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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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Closing Arguments Underway in Trial of Former Mob Boss Francis 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme

Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was at the pinnacle of his criminal career when he rose to the head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s. But a nightclub owner who Salemme believed was ratting him out to authorities was threatening that, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday. So Salemme had the man killed to keep him quiet, the prosecutor said. "He had aspired to be a gangster his entire adult life," Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ferland said of now-84-year-old Salemme. "All of the effort and time he put into making his name, so to speak, in the world of organized crime was being put at risk by Steven DiSarro."

Read more: https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Closing-Arguments-Expected-Francis-Cadillac-Frank-Salemme-Trial-485799211.html

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New York crime families survive and collaborate

The ‘Five Families’  of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) remain the most potent organised crime threat in New York, and have diversified their operations despite an apparent decline in their power and influence.  In common with its growing global reach, the 'Ndrangheta Calabrian mafia is increasing its activity and influence in the region, particularly in Canada but increasingly in New York as well. These transnational networks are seeking to establish New York as a major drug trafficking hub. 

Read more: https://www.academia.edu/36827024/New_York_crime_families_survive_and_collaborate

 

John Travolta on wearing John Gotti's actual clothes in 'Gotti,' 'Grease' at 40, and riffing on Nic Cage in 'Face/Off'

If Don Corleone defined the Mafia in the 1970s, the 1980s belonged to the Dapper Don. That’s the fashionable nickname bestowed on John Gotti, a New Jersey-born mafioso who rose through the ranks to become the head of one of the country’s largest crime families. Gotti’s larger-than-life personality was catnip for the New York-based tabloid press, and he became famed for his brash manner, his ability to dodge criminal charges (a skill that gave him his other headline-friendly name, the Teflon Don), and his sharp dress sense.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/john-travolta-wearing-john-gottis-actual-clothes-gotti-grease-40-riffing-nic-cage-faceoff-152355719.html

 

Jury deliberations begin in Mafia Don 'Cadillac Frank' trial

Jurors have begun deliberating in the case of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Jurors in the case of Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme got to work Tuesday after a more than month long trial. Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are accused of killing Steven DiSarro because Salemme worried he'd cooperate with authorities investigating the mobster. Prosecutors say Salemme watched as his son strangled DiSarro and Weadick held DiSarro's feet. Salemme's son died in 1995.

Read more: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/06/jury_deliberations_begin_in_mafia_don_cadillac_frank_trial

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NJ sports betting: Will NJ gamblers dump their bookies?

For me, the moment came at exactly 11:02 a.m. — and 48 seconds — on Thursday. And I know this because that's the time stamped on the ticket after I waited in line and plunked down $20 on Belgium to win the World Cup. Beyond office pools and such, it marked the first wager I've ever placed on a team sporting event, legal or otherwise. I decided it was a smart bet move because a friend, who knows way more about soccer than I do, said that's what he was doing. If nothing else, the small square of white paper is a little piece of history, as sports betting came to New Jersey in what was a chaotic scene at the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill.

Read more: https://www.app.com/story/sports/2018/06/14/edelson-go-belgium-sports-betting-comes-monmouth-park/700845002/

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Jury finds ex-mob boss 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme guilty in DiSarro murder

n 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring the once-feared and powerful gangster will die behind bars. Jurors found Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme guilty in Steven DiSarro’s slaying after four days of deliberations in a case that served as a flashback to the days when La Cosa Nostra was a force to be reckoned with in New England. Salemme’s co-defendant, Paul Weadick, was also convicted of murder of a federal witness. Both of them face up to life in prison.

Read more: https://whdh.com/news/ex-new-england-mafia-boss-cadillac-frank-salemme-found-guilty-of-murder/

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I just was about to post about Cadillac Frank when I said to myself: "Self, I'll bet that Brooklyn guy posted it already, because he's all over mafia news."

