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Paul "Pauley Ham" Correale Lucchese Captain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Paul Correale was closely associated with Lucchese capo Carmine Tramunti. Arrested when he was 13-years-old, Correale was arrested with Tramunti for firing shots at a policeman during a robbery attempt. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Correale was firmly entrenched in the Mafia trucking business. A NY State investigative committee exposed his ownership in S&R Trucking of Manhattan.
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.
Settimo "Big Sam" Accardi Bloomfield, New Jersey Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"Big Sam" Accardi lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey. A mob enforcer, Settimo was originally from Vita, Italy. He entered the United States in 1926 from a port in France. A target of immigration officials beginning in November 1952, Accardi was deported to Italy. Before justice dept. officials in the John F. Kennedy administration sought his return, he was a narcotics trafficker for the U.S. Mafia.
Albert "Terry" Tarantino Genovese Family Gambling Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert "Terry" Tarantino was arrested following an eight-month investigation led by an undercover investigator in New York. The probe effectively ended a gambling operation that netted $1 million annually for the mob. Identified only by his alias, Robert Shapiro, the district attorney prober, was chased out of town by organized crime operatives. A grand jury soon returned a 67-count indictment.
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.
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.
Armand "Tommy" Rava Gambino Family Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Armand Rava's 1958 disappearance/murder have never been fully explained. He was reported to have been murdered during a card game. Rava's unexplained demise is typical of Mafiosi who went missing in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The most well known of these was the abduction, and presumed murder, of Anthony Strollo aka "Tough Tony" Bender. Mobster Joseph Vallachi mentioned Rava in his testimony.
U.S. Congressman Cornelius F. Gallagher and Mafioso "Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli was a noteworthy mobster who was a major figure in Bayonne, New Jersey gambling activities. He turned to U.S. Representative Cornelius Gallagher to keep law enforcement off his back. Gallagher contemplated a lawsuit against Life Magazine. An August 1968 story linked the politician and the La Cosa Nostra figure. After his re-election the NJ pol gave up his plan to sue Life.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
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