Ex-Bath Ave Crew Member Runs into Big Mouth, Lets Fists Talk

James "Jimmy" Calandra (pictured), who made an appearance on National Geographic's documentary about the New York Mafia and who we've spoken with once or twice, this past June was visiting his old stomping grounds in Bensonhurst.
Former Bath Avenue Crew member goes for coffee, gets into altercation.
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He reportedly stepped into a Dunkin' Donuts on 18th Avenue when a couple of customers inside the place recognized him and started harassing him. A man described as a local convicted hoodlum shouted "rat" at him while the hoodlum's lady friend threw a cup of coffee in Calandra's face. Lucky for Jimmy it was iced coffee.

Not so lucky for the other guy, Jimmy can use his fists. A well placed crack to the jaw knocked the guy unconscious, and he ended up in the hospital getting stitches. Calandra split -- who would stick around? The stitched-up tough guy went crying to the police.



Calandra, who immediately owned up to what he'd done, was charged with misdemeanor assault, menacing, and harassment for punching the man.

Who is the rat now?

We texted Jimmy for comment using the only phone number we have for him, but haven't heard back.

Interestingly enough, around that same time, down in Florida Chris Paciello, the former nightclub hotshot and mob informant who once ran with a mob-tied crew that Calandra had also belonged to, had his own confrontation -- with onetime Philly mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino at the NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena.

Jerry Capeci noted this incident in a Gangland News story titled Heart Throb Turncoat Chris Paciello Puts Down Philly Boss Joe Merlino At Heated Miami Arena, available here.

The two noticed one another, reportedly, and exchanged dirty looks. Skinny Joey shook his head in disgust and Paciello and some friends walked over to Merlino and friends. Paciello supposedly put his face right in Joey's, their noses almost touching, and according to one source, said something like: "Yeah, I'm a rat, and I'm here. And if you got anything to say, I'll knock your fucking teeth out."

Merlino just sat there silently, apparently stunned while Paciello and Co. returned to their seats.

Chris Paciello

Paciello has been living in Miami since 2006, when he was released from prison following a seven-year stretch for his involvement in a 1993 robbery-murder on Staten Island.

Merlino has been wiling away his days in Boca, since his release about two years ago. His old mob family has been under fire of late, especially current acting boss "Uncle Joe."

Capeci reported, in the abovementioned story:

Paciello did not respond to a message, but Keith Fink, his Los Angeles attorney did. Fink acknowledged that the two men ran into each other at a Miami Heat game "months ago." There was a brief exchange after Merlino initiated the conversation, the lawyer said, but his client never said he was "a rat." 
"He's a businessman, not a gangster," said Fink. "He said, 'You're a tough guy?' and Chris said, 'Yeah, I'm a tough guy.' That was it," said Fink. "Chris doesn't know Merlino, or who his friends were, but he knows who he is."...
Sources say that Paciello, a former associate of the Bonanno and Colombo families, according to his own testimony, is friendly with several other former New York-based gangsters who became cooperating witnesses and are currently enjoying their own My Blue Heaven in sunny Florida. (Among them, a former boss of the Gianini Crew.)




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  1. Jimmy aint a rat!!! Hes a real stand up tough guy without question.

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  2. If he is or isn't is beside the point -- the article doesn't say that he is, it says that someone called him a rat - and got knocked out on his ass with one punch. A one-punch takedown ain't easy. Either Calandra is really good or he got lucky.

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  3. I saw Jimmy on the NatGeo doc, and I liked a couple of things he said. One, that if he was given an order to whack out his good friend, he would let his good friend know
    rather than whack him out, and Two, he went to the can, did his time like a man, came out, and everybody is ratting on him so why be a sucker? I can understand this philosophy. I don't know if everyone remembers that era, but Gotti gave the false impression that the mob was thriving beating his fixed cases; we all thought that would go on forever, and then the harsh realty set it that the good old days are over. Listen learned to the big mouth, don't speak if you can't backup your words. I would love to hear what Jimmy thinks about the old neighborhood being that it has changed so much and is not really recognizable anymore. We can thank Rudolph Giuliani for that. We used to have the best neighborhoods in NYC.
    Anonymous-Old School

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  4. Well I've read this on mulitple sites now....He spoke to Merlino like he was a punk...If Merlino doesn't respond...he is one !!!!

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  5. You're correct, anon-nov4 -- Capeci wrote about this and I saw some stuff on Gangster BB - this site could maybe use more original content Mr. Scarpo. Now if Paciello turns up dead, believe me it won't matter what alibi Merlino has, the cops will KNOW it was him. He'd be screwed. He'll have to wait 5-10 years to do something.

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  6. A source emailed me the info about Calandra- claiming to have first hand knowledge -- he's never steered me wrong yet so I am going to believe him. He probably saw the other story on Gangland and wanted to give me a boost. He got nothing out of this; didn't even want his name used. Sources get no remuneration either of course.

