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  • Mob Witness: John Gotti "Ruined Everything"

    05/24/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/24/12 | Friends of Ours
    When Gambino boss John Gotti literally rotted to death in prison from throat cancer in 2002 at least one mobster shed no tears. Former Gotti associate Peter "Bud" Zuccaro testified yesterday at the racketeering trial of John Burke that the Dapper Don's cartoonish swagger violated omerta -- the code of silence -- which turned the Mafia from a secret society into a public circus which "'ruined everything' for wiseguys" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "There was no love lost for me," Zuccaro testified in Brooklyn Federal Court. "He publicized everything that was going on," he said...
  • Gambino Capo Dealed In Boy-On-Boy Porn

    11/28/2011 7:00:09 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/28/11 | Friends of Ours
    The Mafia is a degenerate organization which exploits human misery for criminal profit, and even children are not beyond the reach of its dirty hands. For decades the Mafia has been the principal producer and distributor of kiddie porn, and among the key figures in this racket was Gambino capo Robert DiBernardo who was a top lieutenant to family boss Paul Castellano. The pair would meet each Friday at Castellano's Staten Island mansion to gloat how filthy rich they were getting from their ungodly crimes. In 1986 federal postal inspectors discovered cartons of magazines seemingly depicting underage boys "engaged in...
  • Drug Dealer Becomes Hero For Exposing Terror Plot

    06/03/2007 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies · 1,034+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- The question was simple: “Would you like to die as a martyr?” The putative terrorist unhesitatingly replied yes—there was no greater way to die in Islam. The right answer put the man in the midst of a terrorist plot conceived as more devastating than the 9/11 attacks. He was soon making surveillance trips around John F. Kennedy International Airport—the “chicken farm,” as the planners dubbed their target -- and visiting the Trinidad compound of a radical Muslim group. On Saturday, the insider—a twice-convicted drug dealer—was revealed as a government informant whose surreptitious work undermined a plot...
  • Cooperating Witness Had Enough Of Alleged Gambino Teen Prostitution Business

    04/22/2010 1:58:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies · 932+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/22/10 | Friends of Ours
    The FBI obtained evidence against the teen prostitution ring allegedly operated by the Gambino crime family through a snitch who had developed a conscience as reported by Alison Gendar for the Daily News: The informant made more than 40 recordings, capturing up to 200 hours of conversations - some of the ammo behind this week's indictment of 14 wiseguys. He went to the feds and betrayed his associates because he didn't want to get in any deeper with trafficking underage girls through craigslist, a source said. The tapes include one of the Gambino crew members telling a 15-year-old prostitute how...
  • Former Mobster Announces He's Gay

    10/20/2009 7:46:29 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 34 replies · 1,368+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | Oct. 20, 2009 | Friends of Ours
    Robert Mormando, a former reputed Gambino hitman, yesterday announced that he's gay and has renounced the mob life at his sentencing hearing in a federal court for his role "in the shooting of Queens bagel store owner Angelo Mugnolo, who was wounded in the driveway of his Howard Beach home in 2003" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: The rubout was ordered by Vincent Gotti, the younger brother of late crime boss John Gotti, who suspected the baker was fooling around with his wife. Mormando became a government informant shortly after the shooting. He did not have...
  • Feds indict alleged wiseguy in NY mafia hit (capo, Gambino family, John "Jackie the Nose" D'Amico)

    02/11/2009 1:58:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 658+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – US federal prosecutors on Wednesday indicted an alleged New York mafia boss dubbed "Jackie the Nose" in the murder of a man he believed to be a police informant. John D'Amico, alleged capo of the Gambino organized crime family, was indicted along with associate Joseph Watts in the 1989 murder, the FBI and US attorney's office said. According to the indictment, the two defendants carried out orders from then Gambino boss John Gotti to kill a man who they "believed was serving as a federal government witness." "One of the purposes of the Gambino crime family...
  • John Gotti Neighbor Was Dissolved in Acid, Court Papers Reveal

    01/12/2009 11:50:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies · 4,768+ views ^ | 01-09-09 | Staff
    NEW YORK — It is perhaps the most intriguing unsolved mystery from the gaudy gangland career of John Gotti: Whatever happened to the neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed the mobster's 12-year-old son — and then vanished? According to papers filed this week in Brooklyn federal court, John Favara was shot to death on orders of the outraged Gambino crime family chief and his body was dissolved in a barrel of acid. Authorities said a cooperating witness identified Charles Carneglia, a 62-year-old former mobster, as the perpetrator in the 1980 incident. The court documents said Carneglia told another informant...
  • Italy: Former Mafia boss expulsion from US delayed (Rosario Gambano, pal of Roger Clinton)

