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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1980s (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.

Bonanno capo Salvatore "Sal" Catalano marriage
7 Februari 1980 Salvatore "Sal" Catalano marries at Sicily.

Bonanno capo Salvatore "Sal" Catalano photographed at Sicily
14 Februari 1980 Catalano, Ganci, Filippo Ragusa, John Licata (the son of killed Knickerbocker Avenue capo Pietro) and Giorgio Muratore get photographed in Palermo by police (the picture is around).

Santa Maria del Gesu capomafia Bontate trustee Contorno meets Bonanno capo Salvatore "Sal" Catalano
Giorgio Muratore is a drugdealer from Bagheria who works for the boss Leonardo Greco. Contorno and his friend D'Agostino are there when they test a sample and also there are Salvatore Greco (the brother of Leonardo), Carlo Castronovo (a man of Greco), his nephew and brother in law Frank Castronovo, Ganci, Catalano, Gaetano Mazzara of the Noce cosca.

New Jersey’s “Cherry Hill” Gambinos
In march 1980 went Rolli to the Mille Luci Cafe and spoke there Emanuele Adamita and the brothers Rosario and Giuseppe Gambino who get him sofar that he will go to Milan to get a package of heroin. Rolli informed the police and was later that month arrested with Adamita while they are in the possession of 40,5 kgs of heroin. Adamita had with him the adresses of Catalano and Ganci.

John Gotti's son Frank Gotti dies in caraccident
18 March 1980 Frank Gotti (12) the son of John Gotti dies when their neighbour John Favara hits him with his car by accident when he runs into the street. John Favara then gets constantly threatened and when he arrives home 28 july 1980 he gets beaten and kidnapped by Ruggiero, Tarricone and Johnson?? , he disappears forever.

Colombo capo Panarella soldier Jilly Greca killed
As the mobster Giuliano “Jilly” Greca in 1980 drove in his car and stopped for a traffic light a biker stopped next to his car and shot him dead, he had worked under capo Panarella and had a shop from which he sold stolen goods. Greca was also the man who had unwittingly introduced undercoveragent Pistone into the mob.

Dentist Jesse hyman
In 1979 Rotondo arranged for contractor Ben Parness to introduce dentist Jesse Hyman to Teamster Local 804 secretary treasurer Long. Hyman proposed a dental plan for Long’s union. Long introduced Hyman to teamsters Local 808 secretary treasurer Mahoney. Hyman reported to rotondo and Rotondo’s boss John Riggi.

Buffalo boss Joseph Todaro sr orders murder of capo Carl Rizzo
Carl Rizzo had contacts with the Cleveland capo Curley Montana to do business with Cleveland bosses Chester and Anthony Liberatore and had also contact with John Riggi. It was about fraud in the medical world that made them large amounts of money. The Buffalo family was now led by Joseph Todaro who had his capo Carl Rizzo killed 6 march 1980 and he was found back 10 april 1980 in the trunk of a car in front of the door of Jesse Hyman a man who works for the Decavelcante family.

Dentist Jesse hyman
Dentist Jesse hyman was convicted of extortion and loansharking in 1985 and then became government witness.

7 march 1980 was William “billy the kid”M Sciolino killed.

Philadelphia boss Angelo Bruno killed
Commission member Angelo Bruno Annelore the boss of Philadelphia ruled Atlantic City via his capo Scarfo. Bruno often phoned from the law offices of his friend jacob Kossman. Bruno`s consiglieri Antonio Caponegro is unhappy and wants to take over Bruno's position with help of his brother in law Alfred Salerno and the capos John Simone and Frank Sindone. He spoke about this with Funzi Tieri and asks Tieri to get the okay from the Commission. Tieri told nobody about Caponegro's plans and told Caponegro that the Commission sanctioned the hit.

Philadelphia boss Angelo Bruno killed
When Angelo Bruno leaves 21 march 1980 restaurant Cous and sits down next to his driver John Stanfa he get driven home and Stanfa parked the car. Then possibly killer Caponigro appeared from behind a parked car and put a sawnof shotgun behind Bruno`s rightear and squeezes the trigger.

Bruno conspirators
24 March 1980 Stanfa was seen in company of the 3 suspects in the murder of Bruno: Sindone, Caponegro and Simone and they meet some members of the Genovese family.

Bruno consiglieri Antonino Caponigro killed in the Bronx
The Commission then commands Caponegro and his brother in law Salerno to appear for them and Caponegro gets to hear he did an unsanctioned hit and that Tieri had deceived him. Gigante was suspected of the murders of Angelo Bruno's killers at the command of Tieri. 18 april 1980 in New York Caponegro was found in the trunk of a stolen car, he had been tortured and stabbed with knives after which they shot him up. Around his body lay torn 20 dollar notes which told that he was killed because he had been to greedy. John Digilio and his crew probably killed Caponigro who he hated.

Bruno consiglieri Antonino Caponigro’s brother in law Salerno killed in the Bronx
The same day they find the naked body of his brother in law Salerno who was bound at hands and feet, it was in a bodybag in an alley, also he had been tortured and then killed with several shots.

The same month april 1980 Scarfo Genovese ?? consiglieri?? Bobby Manna who told him the commission had Caponigro and his brother in law Salerno killed because they had killed Bruno. Manna said that the commission had also determined that John “Johnny Keys”Simone was involved in the murder and that he would be killed. At an other meeting Manna told Scarfo the commission wanted him to be boss but Scarfo turned it down because he felt Philip Testa deserved it more. Later they also decided to kill Frank Sindone because of his involvement in the murder of Bruno.

Philadelphia boss Testa, underboss Casella and consiglieri Scarfo
3 Weeks after the murder of Caponigro (so may 1980?), mobster Martirano had to come with some other Philadelphia members to Cous before Genovese consiglieri Bobby Manna who tells them that the commission had appointed Testa as the new boss of the Philadelphia family. Testa takes as underboss Pete Casella and as consiglieri "Nicky" Scarfo.

Philadelphia family inductions
8 june 1980 Testa and Scarfo induct in the house of capo John Cappello then Phil Leonetti, Salvatore “Chuckie” Merlino, Salvatore “salvie”Testa, Anthony “blonde babe”Pungitore, Salvatore “Wayne”Grande, Frank Narducci jr., Anthony “Tony”Casella and Robert “Bobby” Lumio (Teamster??).

Gerard Papa (Genovese soldier and nephew of the killed Vincent Papa)
Tommy Spero’s father Ralph Spero was killed and his father's brother Thomas “Shorty” Spero said he would avenge him. Their nephew is Angelo Sepe the brother in law of Colombo associate Tony Rodriguez. In February 1980 (1979??) was Thomas “ Shorty” Spero killed by Jerry Pappa and buried in the fabric of Pete Savino.

