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.
Bonanno family boss Carmine "Lilo" Galante was murdered by masked gunmen who surprised him while he was dining at Joe and Mary's Restaurant. The date was July 12, 1979. Moments earlier Galante had been relaxing while sipping wine and smoking a cigar at the garden eatery in Brooklyn. Along with several accomplices Bonanno family soldier Anthony "Whack Whack" Indelcato was indicted for the murder.
It’s getting harder to separate truth from fiction in the age of fake news. But sometimes the wildest conspiracies are true. Like these insane conspiracy theories that are quite real. Sometimes we all get an intensified feeling that we are living on a crazy, ugly planet, and especially on those occasions when some out-of-mind conspiracy theory turns out to be true.
It was approximately 9:30 at night when a Boeing 707 that took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport was noticed by farmers near Centerville, Iowa. They reported seeing an orange glow. The plane was flying into a squall line when it began to have trouble. Days later the combined efforts of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI pinpointed a blast that occurred in the jet's rear washroom.