Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.