Skip to comments.New York Frees Mob Hitman Kayo Konigsberg
Posted on 08/09/2012 7:21:55 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
The New York Division of Parole has taken pity on mob hitman Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg, and it has released the 86-year-old killer who promptly scurried from his drab prison cell in the Empire State to a plush gated community in the Sunshine State as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.
The Genovese associate was convicted "for the 1961 contract killing of Teamsters big Anthony (Three Fingers) Castellito, on orders from union rival Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano," and further "suspected by the feds in as many as 20 other mid-20th century mob hit."
Storied mob buster and retired NYPD detective Joseph Coffey "said it's a disgrace that Konigsberg is free": "'I knew him well and he was the worst of the worst,' Coffey said. 'He enjoyed killing and enjoyed getting paid for it. He was a nasty bastard and he should have gotten the (electric) chair.'"
Apparently Congressman Barney Frank -- at least as a boy -- didn't share the same disdain for the Jewish mobster. Frank grew up in Bayonne, NJ, and told the author of the 2005 book Blood Relations about Konigsberg that "we loved the fact that he was one of us" as reported by Calev Ben-David for The Jerusalem Post:
I mean, here's a guy who had - who wasn't an accountant like Meyer Lansky... most of the Jewish kids I knew were sort of worshipful of Kayo. We used to follow him in the papers.
Of course, Frank was from dirty Jersey where his own father was a mobster.
Frank was profiled in a piece by Jeffrey Tobin in The New Yorker, and according to the Congressman "his father was involved with the Mafia":
"Because Bayonne was such a sleazy place, nobody knew whether Barney was going to wind up in Congress or in jail" [said lawyer Alan Dershowitz]. According to Frank, his father was involved with the Mafia. "[Alfonse Frank] Funzi Tieri, a big-time gangster with the Genovese family, came to my brother David's bar mitzvah, when I was twenty-three," he said. Sam Frank died at the age of fifty-three, while Barney was an undergraduate at Harvard, and Barney took a year off to help resolve the family's tangled financial affairs. "The Mafia guys were very helpful to me at the time," he said.
Sam Frank "operated Tooleys Truck Terminal, near the mouth of the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City":
"My father ran a truck stop," Frank told me. "He sort of lived on the fringes. We're talking about Hudson CountyFrank Hague was the bossa totally corrupt place. In 1946, my father's brother Harry got the contract to sell cars to the city, and of course he had to give a kickback to the guys who ran the city. My father was a middleman or something." Sam was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury about the matter. He refused and was found in criminal contempt. "For a while, he was hiding out from the cops in New York," Frank recalled. "I was six years old, and once I went to see him in the city, and we saw 'Robin Hood,' with Errol Flynn. The next day, the cops came to my first-grade class to interview me, to see if I had been with my dad. My father's sister, Aunt Minnie, taught at the school. She heard about the cops coming and went straight to my classroom to break it up, so I didn't have to talk." Eventually, Sam returned to New Jersey, and was jailed for refusing to testify. "They treated him nice," Frank said. "They let my mother bring him food. He served for about a year."
Genovese front boss Funzi Tieri, whom Frank claims attended his brother's bar mitzvah, had the distinction of being the first individual convicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act which specifically was enacted to target the Mafia.
So we allow gays in the military and the mafia?
I’m guessing Frank stayed alive by doing anyone that came around.
That's only because they had no idea he was gonna grow up and be an "uphill gardener". (The mafia hates faggots.)
Who knew? Barney Frank’s dad was a mobster.....
I thought Barney was just a curse on us....but for a mobster to have a flambouyant gay son....Priceless....
One could only hope he caused immense pain and sufferring on his mobster dad before he died.....Karma....
Well, now we know where they hid Jimmy Hoffa’s body...up Barney Frank’s sphincter.
Got to love the term “uphill gardner”. I usually like the term “rump ranger” or “butt pirate” LOL. Still all sleazy !
> That’s only because they had no idea he was gonna grow up and be an “uphill gardener”. (The mafia hates faggots.)
...Congressman Barney Frank... told the author of the 2005 book Blood Relations about Konigsberg that "we loved the fact that he was one of us... I mean, here's a guy who had -- who wasn't an accountant like Meyer Lansky" ... Of course, Frank was from dirty Jersey where his own father was a mobster... according to the Congressman "his father was involved with the Mafia"...IOW, going into politics was a logical career move.
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