Billy Cutolo Whispered: 'Three for My Father...'

"Wild Bill" was feared and respected --
and he was considered the real deal.
The Discovery channel certainly did not go out of its way to promote “Mobster Confessions,” its new Mafia-related series, the first episode of which detailed the story of Bill Cutolo Jr.’s efforts to nail the Colombo family members who had whacked his father.

I have written repeatedly that I am not in any way connected, but if my father were killed and I happened to have access to a pistol, like Billy did, and if I actually knew who was behind my father’s murder, I’d say I would get in my car, find them and kill them all until they stopped me by putting one or two in my head.

But that’s easy for me to say, sitting here typing this, knowing full well my father would never be killed by mobsters because he is in no way connected, either.

Apparently Billy’s first sentiment upon learning his father had been “disappeared” mirrored my own.

“Three for my father,” he says he told Colombo mobster Jackie DeRoss after learning his father’s fate. DeRoss, in response, apparently dropped by after giving Billy some time to cool off to see how the Cutolos were holding up (and probably to try to steal Wild Bill’s book). According to Billy, DeRoss offered with his condolences a veiled threat to the family, which had been acting quite “emotionally” over the death of the family patriarch, reminding them there were “young kids” in the Cutolo mix.

For background on why “Wild Bill” Cutolo was killed, there is ample coverage online and on this site. Suffice it to say, he had chosen the wrong side in the Colombo civil war (of the early 1990s) and let’s just say the winning side had a long memory.




Looking fit, albeit a little too thin, with silvery gray hair and a deep brown tan, Billy Cutolo Jr. sat for Discovery and relayed how he was first bent on executing the men he fathomed were responsible for hitting his father. Only a small photo of his wife and young son hanging from his rear-view mirror stopped him dead in his tracks. That and a maxim that his father had told him years earlier: You kill two of them, four will come after you; you kill four, eight will come after you…

He chose the “legal” way, handing over Wild Bill’s book and wearing a wire. To get close to the Colombos, he pretended that he accepted his father’s death as natural causes for the line of work they were all in. He got close enough to be able to record them on the wire, saying bad things.

“Let them burn through all the money they stole paying for lawyers,” Cutolo said.

The rest is history: Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico Jr. and Jackie DeRoss went away for life for Cutolo Sr.’s murder.

Billy and family went into WitPro, only the family wasn’t too thrilled about it. I even remember reading newspaper articles about it at the time, marveling that his own relatives were berating him in print for being a rat, saying stuff like “His father would roll over in his grave.”

From what I have heard about Wild Bill, he probably would.


SEE ALSO:

Wild Bill's Devotion to His Faith Was His Doom
Billy Cutolo Jr. Sure Can Talk the Talk...:



Comments

  1. Wild Bill loved his son..And whatever decision Billy jr chose his father would stand behind him..When it comes to your family you do what you have to.. And without having a body and any closure Billy Jr did what needed to be done..All is fair in love and War...His love for his father meant more to him than what people's opinions did..In this case love won the WAR..

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    1. Who the hell are you? Apparently you did not know my father pal...My father would never condone what that lieing thief did...NEVER!!!! My brother has been a liar since the day he came out of my mother's womb...Does anyone know how he robbed my father's money and gambled it away while my father was in jail. My father almost disowned my brother. This show was a joke and a huge lie. My brother had nothing to do with my father's life style. He never wanted that for his son and quite frankly knew he didn't have itin him. My father's words were "Cricky you should've been my son" and that right there is a true statement. Billy jr. has done nothing but get paid off of my father's death that's all. He didn't rat to avenge my father's death. He ratted to save his own ass because he was hated...He was scared to death and he had no balls, brains, or skills to do anything with his life. All that were close to my family and my father know the TRUTH!!! Shame on anyone who believes this lieing cowards words.....

