Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. (June 16, 1923 – May 22, 1978) was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. (June 16, 1923 – May 22, 1978) was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.

Dominick Cataldo, (March 19, 1923 – April 27, 1997), known as "Little Dom", was a Sicilian-American soldier in the New York Colombo crime family. Dominick Cataldo was born in Lower East Side, Manhattan in a small apartment on Essex Street, his father Samuel Cataldo was a Sicilian immigrant from San Cataldo and member of the Profaci crime family. Dominick and his brother Joseph Cataldo both joined the Colombo family. In 1972, Cataldo started an illegal bookmaking operation and casino out…

Dominick Cataldo, (March 19, 1923 – April 27, 1997), known as "Little Dom", was a Sicilian-American soldier in the New York Colombo crime family. Dominick Cataldo was born in Lower East Side, Manhattan in a small apartment on Essex Street, his father Samuel Cataldo was a Sicilian immigrant from San Cataldo and member of the Profaci crime family. Dominick and his brother Joseph Cataldo both joined the Colombo family. In 1972, Cataldo started an illegal bookmaking operation and casino out…

William Cutolo (June 6, 1949 – May 26, 1999), also known as "Billy Fingers" and "Wild Bill", was a Brooklyn mobster in the Colombo crime family who committed several murders and was heavily involved in labor racketeering. Cutolo played a key role in the 1991 to 1993 Colombo war. Thomas Gioeli, Dino Saracino, and Dino Calabro allegedly murdered Cutolo to the basement of Saracino's house.

William Cutolo (June 6, 1949 – May 26, 1999), also known as "Billy Fingers" and "Wild Bill", was a Brooklyn mobster in the Colombo crime family who committed several murders and was heavily involved in labor racketeering. Cutolo played a key role in the 1991 to 1993 Colombo war. Thomas Gioeli, Dino Saracino, and Dino Calabro allegedly murdered Cutolo to the basement of Saracino's house.

Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci was a New York City Mafia boss who was the founder of the Profaci crime family (now known as the Colombo crime family). He was the family's boss for over three decades.

Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci was a New York City Mafia boss who was the founder of the Profaci crime family (now known as the Colombo crime family). He was the family's boss for over three decades.

Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction.  Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s.  In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped.  Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction. Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s. In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped. Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

Michael Franzese (born May 27, 1951) is a former New York mobster and captain of the Colombo crime family who was heavily involved in the gasoline tax rackets in the 1980s. Since then, he has publicly renounced organized crime, created a foundation for helping youth, and became a motivational speaker.

Michael Franzese (born May 27, 1951) is a former New York mobster and captain of the Colombo crime family who was heavily involved in the gasoline tax rackets in the 1980s. Since then, he has publicly renounced organized crime, created a foundation for helping youth, and became a motivational speaker.

Carmine Persico, also known as "Junior" or "The Snake" has been the boss of the Colombo crime family since 1973. Persico originally was working with the Gallo brothers in the Profaci crime family when he decided to change sides and kill one of the Gallo brothers. He unfortunately failed leading the Gallo brothers to come after him also unsuccessfully. After Joe Colombo took over the Profaci crime family, he named Persico a capo while he served time in jail for extortion. After being in and…

Carmine Persico, also known as "Junior" or "The Snake" has been the boss of the Colombo crime family since 1973. Persico originally was working with the Gallo brothers in the Profaci crime family when he decided to change sides and kill one of the Gallo brothers. He unfortunately failed leading the Gallo brothers to come after him also unsuccessfully. After Joe Colombo took over the Profaci crime family, he named Persico a capo while he served time in jail for extortion. After being in and…

One thing is clear, aside from the coincidence of the Persico farm's proximity to the body's location, Persico mobsters, as well as Colombo crime family members in general, were about to go through a violent convulsion on the street.

One thing is clear, aside from the coincidence of the Persico farm's proximity to the body's location, Persico mobsters, as well as Colombo crime family members in general, were about to go through a violent convulsion on the street.

Jan. 2012. Scott Fappiato reputed Colombo crime family associate who served more than 20 years in prison on a wrongful rape conviction now faces more jail time for a mob extortion plot.

Jan. 2012. Scott Fappiato reputed Colombo crime family associate who served more than 20 years in prison on a wrongful rape conviction now faces more jail time for a mob extortion plot.

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