November 19, 2020

This Week in Gang Land

Anthony CassoProlific Mob Killer Files Longshot Motion For Compassionate Release

Gang Land Exclusive!Anthony (Gaspipe) Casso, the former Luchese crime family underboss who bragged of holding a shovel in the mouth of a wounded young drug smuggler as he buried him alive in the Florida Everglades, is seeking a compassionate release from prison.

Casso, who is 78 years old, received a life sentence in 1998 for 14 of the three-dozen mob murders he has admitted to committing in a long string of brutality that shocked many hard-nosed fellow wiseguys from New York and New Jersey.

In a decidedly longshot motion, Gaspipe is seeking his freedom under the First Step Act of 2018 that allows aging and ailing inmates serving life sentences to win their release for "extraordinary and compelling reasons."

Joseph MarraFeds Drop The Insurance Fraud Charges, But Joe Fish Gets Flushed Again

He hung tough for a year, and finally got the feds to drop a silly, hard-to-believe insurance fraud charge for calling a mob connected plumber to fix an overflowing toilet bowl in a Brooklyn home that he owns. But the final solution for Colombo associate Joseph (Joe Fish) Marra wasn't a great one.

Antonio AmbrosioFormer Gambino Associate Finds Trouble In The City Of Brotherly Love

For years, Antonio (Anthony Mortgage) Ambrosio avoided serious trouble with the law. This sometimes took some doing since he was a bodyguard-chauffeur for Salvatore Romano, the stock swindler who made millions of dollars for the Gambino family before he flipped in 2004. Alas, since hooking up with wiseguys from Philadelphia though, Ambrosio hasn't been quite so lucky.

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Mob Boss: The BookUnless you get really lucky, and find a copy squirreled away in the wrong section of your local bookstore, you won't be able to get a first printing of Mob Boss: The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia. But there are still some second print versions of the hardcover available as gifts or for your own reading pleasure.  

Because of the heavy demand, Thomas Dunne Books went to the well again for a second printing of Mob Boss, the book that The New York Times called a "gripping, novelistic biography — a bulls-eye."

The mass market, paperback version was published in 2015. It is available online and at your favorite bookstores for about eight bucks. You still should be able to pick up a copy of the hard cover at your favorite bookstore, or, as Claude Raines might say to Humphrey Bogart, from any number of the usual online suspects: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion, as well as an independent book seller near you.

See why Mob Boss has been praised by Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nicholas Pileggi, Mister District Attorney Robert Morgenthau — as well as readers everywhere.

Mob Boss is also available in a special BIG PRINT edition. And for those who would rather hear every word of the 406 page book read to them, Mob Boss is also available on an MP3 CD from Tantor Audio.


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