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Friday, June 1, 2018

Aging Gambino captain facing the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty

An aging Long Island Gambino crime-family captain is facing the rest of his life in prison for running a gambling and loan-sharking operation, officials said Thursday.
John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, 74, could get up to 20 years after pleading guilty to racketeering in Central Islip federal court.
From 2014 to 2017, he oversaw a scheme with six other Gambino and Bonanno goodfellas that included poker games, sports betting and gaming machines.
The Huntington wiseguy was arrested along with associates Thomas Anzalone, Alessandro “Sandro” Damelio and reputed Bonanno soldier Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno.
During a search, officials found letters addressed to Ambrosio from the late Gambino “Teflon Don” John Gotti Sr.
Ambrosio’s lawyer did not return requests for comment.



  1. Yo Dapper Don, have you watched the new documentary Gotti: Godfather and Son?

    1. Nope not yet, any good? A friend of mine got tix to the premiere of Gotti tomorrow in Manhattan so im going to check that out.

      Hope you are well pal!