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Lots of news stories in the summer of 2001 fell down the memory hole after the brutal 9/11 attacks.

A certain Gambino crime family associate who in his heyday was as powerful as an inducted member was likely quite pleased that one developing story from that summer was essentially shut down.

Largely know for being one of John Gotti's lieutenants, Joseph "Joe the German" Watts began his rise in the mob during Carlo Gambino's reign. Watts made a name for himself with the Gambinos under Paul "Big Paul" Castellano.

But he earned his fortune under the Dapper Don and was afforded the respect more typical of a capo.

Because Watts showed fealty to Gotti and his group of conspirators, collectively known as The Fist, which orchestrated the assassination of Castellano on the swanky upper East Side amid rush hour in December 1985 (Watts was a backup shooter), he was awarded Castellano's deputy's $30k per week loanshark book. Thomas Bilotti, Castellano's in…

Feds Heist Windfall Won By Former Colombo Boss Tommy Shots In Prison Slip And Fall

Tommy Shots Gioeli, a one-time street boss of the Colombo crime family, recently hit the jackpot, winning a $250,000 settlement for an August 2013 accident that "knee-capped" him while playing ping-pong behind bars.

But the Feds have other ideas -- they want that money to help cover the $360,000 court-ordered restitution Gioeli owes to a bank and a fur store. 
So now Tommy Shots -- about five years away from his release date -- is battling it out with Federal prosecutors, as Larry McShane reports for The Daily News.
Gioeli, acting as his own attorney, filed an 83-page court document from his Connecticut prison cell arguing that the money is his.
He wants the restitution order amended based on his limited “level of contribution” to the two heists.

Gioeli, citing case law, argued it was “both noteworthy and relevant” that a 2012 ruling found the federal courts lacked the “inherent power” to impose payback as part of a sentence.

“The defendant respectfully contends that the $36…

What Happened To BOP Probe Into Whitey Bulger Murder?

The family of James Whitley Bulger, the notorious gangster/snitch murdered almost one year ago allegedly by two men with organized crime ties, will file a $200 million wrongful death claim against the government over the brutal prison house murder in West Virginia last October.

The family said the legal filing was to learn the reasons why the 89-year-old was beaten to death within 24 hours after his arrival in general population at U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton. One of the suspected killers allegedly confessed to murdering Bulger.

Bulger was killed in his cell at the notorious Hazelton lockup on Oct. 30, 2018. He died minutes after he suffered “blunt force injuries of the head," according to his death certificate. He was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Hank Brennan, an attorney for Bulger, this week sent a statement to the Wall Street Journal, noting: “We believe that James Bulger was deliberately placed in harm’s way. There is simply no other explanation for the tran…

Six Linked To Genovese Family Operations In New Jersey Sentenced Today

On Friday, six men were sentenced to terms ranging from 10 years to probation for their roles in criminal schemes linked to the Genovese family in New Jersey that generated millions of dollars through illegal loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling, and money laundering. 

Thefollowing six defendants were sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Donald G. Collester Jr. in Morris County:

Domenick Pucillo, 61, of Florham Park was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to first-degree conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Robert Spagnola, 72, of Morganville was sentenced to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal usury.

Vito Alberti, 60, of Morristown was sentenced to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal usury.

Manuel Rodriguez, 54, of Chatham was sentenced to four years in prison. He pleaded guilty to second-degree conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Vincent Coppola, 42, of Union City, who previously served 1…

Mobile Tracking Apps Help Police Catch Culprits

As smartphone innovation propels, so does hostile to robbery programming, and a developing number of applications are enabling clients to bolt, eradicate, and track mobile phones with GPS.

At the point when a hoodlum took a smartphone as of late in Western Branch, the well informed injured individual realized what to do.

He shopped in December when he set down his mobile phone, police said. Minutes after the fact, the Samsung Galaxy S9 was gone.