Gerard Papa (Genovese soldier and nephew of the killed Vincent Papa) killed
Thursday morning, 10 july 1980 the masked gunmen Dominick “Dom”Cataldo and his nephews Nicholas and Joseph Cataldo jr (the sons of his brother Joseph Cataldo sr) shoot and kill Genovese member Gerard Papa (nephew of the killed Vincent Papa) in Dutchy’s Luncheonette at 69th Steet and 14 Avenue in Brooklyn at the orders of Gigante because he had killed somebody without permission. His son Jonathan Pappa became known in 1994 after 4 murders.

Gerald "Jerry" Pappa was a partner with Peter Savino in a window replacement business.Pappa was allegedly order killed {according to Savino} for the murder of 2 Colombo families mobsters "Shorty" Spero and Richard Scarcella. Their bodies were found in the foundation {floor} of Savino's business in Brooklyn. At Vincent Gigante's 1997 trial Savino testified that Pappa was ordered killed by Gigante because 1- the murder of the 2 men was not "authorized" and Pappa may have also been shaking down without permission; drug dealers.

Colombo soldier Gregory Scarpa sr “The grimreaper”
associate Dominick Somma complained against Greg Scarpa sr about screwups that Scarpa sr’s son Scarpa jr did during a bankrobbery. Scarpa pulled out a pistol and shot Somma dead in august 1980.

Philadelphia boss Phil Testa orders murder of Bruno murderer Simone (at orders of Salerno)
18 September 1980 underboss Phil Testa shows that he is the new boss when Bruno`s nephew the capo John Simone (70) was found with 3 bullets in the head at a garbagedump in New York. Simone was killed by Louie Milito in attendence of his boss Gravano and “Stymie” D’Angelo. The Gambino family supported Testa.

Philadelphia boss Phil Testa orders murder of Bruno murderer and loanshark Frank Sindone (at orders of Salerno)
29 october 1980 the capo Frank Sindone (52) , the most important loanshark of the family was killed with 3 bullets after which his body was found in 2 green garbagebags. Sindone was killed by Salvatore “Chuckie”Merlino, Frank Monte and Salvatore “Salvie”Testa. Sidone's loanshark operation was taken over by Joseph Ciancaglini.
Philadelphia loanshark Joseph Ciancaglini

killed Philadelphia boss Bruno driver Stanfa arrested
11 December 1980 John Stanfa gets arrested.

president Reagan’s minister of labour Raymond Donovan
In december 1980 president Reagan made Raymond Donovan (50) minister of labour, the FBI then gave out the story of Donovan`s underworldcontacts. Donovan had worked for new Jersey`s Schiavone building company. They paid bribes to the Genovese family for contracts and no troubles with the unions. The bribes first went to Briguglio and after his murder to William Massalli who used as bagman Fred Furino. Exactly a year later they open an inquiry in his contacts.

In 1979 is Joseph bonanno set free. Spring 1980 is Salvatore Bonanno set free. 6 september 1980 dies Fay Labruzzo.

boss Castellano orders murder of his son in law Frank Amato
20 september 1980 kills Roy DeMeo (a soldier of Gaggi) Frank Amato the son in law of Castellano. Castellano had him killed because Amato cheated on Castellano's daughter Constance and she got a miscarriage. Amato’s body was cut up by DeMeo, Borrelli, the Gemini twins and the Di Nome brothers after which they throw the bodyparts into the sea.

Bonanno acting boss Salvatore "Sal" Catalano
In october 1980 were Salvatore Catalano and Giuseppe Ganci brought by Gambino capo Conte to a meeting with Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti. He was temporarily boss of the Bonanno family but had to step down because of his disability to handle the English language well.

Montreal murdercase Rocco Violi
19 October 1980 Rocco Violi gets killed in Montreal with a shot through the heart when he is eating at home with his family.

Bolognetta capomafia Giuseppe Bono wedding in New York's Pierre Hotel
16 November 1980 marries Giuseppe Bono (the Sicilian boss of Bolognetta) with Antonia Albino in the Pierre Hotel in New York, attending were Salvatore Catalano, Ganci, Alfredo Bono (the brother of the boss of Bolognetta), Gaetano Mazzara (member of the Palermitan Noce family), Nicholas Rizzutto ( a boss in montreal and a man of the sicilian boss Settecase from Agrigento), Michel Pozza (a man of Rizzutto), Filippo and Franco Casamento, Salvatore Inzerillo ( the Sicilian boss of Passo de Rigano) and his brother Pietro Inzerillo, Cesare Bonventre, Baldassare Amato, Frank Castronovo, Gaetano Napoli, Pasquale Conte Sr, Tom and Erasmo Gambino and their nephews John, Giuseppe and Rosario Gambino from New Jersey. The Milanese businessmen Antonio Virgilio and Luigi Monti who launder money for Bono in Milan and Giuseppe Ganci.

Colombo soldier Gregory Scarpa sr “The grimreaper”
3 december 1980 was ex doctor and former abortionist Eliezer Shkolnik (52) killed by Greg Scarpa jr and joseph “Joe Brewster”De Domenico. Greg Scarpa admitted it was his first murder and that his father was proud.

Colombo associate Alphonse "funzi" Tarricone imprisoned
In 1981 disappears Alphonse "funzi" Tarricone into prison and came free in 1984.

Greg Scarpa sr’s brother Salvatore Scarpa
Salvatore Scarpa and 3 other man were indicted in 1981 as co conspirators in a fraud and theft scheme.

Garbage industry
2 december 1980 was Crescent Roselle shot and killed outside Waste Disposal’s facilities in Elizabeth.

Garbage industry
John Montesano killed in 1981???

Genovese consiglieri Manna
In 1980 Bobby Manna became consiglieri when he replaces Alongi.
Genovese boss Lombardo, Underboss "Funzi" Tieri, Consiglieri Manna

Florida based Genovese soldier George Smurra
Genovese soldier George Smurra died January 1981.

Connecticut based Castellano capo Frank Piccolo killed
Piccolo’s opponent in Connecticut had been Genovese man Sam “Big Nose” Cufari. In 1981 Castellano sanctioned the Genovese family to kill his capo Frank Piccolo in Connecticut. Frank Piccolo was followed up as boss of the gambino crew in Connecticut by Tommy Debrizzi. mobsters Francis and Gus Curcio, who were suspected of slaying mob kingpin Franc Piccolo, and were later convicted of loansharking and racketeering.
Connecticut based Castellano capo Tommy DeBrizzi

New York families meeting
In januari 1981 confer several Bonanno and Gambino bosses.

Philadelphia soldier Sodano
In januari 1981 Joseph Sodano was made.

Philadelphia crew in North New Jersey
24 march 1979 the criminal Frank Stillitano (his brother in law is James mazzola) shoots to death in New Jersey Michael Russo (42) the son of Trenton capo Nicky Russo, a man of the Gambino capo Toddo Aurello and wounds the father. The Gambino familie then asks Scarfo to punish Stillitano because he worked in their territory in New Jersey. Scarfo sends Philip and Lawrence Merlino and Stillitano's body was found in the trunk of a car at Philadelphia International Airport, he (28) was killed 14 februari 1981 (one of his killers was former cop Steven Alexander who was himself killed in april 1998 and his body was cut to pieces).

