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Monday, December 9, 2013

Another longtime Bonanno captain dies in federal custody


 Joseph Cammarano
Another old timer in the Bonanno crime family has died and this page would be remiss in not making a mention of the passing of Joseph Cammarano Sr., on Sepember 3, 2013.  The old Bonanno captain and member of the panel which led the borgata for a while when Joseph Massino was in jail, Cammarano died of respiratory arrest at the federal medical center at Butner , North Carolina at the age of 77.  Cammarano, known as "Joe Saunders" and "Joe C,"was serving a 10 year sentence for murder conspiracy involving the killing in 1990 of Anthony "Boot" Tomasulo.  The murder of Tomasulo was something former Bonanno underboss Sal Vitale admitted in court testimony to having orchestrated. Tomasulo was killed because he was threatening Bonanno family members and was allegedly cheating on gambling earnings.   In a moment recounted in my book "Vinny Gorgeous," Cammarano was caught on surveillance tapes chasing James Tartaglione out of New York in late 2003 after Tartaglione, who was on federal probation, used to travel up from Florida.  Cammarano told Tartaglione to stay in Florida until his probation was done and then he could come back. [Tartaglione was a government witness at that point and secretly taping the conversation with Cammarano] On one of the tapes, Cammarano is heard responding to another mobster's comment that the family of rats and informants should be killed by saying that was something that could not be done.  Cammarano was waked in Brooklyn and according to the funeral home obituary was cremated. 

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13 comments:

  1. 2 things: I was wondering if we could use your rss feed at brightsideglobal.com and 2: i was wondering if i could interview you about the mafia as you seem to be very knowledgable about it. e-mail me at adam@brightsideglobal.com thank you!! -Adam

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    1. You can use our rss feed but an interview is not possible. Happy holidays!

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  2. RIP JOE C. you will be missed...you were a good man...

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  3. Rot in hell for your sins

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  4. Just bc people sin different than u do its not for u to judge.

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  5. A stand up guy if there ever one...old school and wise to the game. No one will ever be able to fill his shoes.

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  6. He was a good man with morals...he paid and suffered for his alledged crimes,let him R.I.P.

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  7. joe c was a pussy bastard and his family better watch there backs

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  8. joe c killed my uncle Anthony (boot)T pay back is a mother fucker you better watch when you come on Staten island

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  9. Joe,

    As a kid you were always very kind to me. I was a close friend to one of your sons and was in your home often. You cared about those close to you and were loved by many in the neighborhood. Thank you for some very fond memories. May you rest in peace. God Bless!

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    1. I was a friend of his son's and his daughter living next door 40 years ago when he had the old ben,s he was a good man and I to hop he rest in peace

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    2. I was a friend of his son's and his daughter back in the day when he had the old ben,s may he rest in peace

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  10. I live next door and new his son's and his daughter back in the day when he had the old ben,s he was a good man rest in peace J.C

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