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Vincent Louis Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005), also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005.

Vincent Louis Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005), also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005.

Vincent Gigante and Vito Genovese at Federal Court where both were released under bail on narcotics conspiracy charges.

Vincent Gigante and Vito Genovese at Federal Court where both were released under bail on narcotics conspiracy charges.

TRIANGLE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION -- 208 Sullivan St., ManhattanOnce a meeting place for Genovese boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante, who lived nearby with his mother and performed a decade-long crazy act roaming the streets of Greenwich Village in robe and slippers. Gigante is shown in photo in a more lucid state outside the club. Today the club is shuttered and padlocked, painted black over graffiti. A tenant of the building said it's been empty for years: 'I never see it open.' (Pictured…

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TRIANGLE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION -- 208 Sullivan St., ManhattanOnce a meeting place for Genovese boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante, who lived nearby with his mother and performed a decade-long crazy act roaming the streets of Greenwich Village in robe and slippers. Gigante is shown in photo in a more lucid state outside the club. Today the club is shuttered and padlocked, painted black over graffiti. A tenant of the building said it's been empty for years: 'I never see it open.' (Pictured…

Vincent "Chin" Gigante: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

Vincent "Chin" Gigante

Vincent "Chin" Gigante: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

After the hit on Castellano, Vincent Gigante orders a hit on Gotti.

After the hit on Castellano, Vincent Gigante orders a hit on Gotti.

Vincent Gigante Funeral | Vincent Gigante in Handcuffs by Unknown Artist

Vincent Gigante Funeral | Vincent Gigante in Handcuffs by Unknown Artist

Former headquarters of vincent gigante

Former headquarters of vincent gigante

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante (CD-Audio)

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

Joseph Zito, holding the rank of capo in the Genovese family, was a part of the inner circle of Vincent Gigante and underboss Benny Mangano. So close that after of plea of acting underboss Mike Generoso in 1997, Zito was requested by Mangano to fill his role and report directly to him. Zito was indicted in 2001 for racketeering involving the pension fund and management of the Brooklyn docks.

Joseph Zito, holding the rank of capo in the Genovese family, was a part of the inner circle of Vincent Gigante and underboss Benny Mangano. So close that after of plea of acting underboss Mike Generoso in 1997, Zito was requested by Mangano to fill his role and report directly to him. Zito was indicted in 2001 for racketeering involving the pension fund and management of the Brooklyn docks.

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante (Paperback)

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante