussick (a partner of Louis 's brother Pat Silvers) started then to work for Trafficante in Miami, there is also gambino loanshark Thomas Altamura who worked with Trafficante and there are also Mickey Grasso and later Cleveland boss John "peanuts" Tronolone.

Tampa mafiaboss Trafficante jr
23 january 1960 Louis Silvers quarreled with Philadelphia bookmaker Bennie Hussick (a partner of Louis 's brother Pat Silvers), John Tronolone and John Parisi. April 1961 parts of the body of Louis "Babe" Silvers were found, he had disappeared 24 january 1960, part of his body was found near the home of Miami based New jersey crime figure Joseph Farinella. Police suspect Joseph Farinella of the murder. Police questioned Mike Coppola, Frank Dio and Joe Indelicato.

Gambino drugdealers faction leader Joseph Biondo and associates Armone brothers
Gambino underboss?? Joseph Biondo and the brothers Steve and Joseph Armone were important drugdealers.

Gambino heroindistributor Stephano “Steven” Armone dies
20 June 1960 dies Steven Armone (FBN handbook page 347) and his brother Joseph Armone (FBN handbook page 346) took over his heroinbusiness and became an important dealer. Their partner was Arnold Romano.
Gambino heroindistributor Joseph Armone

New Jersey Bonanno capo Zicarelli and Hudson County congressman Gallagher
21 June 1960 Zicarelli (from the Bonanno family) phoned Hudson County democrat Cornelius E Gallagher. Between 1958 and 1972 sat Gallagher in Congress, Gallagher will sit 17 months in prison for tax evasion.

Le Havre (France) corsican Antoine D'Agostino
In june 1960 D'Agostino was sentenced in Le Havre.

Tuminaro-Fuca drugsring (Lucchese borgata)
Long time Lucchese drug dealer Angelo and his brother Frank Tuminaro had as their older sister Nellie who is the mother of their nephews Patsy and Tony Fuca. Patsy and Tony were the nephews ofAngie Tuminaro the long time Luchese drug dealer. Their mother {Nellie}was the older sister of Angie. They also had a sister named Rosemarie who at age 10 was accidently shot by Angie while he was cleaning a 22caliber rifle. She suffered thruout her life from medical problems associated with the shooting. On June 25,1960 Patsy was arrested with another man attempting to rob Cartiers Jewelers on 57th Street in New York City This made headline news in the newspapers. The charges against Fuca were dismissed for lack of evidence. A few weeks before Patsy and Barbara were married in a civil cremony on June 8 1960.

Atlanta prison inmate Coudert free
21 September 1960 Coudert released from Atlanta penintentiary.

french?? heroinexporter Etienne Tarditi arrested in NY
Etienne Tarditi's job in the 1950s was twofold: on behalf of his underworld sponsors, he purchased morphine base in Lebanon and smuggled it to France, where it was converted into heroin; then he "recruited" diplomats to smuggle the heroin to Mafiosi in America. Tarditi's operation began to unravel, however, in mid-1960, when a rival drug smuggler told the FBN Agent in Beirut that a diplomat named "Maurice" was carrying heroin to America. The ensuing investigation revealed that the diplomat, whose luggage was passed through U.S. Customs without being checked, was Maurice Rosal Bron, Guatemala's Ambassador to the Netherlands. Rosal, it was discovered, had an unrestrained sexual desire for young boys-a fatal flaw which Tarditi used to blackmail the dapper diplomat into carrying heroin to America. Further investigation revealed that Rosal made frequent trips to America, often with Tarditi, and that he always left with less baggage weight than when he arrived. The investigation itself climaxed in October 1960 in New York City, when FBN agents busted Rosal, Tarditi, TWA purser Charles Bourbonnais, and Nick Calamaris of the Gambino Mafia family. Rosal was arrested Oct. 3, 1960; an article appeared on the front page of the Daily News on Oct. 4. The bust netted 100 kilograms of pure heroin, and the intelligence take provided the FBN with enough leads to keep it busy for the next five years. Most of the information, notably, came from Tarditi, who identified his sources in France, and claimed that he "was involved in intelligence work beneficial to American interests." Tarditi would also, after 18 months of steady interrogation, implicate labor leader Irving Brown in drug smuggling activities.

In 1960 Fred Randaccio became underboss and consiglieri was Vincent Scro.

20 February 1961 there are Grand Jury indictments against Anthony magaddino, Joseph Bonanno, John DeMarco, Salvatore Falcone, Joseph Ida and James Vincent LaDuca because they are hiding for the hearings.

In march 1961 Antonio Magaddino and James Vincent LaDuca come out hiding and return to Niagara Falls. LaDuca's bail was posted by Vincent A Scro.

Around 1961 DiCarlo was suspected of fixing boxing matches.

23 December 1961 the body of the murdered Albert Agueci was found near Rochester, he was tortured to death.

Mangnani- Jiacobetti- Coscia group
In october 1960 police found 52 kilos of heroin which was transported by Mauricio Rosal, Guatemala's ambassador to Belgium and Holland. He had turned the heroin to Etienne Tarditi who worked for Robert Le Coat and Felix Barnier. They represented Gilbert Coscia and his bosses Marginani and Jiacobetti. The heroin would be delivered to Charles Bourbonnais who would deliver it to the New York customers Joe Cahil and Nick Calamares. They work for the Gambino men Joseph Biondo and the brothers Steve (deceased) and Joseph Armone.

Gambino heroindistributor Joseph Armone
28 December 1960 was Joseph Armone’s man Joseph Cahill arrested, his house was owned by Joseph Biondo.

Gambino capo Vincent James Jimmy Jerome Squillante
18 february 1959 Vincent Jimmy Squillante (41) gets 7 to 15 years on three charges and his brother Nunzio Squillante and Teamster Local 813 business agent Barnard Adelstein (5 to 10 years) are also sentenced in a Long Island garbage extortion. They stay free on appeal.

James Rossetti (former president of the Greater New York Cartmen’s Association) a close associate of Squillante

Gambino capo Jimmy Squillante disappears
21 October 1960 disappeared the Gambino capo Vincent Jimmy Squillante, he had to stand on trial for extortion but the bosses decided to kill him. He had been the boss of the New York garbage hauling. Squillante`s turf was taken over by the capo Richie Schivone.
Gambino capo Richie Schivone

Gambino capo Richie Schivone and murdercase “Jojo” Berry
when a nephew of Squillante named "Jojo" Berry wanted to become a partner in a bar Schivone gave the partnership to hitman Max Kurschner "Joey". In 1960 was "Jojo" found murdered in a sewer.

Gambino capo Richie Schivone dies
Richie Schivone stayed capo for a year because he was found dead in 1961 in his house. It looked like he had fallen from his stairways in which his head had been crushed, some say he was killed with a baseballbat to make it look like an accident.

Genovese capo Anthony “Tony Bender” Strollo's New Jersey man Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
Provenzano had been indicted on Nov 15, 1960 on the Hobbs Act (extortion) and was convicted of extorting labor peace payoffs between 1952 and 1959.

Riverside Hotel and casino in Reno employee Lewis J McWillie
McWillie told the Warren Commission that he was a "key man" at Lansky's Tropicana Casino in Cuba. Lewis J. McWillie worked in the Tropicana Hotel in Havanna and after that he had worked in the Capri Hotel Casino, he worked for years in Cuba for New York racketeer Meyer Lansky. In january 1961 left Lewis J McWillie Cuba with strong feelings of hostility to the Castro regime. (source Warren commission hearing). McWillie first went several months to Aruba and Curacao and then he went to work in the Cal Neva Lodge and shortly there after he worked in the Riverside Hotel of the Detroit borgata.

Riverside Hotel and casino in Reno owner Mert Wertheimer killed?????
Mert Wertheimer a gambler who is close to Moe Dalitz and Meyer Lansky invested for the Licavoli mob in the Riverside Hotel and casino in Reno. Graham had Frank Foster kill Mert Wertheimer in Reno who had the Riverside Hotel. Foster and Ted Newberry had clipped reporter Jake lingle.

Riverside Hotel and casino in Reno bankrupt
The Riverside Hotel of the Detroit mafia in which William Miller was coowner declared bankruptcy in 1962 after they had gotten a loan of 2,75 million dollars from the Teamsters pensionfund and McWillie starts to work in the Thunderbird.

Chicago boss Accardo’s daughter Linda Lee marriage
In april 1961 marries Accardo's daughter Linda Lee with Michael Palermo (nephew of Nick Palermo a Melrose Park plumber), under the attendants: Cerone, Paul Ricca, Murray Humphreys, Gus Alex, Frank Ferraro, Giancana, Fiore Buccieri, DiVarco, Dominick DiBella, Charley Di Caro, Jimmy Catuara, Jimmy Allegretti, Joey Glimco, Louie Briatta, James Mirro, Francis Curry, Sam Alex, Sam Battaglia, Felix Alderisio, Chuckie Nicoletti, Eddy Vogel, Dominic Brancato, Lenny Patrick, James Caruso, Ralph Pierce, Skid Caruso, Les Kruse, Hy Godfrey, Dominic Blasi, Chuckie and Sam English, Sam Pardy, Joey Aiuppa, Joe Amato, Willie Daddano, Donald Angelini, Rocky Infelice, Dominic Cortina, Bill McGuire, Bill Kaplan, Pat Marcy, John D'Arco, Joe Laino, Johnny Roselli, Tony Pinelli, Johnny Lardino, John Matassa, Toots Palermo, Dominic Senese, Al Pilotto, Frank LaPorte, Vince Solano, Joe Lombardo, Tony Spilotro, Bobby Ansani, Angelo Volpe, Dominic Nuccio, Nathan Ladon, Davey Yaras, Ross Prio, Rocco and Joe Fischetti, Joe Ferriola, Lou Lederer, Frank Aulelli, Rocco Potenzo, Vince Inserro, Pat Manno, Johnny Formosa, Al Tocco, Frank Buccieri, Marshall Caifano, Rocco Prano, James Torello and Rocco DeGrazia.

Accardo's guests from other borgatas
Also from the other families came Carlo Gambino, Joe Colombo, Joe Profaci, Vito Genovese, Joe Zerilli, Angelo Bruno, Raymond Patriarca, John Scalish from Cleveland and John LaRocca from Pittsburgh, Moe Dalitz, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, Santo Trafficante jr, Carlos Marcello, Russell Buffalino, Frank Bompensiero, Nick Licata, "peanuts" Smaldone, Nick and Carl Civella, Frank Balestrere, Joe Sica from San Fernando Valley, Vincent Alo and "Funzi" Tieri.

Teamster leader Beck
In 1961 Beck starts his sentence of 5 years after he had lost his appeal.

New Jersey boss Nicholas “Nick” Delmore resigns
In 1961 Delmore stepped down and was replaced by DeCavalcante, who was later overheard on an FBI bug explaining that the Commission had given Delmore the top spot, but in an effort to avoid family feuds that plagued Amari's tenure, had put him on probation for one year before making him the official boss. Early in his reign, DeCavalcante arranged a sitdown with Philadelphia boss Angelo Bruno to settle differences involving that city's induction of members from Trenton. What the bugged conversations make clear is that disputes between the bosses were decided by the Commission, and that conflict over territory was and would be a continuing problem in New Jersey. The new boss became Samuel DeCavelcante. DeCavelcante’s underboss is Frank Maiuri. DeCavelcante’s partner in the plumbing business was Larry Wolfson whose sister Harriet Gold had an affair with deCavelcante. In 1961 starts the FBI to tape the New Jersey boss DeCavelcante. Under the famous tapes was one in which they listened to DeCavelcante, Ray DeCarlo and Anthony “Tony Boy” Boiardo (the son of “the Boot” Boiardo) in which they memorize an old murder. Also there is the tape of a conversation between Anthony “little pussy” Russo and DeCarlo and Russo said that Boiardo burned the bodies of his murdervictims at a grill at his estate what he also does sometimes for the Lucchese family.
New Jersey boss DeCavelcante (bugged) and underboss Frank Maiuri

Genovese capo Anthony “Tony Bender” Strollo's New Jersey man Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
the june 1961 murder of 560 secretary-treasurer Anthony {and rival of Tony Pro} Castellito, his head was beaten in and then Salvatore Briguglio, Salvatore Sinno and Harold “KO” Konigsberg strangled him, then they made the body disappear (Joe Celso’s chickenfarm) at the orders of Provenzano.

New Jersey based Genovese capo Anthony “Tony Bender” Strollo's man Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
Beginning july 1961 became Anthony Provenzano a vice president of New Jersey Teamster local 560.

New Jersey Teamster local 560 business agent Salvatore Briguglio
For his part in the Castellito murder, Salvatore Briguglio was rewarded in September 1961 with the role of business agent. Briguglio was later convicted of grand larceny and counterfeiting, and was suspected of having participated in the murder of Jimmy Hoffa.

Joseph Pagano
Murray Packing Co did business in meat in the Bronx with Joseph Weinberg and David Newman but when in 1961 Joseph Pagano became president they had nothing to tell anymore in their business. In 1961 buys Joe Pagano, the director of Murray Packing and a member of the Gambino family, countless chickens at credit which he then immediately sold for the buying price to Paul Castellano. When his suppliers knew he wouldn't pay he immediately declared bankruptcy but had already cashed in 745000 dollars. 3 Years later the schemers were convicted: Paul`s brother Peter Castellano got 5 years and Pagano 6 years. In 1965 Weinberg got 12 months, Newman 15 months and Pagano 5 years.

Most sources estimate that the Gallo/President St crew in the early 1960s could muster about 50 to 70 "regulars" in their "war" aganst the Profaci Family. Joey went to prison in late 1961 for extortion.

Sidney Slater
Slater also tells later that he met after the Anastasia murder mobster Joseph Gallo and some of his men who told him he could call them from now on the barbers crew (could be a bluff considering Capeci's latest article on the murder of Anastasia, but would love to know how he found that one out!).

Nicky Bianco arrives from Boston in South Brooklyn
According to Ralph Salerno a well respected NY City cop well versed in organized crime, Bianco came to New York from Rhode Island in the late 1950s early 1960s when he was a "suspect" in a murder there. In Brooklyn Bianco ran a haberdashery store in the heart of the Gallo territory {South Brooklyn}
One source alleged that Langella was "made" in 1959. Jerry Langella was a member of the Persico faction as far back as the Gallo-Profaci fight in the early 1960s. Langella was also close to the late Allie Boy Persico Sr.

Profaci rebel faction Gallo brothers President street crew
-The Gallo brothers were supported by Gioielli, Carmine Persico and Jiggs Forlano. In februari 1961 the Gallo brothers kidnap Profaci`s men Joseph Magliocco, Frank Profaci, Joe Colombo (according to Pete Diapoulos, while writers said it was Salvatore Musacchio) and John Scimone. Some say Frank "punchy" Illiano (his cousin is the dwarf Armando Illiano) was in on the kidnappings. Forlano allegedly acted as a negotiator with Joe Profaci after the Gallo's kidnappings. Joseph Profaci promisses to give them a bigger share and they let their 4 prisoners go.
-Joseph Profaci pursuades Persico and Forlano to change to his side and 20 august 1961 they invite Lawrence Gallo to the Sahara Lounge. There they start to strangle him but a cop enters the club and they flee (this scene was replayed in fictional form in the movie The Godfather). By losing Forlano's "support" the Gallo's also lost a lot of their money backing which would be needed to carry on their rebellion against Joe Profaci. The FBI learns that although Dominick “Mimi”Scialo was not present at the Sahara Lounge he supervised the attempt on Larry Gallo’s life.
-20 august 1961 also disappeared Gallo associate Joseph " Joe Jelly" Gioielli and started a war.
-Profaci soldier Persico and Hugh Macintosh got wounded when they are shot at in their car allegedly by Frank "punchy" Illiano.
-Frank "punchy" Illiano was also suspected in the carbomb of Profaci soldier Persico's car. Salvatore "Sally" Mangiamelli (who is married to Mariani's sister Louise). Mangiamelli was suspected of being behind the bombattack at Persico, Persico only became deaf when they blew up his car. Mangiamelli was close with Gallo and Ciprio.
-21 September 1961 was Carlo Gambino capo Anniello Dellacroce severely beaten by the Gallo group while he was dining in the Luna Restaurant in Manhattan.
-In September 1961 the Gallo's attempted to kidnap Profaci soldier Nicholas “Jigs”Forlano partner Rudy Stein. Using 2 thugs from California {Joey Gallo had recently taken a vacation there to cool off} they tried to snatch Stein outside a Manhattan club but Stein wisely hollered his lungs out,drawing a crowd and a few seconds later the cops came. The 2 thugs took off.
-In October 1961 it was Profaci soldier Nicholas “Jigs”Forlano's turn, the Gallo's allegedly tried to kill "Jiggs" outside his Astoria Queens home. Allegedly one of their best men, "Cadillac Louie" Marriani was sent to kill Forlano but he missed and Forlano escaped unharmed.
-Harry Fontana was a old line capo in the Profaci family in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. On 4 october 1961 Fontana was standing on 4th Ave and Union St when Joe Magnasco a member of the Gallo crew got out of a car and started berating Fontana for staying loyal to old man Profaci. When Magnasco was alleged to have grabbed Fontana, his bodyguard who may have been his brother shot and killed Magnasco. Although it was daylight on a busy corner there were no witnesses. Fontana is believed to have went on the lam after the shooting. According to Scott D capo Fontana later on wound up in the Tampa Fla area where he was involved in a stevadore company.
-In October 1961 there is an attempt to murder Joseph Profaci at a new Jersey hunting lodge and the manager convinced the gallos that Profaci wasn’t there, safing this way Profaci.
-Salvatore Mangiameli and Mike "Rizzi" Rizzitello (Michael Rizzitelli) was ALLEGEDLY a suspect in the shooting deaths of 2 Profaci men John Guariglia and the lounge owner Paul Ricci at the Hi Fi Lounge in Brooklyn on Nov 11 1961. Dellacroce's man Mike Rizzitello was a suspect in the murders 11 november 1961 of John Guariglia and Paul Ricci at the Hi Way bar in Brooklyn in which Tommy Ricciardi get wounded and Tommy Ricciardi goes to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles presence of Profaci- Magliocco- Colombo borgata
Mike "Rizzi" Rizzitello headed out to L.A shortly after the double murder. Supposedly Ricciardi and Rizzitello would become friendly out in Los Angeles. Rizzi became a made member of the L.A. Family in 1976.

