Anthony "Little Al" D'Arco was a principal figure in the Lucchese crime family organization, beginning in the 1980s. Also a hired killer for the mob, D'Arco sent a team of assassins to kill "Fat Pete" Chiodo. Mafiosi were worried that Chiodo would reveal mob secrets to the government. A difficult convert, Chiodo eventually turned government informant after he survived an assassination attempt.
Seventeen-year-old Matt Lewis accidentally discovers evidence that his employer, a Montana ranch owner from back east, is a big-time drug dealer. The owner's bodyguard seems determined to carry out orders to "make the problem disappear." Matt runs to the Tobacco Root Mountains thinking he can lose the man in the rugged terrain that Matt knows well. It might have worked but for the tracking dog.
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.
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso was implicated in the August 10, 1989 murders of two East Northport, New York garbage carters. The victims, Robert Kubecka and Donald Barstow, were killed in their business offices on the morning of August 10th. The case resulted in a significant reward of compensation to the murdered men's families. As informants Kubecka and Barstow were supposed to have been protected.
On the morning of August 10, 1989 two carting industry managers, Robert Kubecka and Donald Edward Barstow, were gunned down in their offices in East Northport. The murdered men had cooperated willingly with federal investigators. Kubecka had worn a wire and also advised federal agents regarding the bugging of Salvatore Avellino's 1982 Jaguar. The victims' families were awarded a large settlement.
Angelo Lapietra was a caporegime for the Chicago Mafia, known as the Chicago Outfit. Working directly for boss Joseph John "Joey Doves" Aiuppa, Angelo's base of operations centered around 26th Street and Chinatown. Turk Torello, a West Side underboss, was also his superior. My e-book discusses a number of clandestine crimes carried out by the Calabrese Crew, run by Nick and Frank Calabrese.
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.
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.
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.