    04/03/2008 11:13:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 366+ views
    ADNKronos (Italy) ^ | April 3, 2008
    [mugshot] Palermo, 3 April (AKI) - The deportation of former Mafia boss Rosario Gambino from the United States to Italy has been delayed, sources told Adnkronos. The 65-year-old Gambino,(photo) cousin of Carlo Gambino, boss of the Gambino crime family, has been sought by Italian authorities since 2001, when a request for extradition was originally denied by US judges. Eleven attempts for his extradition were rejected by US authorities on the grounds that a law known as '41-bis' could be result in Gambino being tortured in Italy. The '41-bis' article of the Italian penitentiary act gives power to the minister...
  • FBI takes down dozens of Gambino crime family members

    02/08/2008 6:33:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 264+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/07/08 | JOHN MARZULLI
    FBI takes down dozens of Gambino crime family members By JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, February 7th 2008, 3:44 PM John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico Dominic Cefalu The FBI struck a decapitating blow today to the Gambino crime family, taking out its leaders and the last vestiges of late boss John Gotti, the Daily News has learned. Up to 60 mobsters are expected to be charged on racketeering, murder and extortion charges, including acting boss John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico who was Dapper Don's longtime sidekick, underboss Dominic Cefalu and consigliere Joseph (JoJo) Corozzo, sources said. Jackie Nose D'Amico surrendered...
  • Mob Sweeps in NYC, Italy Target Gambinos (about 60 here and 20 in Italy arrested)

    02/07/2008 5:48:47 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 156+ views
    AP/Google ^ | Feb 7, 2008
    Mob Sweeps in NYC, Italy Target Gambinos TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday in a sweeping Mafia takedown aimed at closing the book on decades-old gangland killings and other crimes and knocking out what's left of the once-mighty Gambino family. A federal indictment in Brooklyn named 62 people, including the three highest-ranking members of the Gambino clan and the brother and nephew of the late John Gotti, the notorious boss who ran the family in its heyday. State prosecutors separately charged 26 others with running a gambling ring that took nearly $10 million in...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...

    10/25/2007 3:32:25 AM PDT · by americanflyer1234 · 87 replies · 432+ views
    The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public today. Before cooler heads prevailed - the mob bosses decided by a razor-thin 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate - at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes. Bonanno boss Philip “Rusty" Rastelli, Genovese chief Vincent “The Chin" Gigante and Lucchese honcho Anthony “Tony Ducks" Corallo all cast votes to spare the...
  • Top Mafia Figure Implicates Vatican And Bush in Prior Knowledge And Complicity in 9/11 Mass Murder

    10/05/2007 3:53:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies · 521+ views
    The Arctic Beacon ^ | 9-26-07 | Greg Szymanski
    "The Vatican officials, federal judges, top politicians all used to get regular pay-offs from the Gambino Family and, in fact, the Vatican and U.S. government make more money off the illegal drug trade then we did." snip..... "I know for a fact Bush, the Pope and other top Vatican and U.S. government leaders had prior knowledge and help organize 9/11. They did it for many obvious reason, one being instigating the war in Iraq. But they also did it to get their hands on all the gold that was hidden below in the Twin Towers."
  • Appeals Court: Leave Gotti's Sentence Alone

    06/01/2007 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 962+ views
    1010wins ^ | June 1, 2007
    A federal appeals court upheld Peter Gotti's 25-year prison sentence for ordering a failed hit on Mafia turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, whose testimony doomed Gotti's mob boss brother John to die behind bars. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision dated Wednesday, ruled the late federal judge Richard C. Casey acted properly in overseeing the Manhattan trial of Peter Gotti. Gotti, 67, was convicted in December 2004 of racketeering conspiracy. A former sanitation worker, Gotti was ordered by Casey to begin serving his sentence only after completing a 9 1/2-year prison term from a...
  • Mobsters Allegedly Took Control Of 2 Labor Unions

    05/24/2007 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 1,490+ views
    CBS Broadcasting Inc ^ | May 23, 2007
    ELIZABETH, N.J. Authorities said mobsters gained control of two labor unions, cheating taxpayers with no-show jobs on public projects. The reputed gangsters and two union officials were among 25 people accused today in a variety of schemes, including illegal gambling and loansharking operations.
  • NY: Mob rap in bagel boom (Deli firebombed in extortion plot; 'Sonny' and 'Vinnie' involved)