Philadelphia, K and A gang
The K and A gang was led by John Berkery who is a suspect in the murder of Stillitano. He and his members had contact with Ronald Raiton and McCullough had been a member of his gang.

Genovese underboss Tieri dies
Tieri was the first mob chief prosecuted under the RICO statute and sentenced by Judge Thomas P. Griesa, but died before he could begin his sentence. In march 1981 dies Frank "Funzi" Tieri and was followed up by Salerno.
Boss Lombardo, Underboss Salerno, consiglieri Manna

Genovese boss Lombardo retires
In 1981 Lombardo retires and Salerno became the boss but got a stroke and they were that year visited in NY University Hospital where both lay (Salerno and Lombardo), by Gigante, Manna and Santora (one at a time) and Vincent Gigante was made boss who has as under Sammy Santora and consiglieri Bobby Manna.
Genovese boss Gigante, Underboss Sammy Santora, Consiglieri Bobby Manna

Philadelphia boss Phil Testa killed
15 March 1981 Philip “Chickenman” Testa parks his car before his house in Porter Street, the moment that he walks to the door the in a van waiting Rocco Marinucci (underbos Casella’s driver) and Teddy Di Pretoro detonate a bomb who peppers Testa with nails and metalpieces, the front of his house was blown away, several hours later Testa died. His underboss Casella had him killed supported by capo Frank Narducci sr. The Commission then has to decide if Casella, Scarfo or the capo Frank D`Alfonso will become the new boss. The Philadelphia members have again to appear before Genovese consiglieri Bobby Manna and he tells them that Nicky Scarfo will become the new boss. D`Alfonso is convinced that he will become the new boss but Scarfo promisses Salerno a big piece of Atlantic City and got their support, as underboss he takes Salvatore Merlino and as consiglieri Frank Monte. Casella flees then.
Philadelphia boss Scarfo

Philadephia underboss Peter "Pete" Casella
According to Phil Leonetti, the nephew of Nicky Scarfo; with Testa now dead Casella would become "boss". Peter Casella was "allowed" to retire in disgrace to Florida. He would "retire" and next in line would be Frank Narducci. Casella was "chased" from Philly and told never to return. His brother Anthony alleged to be connected to the LCN was allowed to lived on in South Philly but was cut off from the family. Teddy DiPretoro "scared to death" would turn himself in and told police what he knew.

killed Philadelphia boss Bruno driver Stanfa arrested
21 April 1981 Stanfa gets 8 years.

rebel Bonanno capos Indelicato, Trinchera and Giaccone
Capo Alphonse Indelicato Sr was supported by the capos Philip Giaccone, Dominck Trinchera, Cesare Bonventre and Alphonse`s son Anthony jr. They revolted against Rastelli who was supported by his underboss Sally Farrugia, consiglieri Steve Canone and the capos Napolitano and Joe Massino. Napolitano got the order to wipe out the opponents after the imprisoned Bonventre and his Zips had changed sides to Rastelli.

Bonanno capos Indelicato, Trinchera and Giaccone killed
Capo Alphonse Indelicato sr, Dominck Trinchera and Philip Giaccone were invited for a peacemeeting 5 may 1981. They were welcomed on arrival by Joseph Massino, Joseph Zicarelli, Nicola Di Stefano, Antonio Giordano and Gerlando Sciascia. Then came in the killers Salvatore Vitale, Vito Rizzuto and Emanuel Ragusa who shoot and kill the 3 capos. Antonio Giordano was accidently wounded by the killers. Their bodyguard Frank Lino could flee. Indelicato Jr escaped because he arrived to late. The body of his father was later found by playing children in a shallow grave after which Capazzio disappeared because he had not buried the body deep enough. Vito Rizzutto and Bonanno capo Geraldo Sciascia from Montreal were at the time in NY and police want to hear him and a suspect in the killings was Pittera. Napolitano became Rastelli`s acting boss and ordered Indelicato jr to be hit by wiseguy Donnie Brasco (agent Pistone).

Colombo boss Persico’s capo Johnny Irish Matera killed
Matera had visited Persico and this way the FBI found out where he was hiding and that Persico had had a commissionmeeting in the house of DeChristopher. In june 1981 Persico had his man Johnny Irish Matera killed. Matera was just before his murder seen by Iannuzzi in a car with Tony Black and Skeets.

Colombo soldier Michael Franzese
In 1981 was Michael Franzese approached by Sebastian Lombardo who works for Iorizzo. Shortly are Michael Franzese, Genovese man Carlo ‘Collie” Di Pietro and John Gotti partners in a huge fleamarket.

Genovese man Collie Dipietro was later killed (which date??) possibly by his man Joe “Glitz” Galizia.

Bonanno capo Sonny “Black”Napolitano killed
28 July 1981 Napolitano was informed by the FBI officially that wiseguy Brasco is undercoveragent Pistone. Napolitano delivers the message to the Commission and 14 august 1981 he was asked to come to the basement of Bonanno associate Ron Filocomo. Frank Lino and Steven Cannone drove Sonny “Black”Napolitano to the house of Ronald Filocomo. Napolitano was greeted by Bonanno capo Frank Coppa and then shot and killed by Filocomo and Bonanno capo Frank Lino. The body they made disappear. Brasco`s goombah had been Benjamin Ruggiero who was arrested by police when they hear there is a contract at his life.

New Jersey Teamster local 560 president Nunzio Provenzano resigns
In july 1981 became Salvatore Provenzano president of the local following Nunzio Provenzano’s forced resignation as a condition of bail.
New Jersey Teamster local 560 president Salvatore Provenzano

New Jersey Teamster local 560 business agent Luizzi
In 1981 was Luizzi appointed business agent of the local

president Reagan’s minister of labour Raymond Donovan
In december 1981 the inquiry was opened in Donovan's contacs.

Knickerbocker Avenue Bonanno capo Catalano meets DeCavelcante soldier Francesco Polizzi
In september 1981 meet Catalano and DeCavelcante soldier Francesco Polizzi. Polizzi`s unle Anthony Riela is a Bonanno capo in New Jersey. Francesco Polizzi built and owned the belleville motel, his partner was his brother in law Jay Canella.

Gambino capo joe Armone’s soldier Tommy Agro
19 januari 1981 was Joseph Iannuzi beaten up and hospitalized by Tommy Agro and his men Paul Principe and Frank Russo.

Gambino capo joe Armone’s soldier Tommy Agro
In march 1981 taped Iannuzzi than Agro who threatens him.

Gambino capo joe Armone’s soldier Tommy Agro
In april 1981 Iannuzzi met the capo Andy Ruggiano, Joe Blase, Gerald Alicino, Frank Abbandando and Bobby DeSimone.

Atlantic City
25 May 1981 the greek loanshark Harry Peetros was shot to death. 27 May 1981 at the Meletis Greek restaurant was McCullough’s man the greek Chelsais “Steve” Bouras (Booras??) (50) and Jeanette (Janette??) Curro (54) were shot to death. Booras was the guest of Martorano but got killed by martorano's son George and Frank Vadino they did it to take over the P2 market.

