Saturday, April 22, 2017

Last Don Standing Pisses Off Philadelphia Cosa Nostra

Even an outlawed, unnamed secret society must observe certain formalities.

It must perpetuate itself, and its members must know one another in order to create an infrastructure to assist them as they embark on their life of crime.

"Jack Falcone" aka Joaquin Garcia (Big Jack to his friends.)

Mobsters don't operate in a vacuum, and the Mafia, in addition to being a criminal brotherhood, also provides a milieu where members can share one another's company.

If you can't break bread with another man who understands the world you live in, you will probably go insane. Mob guys tend to want to operate and prosper.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What East Coast LCN Enterprise?!?! Another Mob Case Bites the Dust

The biggest crook in the so-called East Coast LCN Enterprise case just may have been turncoat John (J.R.) Rubeo Jr.

In the end, he stole the Feds' case.

Now they've had to drop the most serious charges in the indictment and are on bent knee  begging defendants to cop to plea deals.

JR Rubeo

Rubeo wore a wire against many defendants in the case, including the two alleged highest-ranking ones, Pasquale (Patsy) Parrello and Joseph Merlino.

Rubeo was a Genovese crime family associate who became a cooperating witness because he had major legal problems of his own and wanted to avoid a lengthy prison sentence.

Friday, April 7, 2017

When the Gambinos Dominated the Mafia's Infiltration of Wall Street


Salvatore Romano and family were featured on Mafia Women with Trevor McDonald this past February.

Romano was spotlighted as the Gambino associate who set up shop on Wall Street and became one of the wealthiest mobsters in organized crime's history.

Music legend Paul Anka, who wrote My Way for Frank Sinatra;
he rewrote the song as Sal's Way using the same melody but new lyrics.
Anka sang Sal's Way at a premiere party for one of Romano's business ventures

Picture The Wolf of Wall Street, only with the Mafia. In fact, Romano and Jordan Belfort did cross paths early in their careers, or rather their respective paths to infamy.

There's more to Romano's story, however, than the show highlighted. The story includes a large list of notorious mobsters from the Gambino crime family -- as well as an infamous DeCavalcante capo known as the King of Wall Street.

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