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  7. First off let me start off by saying my name is Anthony Gonzalez and I am a Bath Ave Boy. I am also one of the guys that jimmy and the rest of these rats told on. These rats like jimmy, mike derosa and joey caclo and many others are the very lowest form of human that can be. These creatures are nothing but trash. Every day they look in the mirror and know exactly that they are rat garbage bags. Just like they lie about everything else they lie to themselves but they know the truth. Yes jimmy didnt shoot his friend with a gun he shot his mouth instead and destroyed them. That s a real stand up guy where we came from and was raised." Not really " instead of taken their medicine like real men they are discraced and so are their families. No body gave them a license to commit crime, you do the crime and you do the time where I come from. What they should of done was get a job instead. Mike derosa was a straight abuse case. He so used to being a coward liar he believes his own bull shit. He knows he is a straight mutt who nobody respected. He was never dangerous and he road jimmy's coat tail. Thats the only reason he made money because he suck cock. Real tough guy "WoW" not where I come from. Alot of these guys want recognition for what they said they did in the past. The truth is I know the real truth and the only thing I recognize is that they will forever be nothing but a bunch of bottom feeding rats. They would give up their mothers in a heart beat to save their own ass. It's disgusting. A real makes his own bed and lays down in it. Thats where i come from. These cowards never could do that. I did and can show my face anywhere with my head held high. They can never do that and theirs a few guys I know who can do that to but never jimmy, mike, joey, and that other piece of shit in miami. He told me in the cell he would hang himself before he rats, you should have but i we should of known sooner the apple dont fall to far from the tree his father was a rat. Father like son. Its a curse, now mike has a kid I hope he doesnt grow up to be a rodent like his cry baby father. It took him two weeks to start telling. I know I know every one told on you first. They all got the same story. I just want everbody to truth about these no good people. Im no angel but i know what I am. I also know the truth about all these garbage bags and I am only saying it like it is. Birds of a feather flock together. What person with any real true values and beliefs would bother with straight shit like they are. Its like my blue heaven fella's. You will be telling on each other in no time. One thing more this aint anonymous and I dont live in arizona or any where else. I went back right back where I come from. Im doing better then them just doing the right thing. Real men get lemons and make lemonade out of it . Thats life!!!! I just want people to know that these people are full of shit and they shouldnt be glorified. They are a discrace to all people.

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    1. And gonzo, you need to get an education, learn to talk and write / you are known for being a Goon and a dummy that is your MO on the street

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    2. Your name is Anthony gnozelaz and your a Bath ave boy? Are you proud of that? Your a Bath ave loser like the rest of them / PR rat bastard

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  8. you said it right Gonz...

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  9. Only a few stand up guys left and most of them are doing life or stuffed in a pine box..

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    1. Everyone is a potential rat asshole you people don't no anything about that life all you do is talk shit

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  10. WOW!!! If anyone knows the facts and lived to tell(or never tell!) it's most definitely Gonz. He's the TRUTH!

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  11. sad to see a guy come face to face with jimmy the rat and get knocked out,,,thats the problem these days alot guys wanna shoot there mouths and have no fist to back it up..save the talk,,.someone will run into him or the binger 1 day with some balls and the ending will be different,,,jimmys a punk chris is a punk and they will get whats coming to them federal agent or not,,,mark this post

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    1. Hopefully he runs into you, and he knocks you out too / you can be all u can be on this site but I know the truth, jimmy would abuse all you big mouth punks , keep talking

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  12. For the assholes on here who dont know how to read

    that the soldier, Tommy Pitera, was "loaned" out by the Bonannos to Gotti's Gambino family to help with the murder of a suspected stoolie.Calandra, 31, testified in Brooklyn Federal Court about a series of shootings, assaults, and murders, some of them carried out by the boys from Bath Ave. in Bensonhurst, among them former Miami Beach club king Chris Paciello.Paciello, Calandra and about a dozen others were originally charged in the murder and racketeering indictment against Spero, the alleged Bonanno consigliere. But all of them except Spero have pleaded guilty, with about half agreeing to testify.Calandra said yesterday that Paciello hatched the plans for a $360,000 bank heist and for a botched home invasion on Staten Island that ended in the death of housewife and mother Judith Shemtov.He also described how seven members of the crew, but not Paciello, had the numbers one through seven tattooed on their ankles."We all were involved in shooting and murder, so we all wanted to get tattoos," he said.Calandra also testified about the slaying of Vincent Bickelman, a small-time thief who made the mistake of burglarizing Spero's daughter's house.According to Calandra, Bonanno soldier Joe Benanti told him, "Anthony Spero wanted him dead to make an example out of him.

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  13. Calandra said yesterday that Paciello hatched the plans for,,, Yesterday? Did you get this from a recently published story?

