Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime

Ernesto Rodriguez and the Mob Hit on Gambino Capo John "Handsome Jack" Giordano April 10, 1995
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The April 10, 1995 hit on John Giordano likely came in retribution for an unpaid loan sharking debt. A close associate of Gambino boss John Gotti, Giordano and his brother, Joseph, were nephews of former Gambino underboss Joseph "Piney" Armone. The Gambino's loansharking operation was successfully prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau. It is an intricate story of racketeering and usury.
"Santo Sam" Perrone Labor Racketeer Indicted For The Attempted Murder of UAW President Walter Reuther
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Donald Ritchie's story of a ride into Detroit with two accomplices carrying a sawed-off shotgun led to the arrest of Ritchie and his associates. Ritchie got away from his protective custody at a Detroit hotel, before fleeing to Windsor, Ontario. Later he returned and offered a full confession of the attempt on Reuther's life. The labor leader nearly lost the use of his right arm in the shooting.
Jack Rybakoff Brooklyn Boxing Promoter Kidnapping Accomplice of Queens' Patrolmen Murdered in the Lower East Side July 19, 1947
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bootlegger Ernest Schoening was held captive in a cold water flat on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The rum runner payoff man was abducted by persons who demanded $100,000 for his release. Rybakoff's 1947 murder was one of a string of mob style killings on New York's Lower East Side. The motives for the murders are uncertain. However Ryabakoff was shady, a former fight manager and ex-Sing Sing con.
The Gambino Family's Elimination of Yonkers' Mobster Charles "Charlie Bear" Calise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Charles "Charlie Bear" Calise and Anthony "Teddy Bear" Calise were noteworthy syndicate men in the Yonkers, New York area. The Calise's operated policy rackets throughout Westchester County and in the northern Bronx. My e-book considers the probability that Gambino associates Aniello Dellacroce and Anthony TP Plate ordered the execution of Charlie Bear. They were tried in a Florida federal court.
Johnny Dio and the Acid Blinding of Labor Columnist Victor Riesel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On April 5, 1956 Johnny Dio walked out of Lindy's Restaurant and was blinded by a mob-hired attacker who tossed a vial of acid in his face. The subsequent investigation brought a rift between federal and local law enforcement. Dio's 22-year-old-attacker Abraham Telvi had been a criminal since he robbed a grocery store at age 15. In July Telvi's decomposing corpse was found on the Lower East Side.
Jersey City and Brooklyn Longshoremen Slayings Tied To Murder, Inc., and Albert Anastasia's Murder?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On November 30, 1957 the bullet-riddled bodies of longshoremen Patrick "Paddy the Priest" Martignetti and Marino Romito were discovered by a 7-year-old Jersey City girl. After telling her parents about her discovery, the girl's father recalled a green sedan being parked on the curb over the weekend. Police surmised that the thugs had been killed elsewhere. Perhaps the motive was a gambling debt?
Martin Krompier Jewish Boxing Promoter, Broadway Mobster and Dutch Schultz Crony
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In Prohibition era New York City Dutch Schultz controlled the beer and alcohol trade. Many of the restaurants he supplied with booze were also extorted by him for protection money. Martin Krompier kept such businesses in line for Schultz, primarily in the Broadway and Times Square areas of Manhattan. New York Post reporter Leo Katcher had just crossed Times Square when Krompier was shot down.
Crooked NYPD Patrolmen And The Brooklyn Fur Racket 1938-1940
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In August 1938 two Brooklyn furriers were robbed of $400,000 worth of prized silver fox furs. The furriers accused two New York City patrolmen of acting as "boogy-men" who scared the intended fur recipients from the delivery trucks. Seeing the cops, who demanded to know, "who is the owner", the furriers scattered, running quickly away, shouting, "Not me". Litigation in the case continued til 1941.
Murder In Kew Gardens, Queens October 27, 1952 East Harlem Hood George Milazzo Is Taken For A Ride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
By confessing to police George Milazzo had saved himself from serving time for murder/assault. Meanwhile, his cohorts did jail time. Police surmised that vengeance motivated Milazzo's October 1952 slaying. My e-book looks at four fall 1952 hoodlum murders. East Harlem drug trafficking thugs and Genovese associates may have been involved. One victim had close ties to Charles Lucky Luciano.
Julius Klein Jr. Babylon, New York Thug And the Framing of Yonkers/Genovese Mobster "Gentleman John" Masiello
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Minuto testified before a New York State Investigative Commission in 1969. According to him a group led by Julius Klein Jr. had extorted $1.3 million in protection money from him. The recipient of the extorted money was Yonkers loanshark "Gentleman" John Masiello. In August 1967 plastics manufacturer Minuto also claimed he'd had $150,000 in stocks stolen from him by the same group of men.