New jersey’s DeCavelcante boss Riggi
In 1981 Dominic Pillari pays money to Decavelcante boss John Riggi.

Philadelphia murdercase John Calabrese
6 October 1981 John Calabrese leaves restaurant Cous and was shot to death by Tommy DelGiorno and Frank Iannerella who were driven by Spirito, he had been a drugdealer who worked a lot with the Philadelphia family and he started to deal in Atlantic City, but he didn't ask Scarfo permission.

Frank D'Alfonso
Two weeks later Frank D'Alfonso was almost beaten to death for the same restaurant Cous by Salvatore testa and Gino Milano and he will never again claim leadership.

Winter Hill boss Bulger???
13 October 1981 was in Chinatown (Boston??) drugsdealer George A Pappas shot through the head in the Four Seasons restaurant after an appointment with Jack Salemme and Edward "Brian" Halloran. In 1984 Jack Salemme was convicted for the murder of Pappas.

George A Pappas son Charles Pappas
In 1985 was Steve Noon found beaten to death in his car, the suspect is Turner the boyhood friend of Charles Pappas who was also in the car. Turner associate Leonard Di Muzio was found dead in a car trunk in East Boston in 1990. Charles Pappas (27) was ambushed by 2 masked men in Braintree on Thanksgiving Eve 1995 and was shot and killed.

New Jersey Lucchese crew murders numbersboss William Kennedy (61)
Authorities found the remains of Kennedy on the grounds of a concrete factory 17 years ago but he wasn't identified until September 2000. At the time of the identification, authorities said he'd been lured to his death by members of the Lucchese crime family who wanted his gambling territory. William Kennedy, 61, running a numbers operation, was last seen leaving his home on 12th Street in Newark on the night of Oct. 7, 1981. His body was found in 24 april 1984 by a workman at the Standard Concrete Block and Supply Co., which burned down in 1995. Three members of the Lucchese family, including the organization's reputed boss in New Jersey, pleaded guilty to taking part in the murder in federal and state pleas they entered in the early 1990s. Kennedy was not named publicly in those charges. Kennedy operated his numbers racket in various neighborhoods in Newark, including an area close to where his body was found, Essex County authorities said last fall. Prosecutors said he'd been shot multiple times. In 1993, in a case that helped significantly weaken the mob's grip in New Jersey, three top members of the Lucchese crime family pleaded guilty to the slaying as part of a federal and state racketeering case, Monaco said. All three remain in prison. But even as Michael Perna, Thomas Ricciardi and reputed Lucchese capo Michael Tacetta, acknowledged their part in a crime conspiracy, which included the execution of the aging number's runner, the victim's name remained a mystery, Monaco said. Alfonso "Tic" Cataldo, 59, pleaded not guilty in june 2001 at his initial court appearance in Newark and was held on $2 million bail. The complaints filed by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office against Cataldo charge him with conspiracy to commit rackeetering, racketeering, murder and possession of gambling records. Cataldo's racketeering activity spans almost 20 years, one of the complaints alleged. Lawrence Monaco, the Essex County assistant prosecutor who serves as head of the office's homicide squad, declined to comment on the evidence against Cataldo or say what role he may have played in the slaying of William Kennedy.

In december 1981 Martorina meets Scarfo.

Atlantic City
In december 1981 mayor Michael Matthews accepts 125000 dollars from Frank Lentino of Local 54 of the barunion (he had replaced the earlier died Robert Lumio), Matthews was preparing for the mayor elections in Atlantic City. In exchange he would do what Scarfo would tell him and Scarfo's men did large donations to Matthews thanks to which Matthews wins in 1982 the elections.

Philadelphia inductions
In januari 1982 DelGiorno, Iannarella and Spirito were made.

Philadelphia boss Scarfo's killer Testa
7 Januari 1982 Frank Narducci sr was shot to death by Salvatore testa. Frank Narducci sr his loanshark Vincent Panetta (60) and Panetta’s girlfriend (19) were beaten in their bed and then strangled and their bodies were found 4 februari 1982. 25 Februari 1982 Narducci's man Dominick De Vito was found shot to death in a car trunk, he is bound the same way as the body of the much earlier murdered Vincent Falcone. In the same period the drugdealer Peter Inzarella (Inzerillo??? Of NY??) was killed. 15 March 1982 Casella's man Rocco Marinucci was found shot to death, he had been killed by Frank Narducci jr, Joseph Grande and Salvatore “Wayne”Grande at the Buckeye Club. Salvatore testa was in charge of planning the murder. His killers had put 3 firecrackers in his mouth to make it known that he had made the bomb that killed Testa. The revengekillings for Phil Testa's murder were done by his son Salvatore Testa. Scarfo then starts to use Narducci's sons Frank Jr and Phil as killers just like Thomas DelGiorno and Nick Caramandi.

Herbert “Herbie”Sperling and his son Nicholas Sperling
In the summer of 1980 Leroy “Ncky”Barnes arranged through Herbert Sperling with whom he was incarcerated in Marion, Illinois, for Mark Reiter and Salvatore Corallo to supply heroin to Barnes wife Thelma Grant and Elizabeth Grant.

Leroy “Nicky” Barnes
In januari 1982 Leroy “Nicky” Barnes snitches on his girlfriend Beverly Ash and his wife Thelma Grant for drugtrafficking and Beverly Ash was shot and killed in December 1982 in a harlem bar. Barnes also snitches on his former partners Frank “Blackie” James and Brother Jones.

Acting boss Tommy Di Bella, Underboss Gennaro Langella, Capo Montemarano
In januari 1982 police install a mike in the home of Tommy Di Bella thanks to his man Frank Falanga “The beast”. DiBella is the acting boss for the imprisoned Persico and has as underboss Gennaro Langella who uses as righthand Dominick Montemarano.

Florida based Colombo capo Caesar Vitale killed
In februari 1982 was in Florida the body of the capo Caesar Vitale found, he was shot to death, they had also killed his wife. He handled part of the drugdealing business of the Colombo family.Bonanno capo Michael Zaffarano (already deceased) soldier Anthony Mirra killed18 february 1982 Anthony Mirra (one of agent Pistone's goombahs) was shot in the head and killed by his close friend Joseph D’Amico. D’Amico had been sent by Richard Cantarella who got the order from Alfred Embarrato after consultation with Massino. The body was found in the trunk of a car with 4 bullets in his head in front of the house of consiglieri Cannone. Anthony Mirra is the nephew of Alfred Embarrato and Mirra is the uncle of Joseph D’Amico.

New Jersey Teamster local 560 president Salvatore Provenzano
9 march 1982 filed the government a complaint against local 560 and the defendants Anthony provenzano, Nunzio Provenzano, Steven Andretta, Thomas Andrettta and Gabriel “Gabe”Briguglio. Not charged were provenzano group members Harold Koingsberg, Armand Faugno, Frederick Furino, Salvatore Sinno, Ralph Picardo and Andrew Reynolds.

