colombo family (4)

There has been plenty written about John “Sonny” Franzese: books, newspaper articles, stories in magazines, web-site reports. People who know nothing about the Mafia in America know about Sonny, especially over the last few years, as he gained media
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Benjamin “The Claw” Castellazzo is the reputed underboss of New York’s Colombo crime family. He is another example of an elderly mobster who refuses to quit the life. Despite being well into his 80s, he continues to stack up criminal charges.
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It is so difficult being part of a secretive brotherhood in the era of social media. Just ask Colombo crime family consigliere Ralph DiMatteo, who was charged in a wide-ranging racketeering indictment this week along with his boss and several other h
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It’s business as usual. Some curse-laden threats, a bit of labor racketeering, and men who are part of a “crime” family. A mob bust by the book. Yesterday, prosecutors charged the boss, underboss, consigliere, and several underlings of the Colombo cr
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