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    1. Ed are you gonna write an article on the guy Benny Geratano from downtown? He just got 30 years in the state / he is washed up and finished / he probably knows about a few murders- that could get him out of prison / do a write up on him

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  14. it says that mr paciello RAT hatched plans for the robbery of shemtov...he testified abt that years ago and it was public information..what is posted is old and was just to confirm once again that mr calandra rat is a rat..for some reason a few bozos on here dont wanna admit it or never read up on it and just wanna shoot their mouths off wth no facts like most do..the article speaks nothing of yesterday the way you are refering to it...the word yesterday is clearly written as yesterday from when the story was written in the news..years ago..

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    1. See Lee D'Avanzo story were I offer in detail what Paciello ratted - he took down the Bonannos.

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    2. I am well aware of all this - I thought you were quoting from a new report. Hold your horses on the hostility guy. You think something is unbalanced on this blog email me your concerns. I always need story ideas...

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  15. Fuck chris who cares..why even bother...hell get his..hes a mutt..

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  16. Write a story abt how all those guys in miami hang out with ludwigsen and dont care if hes a stool pigeon.....all those hollywood so called tough guys like mickey rourke n jason statham...now thats news worthy stuff..expose them for what they are..

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  17. Def a good read....and btw he never owned or was a partner at story nightclub hr was a mgr..and he never made a dime on his own he latched onto ppl and either set them up n robbed them or used ppl to make some money thru a business..he has never been anything on his own and obviously needed to give up ppl to get out of a prison sentence.that wasnt much longer then the 1 he got..he was nothing in miami without otherpeople who made him what he was...otherwise hes a non educated bag of rocks..

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  18. I want to hear more from Anthony Gonzalez.That Joey calco was the biggest piece of shit of all he killed his friend all for anthony spero why the fuck didnt he just warn him to get out of town.Hey anthony are you also pissed of with Tommy?And now derosa is trying to get a reality show together with 2 other rats.They are actually pround of themselves and enjoying life while the guys they snitched on are in jail.

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  19. all chumps...few stand up guys around these days,,everyone talks a big game untill the cuffs are on,,,but thats what seperates us men from the rest..

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  20. why dont u go ask him in person

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  21. Ok, let me give you some feedback on this Blog. I am jimmy calandra. Yo, gonz, you didn't rat. I give that to you. Good for you, it's also a good thing that you were not involved in five murders as I was. " witch I'm not proud of". I was always the type of guy to save someone's life then to end it. I was never no killer, anyone who knew me , also knew I was not one to fuck with either. I took care of my business and I still do. I was never a made guy and I never took an oath. Thank god. / and yes I did rat. / I'm very thankful I did. Another thing is, I don't kill my own friends. And we all know who my best friend was. /. I also had a scumbag like tommy Reynolds kill a woman in front of me that I was not going to hold that inside of me the rest of my life. No way was I gonna keep that on my head. Everyone can talk that tough guy shit. / but can you become a real human being and change your life for the better. Yes, I lived, lost, and I learned the hard way. No problem. I get it. /. I flipped and I told. I don't hide that at all. But I will tell you this about me. I'm far from a punk. And I don't fear No One. So if you ever see me on the street " Act Accordingly ". And I still have lots of friends who truly know my heart. I'm far from perfect. I'm still working on myself. What I did was not an easy thing. But I made my decision to get out of the life and changed old ways. Gonzelaz, I never done anything with you. I never commited a crime with you ever in my life. /. As you know I come in and out of the neighborhood. If you ever see me I recommend you keep walking. I'm not even playing with you. I you ever stop to ever taunt me on " everything I love in my life' I will leave you where you are. You know what I'm about. And that goes for anyone in that neighborhood. Please try me. " I will make you famous". You know I don't play.

