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Friday, April 27, 2012

Acting boss seen as aspiring for the official slot

As the accused “acting boss” of the New England Mafia, Anthony DiNunzio was just a seat warmer for his caged big brother — but the taped rants in a federal indictment suggest the alleged second banana might not have been above plotting a coup d’etat, organized crime experts said yesterday.
“When I hear ‘acting boss,’ that means the boss is in prison. It’s also an opportunity to take over, if they’re that brazen,” said author Allan May, a noted gangland historian.
DiNunzio’s brother and predecessor, Carmen “The Cheeseman” DiNunzio, is due to be released in January 2015 on a six- year stretch he’s serving in New Jersey for bribery.
“It’s not uncommon for somebody to sit in a figurehead position,” while the real godfather is incarcerated, May said, but it’s “pretty rare” for someone as young as the 53-year-old Anthony DiNunzio to ride shotgun. “It’s usually an older person in the mob who serves as an overseer,” May said.
Carmen DiNunzio’s lawyer, Anthony Cardinale, said last night the brothers have remained close in the three years that ‘The Cheeseman’ has been locked up for trying to sell bad loa, to Big Dig officials.
“Anthony goes to see him. They talk on the phone,” he said.
After DiNunzio’s arrest Wednesday in the North End, and arraignment in federal court in Providence on charges of shaking down strip clubs and adult book stores in Rhode Island for “protection” tribute of up to $6,000 a month, prosecutors said he rose to be the new big cheese after his brother and the reputed Rhode Island boss were busted in 2009.
Prosecutors said DiNunzio was recorded last summer at My Cousin Vinny’s Restaurant in Malden boasting to a member of New York’s Gambino crime family that he could maintain respect and face down any disloyalty with threats: “As soon as I took over I changed everything.”
Not likely, said Robert Long, a retired state police detective lieutenant. “Organized crime is really very disorganized,” Long said.
“Nobody wants to stand up and be recognized as No. 1 because they’re targeted. They know everyone’s going to drop a dime on them. There is no honor today.”
Meanwhile, if DiNunzio is short on defense funds, he might turn to family.
His son, Louis DiNunzio, claimed a $1 million jackpot in 2008 from a Billion Dollar Blockbuster scratch ticket. He’ll receive $35,000 a year for 20 years after taxes, said Lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan.



  1. 2 fat fuckin greaseballs from Chicago running the new England mob?...ray must be rolling over in his grave! The dinunzios are disgusting slobs...threaten me like that you fat fucks....and I'll put ya both in piano sized coffins...n end guineas are a bunch of cock gobbling fags

    1. Anonymous your so tough running your mouth sitting at your computer.. what a clown!!!! Keyboard tough guy

  2. As a longtime mob observer and researcher (for several authors), this latest guilty plea has demonstrated that Anthony DiNunzio couldn’t lead a pop warner football team. First, he was the worst choice as acting boss. Did he learn anything from John Gotti? He spent his days hanging out at the Gemini Social Club on Endicott St. with the FBI watching his every move. What happened to dons like Carlo Gambino, Raymond Patriarca & Tony Accardo? The mafia is supposed to be a secret and DiNunzio was so stupid, he got caught on tape bragging about burying people alive. He dressed like a peasant with his sweatshirts and reebok’s, which shows that he has no class. As the CEO of a criminal organization taking in millions of dollars each year, he didn’t even carry a legitimate job for income tax purposes. After all the heat that was going on with Manocchio and the Rhode Island crew, this spaccone continued to extort payments while the FBI was watching. He was also caught on tape talking about extorting a pornographer and Suffolk Downs. No wonder Bobby DeLuca decided to cooperate!! Do you blame him? When the boss is known in mob circles as a baffoon who nobody respects, you get total organizational breakdown which is clearly what happened in New England. Peter Limone should retire and count the millions he got from the Feds and who is really left in Rhode Island but a few wannabe’s and low level street hoods? The power base should have never left Rhode Island, as the Boston faction have proved time and time again that they are totally susceptible to wiretaps and FBI penetration. At least Manocchio had a strong reign, at least 12 years and he got about 5 years for his part in the extortion plot with jiggle joints. Rossetti is garbage and is now gone forever (prison & informant). Going back to Jerry Angiulo and now to the king of idiots, Dinunzio, Boston is a joke compared to other families around the country. Take a page out of the Pittsburgh Family’s book. Two bosses since 1956 and neither one of them went to prison. Pittsburgh is a relatively smaller family/city, but their Crime Family dominated the rackets in PA, Ohio and the panhandle of West Virginia virtually unscathed until the early 90′s when younger guys got into narcotics trafficking. When you walk around the North End and everybody knows who you are, it’s NOT a secret. Close down your stupid espresso social clubs and stay home!!!! On top of DiNunzio pleading guilty for a reduced sentence, he had to admit to the existence of the mafia and to the fact that he was the acting boss!!!! When being inducted into la cosa nostra, those are the two things you never do!!!! New England needs to bring some heavy hitters from New York or Chicago to get things running smoothly or bring in some Italians from the other side to instill mafia code and values. DiNunzio’s only talent was making a provolone and capicola sandwich!!! Anthony…dress the part, stay in the shadows and insulate yourself from your underlings so “NOBODY” could testify directly against you. Take a page out of Michael Genovese’s or John LaRocca’s book from Pittsburgh and DO NOT communicate but through one person and NEVER make yourself a visible target for the Feds. You flaunted who you were and got what you deserved!!! Bragging about burying people alive to impress Gambino Family members got you no where, especially when who you were bragging to was an FBI infomant!!! DiNunzio is a joke as a boss and couldn’t hold Manocchio’s cup of espresso! Any thoughts on who the next acting boss will be or will Peter Limone step back in to try and right the quickly sinking ship?