Philadelphia boss Scarfo starts to war the Riccobene family
In 1982 John martorano stole 80000 dollars worth of jewels from Pagan associate John Kowacki, the robbers Peter Rinaldi and Victor DeLuca were then kidnapped and survive because the loot was given back. In april 1982 Scarfo orders Sonny Riccobene to kill his halfbrother the capo Harry Riccobene who is close with the Pagans . Scarfo wanted to take over his territory because Harry was popular but Sonny tells his brother Harry who decides to hit first.

Philadelphia consiglieri Frank Monte killed by Riccobene family
13 may 1982 Scarfo's consiglieri Frank Monte was shot to death near a gasstation by Harry Riccobene's men Joe Pedulla and Vic De Luca.

Atlantic City
In june 1982 Willard Moran confesses that he had shot to death McCullough at the orders of Albert Daidone (a unionleader in Atlantic City) and Raymond Martorano. (They got in august 1984 both convicted). Martorano was already imprisoned since july 1982 after a conviction to 10 years for other crimes.

Philadelphia boss Scarfo's killer Testa
8 june 1982 Harry Riccobene was wounded in an ambush by Salvatore Testa and Wayne Grande when he stepped from a telephone booth. 31 July 1982 the Riccobene strike back when they wound Sal Testa. Police arrested De Luca, Pedulla and Mario Riccobene during their flight and they decide to cooperate. 9 August 1982 Joe Salerno Sr ( the father of Salerno Jr who had once testified against Scarfo and was in the witnessprotectionprogram) gets wounded when Phil Narducci shoots him. 17 August 1982 Scarfo was convicted to 2 years because he had been armed and he goes to prison. After Scarfo went to prison Harry Riccobene escaped from an ambush 21 august 1982.

Angelo Ruggiero tapped
Beginning 1982 Angelo Ruggiero moves to the suburb Cedarhurst and police again tap his phone. He was regularly visited by Gene Gotti, John Carneglia and Eddie Lino who worked just as Angelo for Angelo’s brother the heroindealer Salvatore "Sal" Ruggiero.

heroingangleader Salvatore Ruggiero dies (brother Angelo Ruggiero)
6 May 1982 crashes a small plane and in it die the pilots George Morton (38) and Sheri Day (24) and their passengers the fugitive pair Salvatore and Stephanie Ruggiero who were sought on drug charges. Salvatore`s drugspartner Alfred Dellentash told Angelo Ruggiero what happened.
heroingangleader Angelo Ruggiero

Sonny Franzese rearrested
In june 1982 was Sonny Franzese send back to prison because he had violated his parole by meeting Carmine Lombardozzi and he got 10 years.

president Reagan’s minister of labour Raymond Donovan and murder of Fred Furino
3 june 1982 disappeared Frederick “Fred” Furino (52) (a former official of Anthony Provenzano’s Local 560) and was found in the trunk of a car with a bullet in his head after he had failed a liedetector test when they had asked him if he knew Donovan.

Also William “Billy the butcher”Masselli who was convicted 4 months earlier to 17 years for fencing had to testify. The evening before his testimony his son Nat Masselli (31, of 1 Fountain Lane in Scarsdale) was shot and killed in his car in the Bronx 25 august 1982 by the killers Salvatore Odierno (67) and Philip Buono (67) who were convicted also involved was Joseph “Joe Hooks”Verlezza. William Masselli got the message and kept his mouth shut, and all were spoken free.

The cement club was policed by Colombo member Ralph Scopo, Anthony Salerno, Vincent “Fish “Cafaro and John????

S & A Concrete Co partly owned by Anthony Salerno and Vincent Di Napoli.

United brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 608 president Theodore “teddy”maritas
John Cody the boss of New York`s mightiest constructor union Teamster Local 282 had to appear before the judge for extortion on behalf of the Gambino family. Also Vincent Di Napoli, the owner of 4 construction businesses and a Genovese capo, and his front Teddy Maritas, president of a carpenter's union had to stand trial. The Commission tells the men to plea guilty because they are afraid that also the bosses will be connected to the case. Maritas refuses because he thinks he will be spoken free. In march 1982, just a week before the trial, disappears Maritas. Several days later his wallet was found at the rivershores, Cody got 5 years. Vinnie DiNapoli also went to jail in 1983??
United brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 608 vice president and businessmanager John F O’Connor.

Scarpa jr crew members:
Ralph B Russo, William Meli, Cosmo Catanzaro, Nunzio de Carlo, Leonard de Carlo, Kevin Granato, John Parlagreco and Joseph Savarese. Witness Larry sessa

Gregory Scarpa sr and Greg jr
-In july 1981 Scarpa jr killed Robert DiLeonardi.
-In july 1982 Scarpa Jr kills Alfred Longobardi.
-Scarpa jr killed in janaury 1983 the small time Brooklyn carthief Sal “the hammerhead” Cardaci. Witness Mario Parlagreco described how he cleaned up Cardaci’s blood and brains in the bathroom of Mike’s Candy Store. Years later were his bones dug up from a basement.
-Scarpa jr killed in july 1983 Albie Variale.

Dominick “Dom “Cataldo
In 1981 Vito Scaglione was convicted on a charge of selling a gun and a silencer to an undercover with him was Dominick “Dom”Cataldo convicted who got 8 years. Frank Scaglione in the early 80’s occasionally cut John Gotti’s hair. Frank Scaglione went into hiding 17 july 1982. That day Frank Scaglione, John Cavallo (37) and John Gotti’s brother Eugene Gotti (40) had an argument with bartender Raymond Mareno of the 101 bar in Ozone Park. Frank scaglione then shot and killed Raymond Moreno and went into hiding.

Alphonse D’arco
23 august 1982 was Alphonse D’arco made.

Gambino capo joe Armone’s soldier Tommy Agro
14 september 1982 Iannuzzi meets Agro, Paul Principe, Sal Reale, Ruggiano, Ronnie Pearlman.

2 December 1982 Fresolone was arrested for bookmaking.

Judge Carlo Palermo
Judge Carlo Palermo was investigating a big heroinoperation. He found out that heroin from Turkey via the Bulgarian state corporation Kintex was send to Sicily to be refined in a heroinmegalab near Alcamo and he started to cooperate with judge Giacomo Ciaccio Montalto. Judge Palermo also finds out that the drugdealers were with Licio Gelli connected to large weaponsales protected by the socialists of Craxi.Trapani judge Gian Giacomo Ciaccio Montaltojudge Ciaccio Montalto defined Francesco Grimaldi as the “consigliere" for the Minore clan and in october 1982 judge Ciaccio Montalto ordered the arrests of about 40 people for mafia association under those were the Minore brothers, the Rimi brothers and “unsuspected entrepeneurs” like forementioned Francesco Grimaldi. the judge had uncovered also weapon trafficking which was based between Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano. The court had justified the arrests ordered by judge Ciaccio Montalto but shortly before Christmas 1982 the investigating magistrate Carmelo Carrara closed the inquiry for lack of evidence.