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    1. hello.. i am from REDNECK state. Yeah. Where the MEN are MEN the work hard and THEY AINT AFAID OF NOBODY! You come into our space, you get your balls blown off... There is no GANGSTER WANNA BE BULLSHIT HOLLYWOOD SHIT HERE... im also a striving born again christian and i know that its AGAINST CHRIST to kill, and steal and if people would just stop walking in the darkness for SATAN, theyd start seeing jimmys perspective...... the bible says "the wicked will be cut off." NOT "the guy who turns his life around and does good will be cut off." Jimmy served his time in prison and I KNOW ONE THING ! IN MY WORLD WE DONT WANT NO FUCKIN BANK ROBBERS, DRUG DEALERS, STREET THUGS, GANG MEMBERS, GUNS JEWELRY THEIVES AND KILLERS ON OUR BLOCK! SO WHY DONT YOU PEOPLE WITH THE GANGSTER MENTALITY GO GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND START REPENTING TO JESUS CHRIST ABOUT YOUR SINS AND STOP BULLYING THE ONE KID WHO CAME OUT TO STOP THIS FUCKING MADNESS! MY FATHER WAS A REAL ITALIAN MAN... HE CAME FROM ITALY IN 1931.. AND HIS FRIENDS BECAME GANGSTERS.... BUT HE WAS A STAND UP GUY.... HE STAYED HIS OWN MAN DEFENDED HIS OWN HOME AND RAISED US CHILDREN IN THE CHURCH TAUGHT US TO GET ON OUR KNEES AND PRAY EVERY NITE AND WORKED FOR 37 YEARS ON THE RAILROAD ! I DONT WANNA HEAR ABOUT THIS GANGSTER LANGUAGE IN NYC.... YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELVES AND START BECOMING FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST. JESUS SAID "PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HATE YOU, AND FORGIVE THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU."
      NOW THAT TAKES A MAN!!!!!!!! THAT TAKES A MAN! THERE ARE NO MORE MEN LIKE MY FATHER.... AND REDNECKS DONT CARE ABOUT STREET THUGS!!! Its time to grow out of that mentality.... WHO CAN KILL WHO? REALLY? WHAT ABOUT GETTING A COLLEGE EDUCATION? HOW ABOUT COMPUTERS ? All that energy used to talk about how tough you can be yet nobody talks about the degree they have in college? hardly any of you can spell right..... Jimmy Calandra is making a life for himself and he DID the right thing.... I SOLD MY SOUL TO JESUS CHRIST. YOU DONT SELL YOUR SOUL TO SOME ORGANIZATION OR SOME MAN!!! WHERE YOU GONNA GO WHEN YOU DIE? IS THE FAMILY GONNA GIVE YOU A PLACE IN HEAVEN? NO YOU ONLY GET JEWELRY AND MONEY DOWN HERE ON EARTH.... BUT EVERYBODY DIES AT SOME TIME AND ITS NOT ANYBODYS RIGHT TO TAKE SOMEONES LIFE.... THATS GODS JOB.... UNLESS YOURE FORGIVEN YOURE UP SHIT CREEK MY MEN......

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  22. lol strong words coming from a guy who couldnt do the time for the crime,do ur time like a man. well I gues you got excuses like all the rest.we all know how you play sir..5 murders you may have copped a deal for 25 in brooklyn and had your balls, fuck off joker

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  23. whatever happened to that poor woman all you could do was goto church and change your life the only way you should have,, give yourself to GOD and make a mense as best as possible..it doesnt mean to change your life cause its bothering you you goto the fed and tell on your friends,. you told to get out of a long prison sentence ..you know it, everyone knows it,, so stop making excuses. you were a tough guy and did your thing thru the years and when it came time to be that guy with the reputation for being a tough guy u failed, you went on with your life after that woman was killed and you still lived you still killed and you still were doing your thing everyday..you did not decide to bail on the life from the misery of what you FELT INSIDE about that woman you kept on going ..only when the reality set in that you were going to away for a long time thats when you decided it was right for you to change cause it was to you advantage ..so get it straight,,you ratted cause you are no tough guy..

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    1. Tommy Reynolds has to live with that , he pulled the trigger let him pay the price and he killed his friend / talk about a lowlife hopefully he dies in prison

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  24. They killed your brother and you did nothing. You faggot. You know who I'm talking about. You big mouth mutt.

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  25. Anthony gonzalez. First thing this will be the last time i write anything about anything. Jimmy your liar but you know that. you know what we did together and told like a rat. Your right your not a killer but you talk like one. Your wrong you took an oath to tell on everybody you know. I know your looking for your five minutes of fame but nobody cares. InglyOne thing i can definetly tell you is you are forever going to be a rat and you know it. You can never really believe in your heart your not a rat. As for not killing your suppossedly best friend your right you didnt but im sure if he was alive you would have told on him. Im sure paulie is happy about it. Yeah right!!!! Im going to let paulie rest in peace which you will never have in your heart because you know what you are. You might have a bad memory from all the coke you did but ill let you know this i think you should act accordingly because aint no mother fucker calling me a a rat and throwing coffee in my face. Your definetly respected and feared when someone does that to you.another thing that neighborhood aint the neighborhood anymore thats why you can come and go. It aint new news to me or anyone else that knows. You say a lot of lies and you believe them which is insane. I know the truth and i also know you aint built like that. You make me laugh when you talk that rah rah stuff. I dont fear a mother fucker but god never a dirty rat. You are lost and the reality is you make excuses for what you did. If someone jumps off a bridge that means follow them. Make no mistake you are never to be feared respected or anything in that manner.i dont need to taunt you when your taunted every second of your life in your heart. I also assure you that you could never leave me anywhere but i know you would definetly tell on me after it was over. The way you make people famous is by telling on them thats for sure. I know first hand how that works. Your mouth and tongue is a deadly weapon. I am not going to go back and forth with you over all the bullshit that you lie about so you have a good life going back and forth into that mutt neighborhood that its become because you belong there. Maybe you will make a movie or write a book one day about all the bullshit but it will never change the fact what you did. Another thing is i dont make threats like you because if i did you probably get me arrested. So have miserable life knowing what you are and one more thing before i go people dont glorify this guy or anybody like him. They all want the recognition for what they did in the past and lie about it. The only thing people should recognize is that they are nothing butpieces of shit and they know it and live with it. You will never change what you are. Stay miserable killer. you will never be nothing in life but what you are.. Keep working on it.

