Books tagged: fbi and mob

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Johnny Dio and the Acid Blinding of Labor Columnist Victor Riesel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On April 5, 1956 Johnny Dio walked out of Lindy's Restaurant and was blinded by a mob-hired attacker who tossed a vial of acid in his face. The subsequent investigation brought a rift between federal and local law enforcement. Dio's 22-year-old-attacker Abraham Telvi had been a criminal since he robbed a grocery store at age 15. In July Telvi's decomposing corpse was found on the Lower East Side.
Lennie, Guido and Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,090. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Three feisty old men, confined to an old folk’s home against their will, join forces to create as much havoc as they can in retaliation. They accidentally discover that the facility is being used as a storage site for illegal contraband and end up in the sights of a Chinese triad. Throw in a mob hit man wanting to settle old scores and you have a rollicking good and funny mystery.
Michelle Giacomo "Jack" Scarpulla Long Island City Butcher and Gambino Family Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Jack Scarpulla and his son, Angelo, are cited in testimony given before a United States Senate Subcommittee as Gambino crime family affiliates. Father and son were drug dealers like other prominent Mafiosi of their era, i.e. Anthony Strollo, Rocco Mazzie, Benny Barranca, etc. The Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno families were at the top of list among crime organizations as narcotics traffickers.
Frank "Big Frank" Pasqua Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
A December 1982 narcotics case involving Frank Pasqua was deemed by FBI Director William H. Webster, "one of the biggest narcotics cases involving organized crime members and associates ever to be investigated." Pasqua was one of seventeen narcotics defendants seized in a series of police raids in the Bronx, Westchester County and Staten Island. Pasqua's son followed him into organized crime.
Anthony "Tony the Gawk" Augello Colombo Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Anthony Augello was a Colombo family soldier whose name surfaced following the June 1971 attempted assassination of Mafia boss Joseph Colombo. Colombo's sons believed their father's shooting was the work of a lone fanatic. Crime observers, and Colombo's bodyguards, surmised that the shooting was the work of the rival Gallo brothers. Sonny Franzese was a prominent Colombo mobster of the early 70s.
The Elimination of Bruno Carnevale Queens Village Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On March 30, 1972 the Cloud Room manager at LaGuardia Restaurant, Conrad Greaves, was a victim of gangland violence. Authorities later discovered no connections between the hit on Greaves and the murder of Mafia enforcer Joseph "Crazy Joe" Gallo a few days later. At 5:23 a.m. on April 7th Gallo was shot at Umberto's Clamhouse in Manhattan. Carnevale was hit for information he might have divulged.
Anthony Porcelli Genovese Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Porcelli was one of eleven defendants convicted in Manhattan Federal Court in a smuggling conspiracy. Ring members were found guilty of smuggling more than $150 million of heroin into the United States. The syndicate was operative from the mid-1950s until the 1960s. In November 1991 Porcelli was serving time on a narcotics conspiracy charge. He was linked to an interstate gambling ring.
John "Baby John" Delutro Gambino Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 2009 John Baby John Delutro was part of a group discussion that followed the publication of Jimmy Breslin's "The Good Rat". During a conversation Delutro remarked, "Little Italy's changed. It's all tourists." In April 2014 Delutro was sued by a former waitress who worked for him at his Caffe Palermo. The woman charged the Gambino soldier with sexual harrassment in Manhattan Federal Court.
Robert DIB DiBernardo Gambino Family Porn Distributor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Rpbert DiBernardo was a Gambino family conduit, a man who moved market in the flourishing porn business of the 1970s and 1980s. DiBernardo was linked to Long Island executive Martin J. Hodas, of Lawrence, New York. Hodas refused to answer questions about his reputed Mafia ties to Colombo family capo Sonny Franzese a criminal whose career had spanned six decades. Hodas was indicted for tax evasion.
Anthony "Skunge" Granza Gambino Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Anthony Granza was a Gambino soldier who lived in the Bronx. In the 1950s he was among the most wanted men being pursued by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He specialized in buying one to two ounce quantities of heroin for $600 per ounce. Granza was also most often seen in expensive clothes. His attire was embellished by expensive diamond rings and wrist watches. Busted by a fed agent on 1/22/51.
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