    12/22/2006 10:09:46 PM PST · by Stoat · 86 replies · 1,665+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 22, 2006 | ERNIE NASPRETTO and JOHN MARZULLI
    Mob rap in bagel boom   Feds tie S.I. attack in '01 to gangland rivals  BY ERNIE NASPRETTO and JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS  My Deli in Staten Island was the target of a firebomb attack in 2001. Only in New York would a Mafia associate nicknamed The Irishman allegedly provide a bomb used to destroy a Pakistani immigrant's deli that was competing with a bagel store protected by the mob. The feds yesterday charged reputed Gambino crime associate Edward Fisher with orchestrating the December 2001 arson attack on My Deli and Grocery in Staten Island. Police had...
  • Gotti back in court

    02/15/2006 2:54:45 PM PST · by JR0tten · 8 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2006
    John "Junior" Gotti, who insists he quit the mob family run by his late father, the "Dapper Don," watched jury selection start yesterday at his racketeering retrial in Manhattan. One prospective juror was quickly disqualified: a former supervisor of the FBI's organized crime squad. The most serious charge facing Gotti is the 1992 kidnapping of radio host Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels crime-fighting group, who allegedly was targeted by "Junior" Gotti because of his on-air rants against the late John Gotti.
  • Dapper Don's Don Juan pal is new boss of the family (New Mafia Boss hates President Bush!)

    12/26/2005 7:32:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 2,661+ views
    LThe New York Daily News ^ | December 26, 2005 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Dapper Don's Don Juan pal is new boss of the family   Troubled mafia clan has put smooth talker in charge, says former G-man      By JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER  John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico (l.) had been a constant companion and confidant of John Gotti. Meet the new John Gotti. John (Jackie Nose) D'Amico, the Dapper Don's longtime sidekick and confidant, has emerged as the new acting boss of the Gambino crime family, law enforcement officials told the Daily News. D'Amico, known as a dapper dresser himself with a gift for gab...

    12/15/2005 2:58:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 2,615+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2005 | PATRICK GALLAHUE, ERIKA MARTINEZ and ANDY GELLER
    The Gambino organized-crime family, furious at the shooting of one of its bosses, is calling for a sit-down with the rival Bonannos to decide the fate of the ex-cop who allegedly pulled the trigger, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. The Gambinos are absolutely livid because the victim, Carmine Sciandra, who runs the Top Tomato produce market, is a top captain in the Mafia family and was once considered a successor to "teflon don" John Gotti, the sources said. Both residents and law-enforcement officials fear that unless the dispute is resolved, it could lead to war between the two families. Sciandra was...

    09/26/2005 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 1,732+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 26, 2005 4:45 pm US/Eastern
    The jailed son of late mob boss John Gotti neared freedom on Monday after a judge agreed to release him on $7 million bond, less than a week after declaring a mistrial on the bulk of his racketeering case. Under bail conditions approved by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, John A. ``Junior'' Gotti would be released from a federal lockup in lower Manhattan, but remain under house arrest in his home on Long Island until a possible retrial early next year. Gotti, 41, was still in custody Monday as paperwork was finalized. His lawyers said he could be home with...
  • Casino probe eyes testimony from Kerik, Ex-police commissioner linked to construction firm

    04/07/2005 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 417+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 04.07.05 | JUDY DeHAVEN
    New Jersey casino investigators have reopened their case against the owners of a Clifton construction company that last year beat allegations of ties to organized crime and won a license to do business in Atlantic City. As part of the probe, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement wants to question former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, according to a subpoena issued to him. The agency subpoenaed Kerik last month and asked him to produce documents pertaining to 13 issues, from communication between him and the brothers who own Interstate Industrial and a sister company, Interstate Drywall, to records...
  • Revelations Roil NYPD, Mob Figures

    03/13/2005 4:20:27 PM PST · by Clemenza · 7 replies · 717+ views
    AP ^ | 3/13/05 | Pat Milton & Larry McShane
    NEW YORK - It's getting harder to tell the cops from the crooks around here. Imagine the surprise of 32 mobsters arrested this past week, including the head of the Gambino crime family, when they discovered that their brother-in-firearms for the last two years was an undercover FBI (news - web sites) agent. And imagine the disgust of New York police officials when a pair of retired detectives were arrested in an Italian restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, charged with being mob hit men responsible for eight murders and a failed plot to kill Mafia turncoat Sammy "The Bull"...
  • Mafia Cop' finds himself, former NYPD pal ensnared in mob murder