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    2. PICKY?? I THINK NOT....LOL..U R A PIG AND ALWAYS WILL BE. STAY AWAY FROM MY HUSBAND U PIECE OF TRASH. ATLEAST YOUR BROTHER DID SOMETHING. WHAT DID U DO?????? BESIDES TRYING TO FIND A MAN WITH MONEY. YOUR FATHER WAS EMBARASSED BY YOU...BUT I GUESS U ALREADY KNEW THAT...DIDNT YOU ALSO MARRY SOMEONE YOUR FATHER DESPISED?? WHAT??? NO?? AS FARAS HIM ROBBING YOUR FAMILY..., I AM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH...YOU USED YOUR MOTHER FOR AS MUCH MONEYAS U COULD AND THEN RAN AWAY WEN SHE CUT U OFF!!!!!! WHAT?? NO?? THEN U WENT AND USED THE ONLY PPL THAT OPENED THEIR DOOR FOR U...AND THEN WAT DID U DO?? U RAN AWAY AFTA THEY CUT U OFF...HOW MANY INNOCENT PPL R U GONNA HURT?? ALL U R IS A PIG IN CLOTHES...WEN U WEAR THEM...LMMFAO.. ITS FUNNY, I KNO PPL THAT TALK TO YOUR BROTHER, NOT ONLY R THEY STILL IN HIS AND MY LIFE, BUT THEY ENDORSE HIM...STOP BEING JEALOUS AND STIK TO WAT U KNO...NUTHIN...LOL.. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER...LMMFAO...SERIOUSLY, THEY SHOULDNT EVN LET U WORK W ANIMALS, BUT I GUESS THEY CANT SPK 4 THEMSELVES..LOL.. Y DONT UB THE BGGER PERSON SINCE THAT IS WAT U TRY TO MAKE THE PUBLIC BELIEVE.. YOU HELD YOUR HEAD HIGH?? REEELY??? HOW HIGH WERE U??? LOL.. LASTLY, HOW DID HE almost KILL YOUR MOTHER?? ALMOST??? WAT IS THIS HORSE SHOES?? TRY TO GET A LIFE N STOP WASTING YOUR PRECIOUS PRECIOUS TIME WAISTING ALL OF OUR TIME W YOUR BS... IF YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE SON U SHOULDA ACTED LIKE ONE AND KILLED THOSE SCUMBAGS THAT KILLED UR FATHER...BUT U DIDNT. WHAT WAS IT LIKE A YR OR SO YOUR BROTHER WAS CRIPPLING THE PERSICOS...WTF WERE YOU DOING THEN?? O I KNOW, SCREWING PPLS HUSBANDS AND EMBARASSING YOUR OWN HUSBAND..LIKE IT WAS SAID ALREADY, GO STIK UR FAT UGLY FACE BAK IN THE SAND....AND THATS THAT...LMFAO

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  2. Ed, I completely agree with your statements in the article. If something would have happened to my father, like that, nothing would have stopped me. I´m speaking for myself of course. The previous poster has his (I assume it´s a he) opinion. I don´t know what went down with the Cutolos, father and son. But I know what´s going down with my father and me.

    Apparently Cutolo Sr was murdered because of the Colombo intra struggle and the aftermath of it. Cutolo´s side (with Orena at the helm) lost the war. I know there are bad loosers in this world. But man...bad winners as well?

    HK

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  3. HK! How goes it! The spark that ignited the Cutolo death plot was the ensuing imprisonment of high-level Colombos, who feared Wild Bill might take over the family. He very well might have, but we will never know. It was a calculated chess move -- but then they probably planned to kill him eventually anyway, so we can never really know for sure.