Bolognetta capomafia Giuseppe Bono
Alessandro Pansa, head of the Economic Crime Section of the Servizio centrale operativo (Sco) of the Italian National Police. It was Pansa who discovered the clan Cuntrera Caruana, almost by accident. One in hundreds of tapped phone conversations alerted him. In 1982 he was investigating the Italian end of a heroin smuggling network to the United States, later known as the Pizza Connection. The Italian police was following the movements of Giuseppe Bono, the middleman between the American buyers of the Gambino and Bonanno Family and the Sicilian clans who organized the heroin traffic to the U.S., and had tapped his telephone. Most of the time Bono did not say much, but suddenly he became very talkative to an elderly Sicilian woman. Bono respectfully expressed his condolences with the demise of her husband. Pansa wondered why Bono, an arrogant high-ranking boss within Cosa Nostra, 'became suddenly so submissive ... that woke us up'. It turned out that Bono was calling a number registered to Pasquale Cuntrera in Ostia Lido, a sea-side resort near Rome. The deceased was Liborio Cuntrera, the eldest Cuntrera-brother, who had died in London, where he had settled in 1976. So Pansa started to investigate this little known cluster of Mafia men from the distant, ignored south of Sicily in 1982.

Cuntrera-Caruana (Agrigento province)
The FBI spotted the Cuntrera Caruana partner Giuseppe Bono in New York chatting with Pizza Connection protagonists Joe Ganci and Sal Catalano, while the Italians thought Bono controlled things in Milan. DEA agents trailed their old acquaintance of the French Connection days, Nick Rizzuto, in Milan, telephoning Bono and sending containers to Canada. Pasquale Cuntrera was intermittently in Caracas and Rome (where he owned an apartment at the sea-side resort Ostia). Alfonso Caruana was spotted in Lugano, Switzerland, handling the money with Sicilian boss Antonio Salamone - a relative of the Grecos everybody presumed dead - coming in from Brazil. Wiretaps gave a glimpse of Paolo Cuntrera's son-in-law Nino Mongiovì moving around in Honduras and Miami. He had obtained a monopoly for 'two containers a month with a distributor in Florida'. They were all connected to Michele Zaza and his crew of skilled smugglers from the Camorra organization in Naples. According to the FBI this network smuggled 3 metric tons of heroin a year to the US. Only when the Americans and Italians pooled their findings did they grasp what was going on. The DEA had used the Miami-based Italian-born Venezuelan business man Raffaele Bellizzi to contact Pasquale Cuntrera. Before 1983 Bellizzi owned a shipping-company, but that year it went bankrupt because of the debt-crises in Venezuela. 'He told U.S. that his ships transported narcotics and money from Caracas to Aruba and Europe,' says Lorino. As mentioned before Canadian investigations show that the clan used Aruba as a trampoline for cocaine to North America. In 1983 the Italian police summarized their investigations in the Bono+159 report. The report identified Cuntrera and Caruana as the pivot of the well organized network moving heroin up to the U.S. and the money down. It was the first time the clan was thoroughly examined. In fact, the police had uncovered part of the supply line for the Pizza Connection. But, while the U.S. Pizza Connection trial resulted in the conviction of a significant segment of the network the authorities didn't find the real link between North-America and Sicily. That missing link was to be found in Venezuela, where the Cuntrera-Caruana clan had set up their headquarters at the start of the 1970s, buying hotels and founding a string of businesses in Caracas and Valencia.

Spain heroinimporter Victoriano Molina-Chacon
Throughout 1982 and the first part of 1983, Sheila Silvetti and Francis DiTommaso assumed active roles in the illegal laundering and international smuggling of the illicit drug profits.

Italy heroinimporter Gaetano Guiffrida
Upon Guiffrida's return to Italy, Italian authorities installed wiretaps on his home and office phones. From early November 1982 through January 1983, authorities intercepted numerous conversations between Guiffrida and Molina-Chacon. Their discussions touched upon a wide variety of business matters ranging from details of particular money-laundering schemes to potential problems created by Turano's arrest. During one conversation, Molina-Chacon emphasized that whenever he was in Spain he relied upon Rudolfo Risatti in New York to keep him informed about the progress of the money laundering activities. Another discussion focussed on Anthony Castelbuono, Sheila Silvetti's paramour and a principal player in the various money laundering and smuggling operations. Because Castelbuono had squandered more than $1,000,000 in drug profits while gambling during a laundering trip to Atlantic City, Molina-Chacon and Guiffrida contemplated whether Castelbuono should be killed.

Spain heroinimporter Victoriano Molina-Chacon
In January 1983 Molina-Chacon and Guiffrida discussed a shipment of shoes which was being prepared to be sent from Italy to Mintor Shoes, the New York outlet owned by Molina-Chacon. Later that month, Molina-Chacon personally travelled to Florence, Italy, to inspect the shipment. Just before the cargo was scheduled to leave Italy, he returned to the United States. The next day, Italian authorities seized the 160 carton shoe shipment and made several arrests. A thorough search of the goods disclosed a half-kilogram of pure heroin stashed in the middle shoe box in each of the 160 cartons. The total haul, 80 kilograms of pure heroin, was estimated as having a street value in New York of more than $131,000,000. When news of the seizure and arrests reached Molina-Chacon in New York, he fled to Spain with his family, leaving Risatti in charge of the shoe business.the swiss men George Kastl, Werner Denz, Paul Waridel and the turkish Yasar Musullulu. This group had in the years 1982-1983 contacted Mussullulu for the payment of morphine base, beyond 17 million dollars. In 1982 the judges of Florence also investigated an other group: Gaetano Giuffrida, Tommaso Spadaro, George Kastl, Delfino Colmegna, had been credited with sums beyond 28 million dollars in favor of Balmex (of Patrick Laurent) through the Morgan Guaranty Trust of New York, and approximately 5 million dollars in favor of Algrado (of Werner Denz). It had been assessed, moreover, that Werner Denz, with his brother Martin Denz, using one of their offices in Greece, supplied logistic attendance to use ships time in time to transport the cigarettes or narcotics. these inquiries centralized on these named Swiss personages and their companies.

Kalsa boss Tommaso Spadaro
Palermo borough Kalsa with Spadaro Boccafusca cosca led by Tommaso Spadaro and Boccafusca. 23 January 1983 police find in Firenze 80 kgs of heroin from Tommaso Spadaro which was to be send to the family Gambino in New York (connected to this were moneylaunderer Michael Haenggi and the socalled Spain Peseta connection?). In june 1984, a Florence court sentenced George Kastl to 26 years in prison for trafficking 82 kilograms of heroin.

Trapani judge Ciaccio Montalto killed
25 Januari 1983 judge Giacomo Ciaccio Montalto (38) was shot to death in Trapani by Natale Evola, Calogero Di Maria, Ambrogio Farina and his son Salvatore at the orders of the brothers Salvatore, Calogero and Antonino "Toto" Minore. After the murder they go back to the US where they came from.

Carmine Galante godson and assassin DiMaria killed
Soon judge Montalto killer Calogero DiMaria (godson of the killed Bonanno capo Carmine Galante) was shot to death by 2 killers in his pizzeria. Montalto and judge Palermo had been closing in on Alberti`s lab.

