Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reputed Mobster Enrico Ponzo Goes To Trial After Years On The Lam

Enrico Ponzo goes to trial this week in a Boston federal court. The reputed Patriarca associate was living on the lam as cattle rancher Jay Shaw in Marsing, ID for sixteen years until his apprehension in 2011, and now he finally will face mob charges including his alleged role in the 1989 murder attempt against the power hungry Francis P. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme during a family squabble as reported by Milton J. Valencia for The Boston Globe: "when authorities raided his Idaho home after his arrest by US marshals in February 2011, they found $100,000 in cash, and $65,000 in gold coins, as well as 22 rifles, eight handguns, and 34,000 rounds of ammunition, according to court records." Friend of ours

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friends of Ours: Theodore Persico Jr. - Typepad

Colombo-capo-turned-government-witness Anthony “Big Anthony” Russo alleges Theodore "Skinny Teddy" Persico Jr. ordered the 1993 hit

Colombo-capo-turned-government-witness Anthony “Big Anthony” Russo alleges Theodore "Skinny Teddy" Persico Jr. ordered the 1993 hit against rival Joey Scopo "while attending his own grandmother’s wake in a Brooklyn funeral home -- where he'd been taken in shackles by correction officers because he was doing a prison stint at the time


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Star Trek 2 – Trailer – Movie Review « Friend of ours ..

Star Trek 2 – Trailer – Movie Review « Star Trek 2 – Trailer – Movie Review : Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, bitter friend_of_ours

Monday, April 16, 2012

Union president pays visits to jailed Genovese crime family associate

A breakaway union that dubs itself the “clean” alternative to the corruption-plagued District Council of Carpenters apparently didn’t get the memo about avoiding ties to the mob.

Joseph Firth, who’s listed as president of the upstart Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners, confirmed to the Daily News he recently visited a federal prison in New Jersey to chat with Joe Olivieri, a Genovese crime family associate.

Olivieri, tagged by the feds as an underworld liaison to two of the city’s most powerful construction unions, is serving 18 months for perjury after his conviction in 2010. A jury found he lied about his Mafia connections. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/union-president-pays-visits-jailed-genovese-crime-family-associate-article-1.1062164?localLinksEnabled=false

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dark Shadows – Trailer – Movie Review –Hollywood Goodfella

Dark Shadows – Trailer – Movie Review: Ellen debuted the first trailer for Dark Shadows earlier today, director Tim Burton’s big screen adaptation of the cult soap opera that finds iconic vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) waking from his prison to find himself trapped in 1972. Dark Shadows comes to theaters May 11th, 2012 and stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green

Friday, December 30, 2011

Mob Expert Picks Top Mob Stories of 2011

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Mob Expert Picks Top Mob Stories of 2011- As New York mobster stories go, there seemed to be no shortage in 2011. Mob expert Jerry Capeci should know.
Capeci, a former New York Daily News reporter, runs the website Gang Land News. On Thursday, he picked the top mob stories of 2011.
Hands down, he writes, the top story was the Mafia Takedown arrests of 127 wiseguys and “various cohorts.”
Though Capeci picks the massive takedown in January as the top mob story of the year, he is not without some skepticism.
On the day of the announcement, Capeci writes that the “feds put on an overblown dog and pony show at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn in a pretty transparent effort to send a message to mobsters that they were still a top priority of the federal government.”


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whitey Bulger's many fake IDs released by Feds « Hollywood goodfella

Aug 18, 2011 – The U.S. attorney's office in Boston has released several fake identifications used by Winter Hill Gang mobster Whitey Bulger during his ..Whitey Bulger's many fake IDs released by Feds « Hollywood goodfella.