August 28, 2014

This Week in Gang Land

Voice From The Grave Paints Gambino Capo As Heartless Brother-In-Law

Gang Land Exclusive!Daniel MarinoWhen Gambino family capo Daniel Marino discovered that his gangster nephew had stolen $400,000 from him, he allegedly used a tried and true mob tactic: He threatened to kill someone. In this case, the death threats were close to home. According to his late sister-in-law, Marino allegedly told her and her husband that unless they signed their Brooklyn home over to him as payback, he'd kill them and their son.

This previously untold Gang Land tale from the early 1980s first emerged when Marino's sister-in-law, Betty Hydell, was preparing to testify at the 2006 murder trial of Mafia Cops Lou Eppolito and Steve Caracappa. Hydell's son Jimmy, who had stolen the $400,000 from his uncle, later became one of the mob cops' many victims after they kidnapped and delivered Hydell to his death at the hands of Luchese mobster Anthony (Gaspipe) Casso.

Betty Hydell related the family saga to a law enforcement official who befriended her, but the tale never surfaced at the trial, in court documents, or anywhere else. Until now.

Stephen Baciano'Gorgeous' Pot Dealing Son Cites NY Times And Attorney Genetral Holder In Plea For Leniency

A son of former acting Bonanno boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano has invoked a most unusual trio of allies in a plea for a lenient sentence for operating a marijuana route in the Bronx: Attorney General Eric Holder, The New York Times Editorial Board, and his imprisoned-for-life father. He's slated to face the music for his crimes tomorrow.

Charles HughesFBI's Use Of Sex Pervert As Undercover Operative Stirs Up Hornet's Nest In Mob Garbage Case

Manhattan Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel approved a government request to defer prosecution this week against a truck driver charged with stealing $16,000 worth of cardboard waste products on the same day that the judge told another truck driver to man up and go to prison next month to serve his seven month sentence for stealing garbage containers worth more than $30,000.

 

 

Mob Boss: The BookGood news for Gang Land readers who'd prefer to listen to Mob Boss: The Story Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia rather than read the tell-all book about the most important mob defector since Joe Valachi. The Mob Boss audio book is out, and available online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion. Listen in your car, or just about anywhere else.The folks at Tantor Media say you'll hear every word of the 406 page turner by Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins. But the authors make no promises about the narrator's pronunciation of all the Italian names in the book, including Little Al's. 

Traditional book readers can get Mob Boss at bookstores everywhere, or online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble for much less than the $27.99 list price. You can also get it from many independent book sellers.

Mob Boss is a "gripping, novelistic biography ... a bulls-eye," says The New York Times.


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ee why Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nick Pileggi, Mister District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau, and folks like you who've posted reviews at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble are raving about Mob Boss.

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