July 18, 2019

This Week in Gang Land

Mikey Nose Pans Acquittal By Musical Consiglieres; Puts Joe C On A Shelf

Gang Land Exclusive!Joseph CammaranoBack in March, when a federal jury acquitted acting Bonanno family boss Joseph (Joe C) Cammarano of racketeering charges, Joe C figured he was golden. The clean win in court, courtesy of a jury of his peers, made him the only mob boss other than John Gotti to beat a racketeering rap.

But not everyone in the Bonanno family was cheering. In fact, his own boss was downright furious, Gang Land has learned.

Sources on both sides of the law say Bonanno boss Michael (Mikey Nose) Mancuso, who completed a 15 year prison term for murder conspiracy just one day before the Manhattan jury acquitted Cammarano, was so angry about the trial strategy adopted by Cammarano's winning legal team that he did more than just take him down from his post. Mancuso also put Joe C on the "shelf" — a humiliating move that suspended all his wiseguy rights and responsibilities.

Vincent EspositoFeds: Chin Gigante's Son Should Follow His Father's Footsteps To Prison

The son of late Oddfather-Godfather Vincent (Chin) Gigante deserves no less than two years in a federal pen for his role in a 16 year-long extortion in which he threatened his nephew with "physical violence" and his "livelihood," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman declared this week.  The Genovese mob scion Vincent Esposito, said Berman, had followed "in his father's footsteps, reaping millions of dollars" in cash without ever working a day in his life.

Joseph SabellaJoe Valet Is Selling His Staten Island-based Valet Parking Company. And He's Never Coming Back. He Promises.

Bonanno capo Joseph (Joe Valet) Sabella is entitled to lots of second thoughts about the decision he made back on February 12. That was the day that Sabella copped a plea deal to a laundry list of crimes. Later, the mobsters he was slated to go to trial on racketeering charges with — Joe C Cammarano and Porky Zancocchio — won acquittals.

 

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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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