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Ignatius Cannone Endwell, New York Restaurateur Broome County Mafia Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Ignatius Cannone drove past a police roadblock on the day of the Apalachin meeting, i.e. November 14, 1957. He was among the many persons who were interrogated about the Mafia conclave that day. Federal agents believed that the true reason for the mob gathering was a reapportionment of territories among leading New York gangsters. Cannone was a personal friend of host Joseph Barbara Sr.
Joseph Zito Sr. Batavia, New York Mafia Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Zito Sr. was confined to the Ontario County, New York jail in 1973. On separate and successive occasions he'd acted as an enforcer to takeover vending machine operators in Rochester and upstate New York counties. At one point a businessman was assaulted with blows to the head from a baseball bat. Zito's underworld crimes were part of an overall move upstate by New York Cosa Nostra members.
William J. Lupo Rochester, New York Cosa Nostra Figure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
On Wednesday, February 17th William J. Lupo's body was found inside his car in a quiet northeast Rochester neighborhood. Three bullets had entered his skull from behind. Rochester Police Captain James Cavoti reported a multiplicity of motives for Lupo's murder. Lupo was associated with numerous Rochester hoodlums, among them former Magaddino boss Frank Valenti. Valenti was exiled to Pittsburgh.
Dante "Danny" Gasbarrini Stefano Magaddino Associate Hamilton, Ontario
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Danny Gasbarrini was among the mobsters who succeeded Canadian Mafia don Rocco Perri, who died in 1944. Perri was replaced by a trio of bosses, i.e. Anthony "Tony" Sylvestro, Calogero Bordanero and Santo Scibetta. These hoodlums took direct orders from Stefano Magaddino in Buffalo. Gasbarrini was also a Magaddino associate. He joined John Papalia after he returned to Hamilton from Montreal.
Angelo Amico Rochester, New York Mafia Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
On October 2, 1987 Angelo Amico was indicted for extortion in connection with an extortion operation that began in late October 1984. The indictment included several mobsters who were charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The ranks of the Rochester LCN had been considerably thinned by a combo of court convictions and inter family fighting.
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.
Samuel "Sam" Lagattuta Magaddino Crime Family Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Captured in a car near Buffalo City Hall, Sam Lagattuta was jailed beginning in January 1959. This ended thirteen months of life as a fugitive from justice. Lagattuta had been excluded from a subpoena that netted many other Apalachin attendees. These men had appeared in court on February 7, 1958. Lagattuta was also being pursued for missing tax records that weren't on file from 1946-1957.
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.
Pasquale "Pat Titters" Natarelli Buffalo Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In November 1967 a U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York named Pasquale Natarelli as one of five men who planned 2 major jewelry robberies in Los Angeles. Although the robberies never occurred the conspiracy involved $500,000. Former North Tonawanda resident Pasquale Calabrese gave damaging testimony in the trial involving the conspirators. One defendant, Louis Sorgi, formerly lived in Buffalo.
Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Perna's career as a gangster/ mobster began in the late 1920s. In 1927 he was indicted and convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl. Before his assault conviction was overturned in 1932, Perna and an accomplice had kidnapped a Buffalo contractor. Listed as Buffalo Public Enemy #9 Perna was questioned in the 1933 murders of the Calleo brothers, alcohol distributors. Perna died in March 1968.
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