Kenji: Gambino Drug Trafficker Tried to Wangle Clinton's Pardon

Rosario Gambino was one of the leaders of the Pizza Connection heroin ring.
Rosario Gambino, Pizza Connection trafficker,
sought pardon from Roger Clinton.

This story is from Kenji Gallo's Breakshot Blog -- posted this past Sunday, it's titled Clinton Pay for Play with the Gambinos:

So much is in the news about the presidential race, most of which is blasting Trump. One can easily forget that the Clintons have been enriching themselves at our expense for decades.

The big question is how Rosario “Sal” Gambino, a convicted heroin trafficker and a member of La Cosa Nostra - who with his brothers flooded the streets of America with over 600 million dollars in heroin, got on the pardon list in the last days of Bill Clinton's Presidency?

I decided to research this some more, and revisit my former post on the topic. I found out that my blog on this subject no longer comes up on a google search about Gambino & Clinton. It used to. I also cannot find the Congressional testimony that used to be online as a PDF. Strange.

Rosario Gambino was arrested on March 16, 1984 and they found a loaded .38 pistol and $20,000 in cash. Two of the bills were directly traceable to heroin deals made with agents, plus there was a small sample of 95% pure heroin found. He was in possession of confidential reports from the NYPD that detailed surveillance of Cafe Milano in Brooklyn. The report was later found to have come from rogue policeman Louis Eppolito.

Rosario was one of the leaders of the Pizza Connection heroin ring. In 1978 six kilos of heroin were seized at JFK Airport in New York. It never made the news, so the traffickers suspected the airline employees of stealing it. Some were threatened and others tortured. Rosario came in as a mediator, and he believed the employees when they said that the kilos were seized.

Rosario was arrested for the kilos, but he was acquitted. The fact remains he was high enough to step in to find the missing heroin.

When his relatives were dealing with the undercover agent to sell heroin, they made numerous calls to Rosario that were intercepted. The relatives promised the agent that Rosario could provide 10 kilos of heroin a month to them.

The ATF had evidence of arson of pizza restaurants in New Jersey by Rosario and his brother.

It is clear to me that Rosario should not be on the presidential pardon list, so how did this come about?

This all came about through his son Tommy. According to the US Congressional report, Sal's son Tommy Gambino is a made man in the Los Angeles mafia family and maybe even an underboss. I was introduced to Tommy once by Jimmy Caci, and was told he was “the same as him.” Sal Gambino set up a meeting between Tommy and I in Beverly Hills and when I was at Joe Isgro's ( Gambino family soldier) Raging Bull Records, Joe had Anthony Gambino, Tommy's brother, working in the office.

Tommy was running a payphone business called Progressive Telecom, and guess who is a partner: none other than Colombo Capo Donnie Shacks. This is where things get good, because Tommy Gambino would soon become friends with Roger Clinton, the brother of then-President of the United States Bill. Tommy Gambino met Roger Clinton in a Beverly Hills Club when he was with introduced by Gino Vannelli, a music industry manager.

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Roger Clinton would later tell authorities that he knew that he was meeting Tommy Gambino because his father was seeking parole, but that after meeting him he realized what a close family Tommy Gambino came from.

Tommy Gambino gave Roger Clinton his father’s files, and after Roger reviewed them he felt that Sal Gambino had not gotten a fair deal. Where was it that Roger went to law school? According to Roger, he then agreed to contact the US Parole Commission for Sal Gambino as long as they held nothing back concerning the case. Roger Clinton would later tell investigators that Tommy Gambino told him that if he helped get his father out of prison they would take care of him...