Air France stewardess Simone Christman arrested with heroin in USA
In march 1961 Air France stewardess Simone Christman was arrested by U.S. Customs agents for smuggling heroin in her brassiere. Christman said the powder, which she thought was perfume base, had been given to her by a Mr. Mueller in Paris.

Cinisi sottocapo Gaetano Badalamenti meets Angelo La Barbera and Rosario Mancino
In october 1961 was Badalamenti seen at Palermo's airport Punta Raisa in the company of the palermitan mobsters Angelo La Barbera and Rosario Mancino.

Jean Paul Tremblay in Paris
16 September 1961 Jean Paul Tremblay and Anatole Ethier arrived in Paris. 20 September 1961 they returned to Montreal. Rivard had probably been instrumental in Tremblay's success in obtaining a heroin supplier in France. 5 october 1961 Tremblay went to new York and he meets members of the Pacelli group. 14 october 1961 Tremblay and Roger Laviolette were visited by Rivard's associate Roger Coudert, Coudert also is at that moment working with the Mangnani- Jiacobetti- Coscia group. In december 1961 was Tremblay's house burglarized.

Rosario Mancino drugring
In 1961 Domenic Procopio was in Toronto arrested he had the phonenumber of Albert Agueci who had worked for Rosario Mancino who was deported to Italy.

Corsican heroinsupplier Jean Jehan
16 December 1961 police searches in Montreal a ship from France but don't find the 50 kilos of heroin of the corsican Jean Jehan but he decides not to unload the party because he thinks the police got tipped and he wants to unload it some place different. (the heroin was for Louis Martin Maurice?).

Charlie Luciano in Naples
14 Januari 1962 Luciano got phoned in Naples by Mauro, Caruso and Maneri who are in Spain and just had spoken to the Rubinos there. Luciano doesn't want to talk.

Spain arrests
24 januari 1962 Mauro, Caruso and Maneri get arrested in Spain. They have more then 55000 dollar and get deported to the US and get 15 years. In Naples police search Luciano's appartment and in Rome they arrest Henry and Theresa Rubino. In Luciano's room they find a golden lighter with the inscription "For my good pal Charlie Luciano, from his friend Frank".

Luciano dies in Rome
26 Januari 1962 Luciano is allowed to travel to the airport under police escort to meet his friend Martin Gosch, there Luciano gets a heartattack and dies. Martin Gosch will later bring out the book the last testament of Luciano (which is an unbelievable bad book).

Lucchese borgata's Tuminaro-Fuca drugsring
The next day (27 january 1962) police find in New York 44 kilos of heroin (courier had been Jacques Angelvin, the host of a popular French television show) in the garage of Arnie Shulman and his partners Sol Friedman and Anthony Feola. Much of the heroin was found in the home of Tony Fuca's Bronx home and the Brooklyn home of their father. Jean Jehan can escape to France with his fellow corsican mystery man Jacques Mouren, who was never identified. Tuminaro's friend is Ignacio Pellegrino and they got their heroin from the corsicans Francois Scaglia, Jean Jehan and J Mouren. In 1964 both Patsy and Tony were sentenced to a 7 to 15 yr prison sentence. Scaglia was arrested with the French television star Jacques Angelvin in the case who inspired the film "The French Connection”.

FBN agent Tripodi
According to Agent Tripodi, Brown's friend, handsome Maurice Castellani, was the net's operations manager.

FBN agent Francis Waters
And as another FBN agent, Francis Waters, suggests, Castellani, whose nickname was "Le Petit Maurice," may even have been mystery man Jacques Mouren in the French Connection case. "Patsy Fuca talked about Le Petit Maurice with great deference," Waters recalls. "On one occasion I followed Patsy to the garage where [Jacques] Angelvin's Buick was stashed," Agent Waters continues. "I saw Patsy talk to Toots Shoenfeld, and I did some checking and found that Toots was connected to the guy who was bankrolling Jean Jehan's operation. A few years before we'd found the same address (to the apartment where Jehan was staying in New York City) in the possession of Marcel Francisi; so we got a search warrant and went in. It was a beautiful place, owned by an executive of Michelin Tire. So we had to back out." "Think about it," Waters adds. "Mouren was never identified; Scaglia had been trained by the OSS; and people from U.S. Army Special Forces were involved in the French Connection case."

Marseille, Francis "Le Belge" Vanverberghe
The Marseilles-born Francis Vanverberghe got his name from his Flemish father. The top gangsters in France at this time was the Guerini brothers from Marseille. "The Belgian" was noticed by the Guerini at a really young age (before 20) and the Guerini send "The Belgian" in Paris where he join the ex-associates of François Scaglia in the drug trade. At the beginning Vanverberghe was part of a trio of gangsters nicknamed "les Trois Canards" because they operated from the bar "Les Trois Canards".

Jean Paul Tremblay killed in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
13 February 1962 the body of the killed Jean Paul Tremblay was found, he send heroin to the Pacelli gang and used as intermediary with them George Farraco.

Jean Venturi settles in Montreal in 1962
UDR member Charles Pasqua held a seat in Parliament and chaired a 1969 committee investigating France's narcotics problem. From 1952 to 1967 he held various high-ranking positions in the big wine firm, Ricard Pastis. When the known heroin trafficker Jean Venturi came to Montreal in 1962 to establish a new smuggling network, his cover was as a representative for Ricard Pastis, where his immediate superior appears to have been Pasqua. (The Newsday Staff: The Heroin Trail, Souvenir Books, 1974). Dominique Venturi's brother Jean received the shipments in Montreal, but was obliged to pass them on to the Cotroni family.

Air France stewardess Simone Christman
In March 1962, Christman was sentenced to four years in prison-but at the intervention of an unknown outside force, she was quietly and quickly released. According to an FBN agent on the scene at the time, Christman was, in fact, a spy for the Secret Army Organization (OAS), a group of French soldiers who, with the support of the CIA, were fighting the forces of President de Gaulle in Algeria. The OAS was known to be financing its operations through the drug trade, and, being "a good soldier," Christman "took a small fall to protect her bosses"- who in return continued to receive CIA support. In addition to Christman's quiet and quick release, the FBN agent stationed in Paris was told not to investigate the mysterious "Mr. Mueller." The agent was told that U.S. Customs was handling the case; but he knew that the CIA had, in fact, blocked the investigation in order to conceal its involvement with the protected OAS drug smuggling ring.

Carmine Galante imprisoned in Lewisburg prison
Beginning 1962 Galante goes to prison for 20 years and becomes the boss in Lewisburg prison also convicted with him was Anthony Mirra the nephew of "Al Walker" Embarrato of the Bonannos.

