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The Men Behind Mob Wives:

Joseph Ferragamo, Louis Facciolo and Bruno Facciolo

Kiesha Joseph

Copyright 2012 by Kiesha Joseph

Smashwords Edition

Preface: The Men Behind Carla Facciolo of VH1 Mob Wives

This ebook contains the biographies of the men behind Carla Facciolo's claim to fame as one of the VH1 Mob Wives. Carla's qualifications come in three different directions. Fans of the show hear her talk about her ex-husband, Joseph “Joe” Ferragamo, regularly. Although he's not a “made man”, Joe was convicted of running a stock fraud scam. Allegedly, he shared his proceeds with The Mob. Carla's father, Louis “Louie” Facciolo, was an alleged Gambino Crime Family associate. Mob rat, Salvatore “Sonny” Visconti, set him up. He was arrested in a FBI bust that took place on January 23, 1997. Her Uncle Bruno Facciolo was a mobster in the Lucchese Crime Family. After he was arrested, Mafia shot callers assumed that he had become a rat. He was murdered by NYPD Mafia Cops, and later found dead in his trunk with a canary in his mouth.

Joseph “Joe” Ferragamo was, at one time, a legitimate stock broker before he was sentenced to prison. Joe worked for six different securities firms from 1997 to 2001. He was released from federal prison on September 23, 2011 after serving time for running a boiler-room scam. This scheme caused many people who thought they were investing in legitimate stocks to lose large amounts of their life savings. Joe Ferragamo is the ex-husband of Carla Ferragamo, one of the stars of the VH1 reality show, “Mob Wives”, which has been a huge success for the mother of two.

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