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The Detroit Mob and the Disappearance of James Riddle Hoffa
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Jimmy Hoffa was due to meet two men at a restaurant near Detroit in July 1975. Neither of the men showed up for a prearranged meeting with the former head of the Teamster's Union. Instead, it is thought, that another man arrived in a borrowed car, and killed Hoffa soon after Jimmy entered his car. My e-book considers the circumstances of Hoffa's disappearance, specifically in newspaper accounts.
The Early Italian Mafia In New Orleans
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The Luciano family of New Orleans became a target of violence from rival grocers/restauranteurs in 1903. Urged by Charles DiChristina a group of Italian familiies invested in a macaroni factory in nearby Donaldsonville. After its completion one of the partners, Francesco Genova, tried to takeover the business. Mafia violence persisted through a string of serial ax murders between 1917-1919.
Aniello DellaCroce Gambino Family Underboss
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Aniello DellaCroce was a resident of Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy. Oddly he avoided indictment for the 1974 murder of Charles Calise, a principal in DellaCroce's Gambino loansharking operation. Calise had turned FBI informant before his assassination. DellaCroce's residence was just across the street from the Ravenite Social Club, a center of Gambino family crime activity.
Joseph "Gus" Colozzo Brooklyn Gambino Caporegime
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Joseph Colozzo (also Colazzo) was a prominent Gambino capo of the 1950s and beyond. In April 1964 Colozzo's name surfaced during a Mafia effort to takeover local labor unions. The mob targeted the Nassau/Suffolk Trades Construction Council headed by John "Buddy" Long. The mobsters frequently met at the Harbor Lights Social Club on L.I. Many Gambinos were close to Carmine Lombardozzi, mob capo.
Angelo Lapietra Chinatown Caporegime Chicago Outfit
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Angelo Lapietra was a caporegime for the Chicago Mafia, known as the Chicago Outfit. Working directly for boss Joseph John "Joey Doves" Aiuppa, Angelo's base of operations centered around 26th Street and Chinatown. Turk Torello, a West Side underboss, was also his superior. My e-book discusses a number of clandestine crimes carried out by the Calabrese Crew, run by Nick and Frank Calabrese.
Enrico "Harry" Tantillo Long Island Genovese Mobster
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Enrico Harry Tantillo was a mid-century mobster who was closely affiliated with hoodlum Giovanni "John" Ormento. In May 1967 Tantillo was immersed in a plot to collect $5,000 insurance on a Nassau County home. Four men were indicted in an arson attempt on a home rented by Frederick Kagan at Mayflower Place in Floral Park. Tantillo earned 20 years in prison for a 1964 drug smuggling violation.
Angelo Bruno Philadelphia Organized Crime Boss
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Angelo Bruno was a family man, someone who was kind to children, gave to charities and an organized crime boss. People knew him socially in his south Philly neighborhood didn't realize that he had a criminal side. Bruno met with Stefano Magaddino's people in April 1968. He flew into Buffalo and stayed with a vending machine racketeer. Bruno's death may have been the work of Carmine Galante.
William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer
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William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Joseph "Staten Island Joe" Riccobono Murder, Inc. Extortionist-Gambino Family Consigliere
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Joseph Riccobono was a Gambino family member whose criminal record dated to 1936. Originally from Palermo, Italy, he was especially close to Sicilian Mafia boss Gaetano Thomas Lucchese. Following Apalachin Riccobono was closely associated with Gambino capo Carmine Lombardozzi. In August 1963 Staten Island Joe was directly linked by federal agents to Lombardozzi, a notorious securities swindler.
Paul "Paulie Zac" Zaccaria Brooklyn Sicilian Mobster Gambino Caporegime
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Paul Zaccaria was taken into custody in a massive New York City Police raid in which thirty-five hoodlums were arrested. Mob associates connected to the Gambino and Bonanno crime families were seized. The raid was conducted on June 11, 1970. My e-book is helpful for tracing mob ties, Italian ancestry, as well as examining info about the unsolved murder of Zaccaria's father Calogero Carlo Zaccaria.
