Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese, and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The NY Mafia's Greatest "Hits" - Part 2

The late Anthony DiLapi was found in the garage of his apartment building outside Los Angeles on February 4, 1990. The Lucchese family soldier had moved out to the West Coast to get away from the mob, but was found and murdered on the orders of Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso.
Mob cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa obtained information of DiLapi's whereabouts from California police.

Crime scene detectives examine Nicholas "Nicky Black" Grancio, a Colombo soldier shot behind the wheel of a car at Avenue U and McDonald Avenue in Gravesend, Brooklyn on January 7, 1992.
Grancio was killed during the Colombo crime family internal war by murderous Greg Scarpa Sr.'s crew in a dispute between two factions vying for control of the family.
Michael "The Bat" DeBatte was killed on orders of the Gambino family gangster Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano on November 2, 1987. His body was removed by police from Tali's Bar in Brooklyn
Police examine the body of Edward Garofalo, slain by the Gambino family on suspicion of being an informant. He was shot while walking to his Cadillac on 83rd St. in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn on August 8, 1990.
Albert Anastasia, head of Murder Inc. and boss of what would become the Gambino crime family, was found on the barbershop floor of the Park-Sheraton Hotel on W. 55th St. The reputed chief executioner of Muder Inc. was slain by unknown assailants at 10:18 am on October 25, 1957. Following his death, Carlo Gambino took over as family boss.


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