So the man initiated an application introduced on the mobile phone called Track Viewer. The gadget clandestinely recorded pictures of a more bizarre utilizing the mobile phone.

Police disseminated a photograph of the outsider from the cellphone toward the beginning of January and requested tips from people in general through Crime Line. Inside about fourteen days, they made a capture.

As smartphone innovation progresses, so does hostile to robbery programming, and a developing number of applications are enabling clients to bolt, eradicate, and…

Manhattan MCC, Where Jeffrey Epstein Died, Such A Sh*thole, Even John Gotti Complained

John Gotti was only “invited to the roof of the MCC at 7:45 a.m. in freezing temperatures and in snow." —Bruce Cutler

Jeffrey Epstein—the billionaire sex-trafficking pedophile who magically metamorphosed into the most reviled/wanted man in America after he was arrested, although his crimes were laid bare for years -- hung himself at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).

The very notion that the most high-profile inmate in modern American history could hang himself while in federal custody is patently ludicrous. That he could do it only weeks after an earlier, failed attempt truly carries us off the map. The conspiracy theories surfacing in this case almost seem warranted, and not just regarding Epstein's suicide.

Epstein was charged with sex trafficking in July and was at the MCC awaiting trial. (An investigation into his crimes continues to break news.) If found guilty, he faced up to 45 years in federal prison. Epstein had been on suicide watch after being fo…

Epix TV Series Godfather Of Harlem, With Chin Gigante Character, Debuts This Month

Vincent D’Onofrio plays onetime Genovese boss Vincent (The Chin) Gigante in the Epix cable series Godfather of Harlem, which debuts this month and has been billed as a prequel to Ridley Scott's 2007 film American Gangster, which highlighted the story of 1970s Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas.

Godfather of Harlem, which takes major liberties with Mafia history, premieres on September 29 and tells the "true" story of drug lord Bumpy Johnson (played by Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from prison to find his old neighborhood fiefdom under the thumb of the Italian Mafia, specifically, the Genovese family, whom Bumpy takes on to regain control.

He allies with radical preacher Malcolm X, “catching his political rise in the cross-hairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.”

The show's larger theme is the juxtaposition of the underworld against the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American histo…

Quebec Police Probing New Leads In 2016 Gangland Hit

Quebec police are seeking help from the public identifying two individuals seen fleeing the scene of a 2016 gangland hit involving a confidant of one-time Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto.

Police say the two were on a black motorcycle that was seen after Rocco Sollecito was gunned down, and they have posted several images on their website in hopes of identifying them.

This seems to diverge from information released in 2016, around the time Sollecito was killed. Then, police identified the suspected shooter as in his 30s and wearing black clothes. Also information shared with the media then suggested the gunman had waited at a bus stop beside a stop sign when at around 8:30 am, he fired several shots through the passenger-side window of Sollecito's white BMW SUV as it halted at the stop sign.

It also was suggested then that the shooter(s) appeared to know Sollecito’s morning routine.

Investigators also were seeking to find the driver of a vehicle that appeared to slow down beside S…

Italian Mob War Underway; Scampia's Reviled Towers; Singing Mafia Sympathizers

Two grisly hits in as many days have prompted Naples law enforcement to announce that a mob war may be in progress.

Specifically, Italian police say that the Camorra has broken out into an internal shooting war, likely for control of the drug trade in the residential area near the notorious Scampia towers, known locally as "Le Vele," or “the sails,” those unusually shaped concrete buildings on the outskirts of Naples that Gomorrah fans will be familiar with. (More about the towers below.) 

Police and anti-mafia investigators (DDA) discovered the body of Domenico Gargiulo, a well-known member of the Camorra, in the trunk of a stolen Ford that was abandoned in the town of Scampia. He was wrapped in a sheet with a towel around his head to soak up the blood from the bullet hole in the back of his neck.
One day prior, another local mobster, Giuseppe Sorrentino, was gunned down in his car by a shooter driving alongside him on a moped, also  near Scampia.
Police said Sorrentino wa…


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