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  4. KRIKA UR A WHOOOA.... YOU ARE KNOWN FOR YOUR INFIDELITIES U STUBBY LIL HOME WRECKER.. ATLEAST YOUR BROTHER WASNT OUT SCREWING HIS FRIENDS WIFES OF DAUGHTERS. FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD IS THAT U AINT TOOOO PICKY.....EXCEPT THAT THEY HAD TO B MARRIED. YOU SHOULD B ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. ATLEAST YOUR BROTHER DID SOMETING PROACTIVE and positive... What have u done???? Besides STEAL, LIE, USE YOUR MOTHER UNTIL SHE WOULDNT HELP u anymore so u went and stuk a knife in her chest..... U will ALWAYS B USELESS BECAUSE BEGGING LYING AND STEALING WIL NOT GET U FAR.......U SAID UR BROTHER IS AN EMBARASSMENT, U SHOULD OFF BEEN THE SON....LOL.... WE BOTH KNOW YOU ACTED LIKE U HAD A PAIR of BALLS....LPOL..LMK WEN U WOULD likee to c ur brother so u can tell him yaself... Wen u were getting $$$$ all the time u neva comPlained until yous were chased for lying........ IF I WERE U, I WOULD GO STIK MY HEAD IN THE SAND IN THAT SHITHOLE U CALL A LIFE.... Ps, PI THINK AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE ALLLLLLL KNOW WHERE N WHAT HAPPENED to WILD BILLS TREASURE......SO SHHHHHHH, U SHITHEAD........

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    1. Infidelities...hahahaha...Gotta laugh at that one...Stubby homewrecke??? That all u got...My brother was bangin any n everyone...but I guess u didn't know that...He didn't once think of his wife or kid... u knew me sweetie you would know that I'm extremely picky.Proactive...Wait I need a sec. I'm hysterical now...What did he do make up lies any make money off of my father's murder? He robbed my father when he was in jail...Ripped my moms house apart to look for money, broke into my grandmothers house to get money? The list goes on...How bout how he druuged up our mother and almost killed her. Help me?? The funny part is I talk to my mother still and have a relationship with her...Who doesn't...hhmmmm....I've told my brother all this and he knows everything.... I welcome to see this piece of shittt....cause I will lunge at his face...Noone will be able to pull me off him...I got money? from who the govt. to live in witness protection because of u??? My life is far from a shithole...ya know why because I have a family and people that love me...What do u got u faggot piece of shitt!!!! Wild Bills treasure? U Jerk off!!!! Why don't u say who u are??? Tell the world u coward piece of shittttt... I don't hide who I am and never will.....Got nothing to hide ever...Should've let the ex beat ya ass when he wanted too...Knock u on ur ass for the second time...Punk ass BITCH!!!!
      say

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    2. Funny how my ass was back in N.Y. with my head held high...Making a living supporting myself and my son. Having friendships with innocent people u burned wearing a wire...Hahahaha...U waste of sperm...What was that Daddy told u? Wait I remember..."I should've shottt him in the sink" ring a bell????

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  5. Come on and stop already say the truth not lies bill. That was your fatthers life not yours. He new the life from day one. Look what you did to yours. If you really new the life you accept it You aged 20years and on the run for what. Again nobody a winner rite so life sucks rite llooking ovrer your shoulder again what a mistake you made. And the best life goes on Sad. O what kind of meds have you been on.

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  6. O I forgot how about the 300 thou. How your father feel. Thief

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  7. Another. I Don't understand your farther was a solder. Capo underboss. He didn't do harm to nobody rite come on kid get real. How many people has he killed. Karma. O he was a great guy he didn't do that. He was a coach of a bocci team a business man And gave to charities.

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  9. Lunge at him....lmmfao....hed break ur face w one slapppp... You cried n begged for aMore money afta u stole ya mommas amex to treat yaself to get engaged...haha.U two low lifes. Atleast ur X waz smaaaaart to get away from u. If not for ya brother u would have neva gttn married. POOR Poor krikka.....u ran away becz yo momma wouldnt hand ova the cash anymore while u sat on yo fat ass..... I havent seeeen a bigger liar, cheater, begger, user... Wait, HOLD YOUR HEAD UP high.... U mean low....dnt u...lol. . Stole from ya grandmother, sorry krikkkka we alllll know where monee disappeared out of attics, actually more than one house. It happened at anutha house the loot wuz gone but the jewels they left... Ya fatherlovvvved that story......so again i urge u to step to ya brutha. Come correct and he may, maybe entertain u....but u doubt it. He is livid ova wat u did to ya mutha. He blames u for driving her crazee.. she couldnt get aWay from u two leeeches.......stop whining about money he makes..... It aint ykurs so go beg smwhere else....... You r killing her slowly... He didnt burn ur motber... You did n u spent almost all her munee so wtf do h tbink ur foolin... Your a single mother becuz ur a cheater.....time n tjme again..... Women, watch ur husbands... All she sees is $$$$$... Only its always smbody elses

