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Mobster testifies in $10M suit over prison ping-pong injury

A ping-pong paddle and a shower shoe were among the key evidence at the slip-and-fall trial for a portly ex-Colombo mob boss who is suing the feds for $10 million, claiming he fell and broke his kneecap during a 2013 ping-pong game in prison. Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli, who was found guilty of racketeering a year earlier and sentenced to 18 years for plotting murders with a henchman, sued the Metropolitan Detention Center for his spill. Gioeli says he went to retrieve a stray ping-pong ball and slipped on a puddle that frequently gathered outside of the unit’s showers due to a leaky slop sink.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/06/04/mobster-testifies-in-10m-suit-over-prison-ping-pong-injury/

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On 6/10/2018 at 2:32 PM, .ZZ. said:

I just checked and part 1 will re-air tonight followed by part 2.

ZZ very good documentary imo, thanks again for the heads up. Here's an interview with Gotti Jr about the documentary

How John Gotti Jr. tried to escape the mob

Richard Stratton will never forget the time he was locked up behind bars with mob boss John Gotti. The writer and filmmaker was convicted in 1982 under the kingpin statue of conspiracy to import marijuana and hashish and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He is the executive producer and director of a new A&E documentary based on an April 2010 article he wrote for Playboy about the Teflon Don and his son, John Gotti Jr. But back in 1983, he found himself face to face with Gotti inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/06/08/how-john-gotti-jr-tried-to-escape-the-mob/

 

 

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Flemmi says he witnessed killing of Boston nightclub owner and admitted in court he participated in as many as 50 slayings

An 83-year-old former gangster who’s testifying against a one-time New England Mafia boss said Thursday that he happened to walked in on the killing of a nightclub owner more than two decades ago. Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi told jurors he walked into the home of then-Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme on May 10, 1993, and saw Salemme’s son strangling Steven DiSarro. Flemmi says another man, Paul Weadick, was holding DiSarro’s legs and Salemme was standing nearby watching.

Read more: https://whdh.com/news/stephen-the-rifleman-flemmi-says-he-witnessed-killing-of-boston-nightclub-owner/

 

Drug trafficker given 16 years in prison despite glowing references

A fentanyl dealer with mob ties who bragged about bringing crack cocaine to Hamilton has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after a cross-border police operation that infiltrated organized crime in Canada. Despite the severity of his offences, Giuseppe (Joey) Violi, 48, received glowing character references from the head of the local paramedic union, a hospital manager and even a priest. Moments before he pleaded guilty on Friday in a Milton, Ont., courtroom to conspiring to import cocaine, trafficking cocaine and trafficking three kilograms of the deadly opioid fentanyl, the handcuffed father of four leaned from the prisoner’s box to give his youngest daughter – born just days ago, while he was in custody – a kiss on the head.

Read more: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-drug-trafficker-given-16-years-in-prison-despite-glowing-references/

 

John ‘Junior’ Gotti: Travolta doesn’t have my dad’s swagger

Today is the 16th anniversary of my father’s passing. I was in Cannes, France, for the world premiere of “Gotti” in May. You have the subtitles across the screen, and it’s your book based on your life, and people are gauging your reaction. It’s not like you’re in your living room with a martini and a cigar. There are sensitive parts, such as when my brother gets hit by a car. I didn’t want to shed a tear. I had to fight it. My big gripe? This project started out with the promise of being a three-hour, $70-million movie.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/06/09/john-gotti-jr-travolta-doesnt-have-my-dads-swagger/

 

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quiXilver

interesting stuff...

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7 hours ago, quiXilver said:

interesting stuff...

thanks quiXilver

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The last meal: What happened when a crime boss sat down to lunch in a Brooklyn restaurant

A hot day in New York City feels like no place else. The heaviness of the air weighs on you as you trudge down the blinding bright streets crisscrossing Gotham. It could be the concrete everywhere–sidewalks below, buildings above–and the smell of garbage that seems to grow in strength whenever the thermometer climbs above 85 degrees. What doesn’t help is that construction picks up in the summer, and the screech of jackhammers and drills penetrates deep into your brain. The 1966 song “Summer in the City” by Lovin’ Spoonful captures it perfectly: “Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck turning dirty and gritty/Been down, isn’t it a pity/Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city.”

