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Samuel "Sam" Lagattuta Magaddino Crime Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Captured in a car near Buffalo City Hall, Sam Lagattuta was jailed beginning in January 1959. This ended thirteen months of life as a fugitive from justice. Lagattuta had been excluded from a subpoena that netted many other Apalachin attendees. These men had appeared in court on February 7, 1958. Lagattuta was also being pursued for missing tax records that weren't on file from 1946-1957.
Buffalo Gambling/Lottery Raid October 23, 1959
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A massive roundup of lottery operators occurred in upstate New York and several northeastern states in the late afternoon of October 23, 1959. The New York sweep was coordinated by State Investigative Chairman John W. Ryan. The 1959 New York Crime Commission handled the arrests of the state's central area, i.e. its key professional gamblers. Agents also struck across the border from Buffalo.
Pasquale "Pat Titters" Natarelli Buffalo Mafioso
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In November 1967 a U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York named Pasquale Natarelli as one of five men who planned 2 major jewelry robberies in Los Angeles. Although the robberies never occurred the conspiracy involved $500,000. Former North Tonawanda resident Pasquale Calabrese gave damaging testimony in the trial involving the conspirators. One defendant, Louis Sorgi, formerly lived in Buffalo.
Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum
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Anthony Perna's career as a gangster/ mobster began in the late 1920s. In 1927 he was indicted and convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl. Before his assault conviction was overturned in 1932, Perna and an accomplice had kidnapped a Buffalo contractor. Listed as Buffalo Public Enemy #9 Perna was questioned in the 1933 murders of the Calleo brothers, alcohol distributors. Perna died in March 1968.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
John V. Cammillieri was a prominent lieutenant in the Magaddino crime family. Charged with perjury, i.e. lying to a grand jury, Cammillieri went on trial in Erie County. His court ordeal is a part of this story of nearly a decade in the life of the Magaddino group. Cammillieri was assassinated outside a Buffalo restaurant in 1974. The Magaddino syndicate was comprised of multiple ethnicities.
Rosario "Roy" Carlisi Buffalo Restaurateur And Mafia Associate
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Rosario "Roy" Carlisi was among the hoodlums rounded up by Buffalo Police in a 1967 raid on Panaro's nightclub. Given as a wedding dinner for a Tonawanda pizzeria owner, authorities believed it was actually a La Cosa Nostra promotion. Many of the attendees were pigging out in a first floor dining room. Others were sequestered in the club's basement gambling. More than fifty arrests took place.
Dominic D'Agostino Niagara Falls Mafioso
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Dominick D'Agostino was linked to organized crime as early as the late 1920s. He was part of a drug ring that flourished in Niagara Falls and the neighboring region. Federal agents and local police cracked down on this drug operation in 1930. Narcotics were seized and brought to Syracuse where they were impounded under guard. One of the ring leaders, Archie Renda, was later tried with D'Agostino.
Monster Father
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The story was told by a young brave lady who happened to be the cousin of the unfortunate unknown daughter. Incidentally, the young lady who told me the story is also a victim of molestation in the hands of a person who happened to be a friend and the spiritual Guru of her father.
Where Is She
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
He was leaving the supermarket holding a packet of bread, heading to the home and he is eager to have a warm food and while he is listening to her complains and grumblings,
Armand "Tommy" Rava Gambino Family Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Armand Rava's 1958 disappearance/murder have never been fully explained. He was reported to have been murdered during a card game. Rava's unexplained demise is typical of Mafiosi who went missing in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The most well known of these was the abduction, and presumed murder, of Anthony Strollo aka "Tough Tony" Bender. Mobster Joseph Vallachi mentioned Rava in his testimony.
New Kensington, Pennsylvania Mobster Gabriel "Kelly" Mannarino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gabriel "Kelly" Mannarino was a mob delegate who attended the November 14, 1957 Apalachin convention in upstate New York. Only weeks after Albert Anastasia was executed in a barber's chair at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, the Mafia meeting is profiled at length in my e-book. Mannarino was later indicted as part of a scheme to loan and derive kickbacks from a Teamsters Union pension fund.
Rosario "Russell" Mancuso Utica, New York Mobster
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Rosario Mancuso disappeared for months beginning in January 1958. Arriving home in May, he was interviewed extensively by reporters for the Utica Observer-Dispatch. Mancuso is closely associated with the disappearance/unsolved death of Oneida hoodlum Mariano "Happy" Longo. Longo was last seen in a car in the company of Mancuso. Declared legally dead in 1964, his body was never discovered.
Александр Филиппов Мелгора. Очерки тюремного быта
You set the price! Words: 33,580. Language: Russian. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Книга "Мелгора. Очерки тюремного быта" неоднократно переиздовались в России. Автор много лет прослужил в исправительных учреждениях на различных должностях. Вот почему книги Александра Филиппова отличает достоверность, знание материала и несомненное писательское дарование.
Jimmy Hoffa Is Shot With An Air Pistol Nashville, Tennessee December 5, 1962
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Warren Swanson was a former mental patient who'd been confined to the Camarillo State Hospital as late as January 1962. Following his release he made his way to Cincinnati. While there he claimed to have received a message to kill Jimmy Hoffa while he was reading a Bible in his hotel room. Finding an ad for an air pistol at the back of a magazine, he purchased the gun through the mail.
Frank Matula Los Angeles Teamsters Official Jimmy Hoffa Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Los Angeles Teamster Frank Matula was one of many unsavory associates of International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. During the U.S. Senate Rackets Committee hearings in 1957 details of Hoffa's corrupt friends and colleagues came to light. Among the most prominent was a relationship with garment industry hoodlum John "Johnny Dio" Dioguardi. Hoffa and Dio organized paper unions.
Musing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The father's past reflection offers a understanding and support of a daughters pregnancy. Allowed this family's Journey the share greater perspective on teen issues and your own family values.
John "Poppa John" Priziola Detroit Mafia Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Priziola was one of multiple Detroit area Mafia bosses in the years between the 1930s and the 1960s. He was involved in numerous rackets, most notably the lucrative narcotics trade. Michigan's largest city became a nexus of a thriving drug trade that operated internationally. Detroit Police Commissioner, George Clifton Edwards, testified about the city's huge mob problem in October 1963.
August 1958 Teamsters Union Business Agent Is Burning Torch Victim?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Kierdorf's "human torch" ordeal made headlines throughout the United States in August 1958. A business agent for the Teamsters Union in Flint, Michigan, he arrived helpless near the entrance of St. Joseph's Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. His traumatic story also involved his uncle, ex-con Herman Kierdorf. Released after questioning, Herman later fled from Oakland County authorities.
Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo Lucchese Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The December 1966 bribery scandal involving Tony Ducks Corallo and the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity was a multifaceted kickback scheme. The fiasco proved an immense embarrassment to NYC Mayor John Lindsey. The crime began when Water Commissioner James Marcus borrowed $10,000 from Corallo. The loan contract stipulated that the loan be repaid in the amount of $40K.
William "Klondike" O'Donnell Beer Racketeer In Capone Era Chicago
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The O'Donnell brothers, William "Klondike" and Myles were Chicago's equal of Dutch Schultz in New York during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s. My e-book looks at how the O'Donnells built their business and managed it over time. Like Murray Humphries and William Three-Fingered White, Klondike O'Donnell was a Capone era survivor. Each of them encroached on Teamsters Union territory.