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  10. break my face???? I welcome it....Ill give him my address....I aint a punk bitch like uuuuuu....please stop making up stories...u look like even more of an asshole...You're a drug addict..have beeen for years...my mother is fucked up because of Daddys death and all the shit u gave her to take...U know ur a liar and thief and u have to live with ur demons...U will meet ur maker...everyone does...ur father chased u out of our house tryin to kill u...u remember that u thief...be a man...y r u hidint do u haveg? say who u r...Mommys money come on...U asked her to invest in this and that...buy me a Rolex mommy...U think I care what u say about who I dated when I was a kid...U can die with ur money...our poor father is turning in his grave...U have to live with all of this...Im happy with my family, my sister and her kids and our mother...what do u have??? Take care....I just had to vent...Im done...U kno what u r and sooo does anyone who truly knows u...sincerely Cricky

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  11. Ashamed&SickenedJun 29, 2012, 6:33:00 PM

    Billy who? that's what everyone is saying... You are the most selfish, pathetic person who has ever walked this earth. Stop with the belittling comments its adolescent. It really doesn't matter what you put out there, whether it's television,radio, print or internet, it's all lies you know it and so does everyone else. You had your whole family sucked in to your rat filled world. The government didn't even use your testimony and they never called you to tell you they found your father, every agent hated you by then. (what a shocker) You need to move on and stop trying to profit off of a tragedy. Nothing you have done has been proactive, it's always been about the all mighty dollar. You never had your fathers respect, your delusional. I think you need to go back to that mental facility that the goverment paid for and have some more shock therapy....Maybe you will actually see yourself for who you are. PATHETIC!!!!

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  12. Scarpa -- the commnts r better than th story! u shud talk to these guys for the real deal -- but they probbalky won't talk tro u!!!!!

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  13. SCARPO is the name -- and I agree with you. Any commentators from above who want to reach me, I am at eddie2843@gmail.com.

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  14. WOW... This poor man "Wild Bill" look what happened to his family after he was murdered.

    Sounds like these guys would kill each other forget about the side of the crime family.

    I cannot image he is resting in peace with all this going on.

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  15. Growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst it is funny to look back all these punks were tuff guys because their fathers were wiseguys.... So they would mess with everyone knowing they had their father and his crew behind them.
    You take the father and his crew of killers out of the picture and you have a whinning crying rat like Jr. embarrising himself on national T.V. after the show his sister is ripping him to shreds...

    I read Andrew DiDinatio's book and basically in an earlier chapter he rips jr.says he robbed Sr, like his sister is saying on here, so Jr gives DiDiniato some of Sr's money, they think Sr. is never coming home, Sr beats the case comes home, DiDianato gives Jr back the money (In the form of pounds of pot) because he knows they are now both in deep shit.

    Jr. tells Sr. DiDiniato still owes the money and Sr. ends up hating DiDiniato wanting to whack and Jr. stands by and does nothing.

    I have to say between the book and what the sister is saying here I have to believe their version of the story.

    The best part about this story here is Jr. gets a chapter later in the book. I am saying to myself this guy just outed you as a deuche bag basically and you are writing a chapter in his book???

    Strange you would think Didinatio would have dressed the story a little knowing you were in the book with him.

    I would imagine Jr. is shopping a book deal and reality show at this point. There had to be a justifiable reason for him coming out and sobing like a little woman on national TV like he did.

