Skip to comments.Carmine J. Persico, Colombo Crime Family Boss, Is Dead at 85 (among the last old time mob bosses)
Posted on 03/08/2019 10:57:09 AM PST by NRx
Carmine J. Persico, the unpredictable leader of the New York-based Colombo crime family who the authorities believe had a strong hand in the assassinations of the mob bosses Albert Anastasia and Joey Gallo, died a prisoner on Thursday in a hospital in Durham, N.C. He was 85. His lawyer, Benson Weintraub, confirmed the death, at Duke University Medical Center, but said he did not know the cause. Mr. Persico was serving a combined 139-year sentence at a nearby federal prison, in Butner, N.C. Mr. Weintraub had been representing Mr. Persico in litigation against the Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Persico contended that he had received inadequate medical career for an unspecified wound he had sustained. His condition worsened critically and quickly during the recent federal government shutdown, Mr. Weintraub said. Despite Mr. Persicos stature as a Mafia leader, he spent most of his adult life under indictment or in prison. Although he came from a middle-class family, he began his criminal career as a teenage enforcer and hit man on the streets of South Brooklyn and his first arrest, at age 17, was for murder.
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The mob was replaced by the democrat party years ago.
The democrats are much better at extortion, money laundering, violence, supplying drugs to the inner city, robbery, etc. than the mob ever was.
“Nice little county you got here. It would be a shame if something were to happen to it.”
Uncle was in his wedding.
Mom and pop knew him well.
Mom said he was always very respectful and nice to her and generous with money if you needed help.
He was also a ruthless killer and gangster.
You only get one life. Can you imagine wasting like that? Being a murderer and a thief, and spending the last 32 years of it inside a prison.
Sounds glamorous. /s
How is that winning to you?
Might be the dumbest remark I’ve seen in a while here.
He chose his life and he paid the price.
WTF do you care?
I admit, I’m one of those idiots who is fascinated by the mob. I can’t quite figure it out, something about their code, (even though they broke it constantly).
Intellectually I know the mob is a bunch of scum who should rot in Hell.
But on some level, there is that fascination. One of my all time favorite movies is The Godfather. I know it’s not like that in real life.
“he had received inadequate medical career”
Yeah, that’s what happened.
Time was the mob had their own CAIR-like agitprop organization
The worst thing you can ever do is get “connected” to a mobster. Anyone around them is fair game. A friend got a job at a Sicilian pizza joint. When he figured it out, he left town. Even working at a place owned by one is trouble.
Bada boom, bada bing!
He was one of the most feared, and respected, mobsters. You also dont get the moniker The Snake for nothing. His life story would make a great Hollywood movie, but dont expect it to have a PG rating.
lol great movie!
I think when his parents named him Carmine his fate was sealed. lol
“He was also a ruthless killer and gangster.
From my far off perspective the mob guys wore several suits, cultivated multiple personalities.
They looked and acted like successful business men in public and were gracious and kind to others.
Then in their inner circle they were the bloody monsters who decided who lived and died, sometimes on a whim.
Al Capone was a ruthless ass but many common people loved or respected him because he operated free soup and sandwich shops during the depression.
Others just flat feared him.
Lucky Luciano could be ruthless as well. Just ask Dutch Schultz.
Luciano founded the Commission and brought the mob into a more modern business concept.
Lucky looked out for business when he was at the top but got to the top by being the baddest dog on his block.
Still, there is something about the old time mob leaders that fires the imagination.
“What’s a grit?”
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