Sal Vitale Helped Convict 51 Wiseguys


Betrayed by a Mafia Underboss

Salvatore Vitale, a former underboss of the Bonanno crime family, helped put away 51 organized-crime figures through his testimony as a government witness, 38 of them for murders.

Name

Nickname

Rank

Sentence




Joseph Massino*

Joey

Bonanno boss

Life Imprisonment




Vincent Basicano*

Vinny Gorgeous

Bonanno boss/acting boss

Life Imprisonment




Anthony Urso*

Tony Green

Bonanno acting boss/acting consigliere

20 Years




Michael Mancuso*

Michael Nose

Bonanno acting boss

15 Years




Alphonse Persico*

Allie Boy

Colombo acting boss

Life Imprisonment




Lawrence Dentico*

Little Guy

Genovese acting boss

51 Months




Louis Attanasio*

Louis Ha Ha

Bonanno acting underboss/captain

15 Years




Joseph Cammarano Sr.

Joe C

Bonanno acting underboss

15 Years




Nicholas Santoro

Nicky Mouth

Bonanno acting underboss

36 Months




Anthony Rabito

Fat Anthony

Bonanno acting consigliere

33 Months




John DeRoss*

Jackie

Colombo acting underboss

Life Imprisonment




Jerome Asaro

Jerry

Bonanno captain

30 Months




Peter Calabrese*

Peter Rabbit

Bonanno captain

15 Years




Dominick Cicale*

Donnie

Bonanno captain

Facing Life Imprisonment




Louis DeCicco

Louie Electric

Bonanno captain

40 Months




Joseph DeSimone*

Joe Desi

Bonanno captain

12 Years




Frank Lino*

Curly

Bonanno captain

Facing Life Imprisonment





Robert Lino*

Little Robert

Bonanno captain

27 Years




Daniel Mongelli*

Bonanno captain

24 Years




James Tartaglione*

Big Louie

Bonanno captain

Facing Life Imprisonment




Michael Cardello*

Mickey Bats

Bonanno soldier/captain

10 Years




Louis Restivo*

Bonanno soldier/captain

10 Years




Baldassare Amato*

Baldo

Bonanno soldier/captain

Life Imprisonment




Anthony Indelicato*

Bruno

Bonanno soldier/captain

20 Years




Dominick Pizzonia*

Skinny Dom

Gambino captain

15 Years




Robert Attanasio*

Bobby Ha Ha

Bonanno soldier/acting captain

10 Years




Generoso Barbieri*

Jimmy the General

Bonanno soldier/acting captain

Facing Life Imprisonment




Joseph Cammarano Jr.*

Joe C Jr.

Bonanno soldier/acting captain

27 Months




Anthony Furino

Anthony Black

Bonanno captain/acting captain

24 Months




Anthony Aiello*

Ace

Bonanno soldier

30 Years




Sandro Aiosa

Bonanno soldier

12 Months




Giacomo Bonventre

Jack

Bonanno soldier

9 Months




Peter Cosoleto*

Petey Boxcars

Bonanno soldier

10 Years




Joseph DiStefano

Joe Shakes

Bonanno soldier

24 Months




Anthony Donato*

Bonanno soldier

25 Years




Anthony Frascone

Anthony Stutters

Bonanno soldier

12 Months (and 1 Day)




Gino Galestro*

Bonanno soldier

24 Months




Emanuel Guaragna

Manny from the Bronx

Bonanno soldier

20 Months




Steven LoCurto*

Stevie Blue

Bonanno soldier

Life Imprisonment




Anthony Navarra

Bonanno soldier

3 Years Probation




Philip Navarra

Bonanno soldier

21 Months




John Palazzolo*

Bonanno soldier

10 Years




Richard Riccardi*

Big Richie

Bonanno soldier

10 Years




Vito Rizzuto*

Vito from Canada

Bonanno soldier

10 Years




Johnny Joe Spirito*

Johnny Joe

Bonanno soldier

20 Years




Paul Spina*

Fat Paulie

Bonanno soldier

106 Months




Joseph Torre

Bonanno soldier

24 Months




Frank Ambrosino*

Bonanno associate

Facing Life Imprisonment




Anthony Basile*

Bonanno associate

Facing Life Imprisonment




Ronald Filocomo*

Bonanno associate

20 Years




Patrick Romanello*

Patty Muscles

Bonanno associate

10 Years



*Denotes defendants charged with or involved in acts involving murder






Source: NYT


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