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    1. Anthony gonzo, before you came on this site , did you ask Frankie bones and Eugene Boobsie for permission to write and leave a statement / I don't know if you really understand the life " you too are a RAT" and Boobsie and Frankie bones should sit you down and teach you to stay off of these sites but now you are a rat and it's carved in stone RAT

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    2. As for Eugene he is a big boob thats why he got knocked down to soldier!!!!! And that other so called fake wise guy Frankie bones what a joke!!!!!

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  26. Gonzalez, no these people are gonna glorify you and the dishonest life you live. Now go get your shine box, you will never equal up to being Italian go join the Latin kings. At list you could become a member. You are with the wrong organization / ugly mutt. You are nothing but a big mouth. Wanna be. I just want the world to know you are a No Body and you will always be a no body. Bye Coward.

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  27. One more thing to Anthony Gonzo, you should not worry about all the guys that ratted. Jimmy is right. You are a no body. Anthony, you were there when they killed your friend anthony ponzo and you did nothing to help him. So I don't know how you can talk like a tough guy. You take orders from boobsie and you can never be your own man. Why would you even waste your time on a computer. Everyone is full of shit on here. Including you " Anthony Gonzo the Rican.

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  28. One more thing before i go im definetly proud of my heritage im 1/2 puerto rican and 1/2 sicilian. I know who i am and where i come from and i am sure you dont have the first clue. Im definetly not a latin king or anything else but you jimmy are surely a RATTIN KING. I dont live a dishonest life and I dont need any glory. I go to work everyday 5 in the morning. I have a job. I know you and never will. Your the loser wanna be with your 2 bit lines from movies with no originality. Thats the problem you thought it was the movies until you woke up. The joke was on you the whole time because gangster fantasy came to an end. You can never get job or do anything right so you make an excuse for it . Go on t.v.cry like girl or give some fake interview and they will give you a couple of dollars so you can go sniff coke or dope what ever it is you stick up you nose you dirty rat feind. Maybe you will overdose and do the whole world a favor. You know what mean. You are a disgrace to anything human and to all italians. So go back to your coke sniffing sympathizers and get a pat on your back. Your mutt sell out and will always be. Too the anonymous faggot talking shit probably some other rat skank or jimmy himself i must of did something to you in the past or something i dont know but go overdose with jimmy. Dont be so anonymous. So im done. Live a good life which you can never.

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    1. don't even bother arguing anthony because anyone who has a clue knows that you win hands down because you are a standup guy and no rat. Everyone that rats has a noble reason why they sold out and some oeople on here want to be groupies. I can never accept any reason to rat when I have friends who are doing life and who have done decades because they would not tell. Not that long ago if someone ratted they would not dare show thier face back on the streets but bensonhurst just like my hood is not the same now and its sad

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  29. in the end Gonz you stood up Rat calandra you a mutt,,,end of story.hey Gonz we dont talk to Rats remember that. they sit alone in the chow hall if in population oh wait Calandra was it witsec...for his safety fighting guys over chicken

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  30. Gonzo, you can talk all your smack. You can never shine my shoes. You too are a rat. Who the fuck are you kidding. " I ratted. I am my own man. Your words could never hurt me. I know who I am. I never ratted on my friends because they never were my friends. " I won't be the first and I wont be the last. Thank god I thought about me me me. If I have not I be sitting in prison the rest of my life. " I am the Exception and not the Rule". So you can Hate on me all you like. " all it tells me is I did something right. Remember, what I said. " you will never be anything but an associate in that life. I will pray for you.

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    1. your a disgrace to all Italians stop trying to justify what you did and go away

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  31. let me add going back to the neighborhood LOL if you were able to go back to the old neighborhood then that be the same as you being able to walk into the any fed penn you ended up in with your head up high.. when you can walk into the places that house the men from the old neighborhood then open your mouth, be happy that its coffee. we all know what wld be the case if it was the neighborhood as it once was. Mr Calandra your a mouse among men in the real world,

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  32. they were never your friends?? freedom was your friendship you chose that and turned your back on your people. if you were so much of a man then you coulda told the feds her ill tell on myself to clarify my doings buy i will not tell on my friends, I want to clean my mind of what ive done..I dont wanna burden my self with helping people be taken away from there families so i can be free cause ILL have to live with that to all my life. i cant bare the thought of men dying in prison on my word, you shoudl be ashamed of yourself

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  33. Anthony .....not too smart!

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  34. So anthony What do you think about tommy reynolds??????He didnt rat but that piece of shit killed paulie is he a stand up guy?

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  35. Wow, that's the truth. Joe benanti was the bath ave crews go to guy. Spero was the boss. Paulie g, 1, jimmy c 2, tommy Reynolds 3, Joey calco 4, fabrizio defrancisci 5, - jimmy and fabrizio knew each other the longest. They both grew up in the same buildings together. Jimmy was involved in the mob before all of his friends. He use to be real close with Miley scars. He use to drive to work with him everyday real young / jimmy , john pollio, and Albert slavin was in Miley scars wedding. Toni Marie has the tape. /. Does anyone know when jimmy is dropping his book. ? That's a story I don't want to miss.

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  36. The real mafia never takes a plea deal. The real old timers believe that if you admit your guilt -" that is a sign of cooperation. Who is this guy Anthony gnozelaz ? Never heard of him. He must be looking for attention. He must be envious that jimmy still has lots of friends and that jimmy got a sweet deal. " yo jimmy I respect your smarts. I think what you did was the right thing don't let these losers who look up to the shit and garbage get to you. You have way more respect then Anthony gonzelaz - your character speaks for your self. I know you well, you did the right thing. You had the balls and the brains. People will try to put you down. But make no mistake- you made the right decision. Good for you.

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  37. Alot of pussys on here...talking all abt things that dont matter...making excuses for a rat anf why its ok...you this ratbhas alot of friends..yeah ppl who wld rat to..they all deserve 1 another...when a man makes a decisn to so amthn he is responsable for that decisn...unless he was forced into it which in this case he was not..then its on him sink or swim..all you scumbags on here aint got a clue thats why when ur not with you wives they are getting plowed by a real man..

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  38. Let me start off by saying im from that bath beach my whole life. I know most of these men grow up together until a certain point in time. The sad thing is how anybody can see something right in somebody give someone else up. There is no excuse for it. If you are in the military and you give your platoon or any information when your caught if your not dead after they consider that treason. Its the greatest crime. They put in prison or in front of a fireing squad. The problem here is that these men who cooperated should have never been in the street life. Its sad to see what its become in that neighborhood. These men who cooperated destroyed families friends and a good neighborhood. You can never justify what the have done. Like a said i know all these players at some point and they where friends some closer then others, none of these guys were punks they all what a hand full to deal with either by themselves or even worse when together. I can only tip my hat off to those that stood which wasnt many but fabrize tommy gonz and lil joey can hold their heads high without out a doubt. No one can take that from them. Use people should be ashamed for condoning what these men did. Im italian and i shake my head in disgust when i read you did the right thing. You have to be a one of these men who cooperated family members. No way in the world would i ever be able to trust them knowing what they did. A lot of damage was done when these men ran around together. The few bad things i can say is old man joe shcooled them wrong, you dont make attack dogs and kill them. He had nothing until he meet paulie. Jimmy tommy and joey had nothing. They werent allowed in the neighborhood until paulie steped in. The only guys out there was making money was paulie fabrize gonz mike yammine and lil joey. They hustled and ran the around the streets doing what ever comeswith it. Tommy stood up i give him that but he did the wrong thing when it came to paulie. Any body who really knows anything about them which most people dont knows that after paulie got killed it was over for all of them. Fabrize got stuck with joey and tommy and gonz and mike went their own way because they didnt like what happened. They all would have ended up trying to kill each other at some point anyway. tommy joey and jimmy were drug addicts thats why they were the closest, they would make a score and do drugs. they all had their own demons some love drugs some love making money and some actually loved each other as friends.these men were schooled at a very young age and some of them got it and some of them didnt get it.. The ones that got it pay their dues and change the ones that dont use excuses and destroy lives. They also destroyed their own life because in ant culture the very worse thing to be is a rat. Nobody like its or condones it. The only one us the self centered one who only benefites from it becausr it save his ass. They still are looked down upon always. From when jesus was given up from judas it has been look down upon. All these men will be remembered as another judas. As for they guys who went away and still are away nothing can be taken from you. Your families and friends love you and are their for you. Live and learn. Gonz i know all of you since use were kids stay off this site and go do what you have been doing working hard and being successful with your wife and family. The greatest reavenge is to cone out succeeding and you by passed all of them by working hard. So dont feed into the all the nonsense you given enough time of your life on their behalf dont deserve a second more. To those who think they know what they are talking about and bad mouthing these men that stood up you should be ashamed of yourselves. Those men are not angels but i rather have them beside me then those of which you consider doing the right thing. You can never be serious about that. Remember this in every culture they are looked at as outcasts. Like an old saying goes tell me who you stay withand ill tell you who You are.

