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Gaetano "Tom Long" Martino Brooklyn Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gaetano Martino was a La Cosa Nostra soldier who was closely associated with the Vito Genovese crime family. He worked under caporegime Vincent "Blue Eyes" Alo. Martino's upper echelon LCN associates included Joe Adonis and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. On one occasion Martino traveled to Italy to give Luciano his share in racket earnings. Luciano was deported from the U.S. following World War II.
George "Blah Blah" Smurra Genovese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
George "Blah Blah" Smurra was an enforcer and hit man for the Genovese crime syndicate. As late as 1972 his name appears in a New York Magazine article of prominent members of the Genovese organization. Smurra began his life in crime in 1928. His rap sheet included arrests for burglary, felonious assault, assault, robbery and murder. He originally worked for Genovese capo Rocco Pellegrino.
Cosmo "Gus" Frasca Genovese Family Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Cosmo "Gus" Frasca was one of the killers of Mafia swindler Ferdinand the Shadow Boccia. Boccia was murdered in a Brooklyn clubhouse/cafe' run by his uncle Benjamin. The killing was ordered by Vito Genovese after Boccia demanded his $35,000 of a swindle that took $150,000 from a rich Italian. Frasca was later associated with Gerardo Catena's New Jersey wing of the Genovese crime syndicate.
Ferdinand Boccia Murdered By Vito Genovese Brooklyn, September 19, 1934
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Luciano family gambling racket was based at Mulberry and Kenmare Streets in Manhattan. Ferdinand "the Shadow" Boccia was a swindler who duped victims who lost big money in the racket. On one occasion he divested a rich Italian of $150,000. Boccia's eagerness to capture his stake in the ruse cost him his life. It was Boccia who introduced Genovese to the dupe. He was murdered in September 1934.
Ernest "Ernie the Hawk" Rupolo Mafia Informant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Ernest "Ernie the Hawk" Rupolo was distinguished by a hawk-beaked nose and an eye patch he wore constantly. Rupolo turned on the Mafia for failing to protect his safety. Over time he witnessed many important mob hits like the 1934 gangland slaying of hoodlum Ferdinand "the Shadow" Boccia. This particular murder was carried out by Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese. Rupolo's number came up in August 1964.
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.
Pasquale "Pat Titters" Natarelli Buffalo Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In November 1967 a U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York named Pasquale Natarelli as one of five men who planned 2 major jewelry robberies in Los Angeles. Although the robberies never occurred the conspiracy involved $500,000. Former North Tonawanda resident Pasquale Calabrese gave damaging testimony in the trial involving the conspirators. One defendant, Louis Sorgi, formerly lived in Buffalo.
Dominic D'Agostino Niagara Falls Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Dominick D'Agostino was linked to organized crime as early as the late 1920s. He was part of a drug ring that flourished in Niagara Falls and the neighboring region. Federal agents and local police cracked down on this drug operation in 1930. Narcotics were seized and brought to Syracuse where they were impounded under guard. One of the ring leaders, Archie Renda, was later tried with D'Agostino.
Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Nig Rosen was an important Jewish gangster who was active in three U.S. cities, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s. In January 1937 four of his associates were arrested by police during a Camden, New Jersey sting. On one occasion Rosen's men were taken into custody in an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home. They were apprehended by police raiders in the basement of a home while using adding machines.
Samuel Chioccoli Brooklyn Bookie Murder, Inc. Gangster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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.