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Joseph Zito Sr. Batavia, New York Mafia Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Zito Sr. was confined to the Ontario County, New York jail in 1973. On separate and successive occasions he'd acted as an enforcer to takeover vending machine operators in Rochester and upstate New York counties. At one point a businessman was assaulted with blows to the head from a baseball bat. Zito's underworld crimes were part of an overall move upstate by New York Cosa Nostra members.
A Mind's Eye Witness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,640. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Digging into the details of a murder in her old house, Maude Travers uses her recently honed supernatural abilities. She unravels a tale of 1920’s Buffalo, New York, seeking to understand the connection between bank robbing gangsters, a witness stashed in the insane asylum, and a spy within the ranks of the Buffalo Police Department.
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.
Paul Briandi Buffalo White Slave Trafficker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Paul Briandi was a soldier in the Magaddino crime family syndicate. The Magaddinos were heavily involved in gambling and narcotics trafficking. Before reaching age 30 Briandi was a trafficker of young women in a white slavery ring that operated in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls-Lackawanna area in 1935. That year he was also a material witness in the fatal shooting of an African-American dock worker.
Salvatore Bonito Buffalo La Cosa Nostra Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On December 9, 1967 Salvatore Bonito was one of forty-six men arrested in a police raid on Buffalo's Chicago Street Club. Police also seized Magaddino capos Sansanese and Cammillieri, as well as Bonito's fellow soldier Vaccaro. Many of the persons taken into custody in the sting were a mix of burglers, armed robbers and bookmakers. Originally from rural Depew, New York Bonito was a section leader.
Samuel "Sam" Lagattuta Magaddino Crime Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Captured in a car near Buffalo City Hall, Sam Lagattuta was jailed beginning in January 1959. This ended thirteen months of life as a fugitive from justice. Lagattuta had been excluded from a subpoena that netted many other Apalachin attendees. These men had appeared in court on February 7, 1958. Lagattuta was also being pursued for missing tax records that weren't on file from 1946-1957.
Buffalo Gambling/Lottery Raid October 23, 1959
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
A massive roundup of lottery operators occurred in upstate New York and several northeastern states in the late afternoon of October 23, 1959. The New York sweep was coordinated by State Investigative Chairman John W. Ryan. The 1959 New York Crime Commission handled the arrests of the state's central area, i.e. its key professional gamblers. Agents also struck across the border from Buffalo.
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.
Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Perna's career as a gangster/ mobster began in the late 1920s. In 1927 he was indicted and convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl. Before his assault conviction was overturned in 1932, Perna and an accomplice had kidnapped a Buffalo contractor. Listed as Buffalo Public Enemy #9 Perna was questioned in the 1933 murders of the Calleo brothers, alcohol distributors. Perna died in March 1968.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
John V. Cammillieri was a prominent lieutenant in the Magaddino crime family. Charged with perjury, i.e. lying to a grand jury, Cammillieri went on trial in Erie County. His court ordeal is a part of this story of nearly a decade in the life of the Magaddino group. Cammillieri was assassinated outside a Buffalo restaurant in 1974. The Magaddino syndicate was comprised of multiple ethnicities.