Gallo rebels
-In November 1961 six of the Gallo gang defect to the opposition.
-2 december 1961 there was an attempt to kill Larry Gallo , the assassin was driving around in a sportscar disguised as a woman.
-5 January 1962 profaci soldier Nicholas “Jiggs”Forlano attacked loanshark victim Sidney Slater inside the Copacabana club almost taking Slater's eye out with a newspaper hook he had on his ring finger. Slater was a close associate of Joey Gallo and his crew. Slater escaped with a gash under his eye. Forlano allegedly told Slater he was lucky to ecape with his life. A waiter later identifed Forlano, Carmine Persico and "Donny Shacks" Montemarano {recently seen with Elizabeth Hurley} as those seated with Slater. A grand jury was enpaneled and Sidney later was charged with perjury refusing to identify the 3 men. However under heavy pressure Slater "flipped" and the 3 men were charged with assault. However like many mob cases the case dragged on till 1968 when it was knocked down to 'simple assault' and 'time served' which was nothing other than time spent in jail during the bail process.
-Allegedly someone took another shot in a murder attempt at Profaci soldier Nicholas “Jiggs”Forlano in January 1962 but missed.
-12 janaury 1962 the gallos beat up two of Carmine Persico’s men found in a nightclub.
-29 janaury 1962 Mike and Philip Albergo are shot and wounded while attempting to repair an icepicked flat tire. They had business associations with the gallo brothers.
-5 march 1962 several shots miss Joseph Profaci jr.
-11 march 1962 two Carlo gambino soldiers are beaten up in a nightclub.
-20 March 1962 was Profaci man Gregory Scarpa sr arrested for an armed robbery and became an informer for the FBI.
-11 May 1962 Profaci rebel Joe Gallo gets arrested when he extorts barowners, he got 10 years.

mafiaboss Joseph Profaci dies
7 June 1962 dies Joseph Profaci from cancer and till his death he hated Tommy Lucchese and Carlo Gambino who he suspects of supporting the Gallo brothers who live at President Street in Brooklyn. The profaci family was taken over by his brother in law Joseph Magliocco, who shared Profaci's mistrust and started to conspire with Joseph Bonanno. Joseph`s son Bill was married with Rosalia Profaci a niece of Joseph Profaci. They gave the contracts to kill Tommy Lucchese, Carlo Gambino, stefano Magaddino and Frank DeSimone to Joseph Colombo. Bonanno wanted Magaddino, the boss of Buffalo, and DeSimone, the leader of Los Angeles, also killed to take over their territories. Colombo betrayed their plans to Gambino and the Commission gave them after a meeting fines.

New York mafiaboss Joseph Magliocco, underboss Salvatore Mussachio, capo Sebastiano "Buster" Aloi, capo Simone Andolino, capo Salvatore Badalamenti, capo "big" Leo Carlino, capo Joseph Colombo, capo Harry Fontana, capo John "Sonny" Franzese, capo Ambrose Magliocco, capo Nicholas "Jiggs" Forlano, capo John "bath beach" Oddo, soldier Joseph Magnasco, soldier Cristoforo Rubino, soldier Frank Abbattemarco, soldier Antony Abbattemarco

Magliocco underboss Salvatore Musacchia (FBI number: 191344)
Record shows at least 22 arrests, but only one conviction. 1962: Identified as Magliocco sottocapo. 1963: Identified as acting boss of Profaci/Colombo Family. He was in fact the underboss, although when Big Fat Giuseppe died of natural causes in December 1963, it was Joe Colombo who took over the family. He had a police record of 22 arrests, but only suffered one conviction. His FBI number was: 191344.

Nicky Scarfo in Philadelphia
Dominic "Reds" Caruso slapped Bruno’s consiglieri Rugnetta and Bruno ordered his murder. 30 january 1962 Dominick "Reds" Caruso was killed because he disrespected consiglieri Joseph Rugnetta, the owner of the South Philly Grill, Caruso was shot and killed by Nicodemo Scarfo because Santo Idone came to late.

Nicky Scarfo in Atlantic City
In 1963 Scarfo (32) stabs the irish Joseph Duggan to death and was banned by Bruno to Atlantic City. As his righthand Scarfo takes his nephew Philip Leonetti and just under him stood the brothers Lawrence and Salvatore Merlino. Scarfo runs a sports betting operation with Nick Virgilio and worked with James DiNatale.

In prison Valachi got heared by Genovese about his capo Anthony Strollo which Genovese suspects of doing heroin deals without paying Genovese off. 3 Months later Vincent Mauro a man of Strollo gets caught in a heroindeal of which Genovese didn’t know.

Genovese orders murder of Greenwich Village capo Anthony Strollo "Tony Bender"
8 April 1962 Anthony Strollo “Tony Bender” goes out and disappears for ever. Anthony "Tony Bender" Strollo went out for a pack of smokes and never returned to his Fort Lee NJ apartment. According to KO Konigsberg Strollo's body may have been buried at Celso's chicken farm in NJ. after the murder of Strollo his crew was taken over by Eboli
Greenwich Village based Genovese capo Thomas Eboli "Tommy Ryan"

Genovese capo Strollo's soldier Joseph Valachi
22 June 1962 Joseph Valachi kills in prison an other prisoner who he thought to be Joseph DiPalermo and he becomes state witness.

New Jersey based Genovese capo Anthony “Tony Bender” Strollo's soldier Provenzano wounded
On June 24,1962, a Sunday morning Strollo protégé "Tony Pro" was found semi-concious in the elevator shaft at 707 Smmit St,suffering at least several broken ribs. Provenzano told police he had come to the local to do some paperwork and feed his pigeons on the roof. Tony said he opened the elevator and fell approximatly 12 feet (probably 1 floor). Some quess Tony Pro's "accident" and Strollo's disappearing act were connected. Tony Provenzano would fully recover.

Harold "K.O" Konigsberg mentions Zicarelli and Gallagher
Small time loanshark Bernard O ‘Brien operated out of the Dairy Treat ice Cream store in Bayonne. In October 1962 O’Brien vanished. Konigsberg claimed that he was summoned to Gallagher’s Bayonne residence and was commanded by Zicarelli to bury O ‘Brien (whose body was in the basement) at Joe celso’s chicken farm.

Harold "K.O" Konigsberg
In 1962 KO owned a restaurant in Hoboken NJ where the Provenzano brothers and Teamster local 560 held their 1962 elections at. It was the only polling place for the local which of course was to the advantage of Tony Pro.

New Jersey based Genovese capo Anthony “Tony Bender” Strollo's soldier Provenzano
Tony "Pro" Provenzano used his control of the local to increase his salary between 1962 and 1963 from $20,000 to $95,000. He even managed to collect 17,000 dollars on a workman's comp case which we are sure he needed ,only earning a paulty 113,000 dollars in 1963 as the highest paid union leader in the free world.

Business agent Stephen Andretta had his salary raised to $95,000 a year during the same period. Both Provenzano's and Andretta's salaries exceeded IBT president Jimmy Hoffa's salary at the time.

Fatico men John Gotti and Johnson
In 1957 Gotti (17) and Willy Boy Johnson (22) met eachother in Helen’s Candy Store owned by Leonard Di Maria. In 1961 Fatico had 2 of his black gamblers killed by Gotti (21) and Willy Boy Johnson. Gotti got in april 1961 his daughter.

Pleasant Avenue kidnappers take Jean Paul Tremblay intermediary George Feracco (Farraco)
25 May 1962 George Feracco (Farraco), the intermediary between Jean Paul Tremblay and the Pacelli gang, had telephoned Roger Laviolette. 31 May 1962 was George Farraco (40) kidnapped from Pleasant Avenue (crosses 116th Street in harlem?) and his kidnappers killed him and had his body disappear.

In may 1962 Tumminaro turns himself in Miami in.

Montrealer Roger Laviolette
29 May 1962 Laviolette went to paris and returned 3 june. 11 June 1962 Montrealer Roger Laviolette wants to visit George Farraco, he didn't know the man had disappeared.

Jean Paul Tremblay's righthand Montrealer Roger Laviolette arrested in France
8 August 1962 were Laviolette and his courier Alain Phaneuf arrested in France as they want to board a plane, police find 4 kilos of heroin.

Jean Paul Tremblay's men
In Montreal police arrest then 9 and 10 august 1962 Roger Lapierre and Anatole Ethier.

