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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gambino crime family boss shot dead and run over outside his Staten Island home

Gambino crime family boss Frank "Franky Boy" Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island home, police sources said.
Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.
A panicked family member called 911, telling a dispatcher Cali was run over before he was shot, though investigators were still looking into whether the gunman mowed the mobster down, sources said.
Police were searching for the pickup truck that raced from the grisly scene, sources said.

https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/lo8dTXR8ZvRt7hfsIWbAifIPBGY=/800x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5c89bf54/turbine/ny-1552531279-n20xq91jb8-snap-image“There were like six shots, and then there were three more,” one witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Daily News. “The man was on the ground face-up. His head was by his SUV, and the truck was open.”
Cali’s distraught family members rushed outside after the shooting.
“Papa! Papa!” one man cried before lying on the grass, sobbing, the witness recounted.
One woman yelled into her phone, “Why doesn’t the ambulance come? He’s not breathing!” the witness told The News. Another woman “was just making loud noises,” the witness said.
“The cops came, and they were pushing on his chest, but he wasn’t responding,” the witness said.
A man answering Cali’s wife’s cell phone hung up on a reporter Wednesday night.

NYPD investigate the scene where Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was shot in front of 25 Hilltop Terrace in the Todt Hill Section of Staten Island Wednesday night.
NYPD investigate the scene where Frank "Franky Boy" Cali was shot in front of 25 Hilltop Terrace in the Todt Hill Section of Staten Island Wednesday night.
Cali, who served on the Gambino family’s ruling panel for several years, was elevated to acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu.
A native of Sicily, Cali has deep mob roots, and his wife is the niece of Gambino capo John Gambino. His brother Joseph and brother-in-law Peter Inzerillo are reputed Gambino soldiers.
Cali rose quickly through the ranks of organized crime, becoming a powerful capo before the age of 40, less than a decade after he became an inducted member, according to court papers.
Federal authorities tried to put a stop to Cali’s rise in the late 2000s after he completed a 16-month sentence for an extortion scheme connected to a failed bid to build a Nascar track on Staten Island.
After his release, the feds tried to bar him from meeting with members of the Sicilian Mafia, and demanded that he avoid contact with his uncle, Giovanni Gambino — the nephew of late boss Carlo Gambino, for whom the family was named — except at weddings or holiday celebrations approved in advance.



  1. Mr Cali heir aparent of the Gambino family heir of Mangano Anastasia Gambino Castellano and Gotti. Killed? I thought this man was well liked and respected conected to the sicilian families and the gambinos were keeping it low key. This is incredible. Why and who ordered it. Cant wait as this unfolds. I also read about that capri or gioia character whom was given a new identity after ratting and went and scammed the shit out of some restaurants. Shame on the feds. You get this scumbag to snitch then give him a free pass. Do you feds think they are going to change or keep doing the same shit. Rats shld stay in prison or worse dont let them out with the regular folks. You fucking morons.

  2. Cocaine loss pissed off Cartel.

  3. Theres 2 cartels in mexico left. The rest are a bunch off assholes claiming to be cartels.And neither one has enough balls or brains to put a hit on a new york boss. Sorry dont buy it. I bet it was someone in the mob. May be hes own family or may be another family.

  4. Hey Selwyn Raab im fucking tired of listening to your bullshit. Im tired of how you fucking pronounce shit in ur interviews change the pronuciation of words in every show. Mafiosiai what what the fuck are you saying? And your stupid dated views like your some sort of mafia know it all. Untill some informant runs his mouth we wont know the truth. All this writers all this cops that think they know it all. No one knew that Benny squint was the true power in the genovese family since the moment genovese dropped dead.