    LOL... Maybe he was showing off his acting skills...

    Bensonhurst....

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  16. Fuck all you Rat jerkoffs. You are the exact reason why the Italian Mafia is the Laughing Stock that it is. All you 2nd generation wannabe gangstars were spoiled your entire life. You all couldn't do 5 minutes in jail. And couldn't squash a grape if you stepped on it. Your all soft. And when Daddy is gone, your all Done. All you ever had was Daddy. You can't make a dollar without daddy. Fuck you all.
    The FEDs are Abusing every single 1 of you.
    La Cosa Nostra till death. Hahahaahahhaahahaa
    Yours Truley,
    101 Ave..... Red Door mother fuckers

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  17. Sad story all round.

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  18. Im from england and the mob,mafia or cosa nostra are always on tv if any thing goes on in the states. I was always led to believe that was the life of family and honer.........so why the fuk do pussys end up grassing (ratting) out???????? You know what life you choose and the path you take,so stop being pussys and do ya fuckin time like men. Live by the sword and die by the sword. Fuk about....its that simple, Cosa nostra has never been an embarrasment,its just pussys and rats that makes everything fuked up,we need real men like gotti and cutolo snr to keep order on the streets.

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  19. It's clear to me being with the NYPD and having worked some of these guys that the Colombo war of 1991-93 was not the impetus that lead to Cutolo's death. These guys are like politicians, they live in the minute, in the here and now. They didn't care about what happened 6 years prior. What they cared about was what was right in front of them: Wild Bill Cutolo was very, very well respected. He was incredibly smart, a huge earner, and liked by everyone. He had a huge crew fiercely loyal to him. The Persicos weren't stupid. They saw what was coming. Wild Bill was a freight train, and the Persicos feared that everyone in the crews would fall in behind Cutolo. So they had him killed for that and for no other reason. Cutolo was nothing but loyal to these guys, and he paid for it with his life.
    As far as his son, he makes several contradictory statements in his interview and in writing. On TV, he said he received a phone call from an agent, saying, "Billy, it's all over. They found your father". Then Billy starts crying. However, in DiDonato's book, he himself writes that he was at some chain restaurant, Outback or something, when he saw it come over the TV. From there he writes that he tried to get to a computer with internet access so he could verify the story. That is a HUGE discrepancy in story, one that cannot be overlooked. Plus the son's testimony was so found to have so many holes in it that he didn't even testify. So why a judge would thank him, as he claims, is anyone's guess. Plus DiDonato's allegations that Billy stole money from his father and tried to pin it on DiDonato is verified through more than one source.

    It definitely is a sensational story, one that needs to be told, and I'm sure a book is in the works somewhere. I just hope it's a work of true crime and not fantasy.

    Retired NYPD
    May Mr. Cutolo's soul rest in peace eternally

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    1. There are quite a few stories on this blog about Wild Bill -- I'd love to correspond with you about the case.

      You may have to copy and paste these story links - the "search" function is not working properly, something I am trying to address.... heck, It's my blog -- I'll post them at the end of the above story, too....

      Wild Bill's Devotion to His Faith Was His Doom
      http://cosa-nostra-news.blogspot.com/2012/10/wild-bills-daughters-mulled-whacking.html

      Billy Cutolo Jr. Sure Can Talk the Talk...
      http://cosa-nostra-news.blogspot.com/2013/03/billy-cutolo-jr-sure-can-talk-talk.html

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  20. Wow! Can't believe the Cutolo chick. This has been pretty entertaining. I watched a thing on cable about the mob and decided to Google Bill Jr. Have lived in Oregon most of my life so...really enjoy his accent. Gawd!!! Feel like I was dropped into feeding time at the Zoo. I don't care if he's lying or not--we're talkin' about the Mob for God Sake! My dad was a State Cop and I'm glad I didn't grow up around the mob!

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    1. I don't think you realize it but the zoo comment could be viewed as highly insulting; I can tell that you're better than that so I assume you didn't really mean to say that...

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