Cinisi underboss Gaetano Badalamenti
In februari 1962 there are meetings in Rome between important members of the groups that were led by Rosario Mancino , Angelo La Barbera , the Greco family from Ciaculli, the Badalamenti family from Cinisi. Also Francesco Paolo Coppola was seen. The drugtraffic was in the hands of the fugitives Pietro Davì, Salvatore "Pietro" Greco, Salvatore "Giuseppe" Greco, Tommaso Buscetta , Gaetano Badalamenti. In Rome stayed Badalamenti for a while in hotel Cesari, he is al the time in contact with other mafiosi like Rosario Mancino and Angelo La Barbera. In this period played Badalamenti an important role in the underworld and had contacts with Joe Pici, Gaetano Chiofalo and Frank Coppola, respectively living in Torrilla in Brianza, in Marsiglia (marseille) and in Pomezia.

Detroit mobster Philip Palazzollo in Rome (Italy)
4 october 1962 Philip Palazzollo arrived in Rome and visited Francesco Paola Coppola and later he went to Palermo.

Detroit mobster Philip Palazzollo in Palermo (Italy)
then Philip Palazzollo went to Palermo where he met 10 october 1962 Frank Dimaggio's deported brother Procopio Dimaggio, the deported Silvestro Carollo, Nicolo Impastato, Salvatore Valenti, Antonio Terranova and Francesco "Frank"LoMedico (FBN handbook page 221) a boss from Partinico.

New Jersey
In 1961 was Jerry Donnerstag arrested for the murder of the negro George Winston, but soon he was free because it was "selfdefence". St Patrick’s Day 17 march 1962 rob Freda and Basto a bank for 148000 dollars. 18 September 1962 burglar Freddie Spillman gets killed. In 1963 Basto arrived in Lewisburg. In 1969 Freda (37) was set free and was the next year again in Newark.

Gambino capo Carmine Lombardozzi (stolen and falsified securities)
Gambino capo Carmine Lombardozzi and his partner Arthur Tortorello (whose brother is Peter) ruled the business in stolen and falsified securities. In 1962 was for 1,3 million dollars worth of securities stolen from Bache and Company. John Lombardozzi was later for this arrested when he tried to sell them. Edward H. Wuensche told later that he got part of the stolen party via John`s brother Carmine. In 1963 go Carmine Lombardozzi, Arthur Tortorello and Joey Grasso to prison for securities swindles.

Nunzio Provenzano
The January 1963 appointment of Nunzio Provenzano as secretary Treasurer. The February 1963 appointment of Nunzio Provenzano as business agent following his January 1963 conviction for extortion.

Gallo rebels
-In july 1962 more Gallo defectors seek the protection of the carlo Gambino family.
-12 Februari 1963 John Rayola was wounded when he was shot down.
-Magliocco underboss Salvatore Mussachio was arrested on May 6, 1963 on suspicion of setting up a hit. The cops busted him at Magliocco’s house in Long Island. He was a vice president of Sapienza Bakery, 553 Meecham Avenue, Elmont, Long Island. It was renowned for its Italian bread and pastries. He lived at 2947 Murdock Avenue, Wantagh, LI.
-19 May 1963 were Magliocco soldier Carmine Persico and Funzi D'Ambrosio wounded.
-6 june 1963 was local businessman Ermile Colantuono killed for giving financial aid to the gallo gang. Nicholas Bianco went to Raymond Patriarca in Providence, Rhode island (where Bianco came from) to complain about this murder and Patriarca agrees to talk to Thomas Lucchese.
-12 June 1963 shots missed Frank illiano.
-As revenge was the same day (12 june 1963) Vincent di Tucci of the opposing side killed. Jerry basciano was arrested for the murder but released because of insufficient evidence.
-18 june 1963 was Gallo associate Alfred Mondella (Mondello) killed by Macintosh.
-9 August 1963 (11 december 1963??) was Joseph "Bats" Cardiello (56) shot and killed in his car in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn by Gallo man Nicholas Getch in his car in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, he had been close to the murdered "Frankie Shots" Abbatamarco who was killed by the Gallo brothers and had defected to the Profaci brothers. Later the same day the opposition struck back and killed Louis Mariani.
-9 August 1963 was Gallo associate Louis Mariani (26) killed by the Persico crew, his brother in law is Salvatore "Sally" Mangiamelli who is married to Mariani's sister Louise. Mangiamelli was suspected of being behind the bombattack at Persico, he only became deaf when they blew up his car. Mangiamelli was close with Gallo and Ciprio.
-at that point between October 15, 1962 and Aug 9, 1963, 9 men were killed,3 missing and presumed dead, 11 wounded or beaten and 9 fired at but missed.
-According to Frank "Pewee" Campagna a family loan shark and close friend of Joe Colombo, Magliocco had no show of controlling the Gallo faction and had to step down 3 september 1963 at the orders of the commission and Colombo became the next year the boss.
-11 December 1963 was Gallo associate Frank Illiano with 15 others indicted for his role in the war and in january 1965 was sentenced to 6 months. Gallo associate Nicky Bianco in 1963 served 3 months along with many others from the "Gallo faction" for his role in the Gallo-Profaci war. Gallo associate Nicky Bianco was suspected in several murders by 1963 in both NY and Calif but WAS NEVER CONVICTED.

In 1963 hires Porko of Jamaica, Queens that makes 500000 dollars a year the brothers Anthony and Salvatore carillo and also Ciro Perrone, they work for the genovese family.

He operated originally out of Brooklyn as did Mangano, and he was on the board of directors of the Democratic Club, as was Mangano. Vincent, and especially Philip Mangano, was very close to Adonis.

Adonis's crew was based in Brooklyn, after deportation, his choice was Jimmy Blue Eyes Alo. Following Alo's retirement, although not an official one, in the late 1970s-the crew was then headed up by Matty The Horse Iannelo and moved to Manhattan, where the Genovese family has long held a presence.Iannello then had Jimmy "The Little Guy" Ida take over as capo. Ida would later serve as consigliere till he was given life. The crew is now headed up by his brother Joey Ida.

Joe Doto Jr. is listed by the FBI as a made member of the Genovese family.

Bally Manufacturing Corporation
BMC is the most important slotmachinesdistributor In 1963 Sam Klein took over Bally Manufacturing Corporation, he is a front for the Genovese capo Jerry Catena and they made president director William O`Donnell. Bally manufacturing was run by Chicago through their man Lou Lederer. Catena became the headdistributor for New York and New Jersey, an other distributor is Dino Cellini.

Lucchese member Johnny Dioguardi (Kosher food)
In 1963 hires Herman Rose, owner of Consumer Kosher Provisions the capo Dioguardi in as employee because he lost business to American Kosher Provisions that gave work to Max Block and Catena soldier Lorenzo Brescio. In 1964 dies Rose and the business was taken over by Dioguardi and his nephew Thomas Plumeri.

Geneve, Exchange and Investment Bank
In 1963 Lansky's fronts Ben Wheeler and Benjamin B Sigelbaum take over the Exchange and Investment Bank in Geneve.

Lebanese opiumking Samil “Sami” el Khouri (Khoury) heroin ring broken
In august 1963 the biggest heroin ring in the Middle east that of the Lebanese Samil Khouri was rolled up, he had delivered heroin to Luciano in the earlier years.

Lucchese member Settimo Accardo "Big Sam"
In 1963 was Settimo Accardo "Big Sam" extradited to the US and got convicted.

Mafiaboss Joseph Magliocco dies
30 December 1963 dies Joseph Magliocco from a heart attack at the Good Samaritan Hospital, in West Islip, LI. Gambino and Lucchese reward Colombo by making him boss of the Profaci family.
Mafiaboss Colombo, underboss Charlie Mineo, consiglieri Joseph Yacovelli

there is/was a Ambrose Magliocco and also a Antonio {Anthony} Magliocco Sr. Don't know how they are related or are possibly the same man. Anthony Sr was the brother of Joseph Magliocco a/k/a the Fat Man who was the brother in law of Joseph Profaci. Anthony was the principal owner of Peerless Importers Inc at one time one of the largest liquor distisbutors in the NYC area.Anthony Sr was arrested at least 6 times during Prohibition on liquor infractions with most of the charges beng DISMISSED. According to the book BODY MIKE Peerless Liquors and a Ambrose Magliocco try to expand into Arizona but where denied a license to operate in Arizona because of their connection to the Colombo crime family. There also was a "Johnny Arrow" Magliocco.

Gallo rebels
-17 April 1964 were John “Moose”Battista (relative of jerry Langella) and "Fat" Tony Regina sentenced for the murder of Mariani.

Larry Gallo dies
Lawrence “Larry” Gallo (41) died of cancer 17 may 1968. Larry's son Steve Gallo.

