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Anthony "The Hook" Getch Gallo Gang Thug Murdered On 51st Street
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In August 1963 Anthony Getch was gravely wounded while riding with Gallo gang mobster Louis Mariani. The shooting incident, which killed Mariani, occurred outside a shopping center in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Between 1956-1970 Getch was arrested five times for various crimes. Getch was driving a stolen 1972 Mercury Montego when he was shot three times in the head at 51st St. and 7th Ave.
Harry Davidoff Teamsters/AFL-UAW Labor Union Boss Lucchese Extortionist and Johnny Dio's Mob Associate
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In March 1957 Harry Davidoff was one of three men charged in an alleged extortion of the Special Box and Lumber Company of New York City. Allegedly the trio had extorted $7,002 from the business over a four year timespan. Davidoff, a Lucchese family associate, was intimately connected to mob/labor racketeer Johnny Dio and his boss Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo. Dio dominated Teamsters Local 649.
Fred Harvey Bonadonna Kansas City Mafia Soldier and Mob Deserter
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Kansas City mob soldier Fred Harvey Bonadonna provided key details which law enforcement used to jail KC hoodlum Willie Cammisano on extortion charges. In May 1980 Bonadonna was called as a witness at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing in Washington. Cammisano was brought in from a federal prison cell in Springfield, Missouri. He resorted to the 5th Amendment on numerous occasions.
Peter Variano North Tarrytown, New York Garbage Czar Gambling Racketeer
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On December 28, 1962 Peter Variano was one of eleven persons seized during the breakup of two policy banks. The illegal enterprise had grossed $6 million annually in Westchester County, New York. In March 1970 a New York State trooper working as a double agent penetrated a gambling ring managed by Variano and Genovese soldier Nick Rattenni. This ring was active in Yonkers and Rockland County.
New York State Troopers Arrested In Gambling Sting March 1970 Links To Genovese Crime Syndicate
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Four New York State troopers arrested during the breakup of a lucrative gambling ring were once connected to Troop K in Hawthorne. Two garbage barons, Nicholas Rattenni and Peter Variano were lynchpins of the criminal syndicate. Rattenni was active as a Genovese family soldier. Variano had an arrest record dating to 1961, when he pleaded guilty to violating the federal gambling stamp wagering act.
Irving Velson Brooklyn Navy Yard Longshoremen Official Mafia-Soviet Union Liaison
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More than once Irving Velson denied his affiliation with the Communist Party as well as any relationship he had with known Communists like Alger Hiss. Nevertheless labor union observers cited Velson as a friend of toughs and an active union/communist organizer. Writer Victor Riesel believed Velson was influential from coast to coast, and also in Hawaii. He was expelled from Local 13 in Brooklyn.
Pasquale "Patty Mack" Macchiarole Genovese Family Caporegime Queens Nightclub Extortionist and Murderer
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An April 25, 1972 indictment named Brooklyn truck driver Thomas DeLio, Robert Grimaldi, of Fresh Meadows, Queens, and Ralph Jacobsen of Jericho as the murderers of Cloud Room manager Conrad Greaves. My e-book looks at Greaves' murder, an elaborate extortion ring and a betting operation that was prominent in the New York City area in the 1960s and 1970s. Pasquale Macchariole was connected to both.
Joseph Magnasco Gallo Mobster Murdered In Brooklyn October 4, 1961
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On October 4, 1961 Gallo mobster Joseph Magnasco was killed in front of the College Restaurant on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. Within fifteen minutes after the shooting the Gallo brothers were rounded up at their 51 President Street, Direct Vending Corporation headquarters. Arrested eleven times during his criminal career, he had been imprisoned for armed robbery. He was on his way to visit his mother.
Murder and Extortion Profaci-Gallo Mob War 1961-1962
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Retaliating for the near garroting of Larry Gallo in Brooklyn's Sahara Club, the Gallo brothers took five members of the Profaci family hostage. The gangland war between Profaci and Gallo factions also eliminated businessmen like Manhattan restaurant owner Morton Rosenberg. In April 1961 Rosenberg's dead body was discovered in Brooklyn near an area used by Mafia associates to dump bodies.
