Friday, March 25, 2011
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: