Thursday, November 26, 2015

Longtime Genovese Boss Who Took Lie Detector Test Dies



Former Genovese underboss Michele “Mickey Dimino” Generoso died this week of natural causes.
Barney Bellomo, left, and Mickey "Dimino"
Cosa Nostra News Exclusive
Former Genovese underboss Michele “Mickey Dimino” Generoso died this week, on November 24, of natural causes, a source informed Cosa Nostra News. (His funeral took place at Brooklyn's Peter C. Labella funeral home. )

Age 97, Generoso was inducted when Charlie "Lucky" Luciano was a New York mob boss, yet he seems not to appear on a single piece of paper until 1997, when he was indicted in a major murder and racketeering case. He'd been active on the street until about two years ago, despite reports to the contrary, said our source. Generoso was waked in Brooklyn today privately and will be publicly waked tomorrow. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday. (He was buried on Staten Island's Resurrection Cemetery.)

The source, a Queens-based former mobster, also provided an update on the New York Mafia, stating that the Commission, erroneously declared defunct by newspaper reports beginning in the late 1990s, was effectively abolished in recent years. Still, the crime families "have their way of doing things." Three of the New York families (the Genovese, Gambino and Lucheses) are up and running; the Bonannos and Colombos are in disrepair.

"Mickey Dimino" played a key role in building the Genovese family into the powerhouse it's been for decades, or perhaps since the beginning. At one point the Jewish racketeers were formally made part of the Genovese family; many were placed under Generoso (as will be detailed in a follow-up story). Generoso was associated with many of the family's key members, including Anthony "Tough Tony" Federici, a powerful captain known today for owning the Corona, New York-based Parkside Restaurant.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MY FRIENDS...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

So What the Hell Happened with Asaro Case?

This guy is 57 years old and still afraid of an 80 year old man. what a pu**
A nearly unrecognizable Vinny Asaro walks home triumphantly with
his daughters lawyers.....

I first heard the term "jury nullification" Monday morning in conversation with a federal prosecution source regarding the Vinny Asaro verdict. I'd actually known what it meant, I just didn't know there was a term for it.

Asaro departed Eastern District Federal Court in Brooklyn on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, after being found not guilty of masterminding the infamous $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978. The anonymous jury of six men and six women also found Asaro, 80, not guilty in the killing of mob associate Paul Katz in the 1960s as well as various extortion, robbery and gambling charges.

His attorneys, Elizabeth Macedonio and Diane Ferrone walked with Asaro who no doubt was thinking about home-cooked food, the comforts of home.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Murder Plot, Mob Alliance Prompt Quebec Bust

Vito Rizzuto's son Leonardo and Stefano Sollecito were identified as the two heads of the Montreal Cosa Nostra.

The murder plot of Vito Rizzuto's chief enemy, Raynald Desjardins, set in motion today's series of predawn raids in Quebec, with police sweeping up 48, including members of the Montreal Mafia and the Hells Angels.

Arrested were Rizzuto's son, an attorney reportedly not involved in organized crime (Leonardo Rizzuto, 46, took over after his father's death, police today claimed), and the daughter of Maurice "Mom" Boucher, a legendary former president of the Hells Angels' Montreal chapter.

Boucher himself was arrested  in his jail cell where he's serving multiple life sentences for killing two prison guards.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Johnny Fratto Dies After Battling Lung Cancer

Johnny Fratto died peacefully among his loved ones.
Johnny Fratto, RIP....

Johnny Fratto died following a bout with lung cancer.

Fratto passed away this morning peacefully with his family members by his side, including his wife, Ivanka.

Fratto, 61, was the son of Outfit mobster Louis Fratto, who reportedly was active in Illinois and Iowa from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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