Monday, June 22, 2009
Eugene Castelle (born 1960), also known as "Boopsie" and "Bubsie", is a New York mobster who served as a caporegime and then an acting boss with the Lucchese crime family
A resident of Staten Island Castelle operated loansharking and number racket activities out of a small storefront in the Bath Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Castelle also managed a group of narcotics distributors in Brooklyn. Castelle was a close associate of Lucchese mobster Joseph Tangorra
In 1997, Castelle was charged with bribing jail guards to smuggle food and steroids to Lucchese family members who were incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. However, the charges were eventually dismissed.
In 2001, Castelle pleaded guilt to racketeering charges and was sent to federal prison. On August 28, 2008, Castelle was released from prison.