Coppola soldier and 116 street mob boss Joseph "Joe"Rao dies
Joseph "Joe"Rao (born 12 march 1901, FBN book page 601 and married to Joe Stracci's sister Lena Stracci, reputed boss of 116 street mob of which Vincent Mummiani was a member, FBN book page 549), 116 street mob boss Joseph "Joe"Rao dies 10 may 1962.

When at Sicily small amounts of petroleum were found Enrico Mattei decided to exploit them for the state, his righthand at Sicily was Graziano Verzotto and they surrected the stateholding ENI, later Verzotto became secretary for Sicily for the Christen Democrats. Mattei wanted to have as only access to Sicily's industry. Under the coalition of Silvio Milazzo he could arrange this and his man Vito Guarrasi got the say over Sicily's earthy riches. When Mattei leaves 27 october 1962 Catania his private plane exploded and he died, the bomb was put in the plane at the orders of the Sicilian La Cupola bosses “little bird" Greco, Antonio Minore, Bernardo Diana, Giuseppe Di Cristina and Giuseppe Ferrera who did it as a pleasure to Philadelphia's boss Angelo Bruno according to Buscetta.

Gambino member Michael Scandifia
22 March 1963 was a bug installed in the Big S Service center in Coney Island, Brooklyn, of Gambino member Peter Ferrara. 10 may 1963 Gambino members Accursio Marinelli and Michael Scandifia went to see gambino member Peter Ferrara at his Brooklyn office which was bugged by police. 11 July 1963 was ex convict Alfred “Freddie the kid” Sanantonio killed in a flowershop. 25 July 1963 was patrolman Leonard Grossmann arrested because he was going to supply guns to Gambino member Michael Scandifia who told him he would use them to kill police informers.

ILA Local 1814 leader Anthony Anastasio dies
In 1963 dies Albert Anastasia`s brother "tough" Anthony Anastasio, Gambino then gave the leadership of Local 1814 to Anastasio`s son in law Anthony Scotto.
ILA Local 1814 leader Anthony Anastasio`s son in law Anthony Scotto

ILA local 1814 current president Louis Pernice, Brooklyn based ILA local 1814 president Frank Lonardo chosen in 1980 had as secretary treasurer Louis Pernice, ILA local 1814 vice president Alfred Small

John Papalia
Proof that Johnny Papalia was moving in the big leagues came when he was arrested in 1962 for his role in the French Connection heroin smuggling scheme. Indicted along with Papalia was Carmine Galante, the fearsome underboss of the Bonanno family, a very powerful New York City group. 5 March 1963 John Papalia, Frank Caruso, Vincent Mauro and Sal Maneri pled guilty. In 1963 John Papalia was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his part in the infamous ``French Connection'' heroin smuggling case. The extradited Mauro, Caruso and Maneri got 15 years but spring 1972 they came free after which Henry Rubino was shot dead at one of the early summer days while playing golf.

Alvin Malnik and Mary Carter Paint Company
In 1963, Alvin Malnik, a top henchman of crime syndicate boss Meyer Lansky, was found to be closely connected to the operations of Mary Carter Paint. In 1963 Mary Carter Paint spun off its paint division and during the next several years began developing its casino operations, particularly in the Bahamas.

McClellan hearings
In september and october 1963 Joseph Valachi testified before senator McClellan.

Colombo capo Aloi soldier “Sonny” Franzese
Franzese was inducted by Sebastian “Buster” Aloi.

Colombo capo Sebastian "Buster"Aloi retires
Sebastian “Buster” Aloi retires in 1963 as capo in the Colombo family and his son Vincent Aloi became in 1964 a capo in the Colombo family.
Colombo capo Vincent Aloi

New Jersey Teamster local 560, Genovese member Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
The Provenzanos and their organized crime associates were allegedly responsible for the May 24, 1963, murder of IBT member Walter Glockner, who protested the appointment of a member of the Provenzano ring as a business agent. After a shouting and pushing incident at the union hall, Glockner (27) was murdered in front of his house the next day. Provenzano’s family member Thomas Reynolds was suspected of being witness of the murder.

Former?? ILA president Joseph Ryan dies
In july 1963 dies Joseph Ryan (79).

ILA president Thomas Gleason
In 1963 became then Thomas Gleason president of the ILA what he was till 1987.

Lewisburg inmate Teamster Local 560 president?? Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano
Provenzano was convicted of conspiracy to receive kickbacks relating to a proposed loan from a Teamsters benefit fund. He was convicted on July 13 1963 and finally went to Lewisburg prison in May 1966. At Lewisburg one of Tony's jobs was in the prison library.

Harold "K.O" Konigsberg imprisoned
By 1963 KO was in federal prison of stolen good charges when he began "co operating" with the feds.

Joe Celso’s chickenfarm
5 April 1964 Joe Celso (50) took note of an ad placed by a farmer who wanted to sell a frontloader (mechanical scoop). Celso drove to the farmer’s yard and bought it and asked it to be delivered the next day to his chicken farm north of Lakewood. Then he probably dug up the bodies (“Tony Bender” Strollo, Bernard O’Brien) mentioned by Konigsberg, but there were still 2 bodies: Angelo Sonessa and Kenneth Later and an orthopedic shoe of small loanshark Bernard o’Brien.

New Jersey Teamster local 560 business agent Robert Luizzi
The 1964 appointment of Robert A Luizzi to the position of Business agent in spite of his convictions.

Heavy weight boxing champion Sonny Liston
25 february 1964 Lucchese member Frank Paul Carbo fixed the Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight (unbeknownst to Clay). Sonny Liston boxed for promoter Joe Barone a man of Blinky Palermo. Cassius Clay became world champion heavy weights after a KO (knock out) of Sonny Liston who claims to have had a shoulderblessure but still got a million dollars. After the fight becomes Cassius Clay a muslim and takes the name Muhammed Ali. Frank Carbo, Blinky Palermo and St Louis mobster John Vitale own boxing champion Sonny Liston who was managed by Bernie Glickman. Liston would have lost 2 times at orders from Mohammed Ali. Carbo had also to do with the boxing champs Jake LaMotta and rocky Marciano. Sonny Liston’s manager is Bernie Glickman who also manages Virgil Akins and Ernie Terrell, later Glickman was beaten up by the Chicago capo Phil Alderisio after he had taken the capo with him to plea for him with Tieri of the genovese family.
Heavy weight boxing champion Cassius Clay

Lucchese member James "Jimmy Doyle" Plumeri
Plumeri was connected to Frankie Carbo and Nig Rosen in boxing match fight fixing, and was also involved with Edward Wrensche, a Philadelphia numbers racketeer in stolen securities. In 1964 he was involved in a loan scam involving a $1.5 million loan from the Teamster’s pension fund.During the McClellan hearings, Plumeri took the 5th on everything, but did answer two questions, giving his wife’s maiden name and stating he had no children. He had at least one son, Thomas who was a close friend of Dominick Dioguardi, son of Johnny, and they were both involved in the mob.

Francisci-Venturi clan
The nation-hopping Joe Orsini returned to join the organization in 1964.

A 1963 FBI report makes mention of Neal Crescenzo of Buffalo. There was a problem when he tried to recruit runners to handle the sale of policy slips in the coloured area of Buffalo.

Joseph F. Mazzariello (Joe Busti) was "throwing the names of Steve Magaddino and his brother Antonio Magaddino around." Busti incurred the anger of Magaddino by going around telling everyone that he, Busti, was a partner of "Cheech" Scalisi of New York City. Magaddino ordered Busti not to continue. Magaddino also accused Busti of being a police spy.

There was a conversation in which Magaddino mused over the possibility that Jacomino Russolesi would become an informant ("head of the East Side mob in Rochester, New York"). Jake Russo handled Rochester before Valente for Magaddino and mysteriously disappeared in 1964.

20 June 1964 Antonio Magaddino attends the funeral of Petrina Magaddino, sister in law of Stefano Magaddino.

In 1964 dies Montana.

Kama Sutra Records and Colombo capo Aloi soldier “Sonny” Franzese
20 July 1964 the Shangrilas have a hit with Remember and they also play that year leader of the pack. In 1964 Phil Steinberg (23) of Kama Sutra/ buddah Records was visited by Morris Levy of Roulette Records and in time Levy will own the 80 shops big record chain Strawberries. Levy wants to have Steinberg’s most succesfull group Shangrila because they were his he says. Levy is friends with Vincent Gigante and Gaetano “Corky” Vastola of the DeCavelcante family. Gaetano "Corky" Vastola (71) promoted concerts for Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin and played golf with Sammy Davis jr and was part owner of Roulette Records and was listed as songwriter. Steinberg and his partners Artie Ripp and Hy Mizrahi then go to “Sonny” Franzese a made man for Sebastian “Buster” Aloi and take him as a partner.

