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"East Coast LCN Enterprise" Mobsters Consider Plea Deals

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Most defendants charged in the East Coast LCN Enterprise indictment were offered extra-sweet plea deals last Tuesday thanks to revelations about a whacky turncoat and alleged criminality of one of the FBI's mob squads.

Indicted last August were 46 alleged members and associates of four of New York's Five Families, and the alleged boss of the Philadelphia crime family in Florida. (John Gotti's grandson was busted on the same day; who'd have believed of the two busts, Gotti's would ultimately be the more consequential.)

Around 10 of the defendants apparently voiced intent to reject the offer. Additionally, the two "bosses" with the biggest reasons to cop deals are supposedly still mulling the prospect of going to trial.

From Alter Boy to Boss of New York's Irish Mafia: Eddie McGrath

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I was flattered to hear from Neil G. Clark, a fan of this site, who contacted me about his book on a former boss of the Irish Mob. It sounds fascinating, and I personally can't wait to read it....

"At a time when the Port of New York was ruled by lawless criminals, one hoodlum towered above the rest and secretly controlled the piers for over thirty years," notes Neil G. Clark, author of Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront.

Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront is the fascinating true account of one gangster's ascension from altar boy to the leader of New York City's violent Irish Mob.


Court Rules No Dice: Alleged Colombo Boss's 100-Year Prison Sentence Stands

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has made its ruling, and the 100-year sentence will stand.
Carmine Persico, 83, alleged boss of the Colombo crime family, will continue serving the long and unusually punishing prison sentence doled out to him in the historic Mafia Commission case.

The court ignored all the evidence based on former Bonanno boss Joseph Massino's 302s, which supported the allegation that Carmine Galante was not slain as per the orders of the Mafia Commission (the murder was the Commission Case's centerpiece). The court also ignored all the evidence that showed the large, previously unknown extent of former Colombo captain/high-ranking snitch Gregory Scarpa's influence over the case.

Rizzuto Family-Linked Funeral Parlor Burned

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A funeral home with known links to the Rizzuto family was hit by an arson attack yesterday.


No one was injured, and the damage to the Loreto Funeral Complex on Grandes Prairies Blvd., in St-Léonard, Montreal, appears to be minimal.

A gasoline can was discovered behind the building. Such an open attack would've been unthinkable only a few short years ago.

Street Beefs Put Gambino Associate Sal Romano With Capo Mikie Scars

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See added Note:
So John Gammarano went to prison.
Salvatore Romano was on edge, so he went to see if he could talk to Michael DiLeonardo.
NOTE: I decided to make this an ongoing series. Expect two, three more segments as the material is too good not to delve into. I want to thank our two protagonists for agreeing to participate in this. A writer is nothing without his sources. As noted, one underlying theme of this is to highlight a schism in the Gambino crime family in the 1990s.

But we also will cast new light on details surrounding why Mikie Scars flipped, including why certain people lined up against him when he was arrested for racketeering and murder; how they leveraged the situation to steal Michael's money and shelve him and, essentially, leave him to die in prison.


Last Don Standing Pisses Off Philadelphia Cosa Nostra

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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.


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.

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

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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.


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.