Gambino mobster Dominick Curra was born in Calabria, Italy in 1945. He was at one point Dapper Don John Gotti's personal bookie and ran a big sports betting operation. When Curra, along with Kevin mcMahon and Charles Carneglia tried to sell fake art, they contacted a middle man. They were unaware the middle man had gone bad and had become a police informer. Curra went on the lam in Costa Rica but was eventually extradited to the US where he had to do 3 years in the can.
Ralph "Little Ralphie" Scopo (1932 – March 1993) was a New York mobster with the Colombo crime family who became a powerful labor racketeer. He was the father of Colombo mobsters Joseph Scopo and Ralph Scopo Jr., and the grandfather of Joseph Scopo Jr. and Ralph Scopo III. As president and business manager of the Cement and Concrete Workers District Council, Scopo controlled three chapters in New York City of the Laborers' International Union of North America. These locals included thousands...
Profile: Genovese crime family soldier George Barone
Genovese Soldier: George Barone When George Barone died late last year, an adventurous life came to an end. He was a hero of the second world war. A founding member of the Jets street gang made famous in the musical West Side Story. And spent decades as a Genovese mobster who ruled the docks and was a favorite hitter for family boss Tony Salerno. To top it off, Barone became a cooperating witness for the government.
Joey Aiuppa and John Fecarotta. I believe this was a surveillance photo taken outside of the KleenAir Sanitation Company, which was an Outfit front in Cicero during the early seventies. KleenAir was frequented by many Outfit heavies during this time period, including Turk Torello, John Monteleone, the LaPietras, and Fecarotta. Aiuppa was the operating boss for the entire Outfit at this time while Fecarotta was a key lieutenant of Torello's.