Kama Sutra Records
Kama sutra buddah records has next to the the shangrilas also the artists Jay and the americans, the lovin spoonful, sha na na, gladys knight and the pips, Isley brothers, Lena Horne, Rod McKuen, Paul Anka, Charlie Daniels, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, captain Beefheart and Melanie.

Marseille (France) , Joseph “Jo” Cesari arrested
In 1964 narcotics police shadowed Joseph “Jo” Cesari (born in Bastia) for several months, and converged on Clos Saint Antoine, an abandoned estate (paid by Veran) near Marseille where he had set up two heroin labs and put four assistants to work. Police stormed the estate 8 october 1964 arresting Cesari and his staff George Albert Veran, Caluzzi and Gallorini. Cesari was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was released a lot sooner. Veran got 3 years.

Marcel Francisci and Joseph “Jo” Cesari
They also made an interesting discovery in one of the back rooms: Jean Francois, the nephew of Marcel Francisci. (L'Express, 14 October 1968). Months earlier the boy's father, on an unannounced trip back to Corsica, had discovered his wife with a lover, whom he proceeded to shoot through the throat before returning to France with his son Jean Francois. As head of the family, Marcel Francisci looked after his nephew. He placed him under the wings of a Cesari laboratory worker and his wife.

Pleasant Avenue's Lucchese heroindealer Pacelli and Gambino heroindistributor Joseph Armone
23 September 1964 were Pacelli and Nancy Sue arrested and the same day also Joseph Armone. 27 september disappeared Nancy Sue but still Pacelli got 18 years in Atlanta and Armone 15 years. In 1965 were Joseph "Joe"Armone and Grammanta convicted of smuggling heroin from the Netherlands . Grammanta served 5 years and Armone served 10 years.

ILA local 1823
5 October 1964 dies former Arsenal member Frank “Machinegun”Campbell of ILA local 1823.

21 November 1964 marry Thomas Delgiorno and Mary Ann Theresa Welch.

New York mafiaboss Bonanno consiglieri Tartamella sr
In 1964 John Tartamella sr was no more the consiglieri.
Boss Joseph Bonanno, underboss John Morales, consiglieri

New York mafiaboss Bonanno in Canada
In 1964 Bonanno was shortly imprisoned in Canada.

New York mafiaboss Joseph Bonanno goes into hiding
Joseph Bonanno made his son Bill the new boss of the family. The Commission doesn't agree because they wanted his second man Gaspar Di Gregorio, the brother in law of Stefano Magaddino to be the new boss. 21 October 1964 Joseph Bonanno sets up his own kidnapping when the Commission pressures him to reconsider his decision.

lebanese opiumking Samil "Sami" el Khouri (Khoury) and bodyguard and friend Mounir Alaouie killed
In 1965 were Samil Khoury and his friend Mounir Alaouie (former officer of the narcotics section of the lebanese police) killed after double crossing a jordan hasj dealer.

Guerini bodyguard Christian David
A Corsican gangster later told police of a curious summit on 14 January 1965 in Antoine Guerini's house in the La Galenzana district of Marseilles. Corsican leaders were contemplating the liquidation of former police superintendent Robert Blemant, who had carved his own successful niche in the underworld. "All the criminal bosses of France were there, and some from Germany and France as well. Everyone awaited the arrival of the Guerini brothers. Suddenly the door opened and in walked a man with an 11.43 caliber in one hand. It was Christian David “Beau Serge”. He ordered all of us to reach for the sky while he frisked us. When he was through Antoine and Meme Guerini came in. At the meeting David allegedly angered the Guerinis by voting against Blemant's elimination.

Robert Blemant killed
Nonetheless three hit men shot former police superintendent Robert Blemant down 4 may 1965. They were led by Rene Mondolini the adopted son of Meme Guerini.

Robert Blemant killer Colombani killed
One of the murderers, Pierre Colombani, was tortured and slain in Ajaccio, Corsica a few months later. Several Guerini clan members suspected that David had done him in.

Back in New York in 1965, Irving Brown's involvement in the French Connection surfaced again when agent Waters learned that Maurice Castellani had been bringing money to his fellow Canard, Francois Scaglia, at Attica Prison since May 1964. As has been noted, Scaglia was convicted in the 1962 French Connection case based on traces of heroin found in Jacques Angelvin's Buick-traces that matched the heroin found in Patsy Fuca's basement in Brooklyn.

Lucien Rivard
2 march 1965 escape Lucien Rivard and Andre Durocher. 15 July 1965 was Lucien Rivard again arrested and extradited to the US where he got 12 november 1965 then 20 years, his couriers Julien Gagnon and raymond Jones got 15 years.

Buffalo Local 66
Buffalo Local 66 was operated by Antonio and Jimmy LaDuca, this local was associated with the Costantino Hotel chain which employees were members of Local 66. The LaDuca brothers ran the union through their man Sam cariola.

Buffalo Laborers Local 210
The construction union Laborers Local 210 is in Buffalo.

Niagara Falls LIUNA Local 91 business manager Mike “Butch”Quarcini
Niagara Falls Liuna Local 91 was run by Mike "Butch" Quarcini who was elected in 1965 as Business manager.

New Jersey Genovese soldier Angelo " Ray or Gyp" DeCarlo
Angelo DeCarlo, born in 1902, was a cold-blooded killer who worked his way up the ranks among the mobsters in and around Newark, New Jersey. His headquarters was a joint called "The Barn," located in Mountainside, NJ, a quiet little suburb of Newark. DeCarlo was a capo in the Genovese Family associated with Abner "Longy" Zwillman and Gerardo Catena. DeCarlo's prominence in the mob came after the FBI disclosed tape recorded conversations from his office which they had bugged from 1961 to 1965. DeCarlo, known as Ray or "Gyp," was involved in loansharking, gambling, and participated in several murders. He was also close to the political scene in Newark and when transcripts of the FBI tapes were released, several political careers crashed and burned. Among this group of losers were Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio and the once-powerful New Jersey Democratic political boss John J. Kenny. DeCarlo had been recorded telling two associates, "Hughie (Addonizio) helped us along. He gave us the city." The tapes also linked DeCarlo's friend Frank Sinatra to the underworld.

Cantellops murder
Cantellops gets killed in 1965.

John Stanfa in Philadelphia
John Stanfa was born in Caccamo and brothers of his were part of that local cosca of which their nephew Antonio Guifre is the boss. In 1964 the sicilian John Stanfa (24) arrives in Ny and later goes to Philadelphia.

Pasquale Macchiarole firm ???Frigid???
John Valentine (a former truckdriver for Frigid) testified that in 1964 or 1965 Pasquale Macchiarole called a meeting of all Frigid drivers. At the meeting Macchiarole told the group (including Valentine and Pacilio) that in the future any driver stealing seafood from the piers would be required to give half his profits to Frigid. They stole mainly frozen lobster.

New Jersey boss DeCavelcante
26 February 1965 DeCavelcante was approached by his soldier Gaetano “Corky” Vastola and sold for him 1100 pounds stolen lobster.

New Jersey boss DeCavelcante
26 februari 1965 talk DeCavelcante, his underboss Maiuri and their capo Louis Larasso and Gambino’s men Nicola Melillo and James Failla “Jimmy Brown” about the garbage hauling racket.

Joseph Feola “jimmy Surprise” killed
DeCavelcante underboss Louis LaRasso lured Feola to a garage where Feola was strangled and buried elsewhere. LaRasso confirmed the hit to Gambino capo James “Jimmy Brown”Failla. Joseph Feola “jimmy Surprise” disappeared 19 april 1965 and the police found out the reason because of the DeCavelcante tapes.

New York: Joseph Feola “Jimmy Surprise”
In 1931 killed Joseph Feola “Jimmy Surprise” policesergeant Timothy Murphy. In 1939 was Feola convicted for the murder to die in the electric chair but on appeal he got 7,5 to 15 years.

DeCavelcante- Gambino meeting
9 June 1965 Gambino and DeCavelcante dine and Gambino said that he replaced his underboss Biondo by Dellacroce and as consiglieri he had Joe Riccobono.
Boss Carlo Gambino, Underboss Dellacroce, Consiglieri Joe Riccobono

Gambino heroindistributor Joseph Armone
3 January 1965 was Joseph Armone wounded when he was shot down and his partner Vincent Pacelli of the Lucchese family takes over their drugsbusiness.