Read more: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/06/09/carmine-galante/

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Mob Talk 19 is out: 

 

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Stormy Daniels storms out of Chicago Mob Connected strip club amid dispute

Things got stormy very quickly for Stormy Daniels in Chicago. The porn star walked out of her highly anticipated Thursday-night show at the Admiral Theatre early due to a contract dispute with the management of the northwest-side strip club. Now the rest of her weekend shows—most of which were reportedly sold-out—appear to be canceled and Sam Cecola—owner and founder of Admiral Theatre—said he plans to sue Daniels. 'I got fired,' she says as weekend shows appear canceled. The porn star left her performance early Thursday during the first of five planned shows at the Admiral. The strip club plans to sue her.

Read more: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/06/15/stormy-daniels-storms-out-of-chicago-strip-club-amid-dispute-i-got-fired-she-says-as-weekend-shows-appear-canceled

 

Sam Cecola linked to Chicago mob figures

https://chicago.curbed.com/2014/3/17/10131336/strip-club-owners-sprawling-barrington-estate-takes-nearly-25m-price

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Slain mobster Rocco Zito’s former son-in-law found guilty of manslaughter

Domenic (Mimmo) Antonio Scopelliti was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of mobster Rocco Zito, his former father-in-law. Scopelliti, 54, was found not guilty on Thursday of the more serious offences of first- and second-degree murder for the Jan. 29, 2016 shooting in Zito’s North York bungalow at 160 Playfair Ave. in North York. Scopelliti looked forward and stood straight as he heard the verdict in the University Ave. courthouse. The jury had deliberated since Tuesday afternoon. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20. Scopelliti argued that he shot Zito, 87, to death in self-defence after the longtime mobster threatened him and pulled a gun on him in an argument in the bungalow where they both lived, with seven other family members.

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/06/07/slain-mobster-rocco-zitos-former-son-in-law-found-guilty-of-manslaughter.html

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New trial ordered for convicted killer in Gus Boulis mob murder

An appeals court gave new life to one of Broward’s most notorious murder cases on Wednesday, ordering a new trial for a man serving a life sentence for ordering the mob-style execution of the founder of Miami Subs in 2001. Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello, 79. was convicted in 2015 — the third of three defendants to face justice for the February 2001 murder of Gus Boulis. Moscatiello had been hired as a security consultant to protect one of the new owners of the SunCruz Casino boat fleet, which Boulis had been forced to sell in late 2000. But secretly, the hire was intended to telegraph to the underworld that Moscatiello’s new boss, Adam Kidan, was protected by the Gambino crime family, according to trial testimony.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-boulis-murder-conviction-reversed-20180606-story.html

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pallidin

I hate the Mafia.

All their fancy clothes, cars and homes were directly from extortion, theft and murder.

Thugs. That's what they are.

Steal from innocent peoples.

I have no respect at all.

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They are nothing more than organized crime.

Crime that hurts normal people.

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And the MS-13 gang, among others, need to be eradicated from U.S. soil.

They are vicious drug/weapon-runners without conciousness of societal normality.

All they care about is increasing profit at the full expense of normal society in a very dangerous way.

They must be eliminated at all costs to help maintain the freedom of innocents.

They are, point-blank, thugs.

 

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On 6/17/2018 at 5:02 AM, pallidin said:

I hate the Mafia.

All their fancy clothes, cars and homes were directly from extortion, theft and murder.

Thugs. That's what they are.

Steal from innocent peoples.

I have no respect at all.

I agree pallidin, what is interesting to me is how they evolved over the years and at one point controlled the New York City and much of New Jersey's construction industry and Unions. What started out as Italian people fighting for their land against a repressive regime morphed into a worldwide criminal enterprise with no equal.

 

ORIGINS OF THE MAFIA

https://www.history.com/topics/origins-of-the-mafia

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Alleged mob ties used in kickback extortion attempt by construction boss 

A reputed Bonanno crime family associate and his construction company cronies threatened to kill a roofer and his family if they didn’t kickback $150,000 in exchange for landing a lucrative job, prosecutors charged Thursday. Construction boss Peter McMahon, 55, the vice president of DPC New York, conspired with reputed Bonanno affiliate Vincent DeGregorio, 41, and roofer Petros Papapetru, 53, on the shakedown scheme, according to the Manhattan district attorney.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-mob-extortion-kickback-20180614-story.html

 

Watch: John Travolta praises John Gotti and his family

 

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