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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 Gigante - known as the "Oddfather" - was an Italian-American mobster, boss of the Genovese crime family. He was known to wander the streets of Greenwich Village in a bathrobe, an elaborate act to make him seem insane. In 2003, this bizarre gangster admitted to have faked his mental problems for decades to protect him while on trial. He died in 2005 at medical center for federal prisoners.

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Vincent Gigante (crew cut, left) and Vito Genovese (glasses,

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


Vincent Gigante Funeral | Vincent Gigante in Handcuffs by Unknown Artist

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Vincent Gigante

Vincent "The Chin" Gigante

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


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

Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante


Vincent Gigante,former Genovese boss


Liborio Salvatore Barney Bellomo (born January 8, 1957) is a high ranking caporegime (captain) and street boss of the Genovese crime family in New York City. Bellomo is one of the fastest rising Mafia members in the United States today, becoming a captain in his mid-twenties. Bellomo was considered Vincent Gigantes logical successor as boss of the Genovese family until Bellomo was sent to prison in 1996.