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Philip Buono Genovese Family Hit Man
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Raymond Donovan was nominated to become Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Labor. The former Schiavone, Queens executive had associated with mob figures such as William Masselli. A night before government witness Nat Masselli was scheduled to give testimony about Donovan's past criminal associations, the contractor was killed. One of those responsible for the gangland slaying was Masselli's godfather.
Carmine Tramunti New York City Cosa Nostra Boss
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Carmine Tramunti's mob dominated criminal life in the northern Bronx and Westchester County areas. A convict at 22, Tramunti was imprisoned at Sing Sing in 1932. His first offense was discharging his gun at a New York City Policeman during daylight hours. Along with football player Joe Namath. Tramunti became the target of a 1969 FBI investigation. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle intervened.
The DeCavalcante Assassination of Gambino Family Soldier Joseph "Joey Surprise" Feola April 19, 1965
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Joseph Feola was hoping to expand his waste disposal business into northern New Jersey. FBI sources indicate he became a target of his own Gambino family leader, Carlo Gambino. Don Carlo and Sam the Plumber DeCavalcante were in on a garbage deal that encompassed Mount Vernon, Westchester County and northern New Jersey. Apparently Feola was sacrificed when he began encroaching on Colombo turf.
John Fury Rochester, New York Public Enemy #1
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A gang of three led by John Fury was discovered holed up inside the Miller Garage in Rochester in December 1936. His accomplices were second offender Frank Miller, 29, and first offender Anthony Ollis, 32. The triumvirate was responsible for stealing safes from restaurants, bakeries, etc. Over a five year period their 10-20 year sentences were shortened and then reinstated by various judges.
Gennaro Gerry Lang Langella Colombo Family Mafia Boss
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My e-book reveals the ties between the Colombo and Lucchese crime families, the friendship between John Gotti and Gennaro Langella and other Mafiosi details. The mid 1980s was a time when NYC District Attorney Rudolph Guiliani and FBI Director made serious inroads into suppressing mob power in the New York metropolitan area. Gerry Lang Langella and the Persico brothers were hunted as fugitives.
Americo "Pete" DePietto Chicago Mafia Heroin Dealer
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Americo "Pete" DePietto was a central figure in a Chicago drug sting that was carried out in late October 1963. A Lombard, Illinois resident DePietto served as narcotics point man for Chicago's Outfit crime syndicate. He had 5 accomplices, one of whom remained free on bond for another crime. My ebook focuses on DePietto's varied criminal life. He later served an extended stint in Fort Leavenworth.
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh
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Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.
Anthony "Tony Boy" Boiardo Newark, New Jersey Mobster Genovese Crime Family
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Ruggerio "Richie the Boot" Boiardo was a capo in the Genovese crime family. His extended career in crime lasted from the 1920s-1970s. As late as 1969 he was in court indicted on gambling charges. "Tony Boy" Boiardo, Richie's son's crimes were more varied. He was linked to political scandals, power company fraud and mail theft at airports. The Boiardos were a fixture in the New Jersey Mafia.
Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug
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Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a former partner of Meyer Shapiro, later proved his undoing. The growth of the slot machine industry enriched them but eventually led to a split in their association. There was too much money to be earned in prostitution and various other rackets. Competition for territory in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side led Reles to move out on his own. He became the Shapiros' enemy.
Joey Glimco Chicago Teamster
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The 1957 and 1958 McClellan labor racketeering trials were covered worldwide in newspapers and on television. Union boss Joey Glimco took the 5th Amendment to avoid incriminating himself on 70 separate occasions. Former Local 777 President Dominic Abata told U.S. Senate investigators that Glimco had thrown him out of the Teamsters affiliate. Abata later defeated Glimco as a rebel candidate.
Louis "Pretty" Amberg and the Brooklyn Loansharking War
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The deaths of Louis "Pretty" Amberg and his brother, Joseph "Joey", mystified New York Police detectives for some time. Joey was murdered in a garage while Pretty's body was found bagged and burning inside a car in Manhattan. The Amberg brothers were masters of shylocking which came to be known as loan sharking. They met opposition when they tried expanding out of New York's Lower East Side.
Passaic County Police Arrest 8 New York Mobsters The Mountain View, New Jersey Stakeout June 1935
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"Tough Tommy" Protheroe was gunned down with his girlfriend in Sunnyside, Queens on May 16, 1935. Protheroe, the son of an Irish woman who immigrated to New York in 1900, had served prison terms at Sing Sing. His murder was among those that authorities found clues to when they raided a gangster retreat in Mountain View, New Jersey. Passaic County officials fought extradition to New York.
William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer
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William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Contradiction
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Contradiction is a riveting and dynamic account in which Charles Carpenter unveils the core of why at risk youth become attracted to gang subculture. Charles Carpenter shares his personal experience regarding his attraction to gang life. Profound insight is offered regarding loyalty and the ugly face of betrayal.
Francis "Two Gun" Crowley Nassau County, New York Police Killer
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Two Gun Crowley entered Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York after being treated for multiple wounds at Bellevue and Nassau County Hospitals. His lawyers mailed a desperate appeal to NY Governor Franklin Roosevelt. The plea to save Crowley's life asked that he be saved to study criminals like him, who were an absolute menace to American society. Crowley made headlines for two brutal murders.
Aniello DellaCroce Gambino Family Underboss
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Aniello DellaCroce was a resident of Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy. Oddly he avoided indictment for the 1974 murder of Charles Calise, a principal in DellaCroce's Gambino loansharking operation. Calise had turned FBI informant before his assassination. DellaCroce's residence was just across the street from the Ravenite Social Club, a center of Gambino family crime activity.
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera Bonanno Family Hit Man
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Thomas Karate Pitera was a methodical killer who dismembered his victims and kept parts of their anatomy, i.e. ears, etc., as trophies. He had a long career with the Bonanno family and was most recently confined to a Federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pitera was a skilled martial arts proponent who preferred killing with a gun. He buried his victims on a Staten Island beach.
Loan Sharks And Hit Men Murder, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 1939-1941
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The fate of Irving Puggy Feinstein is an example of the sheer ruthlessness of Murder, Inc.operatives. On September 4, 1939 Feinstein was tortured with a rope and ice pick at the instigation of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Later Reles and Anthony "Duke" Maffetore would turn on their associates. Both of them lost their lives in the process. Reles jumped or was pushed out of a hotel window in Coney Island.
The Mafia, the NYPD and the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal
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Herbert Bayard Swope was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for a New York newspaper. He was the only journalist to write damaging stories alleging strong ties between the NYPD and the New York City underworld. The principal operative of a gambling racket, NYPD Lt. Charles Becker died in the electric chair at Sing Sing in 1915. A year earlier his Mafia accomplices were executed in the same chair.
Louis Pioggi New York City Gang Leader
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The assassinations of Max Zweifach aka Kid Twist and Sam Tietch aka "Cyclone Louis" prompted a manhunt for Louis Pioggi aka Louis the Lump. A short man with dark brown hair and eyes, Pioggi was a young thug. He rose to the top of Paul Kelly's infamous Five Points band. In an era of dives haunted by gangsters in Chinatown, Coney Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan, police pursued Pioggi to Connecticut.

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