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FBI Sting Buffalo, New York Targets Gambino Family Heroin Smuggling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the pizza industry in several northeastern states as front for big time heroin smuggling. The Gambino families of New York and New Jersey were caught up in this as well as the remnants of the Bonanno family crime network. The Bonannos had a history of pushing the Gambinos around. Heroin was smuggled into the U.S. in wine bottles and distributed in pizzerias in the northeast U.S.
Gaspare Magaddino Bonanno Family Mafia Killer
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Gaspare Magaddino was a cousin of Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno as well as a distant relative of the Magaddino dons of upstate New York. By 1965 Gaspare was wanted for a number of bombings carried out in Sicily. Years earlier was part of a meeting in Palermo, Sicily that was attended by drug dealers from Sicily and the U.S. The intense pursuit of Magaddino ended with his 1970 murder in Brooklyn.
Colombo Mobster Vincent Aloi And The Murder of "Crazy Joe Gallo"
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Joseph Luparelli was among a group of hoodlums who surprised Crazy Joe Gallo near the end of a night of birthday celebration. With a retinue of friends he exited the Copacabana nightclub after it closed around 4 a.m. It was the spring of 1972. Gallo was shot multiple times inside Umberto's, a Manhattan restaurant. The perpetrators had first planned to lure him to Nyack and kill him there.
Vertygo – The Suicide of Lukas (Previous Version)
Price: Free! Words: 13,630. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
THIS is just a Previous Version with some chapters of the original Best-seller ‘Vertygo – The Suicide of Lukas’
Vertygo – O Suicídio de Lukas (Edição Prévia)
Price: Free! Words: 13,110. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Esta é apenas uma Versão Prévia com alguns capítulos do best-seller original “Vertygo – O Suicídio de Lukas”
Harry Fleischer Detroit Purple Gang Mobster
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The January 1945 murder of Michigan State Senator Warren Hooper made national headlines in the US. The politician was en route to his home in Albion, when he was ambushed after leaving the state legislature in Lansing. Shot multiple times he was left in his burning vehicle to die. The Purple Gang and Fleischer were involved in extortion, bootlegging, kidnapping, and various other illicit deeds.
The Las Vegas Mob Murder Of Singer Barbara McNair's Husband Rick Manzie
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Barbara McNair wed her manager Rick Manzie in a quiet ceremony at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Several years later, on December 15, 1976, Manzie's body was found dead in the basement of McNair's 20-room Las Vegas mansion. My e-book examines several theories about Manzie's demise. Barbara's career was badly damaged after she signed for a package containing heroin, that was intended for Manzie.
Samuel Chioccoli Brooklyn Bookie Murder, Inc. Gangster
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Three thugs murdered Samuel Chioccoli on the night of November 30, 1939. They left his body on a roadside near Port Washington. It was quickly discovered by three fishermen. In the meantime they disfigured the corpse to make it appear as if the body had been run over. Chioccoli was a devoted family man by day and a hoodlum in the evening hours. His refusal to fence stolen jewelry led to his death.
Robert "Big Bob" McCullough Al Capone Associate Illinois Horse Racing Official and Murderer
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"Big Bob" McCullough was questioned by Senate investigator George B. White at his plush Cedar Lake, Indiana residence. McCullough had admitted threatening crime expose' reporter William Drury. However he only went so far as admitting that someone had beaten him to killing Drury. McCullough lived a long life. He died in a Florida nursing home when he was 97. My book examines his criminal career.
Prohibition Era NYPD Corruption Jamaica, Queens Liquor Still
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The testimony of NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Kelly was important in unraveling an illegal liquor distillery in Jamaica, Queens. The operation was based in a former piano factory building that its operators and a rogue police inspector had agreed on. Things were going smoothly until Thanksgiving Day 1931. NYPD patrolmen were alerted when the lid on the still popped open, sounding an alarm.
Joe Bonanno's Sons Convicted of Extortion
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Joseph Bonanno and his bodyguard, Peter Notari, were tried for extorting a Diners' Club card from a Queens County realtor named Donald Torrillo. Bonanno was charged with using the credit card to buy meals for himself and friends, charge motel stays, etc. My e-book looks at the Bonannos as a crime family in transition, trying desperately to hold on to control of multiple illegal businesses.
Samuel Valente Troy, New York Drug Dealer
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In 1947 Samuel Valente was an ex-con who was about to be deported to Italy. Valente's son Rocco testified that Rensselaer County Judge Hamm had asked that his father's deportation be curtailed. Justice Hamm traveled to Washington to deny signing a document attributed to him. Calling it a forgery he also denied that a Troy Police Chief and Chief of Detectives had written letters of recommendation.
Carl Carramusa Kansas City Narcotics Dealer Mafia Informant
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On June 21, 1945 Carl Carramusa's 16-year-old daughter watched in agony as her father's head was blown off outside his North Side Chicago home. Carramusa had moved his family to Chicago in the wake of his appearance as a federal informant in a Kansas City drug trial. His relocation worked for several years before the KC mob put a hit on him while he awaited his family in a Chicago driveway.
NYPD Collusion With Gambino Family Plot To Murder Federal Informants
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In 1963 FBI offices traced collusion between a NYPD patrolman and garage owner/mafioso Michael Scandifia. The mobster was linked to the Gambino crime family through evidence presented before a NY State Investigative Committee. Scandifia and Patrolman Grossman were charged with conspiracy to kill informants. Trial for the accused was delayed until 1968. Dumdum bullets were part of the planned hits.
Nick Civella The Kansas City Mafia and the Teamsters Union
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Near the end of his life former Teamsters boss Roy Lee Williams confessed to being controlled by Kansas City mobster Nick Civella. Williams was targeted by a U.S. Senate Subcommittee and was also indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to bribe a U.S. Senator. Mobsters sought control of the Teamsters rich Central States Pension Fund. Money from it was used by criminals to enter Las Vegas.
Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder
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Frank Bompensiero's murder occurred on February 10, 1977. A mob turncoat the former Mafia hit man shielded himself from a mob hit for some time. He stayed in Pacific Beach. Seldom venturing out, he sometimes went for a walk or made calls in a phone booth. The L.A. mob had been in flux since the death of boss Jack Dragna in 1956. In the early 1970s Louis Tom Dragna replaced Frank DeSimone as chief.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
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Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Gambino and Colombo Families The 1972 New York City Serial Mafia Murders
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The attempted assassination of Joseph Colombo Sr. and the murder of Joey Gallo are important in the fallout amongst Mafia organizations. In 1971 Colombo was gravely wounded at an Italian Unity Day celebration held in Manhattan. On April 7, 1972 Gallo was shot and killed by a gunman who entered a restaurant clandestinely. The murders triggered a wave of violence among Gambino and Colombo partisans.
Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York
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My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.