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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Longtime Genovese soldier dies while awaiting trial on racketeering

A Genovese crime-family soldier awaiting trial on racketeering and extortion charges has died after a long illness, his attorney said yesterday.
Daniel “Uncle Danny” Cilenti, 84, was inducted into the family in 1947 and rang up arrests for bookmaking, extortion, gambling and impeding a grand-jury probe during a New York crime career that spanned “more than six decades,” Brooklyn federal prosecutors recently wrote.


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