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Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia Enforcer and Loan Shark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio had a stake in Atlantic City's Club 500 and owned a Philly bar that served as his office on most days. A rough operator with cold, dead eyes, his nickname came from his fondness for razors as weapons. He often carried a thin blade in the pocket of his suit. Many people who borrowed money from the Philly mob were soundly beaten if they failed to pay back their loans.
Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.
Morris "Dimples" Wolensky Murder, Inc. Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Gambler Max Fox sought revenge on gambler Morris Wolensky and New York City betting commissioner Robert B. Greene. On August 3, 1944 he found them playing cards at a midtown Manhattan gambling establishment. He opened fire on them. Fox was a former partner of Greene and Wolensky. His grievance against them dated to the 1940 Presidential election when Greene put down a 3-1 bet on Wendell Willkie.
Bradley University Basketball and the 1949-1950 Gambling Scandal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
1949-1950 was a unique year in college basketball. A City College of New York squad won both the NCAA tourney and NIT championships. A team from Peoria, Illinois, the Bradley Braves, was barely beaten out in the final game of the NIT tourney. It was the only time a team has won the NIT and NCAA in the same year. The year after a college commission ruled against teams competing in both events.
The Toronto Mafia Gambling Supremacy and Heroin Trafficking 1955-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John "the Enforcer", "Johnny Pops" Papalia was the leading organized crime figure in Ontario in the late 1950s. A Hamilton native he managed action in crime rackets like gambling, prostitution and narcotics. Jailed in the early 1960s he was given a mere slap on the wrist for his role in the French Connection drug ring. By the mid 1960s he was operating successfully with help from U.S. mobsters.
Tommaso Buscetta Italian Mafia Informant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Tommaso Buscetta was part of the Pizza Connection that operated in Italy and the U.S. in the 1970s. Many of the pizza parlors, fronts for heroin trafficking, were based in the Northeast and Midwestern U.S. Twenty-two defendants were indicted for the 1985 trial during which Buscetta presented his testimony. The indictments were served by FBI and DEA agents. Multiple convictions followed.
Colombo Crime Family Operations 1960-1970s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
During the 1960s and 1970s the Colombo crime family was immersed in rackets like loansharking and gambling. Its leaders depended on Nicholas "Jiggs" Foriano and Charles "Ruby" Stein as important money lenders. In mid 1971 Joseph Colombo Sr was nearly killed just before leading an Italian-American Unity Parade. In 1977 torsos of persons cut to pieces by mobsters were found throughout New York City.
Philip Buono Genovese Family Hit Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Raymond Donovan was nominated to become Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Labor. The former Schiavone, Queens executive had associated with mob figures such as William Masselli. A night before government witness Nat Masselli was scheduled to give testimony about Donovan's past criminal associations, the contractor was killed. One of those responsible for the gangland slaying was Masselli's godfather.
Carmine Tramunti New York City Cosa Nostra Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Carmine Tramunti's mob dominated criminal life in the northern Bronx and Westchester County areas. A convict at 22, Tramunti was imprisoned at Sing Sing in 1932. His first offense was discharging his gun at a New York City Policeman during daylight hours. Along with football player Joe Namath. Tramunti became the target of a 1969 FBI investigation. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle intervened.
The DeCavalcante Assassination of Gambino Family Soldier Joseph "Joey Surprise" Feola April 19, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Feola was hoping to expand his waste disposal business into northern New Jersey. FBI sources indicate he became a target of his own Gambino family leader, Carlo Gambino. Don Carlo and Sam the Plumber DeCavalcante were in on a garbage deal that encompassed Mount Vernon, Westchester County and northern New Jersey. Apparently Feola was sacrificed when he began encroaching on Colombo turf.