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Robert DIB DiBernardo Gambino Family Porn Distributor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Rpbert DiBernardo was a Gambino family conduit, a man who moved market in the flourishing porn business of the 1970s and 1980s. DiBernardo was linked to Long Island executive Martin J. Hodas, of Lawrence, New York. Hodas refused to answer questions about his reputed Mafia ties to Colombo family capo Sonny Franzese a criminal whose career had spanned six decades. Hodas was indicted for tax evasion.
Ettore "Tony Russo" Zappi Gambino Family Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Ettore Zappi was originally from Caserta, Italy. Arriving in the United States as a youth in 1902, he worked as a chauffeur early in his career. A multifaceted mobster, Zappi owned the Convertible Mattress Company. As a racketeer he immersed himself in television, radio, business machines, furniture manufacturing and warehousing. He was a former official of Teamsters Union Local 854.
Sebastian "Benny" Biondo Suffolk County, New York Loanshark Colombo/Gambino Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
A May 24, 1972 New York Times article described the leader of a Nassau County, New York loansharking ring as a manager of the rock band Sly and the Family Stone. However, Columbia Records denied any association with the man whose name was Ned Vetrano. A Newsday expose' that began in March 1969 led to the arrests of eighty-three mobsters. 24, including Sebastian Biondo, were convicted in court.
Rocco "Rogie" Mazzie Bronx Gambino Family Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Among Rocco Mazzie's Genovese family associates were Samuel "Sammy Shell" Schlitten and Joseph "Joey Z" Zingaro. In 1968 a mob kidnapping gang abducted Joey Z's brother-in-law Angelo Marino.The mobster eventually paid $5,000 for his release. Mazzie, Schlitten and John "Buster" Ardito were primary figures in a bribery plot. The Manhattan DA's office probed this illegal usage of a garbage landfill.
Joseph "Joe Narrows" Laratro Corona, Queens Mobster Lucchese Crime Family
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.
Dr. Brinkley, A Man and His Calling
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The true story of the most deadly serial killer, a quack doctor with history's most powerful radio station. He preyed upon the ill health of old men, promising rejuvenation through goat gland transplants, and made millions during the Great Depression.
Robert "Bobby Basile" Occhipinti Long Branch, New Jersey Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In August 1969 Long Branch, New Jersey mobster Robert Occhipinti refused to answer questions posed to him by members of the New Jersey State Investigation Commission. Accompanied by his lawyer Occhipinti fled the courtroom and drove speedily to the Delaware River. Followed closely by New Jersey State troopers, law enforcement abruptly stopped their pursuit at the Pennsylvania state line.
William J. Lupo Rochester, New York Cosa Nostra Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On Wednesday, February 17th William J. Lupo's body was found inside his car in a quiet northeast Rochester neighborhood. Three bullets had entered his skull from behind. Rochester Police Captain James Cavoti reported a multiplicity of motives for Lupo's murder. Lupo was associated with numerous Rochester hoodlums, among them former Magaddino boss Frank Valenti. Valenti was exiled to Pittsburgh.
The Hollywood Murder of Bugsy Siegel Crony Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg was a lynchpin of the old Murder Inc., mob enforcement racket that controlled the garment industry in the 1930s and 1940s. Murder Inc., was based in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, functioning with a candy store as its front. Bugsy Siegel was an integral figure in this syndicate. He also took a primary role in hunting down Big Greenie who'd fled to Los Angeles.
Hyman "Curly" Holtz Brooklyn Jewish Hoodlum Who Disappeared In 1932
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
There are few details regarding the 1932 disappearance/murder of mobster Hyman "Curly" Holtz. However, there is no doubt that he was a principal player in the murder for hire operation, Murder Inc. Murder Inc. carried out assassinations for money and kept a tight reign on the garment industry in New York City. On occasion the criminal syndicate hired out its members to unions and management.
Philip "The Stick" Kovolick Jewish Mobster Meyer Lansky Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Philip Kovolick fled New York City for Florida after a police bust at a restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Kovolick took up residence in Hallandale, Florida. His body was discovered in a steel drum there in 1972. Kovolick was active at horse racing venues and was even asked for tips about Hialeah races by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Kovolivck was a source for crime writer Hank Messick.