Mob Hit In Red Hook, Brooklyn 4 Puerto Rican Longshoremen Are Gunned Down July 9, 1928
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My e-book focuses on the murders/wounding of four Puerto Rican longshoremen who were victims of a July 9, 1928 drive by shooting. Many crime observers think that the men were shot because of misidentity. The Red Hook section of Brooklyn had been dominated by gangster Frankie Yale, who was closely associated with Brooklyn/Chicago mobster Al Capone. The victims may have been part of the drug trade.
Benajmin Kanowitz Washington Heights Fruit Dealer and Bootlegger Killed By a Mafia Bomb July 1, 1928
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The July 1, 1928 car bombing murder of Benjamin Kanowitz was one many racketeering/mob related deaths that occurred in the summer of 1928. Kanowitz murder was prompted by his association to Celia Meltzer and Mafioso Frankie Yale. On the same day that Kanowitz was slain Yale was killed when rival thugs overtook his car on a Brooklyn street. Police found him bullet ridden in the seat of his Lincoln.
Vito Gurino Assassin For Murder Inc.
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Vito Gurino was a colleague of such infamous assassins as Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss and Harry "Happy" Maione. The three men were hit men for Murder Inc, a Brooklyn based murder for hire outfit that was fronted by a candy store. My e-book focuses on the 1940-1942 era, when Vito was charged with three murders. On March 23, 1942 he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Nassau County Court.
Anthony Ficarotta Genovese Family Soldier
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Genovese soldier Anthony Ficarotta was one of three criminals arrested for theft by New Jersey police. The thefts included a $3,600 mink coat taken from a car parked on the New Jersey Turnpike. By late October 1966 Queens D.A. Nat Hentel was conducting an extensive investigation of organized crime. The Queens' D.A. and a Kew Gardens' justice bickered over key witness Vincent Siciliano.
Carl "Tuffy" DeLuna Kansas City Mafia Underboss
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Kansas City Mafia Underboss Carl DeLuna was a heavy handed thug who coerced San Diego businessman/Las Vegas Casino owner Allen R. Glick to sell his stake in the Stardust Hotel. Basically DeLuna offered Glick the single option of an offer to buy from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). An investigation conducted by FBI agents discovered that organized crime was behind the hotel sale.
Thomas DeBrizzi Connecticut Mobster/Gambino Caporegime John Gotti Ordered His Murder
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Gambino member George Remini begged syndicate boss John Gotti to demote Thomas DeBrizzi from the rank of capo to soldier rather than kill him. In the end DeBrizzi's assassination owed much to Gotti's directive that he was sending a message to other Gambino associates. DeBrizzi had defied three separate orders to come to New York City and meet with Gotti and other higher ups.
Nicholas Rattenni Yonkers Garbage Industry Businessman Genovese Family Soldier
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Nicholas Rattenni's name was linked with Yonkers councilman Frank Adamo and city manager Frederick Adler. On one occasion the men met for lunch and discussed the awarding of Yonkers city contracts. Testifying before a New York State Investigation committee, Adamo confirmed that the Yonkers city charter forbade intervention by city councilmen, in the awarding of contracts. Adamo was also a teacher.
Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi And Boston's Winter Hill Gang
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James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen Flemmi were murdering partners in Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang. Bulger and Flemmi were a criminal tandem for twenty-five years. At one point the two gangsters teamed together to kill businessman Roger Wheeler in a Tulsa, Oklahoma parking lot. Bulger's criminal organization had moved in to try and take control of Wheeler's World Jai Alai firm.
Nick Circella Chicago Mobster Labor Union Racketeer
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The February 1943 torch murder of Chicago nightclub dice girl Estelle Carey brought Nick Circella's name back in news headlines. Carey, who was Circella's mistress, lived in a an Addison Street apartment on the North Side. Her killer(s) brutally murdered her using a combo of an ice pick, a broken whiskey bottle and a black jack. Police found her strangled and burned to death.
Charles Fischetti Chicago Mobster Cousin of Al Capone
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Crime historians credit Charles Fischetti's rapid rise in the Chicago Outfit to his cousin Al Capone, the boss of crime in the Windy City. My e-book looks at Charles Fischetti's struggles with the IRS over money that he earned in 1936 and 1937. Central to my text are the Fischetti brothers ties to west coast mobsters Johnny Roselli and Jack Dragna. Both Fischettis were involved in labor rackets.
Dirty Water from Leon County Texas
Series: Leon County Texas Corruption. Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Tuma of Leon County Texas created the largest man made natural disaster in the Southern United States. Today he operates trucks hauling chemical and toxic waste in Texas.

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