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    1. Well if you rather have them beside you, it only tells the world / that you too are a loser lowlife and your parents raised you wrong / so you can make believe you are someone but you really are a no one now go get permission from your Wiseguy wanna be friends

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  39. Aint that the truth people got all their facts mixed up but who ever just wrote that i agree with you 100 percent a rat is a rat and that that. It doesnt take balls and brains it takes a coward to do what jimmy and the rest of them did. Hold up second aint mikey scare a rat!!! Wow thats where jimmy got it from maybe. Holy shit!!!! All these people talking shit get your facts straight first. You probably didnt even come out you house in that neighborhood when these guys were out. By the way i live on 21 ave and bath ave there is no bar there get you facts straight. What is everbody on here a liar on here if you are from the neighborhood you would know that. Its unbelievable how people dont have the facts and speak on shit they dont know. Before you talk dont make shit up. Just get you facts straight and stop lying. Are you a rat yourself saying jimmy did the right thing. Oh my god what has this world become why dont you all move together on a island thats sinking. Get ou of the neighborhood!!!!!

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  40. Is gonzo still licking nobodies balls? How about Vinny ponzo the big mouth. I like to see that guy go away and do some time. He would rat so fast if he ever had to do timefast. He is the biggest mouth on bath ave. Vinny ponzu is a real mutt. They killed his brother and he was going around asking people to do his dirty work for him. Vinny ponzo and his brother chris is another mutt. The ponzos are the biggest mutts on bath ave. they killed your brother and you did nothing. Talk shit Vinny. You are the biggest mutt on earth.

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  41. On may 10th 1993 jimmy went away for a Bank robbery. Jimmy got home on november 10th 1998 he did 5 1/2 years / tommy, Joey, fabrizio, joe bananti, and spero killed paulie Gulino on July 27 th 1993 / so tommy Joey and fabrizio ruled the streets all those years after paulies death. Spero and joe banenti did not want mike yamine or anthony gnozelaz they knew they were useless to them and they were not Italian and tommy Reynolds and Joey were gonna kill them too. / so they rsn to Frankie sharp the lucchese capo to get saved. They were shitting in there pants that tommy and Joey were gonna smack them next. When jimmy was away he became good friends with a guy named Matty Madonna who was running the family. And jimmy was on his way to becoming a star in another family. Because Matty went to go talk to spero and joe banenti " Matty wanted jimmy in his crew" spero and joe banenti released jimmy to Matty Madonna and now jimmy was in the luccheses family. Then Jimmy's old buddies rat on him. Let's get the facts straight Talk about what you know assholes. Now you can talk your shit.

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  42. Read my book next year I'm dropping it. /. And the people who use anonymous " grow some balls and use your real name like do /. Thank god I left that life. Look at all those disgusting comments talking about people's loved ones they lost. You people are the real lowlifes talking about other peoples lost loved ones. Low life's. " I'm proud of who I am fuck you all.

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  43. Hey jimmy after you got out in 98 did you stll hang with TK and calco

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  44. No way, they were no longer friends of mine. Read the book when I drop it it. I can't reply anymore.

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  45. your a punk jimmy. go drop your book faggot,,who cares..what you doing posting ur own words from a book u wrote,.,get a job man

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  46. Tell everyone what information u gave the feds to help urself on things u knew abt but were not a part of..2nd hand info..info that helped u to know..crimes u had no part of but gave that info to be in better standing wth the fbi...rat

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  47. Keep the comments coming. What you do for someone else , then God will do for you. I love my haters. You know my story better then I do.

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  48. Jimmy let them have it / they are your haters. Love them. Lmao. / some of them are probably some old bitches you fucked and left them /. This is a joke. The mob is a joke jimmy. They want to ride your coat tails.

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  49. Okay - it's going too far; I'm gonna start moderating comments. Enough already - you know what I'm talking about if you noticed certain comments are gone...

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  50. Who watnts to hate on u haha..ur a fat slob..mob is dead...noone said any diff..ur a mutt u never even had 10k in ur hand in ur life..

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  51. Enough is enough. Is everyone this bored. It's the guys that think they are some body. They think they are some body but if you take them out of there neighborhood they are a bunch of wimps. All the wanna be's " because that's what they are " against the guys that ratted. They should at leastske money from it.

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  52. Jimmy where in Bensonhurst did you grow up exactly? Where's Fabrizio these days? I watched your doc and I gotta say when I see you in the neighborhood I'm shake your hand. Good for you for now backing down to that puss at the Dunkin Doughnuts. Steve
    Steve

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  53. Now the comments are monitored whos ed scarpo anyways...freedom of speech..ask jimmy he used it..lol

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    1. I'm Ed Scarpo and when you come here you're in my house. I have to moderate comments because everybody is going batshit over this story. But welcome... who are you?

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  54. Jimmy why didn't Paulie Gulino get outta town? Hiding in his parents house...why?

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  55. Look honestly this by far the best blog/comments section on the internet at the moment.Im glad Jimmy and Gonzo came on here.The early 90s was fuckin crazy aftert gotti went away all the young guys wanted to prove themselves there was atleast 3 other groups besides bath ave that were making a name for themselves.The giannini crew in queens and derosa had his boys The tB boys in westchester and other crazy fucks like john pappa

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  56. John Pappa - a man of MAJOR interest to me -- you know any of his friends/cohorts etc.?