Dante "Danny" Gasbarrini Stefano Magaddino Associate Hamilton, Ontario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Danny Gasbarrini was among the mobsters who succeeded Canadian Mafia don Rocco Perri, who died in 1944. Perri was replaced by a trio of bosses, i.e. Anthony "Tony" Sylvestro, Calogero Bordanero and Santo Scibetta. These hoodlums took direct orders from Stefano Magaddino in Buffalo. Gasbarrini was also a Magaddino associate. He joined John Papalia after he returned to Hamilton from Montreal.
Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Raymond Patriarca's Underboss New England Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gennaro Angiulo was a top aide to Mafia don Salvatore L.S. Partriarca. In March 1985 Angiulo was a key defendant in a financial sector trial involving the First National Bank of Boston. In July of '85 Angiulo was tried with six associates on gambling charges. One of Angiulo's co-defendants was Ilario "Larry" Zannino. Angiulo faced a possible forty-five year imprisonment for the banking charge.
Settimo "Big Sam" Accardi Bloomfield, New Jersey Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"Big Sam" Accardi lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey. A mob enforcer, Settimo was originally from Vita, Italy. He entered the United States in 1926 from a port in France. A target of immigration officials beginning in November 1952, Accardi was deported to Italy. Before justice dept. officials in the John F. Kennedy administration sought his return, he was a narcotics trafficker for the U.S. Mafia.
Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Eduardo Aronica was a 20th century mobster who is closely associated with the Carlo Gambino syndicate. A soldier, he lived in a Gambino controlled area on East 9th Street in Manhattan. Reputedly, Aronica had ties to fellow Sicilian mobsters Pietro Stincone and Salvatore Curto. All three were originally from Canicatti, Sicily. Aronica was also linked to Joseph Biondo whose 1939 wedding he attended.
Frank Miceli Gambino Family Soldier From Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
As a witness in Boston Federal Court in 1970 mob informant Vincent Teresa turned evidence against Gambino soldier Frank Miceli. Teresa published two books that were co-written with a writer from Newsday. Teresa believed that Miceli would hunt him down. He once wrote that Miceli would look for him for as long as he had breath in his body. The two men were part of a banking ruse involving bonds.
Anthony "Skunge" Granza Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Anthony Granza was a Gambino soldier who lived in the Bronx. In the 1950s he was among the most wanted men being pursued by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He specialized in buying one to two ounce quantities of heroin for $600 per ounce. Granza was also most often seen in expensive clothes. His attire was embellished by expensive diamond rings and wrist watches. Busted by a fed agent on 1/22/51.
Anthony Carminati Fort Lee, New Jersey Gambino Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Carminati was a Gambino capo who served before John D'Amico. Both men fell out with their peers. Carminati's underworld reputation suffered greatly because of his heavy drinking and his weakness for allowing law enforcement to penetrate his business dealings. D'Amico fell out with Gambinos after he skimmed $50,000 from his take of restaurant operations. D'Amico succeeded Garafalo as capo.
Andrew Alberti Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Andrew Alberti ran a number of legitimate bakery operations in the New York City area. Law enforcement dated his criminal career to the Albert Anastasia murder of October 25, 1957. Intriguingly, ex-fight manager Alberti trained a lightweight fighter named Johnny Busso. Busso had a brief conversation with Anastasia in the lobby of the Park Sheraton Hotel. Minutes later Anastasia was murdered.
Michael Scandifia Gambino Family Loanshark Murdered Near Tuxedo, New York December 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Michael Scandifia was a Gambino family crime figure closely associated with brothers John and Carmine Lombardozzi. In the mid-1960s Scandifia was indicted for stealing jewels along with John Lombardozzi. The gems, valued at $88,000, were taken from a West 47th Street jeweler. The dragnet that nabbed Scandifia and NYPD Patrolman Grossman used electronic surveillance, very controversial at the time.

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