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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Man marked for death by the Bonanno family arrested for child sex assault

A man who the Bonanno crime family tried to assassinate in 1978 was arrested on Monday in Garden City on child sexual abuse charges.

Anthony Coglitore, 87, of Whitestone, was charged with course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. According to court records, officials said the abuse stemmed back to 2001.

After his arraignment, Coglitore was ordered held on bail of $200,000 cash or $400,000 bond, which was not posted. A temporary order of protection was also issued.

Coglitore was the target of an attempted mafia assassination in 1978. According to a book he wrote on the subject, he had just parked in the driveway of his home in Queens when two men approached his car and opened fire.

Coglitore was shot 11 times in his driveway and survived. He was targeted by the Bonanno family because they thought he was involved in the attempted murder of a Bonanno family soldier, according to court documents.



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