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  57. I sure jimmy knows exactly where fabrizio is he help put him away for 36 years only!!!!! its just said to see someone so proud of nothing. Thats how you know his life is a total fraud. Like i said before on this blog im from the old neighborhood and i moved i come in time from time but now knowing a creep like him comes in every once in awhile i dont wont to come in at all .jimmy and the rest of these creeps should go back to whole they came out of "YUK"!!!!!!

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  58. Hi I knew all of the Bath ave boys. I can tell you, jimmy grew up on 16th street in the same building as fabrizio. Jimmy's original bath ave crew was albert slavin, john pollio, fabrizio, john padone, Damien , and speros God son " little Georgie adamo. That was the original crew. Once they killed john pollio. Jimmy and paulie Gulino became best friends. / when paulie, jumped our of that car To kill Vinny bickleman paulie was driving around smoking weed with joey milano and Albert slavin. They are gonna pick Albert slavin up for that murder too sooner or later. Everyone thinks they forgot about it. The Feds don't forget nothing. As for anthony gonzo and mile yamine Come on we all know they were paulies Goffers. Them two were about nothing. / also Albert slavin set up john pollio for Georgie conti. Georgie conti killed pollio. And Albert was in that car. But that will all come out and Albert will have to make a decision!

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  59. Fabrizio and tommy Reynolds both took a plea deal. Tommy copped out to fifty years and fabrizio copped out to 25 years. Fabrizio has about 8 years left. Tommy and fabrizio both all talked behind closed doors and admitted there guilt that's why they both plead out. Joe banenti n spero gave them the permission to do so.

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  60. John Pappa, another low life who killed his own friends.

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    1. that's why he's of interest to me....

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  61. Does anyone know why Paul Gulino didn't flee town...why would he go back to his parents house and hole up there?

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  62. Jimmy you are a dog there is noting good about you even your talk stinks more then the worst shit you told on people you grow up with ones you broke bread with to save your self you new what you where doing when you did it but I am sure the only reason you did it is cause you new you where going to tell to get out of it as we'll not cause you are tough you say thank god as if you look to him as a saver but he died for his people so I think he shut his door on you knowing your a man who hangs people to save him self you should be half the man this kid gonz is he is a pr and stands stronger then you who is a full italian shame on you hope you see people shouldn't even entertain your shit so you stand alone like a rat that you are instead of even being heard

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    1. You are a teach can, hopefully that's where you will end-up / in gonzos pizzeria with frank lardi another lowlife

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    2. How about frank lardi? Isn't his uncle a fake Wiseguy too ? I heard his uncle is a murderer is this true? They will all fall

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  63. Joe friggon , stop licking balls

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  64. Yo, is this the guy joe that jimmy knocked out ? / oh oh this guy must be a Pr / he is licking Gonzalez's ball another ball licker

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  65. BRAVO! Those low life losers in that neighborhood are all losers, drug dealers, wanna be,s , addicts, murderers, and parasites /

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  66. Don't forget the whores !

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  67. How strong is the Italian mob today ? Seriously Speaking / all the bosses are Rats ... Anyone who would want to be apart of that organerzation is insane , they are all rats /

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    1. Believe it or not, the Genovese family still has a lot of pull, but there is treachery everywhere. Everyone is out for themselves, more or less, and the rules only apply to the higher-ups. Steve Crea is slowly rebuilding the Luccheses, Gambino's Sicilian faction has taken over that family, the Colombos and Bonannos are in disarray, I think.

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  68. The feds and cops are currently working with Eugene(Boobsie)Castelle, John(Big John) Castelle and Anthony Castelle, The three brothers led investigators to the down fall of Hector Pagan, Anthony Graziano, And the Nicholas(Nicky Cigars)Santora Crew of the Bonannos, And all the Garbage Haulers got taken down Along with the 127 Mobsters! They been hanging around Coddington Avenue Social Club in the Bronx alot!

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    1. Hey guy -- you have a scoop, please come to me! I'll do a story on it.... why bury it in a comment like this? I hate that! Commentors - don't break news in comments! Email me the tip first, at least!!! Unless it's bullshit, then of course don't tell me.... ;-)

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  69. WOW Imagine if this is true/ this would be the end of the castelle brothers. I would not put it past anyone anymore.

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  70. You know something just looked up these guys why didnt they go to jail?

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  71. I can tell you why sir... He never lost his NYC Dept Sanitation job Anthony Castelle and never went to prison on any of those weapons charges or his brothers??? So whats that tell you??? They bit the cheese!!! On gun charges you cant keep a state job if your convicted of the felony!!! You have no idea how many undercover informants are in Bensonhurst Brooklyn area i was told about 5000 informants on the pay roll... You never know who might be living right next to you all your life dropping calls on you collecting information its scary!!!

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