Gambinos Investigated Underboss Frank Cali's Murder

Andrew Campos, 50, an alleged captain in the Gambino family, and Vincent Fiore, 57, an alleged Gambino soldier, met with multiple other high-level crime family members to discuss the then-unclear circumstances surrounding underboss Frank Cali’s death, the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, wrote in a detention memo that was unsealed on Thursday afternoon.


Richard Martino (l) and Andrew Campos (r).


Both men were arrested last week with other members and associates of the Gambino family.

As per the detention memo, four days after Gambino boss Francesco (Franky Boy) Cali was shot to death outside his Hilltop Terrace home, Gambino family members held a “clandestine meeting” on Staten Island to launch their own probe into the murder.

Andrew Campos, 50, a reputed captain in the Gambino family, and Vincent Fiore, 57, an alleged Gambino soldier, met with multiple other high-level crime family members to discuss the then-unclear circumstances surrounding Cali’s death, the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, wrote in a detention memo that was unsealed last Thursday afternoon.

The detention memo does not detail where exactly on Staten Island the group met.



In the following days, Campos and Fiore, of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Briarcliff, N.Y., respectively, actively helped the Gambino family investigate the murder, the memo alleges.

The day after the meeting, on March 18, Fiore talked to his ex-wife about the session and his investigation, telling her that he and Campos met with “a half dozen” people, prosecutors wrote in the memo.

Fiore also told her that he had seen the surveillance video of Cali’s slaying and speculated on a possible motive “relating to a woman” who had been at the Hilltop Terrace home on the day of the slaying, the memo says.

Prosecutors do not specifically say who that woman could have been.

The accused Gambino soldier affectionately called Cali “Frankie” and described him as someone who “was loved,” according to the memo.

Fiore, however, had started discussing Cali’s murder the morning after he died, when he received a call from James Ciaccia, 51, of the Bronx, an accused Gambino family soldier, according to the memo.

During the phone call, Fiore said Cali’s death was “a good thing” because Campos, to whom both Fiore and Ciaccia reported, was likely to gain more power in the family, prosecutors allege in the memo.

On March 16, Anthony Comello, 25, of Eltingville, was arrested in connection with the slaying.







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