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Giovanni Schillaci Alias "Big Dick Amato" Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Giovanni Schilacci had several aliases, i.e. "Al Brown" and "Big Dick Amato". Part of the Genovese family, he was a native Sicilian, of southern Italian descent. With a criminal record dating to 1921, Schillaci was a noted narcotics trafficker. He was deported from the U.S. in 1947 following a narcotics conviction. In Italy he worked directly for Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who ran drugs from Naples.
The Aviation Cocktail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The second in Jim Hart’s Harry Parker mystery series finds our Brooklyn P.I. investigating the death of a prominent industrialist whose body is discovered in the bed of his sleeping wife. Set in 1947 this noir suspense filled whodunit holds you attention as Harry rambles over the streets of Brooklyn. Together with his cronies Harry slowly unravels the murder leading to unexpected heights.
Alfred "Sharkey" Cupola Jamaica, Queens Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
A 1972 issue of New York Magazine lists Alfred Cupola as Genovese family soldier. A former painter and mortician, Cupola's first recorded criminal offense was for forgery in 1941. Later Cupola worked as a salesman at the mob dominated Fulton Street Fish Market. His most newsworthy offense occurred in 1970. He had refused to testify before a New York grand jury investigating organized crime.
Innocenzio "Johnny the Bug" Stoppelli Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Johnny "the Bug" Stoppelli was a Genovese family soldier who worked for Greenwich Village crew caporegime Pasquale "Patsy" Eboli. In 1945 Stoppelli was indicted as part of a multinational narcotics ring. It ran primarily in the United States and Mexico. Johnny the Bug served terms in Clinton Prison in New York and the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. Stoppelli and Vincent "Bruno" Mauro were cronies.
Vincent Mauro Genovese Narcotics Smuggler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent Mauro is best known for his link to an international drug ring that was broken up at the outset of the 1960s. A Genovese operative, Mauro had a penchant for drastic and violent acts. Among these was an ugly incident at a Manhattan night club in the 1950s. On this occasion he tossed black singer Billy Daniels out of an upstairs window after the entertainer slapped his Caucasian wife.
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.
Aniello "Mr T" Ercole Boxing Manager and Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Aniello Ercole was a New York cigar maker who became heavily immersed in organized crime activities. In the 1950s he managed fighters including lightweight Pat Marcune. Headlines resulted when New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman intervened to assist Ercole with carrying a message to an imprisoned Joe Adonis. Hoffman admitted this when he appeared before the NY Crime Commission on December 19, 1952.
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.