Frank Illiano Genovese Caporegime And Gallo Gang Thug
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Frank "Punchy" Illiano earned his nickname during a stint as a prizefighter in boxing. By 1961 he was firmly entrenched as a criminal associate of the Gallo brothers. Joey, Lawrence and Albert Gallo had once provided muscle and enforcement for oil importer/Sicilian crime boss Joseph Profaci. Profaci died a natural death in June 1962. Somewhat later Illiano and Lawrence Dentico were Genovese capos.
Aurelius Cirillo Profaci Soldier Murdered By His Girlfriend August 31, 1963
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
A mob hit on Lawrence "Larry" Gallo was made on August 20, 1961. A noose was in place, ready to hang the former Profaci muscle man. However, police walked in just seconds before Gallo was to die. Aurelius Cirillo drove a Cadillac that took three Profaci men away from the planned death scene, i.e. Brooklyn's Sahara cocktail lounge. A Profaci soldier, Cirillo was married with three children.
The Murder of John Nardi Cleveland Mobster And Teamsters Union Official
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Giovanni Nardi was a Cleveland, Ohio mobster and Teamsters Union official who was killed by murderers using a 16-stick dynamite bomb. Nardi's death was linked to an effort to takeover organized crime in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The takeover activity also included Irish Mafioso Danny Greene. Nardi's murder remained unsolved in 1982. Jackie Presser's Teamsters' leadership was mob backed.
Salvatore Carta The FBI, Genovese Family And Yonkers Business Extortion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In the spring of 1969 U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau described Yonkers mobster John Tortora as a member of the Vito Genovese crime racket. Tortora was greatly assisted in this racket by Yonkers bulldozer operator Salvatore Carta. Carta, Tortora, Benjamin Gentile and John Ianelli were indicted for extorting money from Yonkers' businessmen. Carta was arrested and charged with perjuring himself.
Frank "Chick 99" Callace Lucchese Family Narcotics Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank "Chick 99" Callace was mostly involved in narcotics activities run by the Lucchese and Genovese crime syndicates. His name is closely associated with that of Dominick "Gyp the Gap" Petrelli. Drugs from Charles Luciano's narcotics empire were run out of Luciano's residence in Naples. Dope was flown from its manufacturing sight in Milan to Rome, Antwerp, France, the United States, etc.
Joseph Kadlub Cosa Nostra Figure Linked To Extortion of Carmine "the Snake" Persico
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Kadlub told a fascinating story to two reporters for the New York Journal-American, beginning on July 27, 1965. An ex-con whose parole was due to end imminently, Kadlub divulged that a federal agent and a New York City Police detective were coercing him to extort $2000 per month from Long Island mobster Carmine Persico. The affair ended with the violent deaths of Kadlub and an NYPD officer.
Rosario Palmieri aka Sally Young Demoted Genovese Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Rosario Palmieri was a Genovese syndicate soldier/caporegime who was active in the mob from the 1930s. Aka Sally Young, Palmieri was demoted from capo to soldier during the rise of Vincent "the Chin" Gigante in the Genovese crime network. Later in his career Palmieri secured the assets of deceased hoodlum Gerard "Gerry" Pappa. Palmieri is known for his role in the execution of Ferdinand Boccia.
Joseph "Joe Stretch" Stracci Garment Industry Labor Racketeer Lucchese Soldier In Harlem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Stracci was in trouble with the law by 1925. In '25 Stracci was among a group of men who assaulted a 19-year-old woman who'd been picked up by one of them. In October 1963 Mafia turncoat Joseph Valachi named Stracci as among the men who was present at the March 1931 execution of mob boss Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria. Masseria was gunned down by order of Charles "Lucky" Luciano.
Abraham "Abe" Chait Putnam Valley, New York Stables Owner Harness Racing Enthusiast and Lucchese Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Abraham "Abe" Chait's role as an investor in the parent company of Yonkers Raceway was slowly revealed during testimony obtained by a New York State Investigation Commission. The Yonkers facility was controlled through ownership in Algam Corporation stock. New York State quetioned whether to revoked Chait's racing license. The Moreland Commission was actively probing horse racing in New York.
Joseph "Joe Palisades" Rosato Jackson Heights, New York Lucchese Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Gaetano Thomas Lucchese assumed command of the Mafia rackets in New York City after former boss Frank Costello was imprisoned in 1952. Assistant Lucchese leaders included Joseph Rosato, Stefano Steve LaSalle, Joe Langano and Abraham Chait. My e-book looks at Rosato's career as a criminal, his Apalachin cohorts, etc. Rosato spent time as a fugitive in Florida before his arrest in 1959.

Related Categories