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Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws

Joseph Ragone Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Ragone was part of an intricate narcotics/heroin operation that flourished in metropolitan New York in the mid-1950s. Ragone associates, i.e. Frank Borelli, Angelo DeGeorge, etc., continued their narcotics syndicate activities into the early 1960s. In April 1951 Ragone was also linked to a bookmaking network in Yonkers. A huge stash of drugs was discovered in a Long Island City apartment.
Genovese Soldier Salvatore Maneri And Lucky Luciano's International Narcotics Syndicate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Salvatore Maneri was a career criminal who was heavily involved in the narcotics ring masterminded by Charles "Lucky" Luciano. The organization flourished multi-nationally in the late 1950s before it was broken up in 1960. Maneri was a soldier in the Mafia, a close associate of both Genovese and Lucchese operatives. His closest mob cronies were Vincent Mauro and Frank "Frankie the Bug" Caruso.
Angelo Loicano Lucchese Mob Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Loicano was a former helper in the construction industry. He was also a member of the Young Mafia or Black Hand. Eventually Loicano's East Harlem gang did as much as $2,000,000 per year in illicit drug sales. By 1946 one of its ringleaders sold as much as $140,000 in only two months time. Loicano and six associates were arrested on Long Island in 1958. It was the US' largest drug syndicate.
Andimo "Tony Noto" Pappadio Lucchese Mafia Acting Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Andimo Pappadio was heavily involved in narcotics trafficking between the United States and Cuba. Several of the most insidious heroin rings were broken up in the 1950s and again in 1962. A Bronx gambling operation linked to Pappadio associate "Big John" Ormento, was penetrated by NYPD detectives in 1962. The syndicate was taken down by law enforcement who posed as delivery men.
Nicholas "Big Nose Nick Tolentino" Lucchese Soldier Heroin Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In April 1959 John Big John Ormento and Nicholas Tolentino were arraigned on illegal narcotics violations in federal court in New York. Thirty-six mob associates were arrested with Ormento, who had been in hiding since June 1958. Lido Beach, New York mob boss Thomas Lucchese was called to a hearing before U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Tolentino was involved in the probe as were other Luccheses.
James "Jimmy the Sniff" Vintaloro Lucchese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
James Vintaloro was a Mafia soldier in the syndicate family of Gaetano Lucchese. "Jimmy the Sniff" acquired his nickname from a nervous habit of drawing breaths in short sniffs through his nostrils. Vintaloro was active as a Mafioso in the Bronx, Westchester County and Putnam, NY. He is recorded as a member of the Lucchese family as late as July 1972. In 1971 he was indicted for criminal contempt.
Vincent "Jimmy Jones" Potenza Lucchese Soldier American Express Thief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Vincent Potenza became one of many successful prosecutions by U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau. In 1967 Potenza was convicted on a charge of transporting stolen checks, a case that Morgenthau prosecuted. As late as mid-July 1972 Potenza is recorded as one of an extended list of Lucchese family soldiers. In one court case Potenza was convicted of generating competition between Mafia families.
Angelo Tuminaro Lucchese Family Soldier French Connection Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The French Connection drug trafficking ring operated multi-nationally around mid-century. It was an extensive network originated by Charles "Lucky" Luciano from his Naples, Italy place of exile. Angelo Tuminaro was a diminutive, unattractive man who was an integral part of this criminal operation. Originally from Cherry Street in Manhattan, Tuminaro married Bella Stein, whose dad was a bootlegger.
Gaetano "Anthony" Lisi Bonanno Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
By the 1950s Anthony Lisi was a Bonanno family associate. His criminal activities focused on supplying narcotics to New York from Montreal. In trouble from an early age, Lisi accumulated indictments for grand larceny, possession of a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct, robbery and murder. In 1972 Lisi's name appeared on a list of Lucchese family soldiers. He was a Carmine Galante associate.
John "Baby John" Delutro Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.
James "Jimmy Legs" Episcopia Bonanno Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
James "Jimmy Legs" Episcopia was a regular body guard for Searingtown mobster Frank Mari. Much of my e-book discusses an era that followed the Bonanno family wars that occurred after Joseph Bonanno's 1964 abduction by his relatives. A central portion of my text looks at the entrance of Joseph Pistone/Donnie Brasco into the Bonanno family. The FBI agent was brought in by Dominick Napolitano.
The Mob On Long Island Bonanno Family Circa 1969
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Bonannos had proven sources to acquire narcotics. Family members were heavily immersed in gambling and loansharking rackets. The syndicate was notorious for infiltrating businesses in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona and California. My research is drawn from newspaper accounts that present a detailed portrait of Bonanno family members in 1969. Home addresses of the principals are given.
Colombo and Gambino Mafiosi New York Cigarette Smuggling, Car Theft and Heroin Trafficking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
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.
Louis "Louie Domes" Pacella Genovese Soldier Frank Sinatra Pal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In the late 1970s Louis Pacella secured three performances by famed singer Frank Sinatra at the Westchester Premier Theater in Greenburgh, New York. The ensuing Westchester Theater scandal involved Genovese and Gambino family crime figures. My e-book looks at court proceedings and incidents involved in a large conspiracy that bankrupted a theater corporation. Jimmy Fratianno testified in court.
Buried in the Walls — A petty criminal/drug addict’s travels through the Washington State penal system
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,280. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2019 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Author G.J. "Face" White takes readers on a roller coaster ride through his life of drugs, women, crime, jail time and the epiphany he reached that's kept him on the straight and narrow path since his final release from prison. The multitude of colorful characters that populate Face's life make this a fast-paced and entertaining read.
Giovanni Schillaci Alias "Big Dick Amato" Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Giovanni Schilacci had several aliases, i.e. "Al Brown" and "Big Dick Amato". Part of the Genovese family, he was a native Sicilian, of southern Italian descent. With a criminal record dating to 1921, Schillaci was a noted narcotics trafficker. He was deported from the U.S. in 1947 following a narcotics conviction. In Italy he worked directly for Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who ran drugs from Naples.
Tobias DeMicco Jr. Genovese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In the late 1970s Tobias DeMicco Jr. was a partner in an illegal Rockland County, New York landfill conspiracy. Among his associates in this criminal venture was Carmine Franco. Franco had forcibly gained control of the business in 1976 after the arson of a previous owner's home. In 1979 DeMicco and his co-conspirators were tried in the landfill case. He moved to Florida where he died in Sarasota
Getting Away With It
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Step into the world of the Costa del Crime in the ’90s and meet the characters who were involved in the drug trade. Delve into the story to discover the truth behind the corruption with the local mayor and the guard civil. You have seen the film ‘The Business’. Well, I lived it true to life. I guess you can say I was Danny Dyer in flesh. From paying the police to sit in the BP garage and drink cof
Tino "the Greek" Fiumara Genovese Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Originally from New Jersey, Tino Fiumara was closely linked to illegal activities carried out by the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). One of these illicit schemes involved illegal loans made in 1979 by Sealand Terminal Corporation president Irving Held. Imprisoned for racketeering, Fiumara was previously tried on extortion charges. He died in Suffolk County, New York in 2010.
Alfred "Sharkey" Cupola Jamaica, Queens Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
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.

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