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Mobster Rocco Zito’s former son-in-law apologizes to family for his killing

Domenico (Mimmo) Antonio Scopelliti tearfully apologized to his family for fatally shooting mobster Rocco Zito, his former father-in-law, in the family home. In a soft voice, Scopelliti, 54, said he said he deeply regretted shooting 87-year-old Zito dead shortly after suppertime on Jan. 29, 2016, in the North York bungalow at 160 Playfair Ave. that was shared by three generations of his family. “It’s a very, very sad thing,” Scopelliti said in University Ave. court on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/06/20/mobster-rocco-zitos-former-son-in-law-apologizes-to-family-for-his-killing.html

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A Look back on the life of John Gotti

Growing up in Bronx, New York, it wasn't long before a young John Gotti became involved in gang activity. By the age of 12, Gotti was working as an errand boy for an underground club of one of the biggest crime families at the time. After dropping out of high school, Gotti became involved in a life of crime. In 1962, John Gotti married 17-year-old Victoria DiGiorgio as they were already expecting their second child. They are pictured here at the wedding of their son John Gotti Jr. and his wife Kimberly Albanese along with their other son Peter and daughter Angel.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/23-years-john-gotti-life-sentence-gallery-1.2268434

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Trump, Rudy, and The Mob take center stage in new book revisiting NYC in the crazy '80s

As Yogi Berra said it's déjà vu all over again. In New York, it's as if the last 30 years haven't happened. The mayor is feuding with the press. Rudy Giuliani is talking tough. Donald Trump is making stuff up. And every day New York just seems to slip deeper into dysfunction, as the rich get richer and the powerful just get worse. So it was in the headlines of three decades past, too. Back in New York, federal prosecutor Giuliani was going after mob bosses. It rattled the Mafia so badly that John Gotti sought, but failed to get, the go-ahead to have the lawman killed.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-greed-glory-book-review-20180622-story.html

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He’s a jolly Goodfella: Queens councilman praises reputed Bonanno wiseguy in loan shark case

A Queens city council member is going to bat for a convicted loanshark whose crew allegedly threatened to take batting practice on an unfortunate debtor. Council member Eric Ulrich, a Republican, says Robert Pisani — who’s awaiting sentencing on a charge of conspiring in 2012 to collect an unlawful sports gambling debt — “really is a good guy.” Pisani is also “a kind person, devoted family man and and a selfless individual,” Ulrich wrote to Brooklyn Federal Court judge Dora Irizzary.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-councilman-ulrich-says-alleged-mob-associate-good-guy-20180622-story.html

 

Junior Gotti Cleans Family Business's Slate

Like many of you, I was curious to view the sanitized version of Junior’s life. Now understand, I have always respected John Sr., especially following the two times I met him. He  was a gentleman whose very presence emanated power. Yet as we all know he let the spotlight blind his logic. I only met Junior once, at the old Island Park club Channel 80 when he docked his boat there. I’m 53; he and I are not far apart in age. The documentary was well done but full of bullet holes. A lot of mis-information and half-truths. His father did not kill Jimmy McBratney it was Ralph Galione who was later ordered killed by Gotti Sr. 

Read more: https://www.cosanostranews.com/2018/06/junior-gotti-cleans-family-businesss.html

 

Former mafia member will pay for funeral for 9-year-old Cleveland girl killed in crossfire

The former mafia member prosecuted for illegal dumping at his Cleveland car lot has offered to pay the funeral expenses for 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson who was shot and killed in the crossfire of a gang shootout. Carmine "The Bull" Agnello, an ex-member of the Gambino crime family in New York, and his wife, Danielle Agnello, met with the girl's mother on Friday morning to formally make their offer. Ian Friedman, Agnello's attorney, said Saniyah's mother, Marshawnette Daniels, accepted the couple's offer.

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2018/06/former_mafia_member_will_pay_f.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic-socialflow&utm_campaign=clevelanddotcom

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Historic Clare Purple Gang property becomes event venue while preserving history

Wedding parties and businesses can now have events at a scenic landmark with a historic past. Jim Paetschow, owner of the historic Tobacco Ranch in Clare, is working on making the landmark a venue for weddings and businesses. The ranch was once owned by Isaiah Leebove, a lawyer who did work with the infamous Detroit-based Purple Gang in the 1930s. Leebove was shot dead by his business partner, Carl Jack Livingston, in the tap room of the Doherty Hotel in Clare on May 14, 1938.

Read more: http://www.themorningsun.com/article/MS/20180619/NEWS/180619628

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