Frank Tuminaro
Angelo Tuminaro surrendered in april 1964, his operations are now led by his younger brother Frank Tuminaro.
3 February 1965 police arrest 14 suspects of 19 indicted for herointrafficking back to the year 1923, under the arrested were Anthony “Tony West”De Lutro (37 of Mulberry street), Carmine Consalvo aka Carmine Perrone, Frank Tuminaro, Frank Gangi. In 1966 was Angelo Tuminaro (58) released from prison.

Sorge, Ceritto, Bonanno, Bonventre, Galante, Priziola, Quasarano, Adonis indicted
In February 1965, in Palermo, Sorge and 15 others associated with the Sicilian and US Mafias (the latter including Joe Ceritto, the San Jose LCN leader) were indicted for "criminal conspiracy". Also mentioned in the court papers were Joe Bonanno, John Bonventre, Carmine Galente, John Priziola, Raffaele Quasarano, and Joe Adonis. The indictment, as it related to Sorge, claimed that between 12-16 October 1957 in the Albergo delle Palmo, Luciano, Bonanno, Sorge, Garofalo, and others met. (Garofalo, of the Bonanno family, settled in Sicily in July 1957.) The case against most of the accused was dismissed in 1968.

Garofalo, Martinez, Gaspare and Giuseppe Magaddino, Plaia, Scandariato, Gioè, Coppola, Coffaro and Giuseppe Genco Russo
In july 1965 were named in a report by the Squadra mobile della Questura di Palermo Garofalo, Martinez, Gaspare and Giuseppe Magaddino, Diego Plaia, Giuseppe Scandariato, Imperiale Gioè, Francesco Paolo Coppola, Angelo Coffaro and Giuseppe Genco Russo.

Coppola, Genco Russo, Magadino, Cerrito arrested at meeting
Frank Coppola was arrested 2 August 1965 in the company of Giuseppe Genco Russo, Giuseppe Maggadino, Calogero Orlando, Joseph Cerrito, Tom Russo and Gaspare Magaddino. In addition to several individual charges for smuggling, kidnapping, bombing and murder, the group was hit with meeting to commit crime. The charges in this case as with so many others folded shortly thereafter and Coppola continued to operate as openly as before. Coppola's nephews are Domenico and Giacomo Coppola and they live also at Sicily.

Cinisi boss Badalamenti and D'Anna
In 1965 there is a transport of 83,5 kilos of heroin to the US, which was orchestrated by Gerolamo D’Anna who works with Gaetano "Tano" Badalamenti.

New York
In december 1965 US police find 100 kgs of heroin in a car from France.

Ernest “Ernie the Hawk” Rupolo
Ernie Rupolo started talking to the DA’s office, initially with A.D.A. Edward A. Hefferman, on June 13th., 1944. He first gave up the three men involved in the dice game stick-up, the Leffredo brothers and Dominick Carlucci, then started verbalizing about the Boccia case. The man who would be largely responsible for trying to put together a case against Genovese and his accomplices in the Boccia killing, was Assistant District Attorney Julius Helfand, the city lawyer who would gain notoriety as one of the leaders in the investigation into the New York Police Department corruption probe involving bookmaker Harry Gross, in 1950.

Ernest “the Hawk” Rupolo
Richard Parks (27 and one of the bankrobbers) saw in 1964 the killers William David “Red”Crabbe, Thomas Matteo and florio load the body of Rupolo into the trunk of a car, Ernest “the Hawk” Rupolo was thought to be killed but when they put his body into the car trunk it came out he was still alive and he started screaming after which Crabbe stabbed him to death.

Colombo capo Aloi soldier “Sonny” Franzese
In 1965 were 4 bank robbers arrested John Cordero, Richard Parks, Jimmy Smith and Charles Zaher. Cordero’s wife is Eleanor Cordero the widow of Rupolo. They then accuse “Sonny” franzese and he got 50 years, they testified that franzese gave the order to kill Rupolo in 1964.

Colombo capo Aloi soldier “Sonny” Franzese
In 1967 stood 4 mob members on trial for the murder of Rupolo but they were spoken free. In august 1968 was “Sonny” Franzese spoken free.

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Comment by Gaspar Vetrano on November 9, 2013 at 7:41am

Joey Gallo and I were friends, I lived at 40 Sutton Place until my bust on June 28, 1984 by the Organized Crime Task Force, No I am not a made guy, I refused that offer in 1967, my Godfather and cousin, Joseph JR Russo and Vincent Jackson Desiscio wanted me because of my abilities with weapons, many years later my Godfather was on the lam for wacking Joe Barboza in San Francisco, I got him a set of new papers etc. so he could live in NYC under a new name, in the late '70's I hooked up with the Ghost Shadows in China Town and was buying number 4 Heroin fore $130,000 a Kilo, my loving Godfather JR can to visit me with a friend by the name of John Gotti, who was a captain in the Gambino family, sitting in my den this pint sized fat MFer tells me "Kid you should be with us" your Godfadda here says youse makin a lot of money with the mulenyans so do yourseld a favor and just come with us, needless to say this was all my fault because the week before this happened I was bragging to JR showing him my wardrobe which was custom made by Dunhill Tailors at 1500 a pop, it broke my heart that the man that stood up in church swearing if anything happened to my parents he would take care of me now had this guy in MY home trying to shake me down, I asked JR to please take John and leave, this little chubby MFer tells me I'm making a mistake, I reminded him that he was in my house and should notice that my right hand was behind one of the pillows on that couch and he had no idea what was in said hand, they both left and I didn't hear anymore about it, in '84 when the O.C.T.F. busted me they took 6 Kilo's of Heroin, 9 ounces of cocaine 5 pistols and $765,000, they booked me into the 21st precinct and Trooper Knowles read off what was taken in the raid, 1 ounce of Heroin, 1 gram of cocaine 1 government model Colt .45 pistol and $9. in cash, the prosecutor at the time was Sterling Johnson rushed to Judgement and put my name and every alias he knew of on the warrant except John Doe so I only got convicted for one gun , my 45 was disassembled on my coffee table because I was cleaning it but at that time I had a romance with the pipe and had the money and drugs in the same place, I got a predicate conviction of 2 to 4 years, I had jumped a quarter of a million cash bail because Johnson told my lawyer if I pled guilty he would give me 25 to life with the possibility of parole in 25 years, I was on the lam for 2 years and ended up back in East Boston, on Mother's day 1985 while I was walking up the stairs of my parents home an NYPD cop named Myron Advant and trooper Knowles and about a dozen local cops came out of every where arrested me and brought me to the Charles Street Jail, then shipped me by plane back to New York and Rikers Island, when I got out 32 months later, a wrap up on 4 years I was shackled again and driven to LaGuardia Airport given some paper work to go see a parole officer, I had no idea why, the next morning I was told that under MA. law I was on parole for 16 months, when I got back to Boston people were saying that I was a RAT and I couldn't understand why, while I was away a guy by the name of Cono Frizzi turned me in for the reward he had been busted with a mp40 German Machine gun and some other guns and made a deal to turn me in and collect 10 grand and do 6 months in the federal hospital in St. Louis, I did my 6 months in a Prison Concord and got out , three days later my Godfather calls me and asks me to meet him in the club at Maverick Square, when I get there and go in he is standing with Connie, Connie's father and some other AH, and asks me if I intended to do bodily harm to Connie, I replied Joe I'm not gonna kill him but I am gonna put him in the hospital for a few weeks, My Godfather who I loved like a father for most of my life who at this time is a Capo in the Anguilo family says and I quote " If you touch a hair on his fuc-in head I'll make sure you end up right back in the can" I couldn't believe what I was hearing but one thing is certain people like Joey Gallo are gone, the night they busted me they did a sweep and busted 25 people that were my crew, all young black men, any one of them could have rolled but they didn't we all went to prison but they couldn't try me under the Rico act and though we all lost touch with each other, 30 years later I am still proud of those guys and defy anyone to find a group of men like that today, I am working on my second book which will be titled "The Price We Pay" my first one "I Make No Apology" sold over 800,000 copies and was published by Publish America, if you go to and enter the title and my name you can shop for the best price and the different countries it is sold in, leave a message for me here and I will arrange a way for me to sign it, I wrote it as a rebuke to American Gangster, the movie because that Rat Frank Lucas took a half a dozen dealers he knew and wrapped it into his story, as we speak Frank is in jail for trying to cash his son's disability check. everyone have a great day


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