When Frank Sinatra Made It Onto the Wrong Hit List....


Caponigro didn't like it when Sinatra told him to shut up....

A Philly mobster wanted to kill Frank Sinatra, or he seemed to want to...

This was one of the hundreds (or thousands?) of conversations caught on tape by Gambino mobster Nicholas "Nicky Skins" Stefanelli, who committed suicide earlier this year.

He had a lot weighing on him since he flipped for the Feds two years ago and began wearing a wire on his former friends in the New York and Philadelphia Mafia families.

The tapes are making their debut at the trial of Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi, reputed head of the Philadelphia mob, which began last Thursday.

One Philly big shot wanted to whack Frank Sinatra.






One conversation took place between 69-year-old Stefanelli and [Joseph "Scoops"] Licata at the American Bistro in New Jersey last April.

Louis Fazzini, 45, and Nicholas Mitarotunda, 74, were also allegedly at the meal.

READ: Sinatra Once Proposed for "Honorary" Mob Membership


The men talked about a Mafia consigliere called Antonio "Tony Bananas" Caponigro who Frank Sinatra once told to 'stop talking' during a performance.

"The mobster was so enraged, he was said to have 'hated' the singer and threatened to kill him.

"The gangsters then begin to discuss their other favorite singers - with Bobby Darin, Tom Jones and Elvis Presley topping the list.

"One suggests that Presley did a better version of 'My Way' than Sinatra."

What? I love Presley and Sinatra -- but nothing beats Frank's "My Way," you ask me.


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