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Mobster Biography - Charles Lucky Luciano
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Charles "Lucky" Luciano was a driving force in the evolution of organized crime. He staged a takeover from the old guard mobsters in the 1930s and remade the criminal world as the National Crime Syndicate with himself occupying one of the seats on The Commission; the committee which governed organized crime in America.
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.
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso Lucchese Family Underboss
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Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso was implicated in the August 10, 1989 murders of two East Northport, New York garbage carters. The victims, Robert Kubecka and Donald Barstow, were killed in their business offices on the morning of August 10th. The case resulted in a significant reward of compensation to the murdered men's families. As informants Kubecka and Barstow were supposed to have been protected.
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.
John "Poppa John" Priziola Detroit Mafia Boss
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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.
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.
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.
Albert Anastasia Mafia Kingpin Of The Brooklyn Waterfront 1941-1944
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Albert Anastasia was the quintessential Mafia boss, who became the head of the Gambino family, from 1951-1957. The events of his early rise to power include a stint as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. I have researched the events of his early criminal activity, i.e. his years as an integral figure in the Murder-for-Money gang that was led by garment racketeer Louis Lepke.
Vincent the Chin Gigante
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Vincent Gigante was the Boss of the Genovese family, a man who was feared by members of New York crime families. The Gigantes weren't reliant on the drug trade. They milked unions for money and did a lucrative business in window replacement throughout the NYC metropolitan area. This earned over $191 million for mob companies over some years time. Gigante may have tried to kill Frank Costello.
George "Big Frenchy" DeMange Harlem's Cotton Club, Owney Madden and Boxing
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"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
Mobster Biography - Albert Anastasia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert “Lord High Executioner” Anastasia was saved from death row by the mafia when he was just a teenager. He rose through the ranks of organized crime by ruthlessly eliminating anyone who stood in his way. Although suspected of involvement in many murders, the “disappearance” of witnesses always meant that he walked free.
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.
Alfred "Sharkey" Cupola Jamaica, Queens Genovese Soldier
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A 1972 issue of New York Magazine lists Alfred Cupola as Genovese family soldier. A former painter and mortician, Cupola's first recorded criminal offense was for forgery in 1941. Later Cupola worked as a salesman at the mob dominated Fulton Street Fish Market. His most newsworthy offense occurred in 1970. He had refused to testify before a New York grand jury investigating organized crime.
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.
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh
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Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.
Joseph "Joe Narrows" Laratro Corona, Queens Mobster Lucchese Crime Family
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In 1963 Joseph Laratro appeared on an August 1963 list of New York City hoodlums. Published by a metropolitan area newspaper, the mobsters list also included Hugh Patrick Mulligan, Thomas "Three Finger Brown" Lucchese, Joseph Lucchese and Anthony Crio. Joseph Laratro's affiliation with the Lucchese crime network was exposed in 1967 when he was arrested for wiretapping by Suffolk County Police.
Frank "Big Frank" Pasqua Gambino Family Soldier
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A December 1982 narcotics case involving Frank Pasqua was deemed by FBI Director William H. Webster, "one of the biggest narcotics cases involving organized crime members and associates ever to be investigated." Pasqua was one of seventeen narcotics defendants seized in a series of police raids in the Bronx, Westchester County and Staten Island. Pasqua's son followed him into organized crime.
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.
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.