    03/10/2005 1:41:25 PM PST · by rightoric · 1 replies · 501+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2005 | JOHN L. SMITH
    Louie Eppolito has been shopping movie scripts in search of a cinematic score to rival his popular paperback memoir, "Mafia Cop." Wednesday night at Piero's Italian Cuisine on Convention Center Drive, the retired New York police officer and Las Vegas resident was handed an improbable plot twist courtesy of the FBI and DEA. Title it the "Ghost of Eddie Lino." At approximately 6 p.m., the 56-year-old Eppolito was arrested along with former NYPD partner Steve Caracappa in connection with the murder of Gambino and Bonanno crime family associate Eddie Lino. Lino was among the shooters named by Gambino crime family...
  • G-MAN A MOLE IN THE MAFIA (Extorted WKTU DJ "Goumba Johnny")

    03/10/2005 3:56:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 807+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2005 | MURRAY WEISS and MARSHA KRANES
    An iron-nerved FBI agent infiltrated the Gambino crime family and uncovered a raft of rackets that included extorting wisecracking radio DJ "Goumba Johnny" to get free ad time for mobbed-up nightclubs, authorities charged yesterday. Manhattan U.S. Attorney David Kelley said the Gambinos "forced a radio station to run advertisements and conduct promotional events involving Gambino family businesses, including those whose profits the Gambinos were extorting." Neither the station nor its popular morning DJ were identified in the sweeping 53-count indictment. But law-enforcement sources told The Post that it is 103.5 WKTU, home station of John "Goumba Johnnie" Sialiano. The DJ...
  • Kerik's troubling ties: Links to company in mobster probe

    12/12/2004 9:37:05 PM PST · by nj26 · 5 replies · 531+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/13/04 | RUSS BUETTNER
    When he headed the city's jails, Bernard Kerik became deeply entangled with a New Jersey construction company long under fire for its alleged mob ties, a Daily News investigation found. Kerik's troubling connection to the company, Interstate Industrial, began in the fall of 1998, when the company held major city contracts, including one to cover the massive Fresh Kills landfill. Kerik recommended his close friend, Lawrence Ray, for a job helping Interstate cope with mob-leery regulators here and in Atlantic City. Based solely on Kerik calling Ray "a top-shelf guy," the New Jersey company hired Ray at $100,000 a year,...

    12/11/2004 12:51:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,414+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2004 | CARL CAMPANILE
    A mob turncoat said yesterday his old Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights were above the law because they are filled with "wiseguys" who settle turf disputes by themselves. The claim was made by former Gambino captain Mike "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo, during testimony in the trial against Peter Gotti in Manhattan federal court.
  • REMADE MEN (A New Jersey-based Mafia family flunked out of mob school)

    11/19/2004 12:24:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,124+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 19, 2004 | CARL CAMPANILE
    A New Jersey-based Mafia family flunked out of mob school. The late Gambino boss John Gotti ordered the DeCavalcante family to repeat their inductions of "made" members because they failed to follow the rules during the original ceremonies — and considered them invalid.
  • Decades After Brando, NJ Waterfront Still Mobbed Up

    12/08/2003 7:25:08 AM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Decades After Brando, Waterfront Still Mobbed Up   BAYONNE, N.J.  — At the headquarters of New Jersey's most notorious union, the ornate front windows are etched with an anchor-and-rope motif. They're opaque, making it impossible to peer inside International Longshoremen's Association (search) Local 1588.That hasn't stopped law enforcement. Local 1588 was historically so corrupt that mob enforcers were unnecessary, according to one veteran investigator. Kickbacks, extortion and fraud became as routine as a Labor Day picnic at the local, long a lucrative outpost for the Genovese (search) crime family. In 1954, when Marlon Brando (search) starred in the Oscar-winning "On The Waterfront," one of 1588's delegates was...
  • Best Judgeships Money Can Buy

    06/21/2003 6:08:08 PM PDT · by Servant of the Nine · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Newsday.Com ^ | 19 June, 2003 | Jimmy Breslin
    There has been only one libel trial of note in the borough of Brooklyn in the past two millennia. The reason is that it is impossible to libel people in Brooklyn. ..... The libel trial was over a shooting on Second Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets in Manhattan. I think the bartender lived in Brooklyn, which is how the case got there. ........... The morgue people arrived. The space was so narrow and the dead guy so big and fat that they had to tilt the body like a couch to get it out the front door.
  • Gambino Family-Indictments

    06/04/2002 10:51:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies · 1,142+ views
    AP Wire | June 4, 2002 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Seventeen alleged members and associates of the Gambino crime family, including John Gotti's brother, were arrested on racketeering and other charges, authorities announced Tuesday. Prosecutors said at a Brooklyn news conference that convictions in the case would deal a crushing blow to the mob infiltration of unions and businesses along New York City's waterfront. ``When it comes to the waterfront, the greedy grip of organized crime knows no bounds,'' said Alan Vinegrad, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, whose office will prosecute the case. The 68-count federal indictment includes charges of extortion, money...