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Life (and death) inside the Mafia... in the words of a former Bonanno capo....

Dominick Cicale was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. From a young age he was closely associated with the Genovese crime family, considered the most powerful Mafia group in America. Fate intervened. 

In 1999 Cicale forged a tight alliance with Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, then an up-and-coming member of the Bronx faction of the Bonanno crime family. Under Basciano’s tutelage, Dominick rode the fast track: he was inducted into the American Cosa Nostra and swiftly rose from soldier to capo, amassing great wealth and power. Cicale befriended and associated with numerous high-ranking figures within all of New York's Five Families as he plotted and schemed in a treacherous world where each day could be his last. 

This installment views startling details surrounding the brutal gangland murder of Gerlando “George from Canada” Sciascia and its resulting impact on relations between the Bonanno family in New York and its Montreal -based “outpost” established by the Mafia Commission in 1931. 

The cast of characters includes high-ranking Mafiosi such as Joseph Massino (The Last Don), Salvatore “Sal the Iron Worker” Montagna, Vito Rizzuto, Michael "The Nose" Mancuso, "Vinny Gorgeous" (a nickname never used in his presence) and Cicale himself.

Dominick Cicale, then..

Additional figures in the book: Salvatore "The Iron Worker" Montagna. and Vito Rizzuto, who set loose a bloody vendetta against all traitors, especially those responsible for the murder of his father and son.

We posit that whatever else Vito did  in Canada, he still paid annual tribute to the Bonanno boss in New York.

Cicale believes any "break" Vito made prior to serving his prison sentence for the three-capo slaying was directed personally at Massino and not the Bonanno family. In fact, Vito was very friendly with another figure in our book and was still paying tribute as late as the year 2004; he didn't stop paying in 1999, the year George From Canada was murdered, as has been widely reported.

Cosa Nostra News: The Cicale Files, Volume 1: Inside the Last Great Mafia Empire


  1. Please, traduct your book to portuguese, and i will read.

  2. I appreciate it. I know the guy got 22 years n labeled him anyway. Figured something

  3. My pleasure, enjoy the holidays.

  4. Thanks for coming back to me pal very interesting. Read quite a bit about u in the vinny gorgeous book and looking forward to reading your book. You've got to miss the life though..

  5. I'll see what can be done, Rai....

  6. Brothers kill brothers, father's kill sons, nephews kill uncles, friends kill friends....that's the life.

  7. I get what you're saying, but believe me, it's a bit exaggerated...Most guys in the mob are not killers, unless you're including cockaroaches..although they would like people to think that. A family in a whole has their handful or two of tough guys..who for the most part are the ones who do work, over and over..but 90% couldn't break an egg. And that's a fact!

  8. Thanks brother, my best wishes to you and your family as well!....PP

  9. What's up Bo, listen, don't think I was being rude by deleting those comments, I just wanted to get her name off here..This is my new name bro..hope all's well...PP

  10. Since you know about people's backyards, I was wondering if you know anybody that's got money buried in theirs?, I'm just kidding brother!

  11. And if you can get me a copy in Chinese, I'll buy one, lol....PP

  12. PP? You know what that stands for? You know whose initials those are?

  13. Hey Dom I was wondering about the size of the Bonanno family when you were an active member. If you wouldn't mind sharing how many crews were there and how many total members?

  14. I'd believe that statement. I'm just saying that for the traditional guys, the Family comes before family. The Ciancaglini brothers shot it out during Stanfa/Merino war, Gravano killed his brother-in-la, Lasky allowed Busy to get clipped...etc.

  15. I see your point of view and I'm aware that through the history of the mob there have been a few situations of blood family killing relatives and technically those are the rules, that the mob family comes first, but quite honestly those are the exceptions to the rule, not the reality of how things really are in the life. Just my opinion brother.

  16. Doninick Fugal have you thought of writing a book on mafia managment? I know there are a couple of books out like that. But i'd like to read your view on it.


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