December 12, 2013
This Week in Gang Land
FBI Agents Warned Murder Vistim Fingered By 'Mafia Cops'; But Wiseguy Rejected The Warning
A murder victim who was fingered by notorious Mafia Cops Steve Caracappa and Louis Eppolito sloughed off an FBI warning that he was targeted for death shortly before a Luchese family hit squad tracked him down and killed him, Gang Land has learned.
Anthony DiLapi, a short, stocky mobster was polite but firm when FBI agent Pat Marshall tracked down the transplanted wiseguy in California where he had relocated after fleeing New York where rivals had seized control of his crime family. "He said, 'I don't know what you're talking about, but if I do have a problem, I'll take care of it,'" Marshall told Gang Land.
Marshall wasn't surpised by DiLapi's reaction. It was similar to others the G-man had heard during 14 years as a mob-busting agent in New York. It's what they always say, he told Andy Stefanak, who became his FBI partner after he transferred to the Los Angeles office a year earlier.
The buzz began at 350 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn a few weeks ago when his name appeared on the transition team of Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Ken Thompson. It reached a crescendo last week when he showed up there to interview supervisors for outgoing DA Joe Hynes about working for their new boss.
Mob Wife Upstages Gangster-Hubby's Sentencing; Faces Music Next Month
Alicia DeMichele awaits sentencing for her own crimes next month. But last week the winsome mother of three managed to upstage her co-conspiring gangster hubby at his own sentencing for racketeering and murder conspiracy. And she did it without saying a word in court. One day after her debut on Mob Wives, the raven-haired beauty pranced into the same courtroom where she's slated to be on January 6 to face the music for stealing union benefit funds.
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