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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alleged Getaway Driver Arrested In Genovese Hit

Vincent "Chin" "Gigs" Giga...Vincent Gigante via Wikipedia
The feds have arrested Paul "Doc" Gaccione for allegedly serving as the getaway driver following the 1992 rubout of Genovese capo Angelo Sangiuolo as reported by Rocco Parascandola and John Lauinger for the Daily News:
Gaccione is charged with being the getaway driver for triggerman John (Johnny Balls) Leto, who was convicted of the killing last year. Sangiuolo's cousin, Genovese capo Angelo Prisco, arranged the hit after learning Sangiuolo had knocked off at least four Bronx gambling operations run by the crime family, law enforcement sources said.
Last August Prisco was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for his role in the Prisco murder and a host of other charges, and the press release from the United States Attorney's Office stated:
Prisco was "made," or inducted, as a member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family in the late 1970s, and was later promoted to the supervisory position of captain. In his capacity as a captain, Prisco supervised, oversaw, and profited from the criminal activities of his own crew of Genovese Family Soldiers and associates, which operated in the New York City area and in New Jersey. On June 2, 1992, Prisco arranged the murder of his first cousin, Angelo Sangiuolo. Prisco received the order to kill Sangiuolo from Vincent Gigante, a/k/a "The Chin," who was then the boss of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. Gigante ordered the murder because Sangiuolo had been stealing from another Genovese Organized Crime Family soldier, Anthony Palumbo. Prisco assigned two of his own crew members, John Leto, a/k/a "Johnny Balls," and Paul Gaccione a/k/a "Doc," to carry out the murder. Priso then devised a plan to lure Sangiuolo to Prisco's Bronx, New York, social club. After Sangiuolo arrived, Prisco told him to get into a van with Leto and Gaccione, on the pretense that Leto and Gaccione would help Sangiuolo with a problem Sangiuolo was having with another person. Inside the van, Leto shot Sangiuolo numerous times, killing him, then left his body in the back of the van in the parking lot of a Bronx McDonald's. Prisco then picked up Leto at the McDonald's, and went with him to dispose of the murder weapon.
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