Peter "Pete" Casella Philadelphia Mafia Underboss
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In December 1957 Philadelphia mobster Peter "Pete" Casella was badly beaten in a home on Roosevelt Blvd. Shortly before the assault Casella had tossed out an old girl friend who'd taken an impromptu photo in the residence. She returned with 2 men who incited the fracas in which Casella was fiercely beaten and hospitalized. Police feared resumption of rival gangs struggling for supremacy.
Americo "Pete" DePietto Chicago Mafia Heroin Dealer
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Americo "Pete" DePietto was a central figure in a Chicago drug sting that was carried out in late October 1963. A Lombard, Illinois resident DePietto served as narcotics point man for Chicago's Outfit crime syndicate. He had 5 accomplices, one of whom remained free on bond for another crime. My ebook focuses on DePietto's varied criminal life. He later served an extended stint in Fort Leavenworth.
John "Sonny" Franzese Profaci-Colombo Underboss
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My e-book looks at the Mafia career of John "Sonny" Franzese, a mob star who rose out of the old Profaci-Magliocco Brooklyn crime organization. Sonny had all the makings of a Cosa Nostra star. That is until law enforcement tied him to a crew of bank robbers who were carrying out thefts for the Colombos at Sonny's behest. His criminal career was never the same thereafter. His luck soured in 1966.
Colombo and Gambino Mafiosi New York Cigarette Smuggling, Car Theft and Heroin Trafficking
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Newsday and the Yonkers Herald-Statesman were among the first newspapers to report the demise of a huge cigarette smuggling ring in 1969. Police, tax agents and Brooklyn District Attorney's office personnel also divulged details of the crime. In one instance a truck carrying smuggled cigarettes was pulled over in Maryland. Some of the same figures involved in this scheme were heroin traffickers.
John "Baby John" Delutro Gambino Soldier
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In 2009 John Baby John Delutro was part of a group discussion that followed the publication of Jimmy Breslin's "The Good Rat". During a conversation Delutro remarked, "Little Italy's changed. It's all tourists." In April 2014 Delutro was sued by a former waitress who worked for him at his Caffe Palermo. The woman charged the Gambino soldier with sexual harrassment in Manhattan Federal Court.
Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers
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Anthony Giacalone may have been part of the reason that the Detroit Tigers lost a close pennant race to the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Sports Illustrated reported that Tigers' star pitcher Denny McLain's toes were dislocated in a bizarre incident near season's end. An organist and bookie in a Flint, Michigan steak house, Denny paid out funds to a disgruntled bettor who'd lost money in a horse race.
Joseph Canepi Jr. Yonkers Contractor, Gambler and Extortionist
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Joseph Canepi Jr., like his father was a successful contractor in Yonkers and Westchester County. Elsewhere in business life however, Canepi's ethics can be called into question. For example he was accused of secreting a car that he took from a business in 1915. In 1903 he was one of six men indicted in a poolroom racket. In 1932 Canepi was involved with a man who impersonated a federal agent.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970
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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.
Salvatore Bonito Buffalo La Cosa Nostra Figure
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On December 9, 1967 Salvatore Bonito was one of forty-six men arrested in a police raid on Buffalo's Chicago Street Club. Police also seized Magaddino capos Sansanese and Cammillieri, as well as Bonito's fellow soldier Vaccaro. Many of the persons taken into custody in the sting were a mix of burglers, armed robbers and bookmakers. Originally from rural Depew, New York Bonito was a section leader.
Anthony "Whack Whack" Indelicato Bonanno Family Soldier
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Bonanno family boss Carmine "Lilo" Galante was murdered by masked gunmen who surprised him while he was dining at Joe and Mary's Restaurant. The date was July 12, 1979. Moments earlier Galante had been relaxing while sipping wine and smoking a cigar at the garden eatery in Brooklyn. Along with several accomplices Bonanno family soldier Anthony "Whack Whack" Indelcato was indicted for the murder.

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