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Urine-troubled mafia boss headed back to prison after meeting with fellow gangsters while on probation

He’s a real a pee brain. An ailing Bonanno capo was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for violating his supervised release by meeting with fellow gangsters after he underwent surgery to repair his plumbing. John Palazzolo, 77, was bei...
by Mafia Today on Jun 24, 2015

Colombia’s last drug kingpin ‘El Loco’ faces life in US prison for producing up to 400 tons of cocaine per year

A notorious Colombian drug kingpin known as “El Loco” was hauled into Manhattan federal court today on charges of manufacturing hundreds of tons of cocaine a year and trafficking it to America and other countries — laundering tens of millions o...
by Mafia Today on Jul 11, 2013

Colombia’s last drug kingpin ‘El Loco’ faces life in US prison for producing up to 400 tons of cocaine per year

A notorious Colombian drug kingpin known as “El Loco” was hauled into Manhattan federal court today on charges of manufacturing hundreds of tons of cocaine a year and trafficking it to America and other countries — laundering tens of millions o...
by Mafia Today on Jul 11, 2013

Feds dig up bags o’ cash intended as Christmas payoff to Genovese family from longshoreman

Feds intercept bags o’ cash meant for Genovese family The feds stole Christmas from the Genovese crime family. And here’s how: For years, the longshoremen under their control on the New Jersey docks have been forced to fork over cash to t...
by Mafia Today on May 6, 2013

Feds dig up bags o’ cash intended as Christmas payoff to Genovese family from longshoreman

Feds intercept bags o’ cash meant for Genovese family The feds stole Christmas from the Genovese crime family. And here’s how: For years, the longshoremen under their control on the New Jersey docks have been forced to fork over cash to t...
by Mafia Today on May 6, 2013

Vinny Gorgeous tossed out of court after shouting match with judge; says it’s a ‘kangaroo court’

Former Bonanno crime boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano was ejected from the courtroom Monday after a shouting match with a federal judge. The mobster wigged out after Judge Nicholas Garaufis suggested he was paranoid for refusing to use a specia...
by Mafia Today on May 6, 2013

Vinny Gorgeous tossed out of court after shouting match with judge; says it’s a ‘kangaroo court’

Former Bonanno crime boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano was ejected from the courtroom Monday after a shouting match with a federal judge. The mobster wigged out after Judge Nicholas Garaufis suggested he was paranoid for refusing to use a specia...
by Mafia Today on May 6, 2013

Bonanno Family Captains Violate Parole With Meeting

Gerard Chili a captain in the Bonanno crime family decided last December to fly north from his home in Florida to New York for the holiday season. But when his plane arrived in New York he was picked up by alleged high ranking Bonanno family member A...
by Mafia Today on May 4, 2013

Bonanno Family Captains Violate Parole With Meeting

Gerard Chili a captain in the Bonanno crime family decided last December to fly north from his home in Florida to New York for the holiday season. But when his plane arrived in New York he was picked up by alleged high ranking Bonanno family member A...
by Mafia Today on May 4, 2013

Bonanno crime family associate to plead guilty to role in Canadian-NYC drug ring

A Bonanno crime family associate charged with joining a Canadian drug lord to become one of New York City’s largest marijuana suppliers is scheduled to plea guilty today to narcotics trafficking charges. John “Big Man” Venizelos, 33...
by Mafia Today on Apr 29, 2013

Bonanno crime family associate to plead guilty to role in Canadian-NYC drug ring

A Bonanno crime family associate charged with joining a Canadian drug lord to become one of New York City’s largest marijuana suppliers is scheduled to plea guilty today to narcotics trafficking charges. John “Big Man” Venizelos, 33...
by Mafia Today on Apr 29, 2013

‘Coffin’ up blood

Dozens of surveillance photos showing New York mobsters hobnobbing at a succession of funerals spanning two decades are key evidence in the Mafia double-murder trial of a Gambino capo in Brooklyn federal court. The “15 Funerals and Two Stiffs” tw...
by Mafia Today on Apr 15, 2013

‘Coffin’ up blood

Dozens of surveillance photos showing New York mobsters hobnobbing at a succession of funerals spanning two decades are key evidence in the Mafia double-murder trial of a Gambino capo in Brooklyn federal court. The “15 Funerals and Two Stiffs” tw...
by Mafia Today on Apr 15, 2013

US: Lesbian daughter of New York mafia boss pleads mercy for her ‘supportive’ father

The daughter of a high-ranking New York mafia boss has pleaded for mercy on his behalf, saying he supported her and her same-sex partner and he deserves to spend time with their son. Dennis Delucia, 71, pleaded guilty last year to extortion and faces...
by Mafia Today on Apr 11, 2013

US: Lesbian daughter of New York mafia boss pleads mercy for her ‘supportive’ father

The daughter of a high-ranking New York mafia boss has pleaded for mercy on his behalf, saying he supported her and her same-sex partner and he deserves to spend time with their son. Dennis Delucia, 71, pleaded guilty last year to extortion and faces...
by Mafia Today on Apr 11, 2013

Prosecutor urges jury to ‘stand up’ to Mafia fear, convict Gambino capo Bartolomeo Vernace

During closing arguments Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Mace reminded the panel that bartender Patrick Sullivan had feared for his life but finally came forward to help the feds to make a murder-in-aid of racketeering case against the longti...
by Mafia Today on Apr 9, 2013

Prosecutor urges jury to ‘stand up’ to Mafia fear, convict Gambino capo Bartolomeo Vernace

During closing arguments Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Mace reminded the panel that bartender Patrick Sullivan had feared for his life but finally came forward to help the feds to make a murder-in-aid of racketeering case against the longti...
by Mafia Today on Apr 9, 2013

Mob cop’s pension off limits to feds

The pension of a former NYPD detective who doubled as a Mafia hit man cannot be seized by the feds because it’s an accident-disability pension that’s legally exempt, officials said yesterday. Brooklyn federal prosecutors wanted to attach the mont...
by Mafia Today on Feb 13, 2013

Bonanno associate and Canadian drug kingpin set up $2M ‘hit’ fund: feds

When mobsters draw on this account – people get whacked. A Bonanno associate and a Canadian drug kingpin used a $2 million “hit” fund – so they could quickly hire henchmen to murder snitches, Brooklyn feds said today. John “Big Man̶...
by Mafia Today on Feb 5, 2013

Ex-mafia associate cops to lying about Colombo double-hit

A former mob associate pleaded guilty today to lying about his role as a trigger-man in a double-hit during the Colombo crime family’s bloody factional war two decades ago. Anthony Colandra, 43, who has since left the Mafia, admitted in Brookly...
by Mafia Today on Feb 5, 2013


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