Friday, March 25, 2011

Wanna Join The Mob? First Take Your Clothes Off says Bingy Arillotta,

Getting naked as an initiation ritual for fraternities we knew about—but getting naked as an initiation ritual for the mafia? Better than "wildings" on Easter, we guess. Gangland sub. required] reports that recent court testimony has confirmed that the Genovese crime family started stripping their inductees back in 1989 after the feds had secretly taped one of the family's inductions.

The story comes from the testimony of Anthony “Bingy” Arillotta, 42, who told jurors in Massachusetts he'd stripped down to his underoos for The Family one morning in August, 2003, after meeting at the Nebraska Steakhouse in the Bronx:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Frankie Roche, admitted killer of mob boss Adolfo Bruno, tells jury of history of brutal behavior

NEW YORK - Frankie A. Roche, the admitted shooter in the 2003 contract murder of crime boss Adolfo "Big Al" Bruno in Springfield, Mass., conceded on the witness stand that in his life, he has been a chronic and impulsive boozer, has viciously beaten total strangers, has taken a 17-year-old date on a high-speed police chase through central Massachusetts as she screamed in terror, and shot Bruno in cold blood without even breaking a sweat.

That said, he still proved to be an unflappable witness for the government in an ongoing mob murder trial in federal court in Manhattan.

"Did you hesitate when you pulled the trigger?" Geas defense attorney Harvey Fishbein asked on cross-examination

Nope," answered Roche.

"You weren't nervous, were you?" the lawyer asked.

"Nope," Roche responded mildly

'You ever killed somebody before?" Fishbein continued. "First time? Your hands weren't even a little sweaty? Heart beating a little faster?"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mob-busting ex-FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio rips Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' office in new book

Mob-busting former FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio beat a murder rap in 2007 – and now he’s settling a few scores in a new book.

DeVecchio, who was accused of advising Colombo crime family mob informer Greg Scarpa to whack four turncoats, says the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was bamboozled by convicts who hoped DeVecchio’s downfall would help their appeals.

BY John Marzulli,daily news

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mob Scene, Philly Mob March Madness

March is a busy month for the mob. Mob hits, convictions, releases and birthdays coincidentally seem to happen in the month of March. George Anastasia tells us about some of the major events that have shaped the current state of the Phily mob.including the Nicky Scarfo crime family.Philip "Chicken man" Testa

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Two Lucchese mobsters plead guilty

Two Lucchese crime family mobsters pleaded guilty today to federal racketeering charges.

Carlo Profeta, a Lucchese acting captain, and Eric Maione, a Lucchese associate, both pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to one count each of a racketeering charge related to the use of extortion to collect a gambling debt.

Assistant US Attorney Rachel Nash said during the court hearing that Profeta, 68, and Maione, 34, could face in theory up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced.

But the two mobsters are expected to receive reduced prison terms after deciding to plea guilty to the charges instead to going to trial when they are eventually sentenced by Judge Eric Vitaliano.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ex-FBI agent convicted in 1982 mob hit seeks rehearing after appeals loss

AP MIAMI — The attorney for former Boston FBI agent John”Zip” Connolly convicted in a 1982 mob murder in Florida ordered by Winter Hill Mob rats James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi–is asking an appeals court for a new hearing. Reports AP Washinton Pos

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Alleged Montreal mob boss Paolo Renda presumed kidnapped

MONTREAL – Reputed mob boss Paolo Renda, the brother-in-law of reputed Montreal Mafia don Vito Rizzuto, appears to have been abducted and police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Feds; mafia no longer top priority

John Marzulli,daily news. The FBI'S New York bureau has downsized its organized-crime squads just two months after its massive gangster takedown.

There had been a separate squad of agents assigned to probe each of the city's five families.

A reorganization of the mob section, first reported by the website Gangland News, has led to a merger of the Bonanno and Colombo squads - and the Luchese squad teaming up with a unit investigating Eastern European crime crews.

In all, the number of FBI agents dedicated to busting organized crime dropped to 45.

The formidable Genovese and Gambino crime families still merit their own FBI squads, sources said.

"We're continuously re-evaluating how to assign resources, and the recent changes are designed to prevent inroads made by emerging crime groups," said FBI spokesman James Margolin.

Still, former organized crime-busters fear the changes will lead to a resurgence of the Mafia, noting that the Bonanno family rose from ashes a generation ago after it was decimated by undercover FBI agent Joseph Pistone.

Gambino big Had an American Blast .“Friends of ours”

“Friends of ours” Gambino “Big” Had an American Blast
Joseph Watts, a long-time pal of the late Gambino boss John Gotti put out an Energy Drink called American Blast.