March 26, 2020

This Week in Gang Land

Manhattan DA's Office Targets Gambino Capo As A Construction Industry Racketeer

Frank CamusoGang Land Exclusive!Mob busters in New York and New Jersey have targeted a Staten Island-based Gambino crime family capo and a slew of crew members in a wide-ranging extortion, bid-rigging, money laundering and commercial bribery probe involving the burgeoning construction industry in both states, Gang Land has learned.

Sources say that police conducted a series of coordinated search warrant raids of homes, cars and businesses in the two states last month looking for evidence tying Frank Camuso, a powerful 56-year-old wiseguy with no prior arrests, and several of his crew members to labor racketeering schemes going back more than five years.

The sources say the NYPD and the New Jersey state police conducted searches of Camuso's $1.5 million home in the Huguenot section of Staten Island. The cops also raided the Jersey City apartment and 2019 Cadillac of Camuso crew member Louis Astuto as part of a bi-state investigation by the Construction Fraud Task Force of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Vincent FyfeSeven Years Later, Thieving Union Boss Vincent Fyfe Loses His $300,000 A Year Job

Seven years after the feds nailed him for swindling members of his Brooklyn-based union, the grandson of the late Vincent (Chin) Gigante finally got the bum's rush from his cushy post atop the labor organization that was long controlled by the legendary Mafia boss.

Frank LocasioFrankie Loc's Lawyers: His Life Sentence For Murder Is A 'Miscarriage Of Justice'

Almost 30 years ago, a federal judge sent him away for life after he was convicted alongside mob boss John Gotti. Now, a former federal judge is trying to win his freedom.

 

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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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Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea
Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea
John "Sonny" Franzese
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Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalu
Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalu
Vincent "Chin" Gigante
Vincent "Chin" Gigante
Carmine "Junior" Persico
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