Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sicilian Mobsters Went to Great Lengths to Foil Cops -- Unsuccessfully

An unassuming fruit and vegetable shop in western Sicily near Trapani included a massive refrigerator attached to it.

Located in the middle of mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro's home turf, the refrigerator did more than it was intended to. In fact, the cooling unit served double duty as a meeting place for six alleged members of Denaro's Mafia clan.

Meeting in the fridge -- six alleged members of Messina Denaro's
Mafia clan were caught holding important meetings inside a refrigerator.

The alleged mobsters believed that the refrigerator's thick insulation served as an effective buffer against Sicilian law enforcement, otherwise referred to as the anti-mafia police.

Shooting Gotti: Scene with John Travolta Filmed in Brooklyn This Week

John Gotti and Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano were spotted in Brooklyn, New York, this past Tuesday chatting like it was 1989...

Well, not really...

John Travolta and William DeMeo -- who play the former Gambino crime family boss and underboss -- were seen in Brooklyn filming scenes for The Life And Death of John Gotti.

John Travolta was seen in Brooklyn filming for The Life and Death of John Gotti
William DeMeo, left, as Sammy, and John Travolta Gotti.
Scenes for biopic were filmed Tuesday. Courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Two Charged with Meldish Hit, Plus Shooting Bonanno Mobster

UPDATED: Two men arrested in May 2015 have been formally charged with carrying out one of New York's last confirmed gangland hits in nearly four years -- plus the shooting of another Mafia member in New York.

Christopher Londonio, 43, and Terrance Caldwell, 58, were indicted last week on charges related to the 2013 murder of Luchese associate Michael Meldish.

Meldish was shot in the head in a gangland hit in 2013.
Scene of 2013 gangland hit: Michael Meldish was the victim.

In addition, Caldwell has been charged with the attempted murder of a Bonanno crime family member also in 2013. The shooting that wounded the mobster occurred near the intersection of First Avenue and 111th Street in Manhattan.

The Bonanno mobster's name was withheld. However, based on news reports (shoutout to D-C4 in the comments) it seems Enzo "The Baker" Stagno is the Bonanno mobster in question.

We wrote about the shooting when it occurred. 

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