Philadelphia boss Scarfo enemy Harry Riccobene imprisoned
In januari 1983 Harry Riccobene got convicted to 9 years and disappears into prison and the war wanes of. Harry got convicted thanks to Mario Riccobene who also put Martorano and Daidone behind bars for the murder of McCullough. But one day Scarfo phones his nephew Leonetti and tells him to wipe out the Riccobene's. 27 Januari 1983 Robert Hornickel was killed at the orders of his partner Chickie Ciancaglini by Ronald DiCaprio and Joe Rico. Capo Joseph "Chickie" Ciancaglini had as sons John, Michael and Joseph. In 1983 died Ralph DiNatale a friend of his is Sam Siligato. In april 1983 Pasquale Spirito was ordered by his capo Joseph Ciancaglini to kill Sonny Riccobene. He hesitates to long and when Scarfo also hears that Spirito was skimming money from Scarfo's part he was ordered to be killed. 29 April 1983 Spirito was shot to death by his best friend Ronald DiCaprio in his car.

heroingangleader Angelo Ruggiero taped
26 Januari 1983 police tap a conversation between Colombo acting boss Langella and his man Donnie "Shacks" Montemarano and Angelo Ruggiero. Langella is angry because a Colombo man had wanted to extort 50000 dollars from somebody who went to the Lucchese boss Corallo and during a Commission meeting Corallo was supported by Castellano and the Colombo family only got 25000 dollars. Langella says that Castellano will murder his man Gotti when Gotti doesn't beat him to it, Langella says he wouldn't care about Castellano's death.

John Gotti jr
2 march 1983 was Danny Silva fatally stabbed at the Silver Fox Bar in Ozone Park by John Gotti jr bodyguard Mark Caputo. Mark Caputo and John Gotti jr then left the bar testified Silva’s friend Vinny Cennamo. Immediately after the stabbing John Gotti jr went to the house of Angelo Ruggiero. The same year Silva’s friend Vinny Cennamo committed suicide by hanging but it is suspected that he had been killed after John Gotti jr said he had been told by Ruggiero that Ruggiero, Wilford “Willie Boy”Johnson and Joseph Watts had killed Cennamo.

Staten Island, Toddt Hill resident Gambino boss Castellano
In march 1983 the FBI install a mike in Castellano’s house in Todt Hill under the eyes of Bilotti who was fooled.

6 May 1983 Paul Castellano meets capo Thomas Gambino and capo Corrao in Paul’s house at Staten Island, Toddt Hill.

Colombo soldier Anthony Augello suicide
9 May 1983 commits the Colombo soldier Anthony Augello (59) suicide, he had been arrested with Alphonse Persico (29), the son of the boss Carmine, for herointrading and that was Augello's wrongdoing decided his bosses.

Colombo soldier Carrozza (Franzese crew) killed
20 May 1983 Colombo soldier Champagne Larry Carrozza was shot to death.

Colombo underboss Langella
In may 1983 flees Frank Ancona to agent Denis Maduro. Ancona is married with the daughter of Gambino capo Joseph "Joe Butch" Corrao but came in debt to Colombo underboss Langella.

Murdercase Peter Anthony "pipi" Campisi
In july 1983 Anthony's son Peter Anthony "pipi" Campisi (38) decomposed body was found in Manhattan. His body was found in the trunk of a car in manhatten with $20 bills scattered over it.

Lucchese boss Corallo driver Avellino bugged
In the second half of 1983 police install a mike in the car of Avellino the driver for the Lucchese boss Corallo.

Carneglia crew member and witness Peter “Bud”Zucarro said Charles Carneglia was an important killer for Gotti. Carneglia had been the best man at Zucarro’s wedding. Zucarro also said that Carneglia had told him how he had “wiggled”his knife after plunging the short blade into Bonanno capo Sabella soldier Joseph Puma (died 1985)’s son Salvatore “worm” Puma’s (18) chest 29 july 1983. Zucarro also said that Carneglia joked about the girth of gangster Louis DiBono after shooting him in the head in the World Trade Center garage in 1990. Carneglia was the one who shot and killed armored truck guard jose Rivera (47) who was gunned down while delivering money to kennedy airport 14 december 1990 the two gunman flee with 65000 dollars..

Vincent Rossetti a scam artist for the Bonanno family also told about the murder of Salvatore Puma (a car thief and drugdealer) who was suspected of stealing Gambino money earmarked for 2 imprioned associates.

Bonanno capo Napolitano's body found
12 August 1983 the decaying body of Bonanno capo Napolitano was found, he had been shot death after which they had cut of his hands.

Angelo Ruggiero arrested
In august 1983 the FBI arrests Angelo Ruggiero, Gene Gotti, John Carneglia, Edward Lino, Anthony Moscatiello, Mark Reiter, lawyer Michael Coiro, Anthony and Caesar Gurino. 4 Men under whom Bonanno capo Gerlando Sciasca, Cestaro and Greco are still at large.

New York, Farina family
In the summer of 1983 Ambrogio Farina was arrested with 5 kgs of heroin in New York. Farina was then with his son Salvatore extradited to Italy to stand trial for murder.

Santo Giordano dies
In the summer of 1983 exploded the plane of Santo Giordano with him and his co pilot in the air.

Michael “mikey cigars”Coppola
In 1983 told Michael “mikey cigars”Coppola in a Newark bar to Lucchese soldier Thomas Ricciardi and Lucchese soldier Michael Taccetta that he had killed in 1977 “Johnny Coke’s “ Lardieri.

New Jersey based Bonanno capo Joseph “Bayonne Joe”Zicarelli
Following the death of New Jersey based Bonanno capo Joseph “Bayonne Joe”Zicarelli 25 august 1983 in Florida he was replaced as New Jersey bonanno capo by Gabriel Infanti from Bloomsfield (NJ).
New Jersey based Bonanno capo Gabriel Infanti

Genovese boss “fat” Tony Salerno
Mid 1982 Maishe and Ang Lonardo meet in New York Salerno.

boss "fat"Tony Salerno taped
In september 1983 police get permission to put a mike in the house of fat Tony Salerno and also in the Palma Boy Social Club where Salerno hangs around a lot.

In October 1982 undercover agent Daniel Costa met heroindealer Charles Salemi and bought several portions from him. Undercover Daniel Costa eventually purchase heroin from Salemi’s source the dealer Sal Bartolotta and also met Filippo Ragusa the leader of the heroin ring.

15 September 1983 were 18 kilos of heroin found in tile crates headed for Andrea Aiello's warehouse in Niagara Falls, the feds replaced the heroin and let him ship it to Filippo Ragusa, a soldier from Rochester. Lorenzo Scaduto arranged with savatore Bartolotta to have Pietro Graffeo and Domenico LoGalbo to fly to Buffalo. Police then busted the operation and seized in total 24 kilos of heroin (including the first 18 kilos) and arrested Filippo Ragusa and Mannino`s man Paola La Porta in Buffalo and Aiello was replaced as Buffalo's drug importer by Todaro's associate John Anticoli. His main men were Sam Amoia jr and Carmen Gallo, they sold the drugs to dealers from the west and the east side who sold it to the hispanics and the blacks. Gallo was killed by Dwayne Miles and Jeff Culbreath from the Winslow Avenue Gang from the west side. Gallo's stepfather was Frank BiFulco. Filippo Ragusa’s daughter Francesca Ragusa got 5 years, her husband Salvatore Bartolotta 15 years and Filippo Ragusa’s son in law Lorenzo scaduto also got 15 years.

Philadelphia murdercase Riccobene soldier Sal Tamburrino
3 november 1983 Riccobene soldier Salvatore Tamburrino was killed by Phil Narducci and Nick Milano. In november 1983 Ronald DiCaprio marries his girlfriend April Woltemates so she couldn't testify against him but when the FBI starts to talk to her he wants to kill her and she becomes a witness and DiCapio got 20 years. 6 December 1983 Robert Riccobene a halfbrother of Harry was shot to death. 10 december 1983 the Riccobene's hit back when they ambush Sal Testa, nobody got wounded in the fierce firefight. Several days long Scarfo's men were cruising around Enrico Riccobene (27) (the nephew of Harry and Robert and owner of a jewellersstore in Philadelphia) his shop, scaring him. 14 December 1983 Enrico sends his sister home early and commits suicide. Several minutes before his suicide police arrested in front of his store in a Cadillac Sal Testa, Lawrence Merlino and Philip Leonetti.

New Jersey murdercase Salvatore “Toto” Sollena (34)
The Gambino brothers were allowed by Riina to conduct their heroinebusiness but they have to pay him now and had to kill every one of Riina’s enemies that escapes to the US. 10 November 1983 disappear in New Jersey the brothers Sollena, the murdered Salvatore Sollena get found in New Jersey the same day in the trunk of a car.

Paul Volpe killed
14 November 1983 Paul Volpe gets killed. Volpe was partners with the Bonanno family in a casino in Haiti. Paul Volpe associated with Bonanno member Vito DeFilippo (died in 1989). Vito's son in law is Billy Gonzales.

Undercover agent Pistone
15 November 1983 Ruggiero, Nicky Santora, John Cerasoni, Anthony Rabito and Antonio “Bootsie” Tomasulo were convicted thanks to agent Pistone.

New Jersey murdercase Matteo Sollena (37)
19 november 1983 his brother Matteo also get found in the trunk of a car, they are nephews of Gaetano Badalamenti. They are killed by Lawrence Merlino a killer of Philadelphia boss Scarfo who did this for the Cherry Hill Gambinos, the Gambino brothers did it to please Salvatore Riina the boss of the Corleonesi who would spare their family when the Gambinos execute all the sicilian war refugees in the US.

Salvatore "Saca" Catalano killed
Salvatore "Saca" Catalano (50) gets 29 novembre 1983 shot and killed in his car, while driving his car through Glendale, Queens, by someone who was apparently in the car with him, probably at the command of his cousin Sal the Baker Catalano and his underboss Ganci, he was using heroin and became untrustworthy because of that. His killer was allegedly, Cesare Bonventre.

Gaetano Mazzara
Gaetano Mazzara speaks 2 decembre 1983 in Palermo with Filippo Nania the underboss of Antonino Geraci.

Palma Boy Social Club, headquarter of Tony salerno
In december 1983 police install a mike in the Palma Boy Social Club.

Double murdercase Joseph Gerald Chilli and Thomas Sbano
15 Januari 1984 were the bodies of Joseph Gerald Chilli (30 of 38 Monroe street and the son of Bonanno soldier Gerald Chilli) and Thomas “Tommy”Ruggiero Sbano (38 from 30 Monroe Street and the son of Brasco’s goombah and Bonanno soldier Benjamin “Lefty”ruggiero) found in the front seat of their rented Lincoln Continental in an apartment house garage in Lower Manhattan with the motor still running. Possibly the murders were about drugs. Anthony O`Connor was hit with 5 bullets 23 january 1984 in an upper east side bar but survived. 5 years later Gerald Chilli, his brother the Bonnano capo Joseph Chilli and the last his son Joseph Jr were indicted for the disappearing of Anthony Boventura and the attack at Anthony O`Connor who was hit with 5 bullets but survived. They were suspected of committing the murders of Joseph Gerald Chilli and Thomas Sbano. Anthony O’Connor (45) was arrested for the murder of of duty paramedic eric Gonzalez (30) during a fight in the Summerside bar “Easy Street bar”in Queens 22 february 2004.

Philadephia boss Scarfo gets free
20 Januari 1984 Sal Testa, Lawrence Merlino and Philip Leonetti go to the airport to welcome Scarfo who was set free.

Bonanno boss Rastelli
31 januari 1984 police tapes a conversation in the Palma Club between Salerno, Lucchese underboss Salvatore Santoro ” Tom Mix” and Lucchese consiglieri Christie Furnari. A day earlier Furnari had spoken with colombo boss Langella. They decide that Rastelli is allowed to become the boss of the bonanno family but he won’t get a seat on the commission because the bonannos are deep in drugs. Joseph Massino is the acting boss.

Badalamenti family
In januari 1984 Antonio Badalamenti gets killed in Argentina and Agostino badalamenti the brother of Natale gets 20 februari chopped up alive in Hamburg, Germany, by Antonino Ventimiglia.

Lucchese capo Paul Vario soldier Charles Errigo ‘Charlie the jap killed
In february 1984 was Charles V. "Charlie the jap" Errigo (54) (his parents came from Castellammare) arrested for drugs and was killed in august 1985 in Manhattan before his trial begins. Charles V. "Charlie the jap" Errigo had had dealins with Lufthansa robbers Burke and Hill.

Long Island Teamster local 282 president John Cody
John Cody was Teamster local 282 president from 1976 to 1984 when he was convicted for his illegal 2 million dollar loan to Chicago mobsters, he was replaced by Robert Sasso.
Long Island Teamster local 282 president Robert Sasso

In march 1984 the FBI indicted mayor Matthews for extortion with Frank Lentino.

boss Castellano and his capo Gaggi indicted
In march 1984 there is a Rico count against Paul Castellano and 21 others, the case handles the organized carthefts of the DeMeo crew. Star witness is Vito Arena the leader of one of the cartheftcrews. DeMeo had been the leader of a carthief gang that stole on orders helped by 3 police officers who used the police computer to find the cars wanted and gave the thiefs the addresses. Through the years the gang murdered 30 people. Castellano, Gaggi and DeMeo (posthuum) get connected to the murders thanks to the Rico act.

boss Castellano
In 1984 tried Paul Castellano to get the Genovese to go with him on the purchase of a cement factory and he send gambino soldier Funzi Mosca to see Salerno, Salerno told mosca that the new boss was gigante, this was about 6 months before Salerno was arrested in the Commission case.

Genovese boss Salerno
16 March 1984 union boss Carmine D`Angelo meets the boss Tony Salerno and Vincent Cafaro.

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