This Week In Gang Land
Another Carmine Persico, Namesake Nephew Of The Late Mafia Boss, Is Now 'In The Game'
Longtime Colombo boss Carmine (Junior) Persico died in prison. His son, former acting-boss Alphonse, is serving a life sentence for murder. Persico's nephew, Theodore (Skinny Teddy) Persico, reputedly the current heir apparent to the throne, is behind bars and not expected to be released anytime soon. But the Persico clan is large, and sources say that a nephew with the same name as his legendary uncle, has arrived on the scene.
The sources say this Carmine Persico, 52, a half-brother of imprisoned capo Skinny Teddy Persico, is not viewed "at this time" as an acting member of the Administration that is running the beleaguered crime family as its leaders and Skinny Teddy contest pending racketeering charges. But they say nephew Carmine Persico is a captain who "is in the game now."
These sources say that authorities also have information that the crime family still considers Junior Persico's businessman son Michael, who has completed three years of post-prison supervised release for his loansharking conviction and lives in Saugerties NY, as "a valuable resource" and contacts him "from time to time" about matters that "concern them."
The Day A New Jersey Cop Went On The Waterfront With Elia Kazan
His name isn't in the credits, and you don't really see his face in On The Waterfront. But William (Billy Kilroy) Ramoth, a New Jersey lawman, was the guy you see playing the role of Terry Malloy in the famously brutal fight scene with dock boss Johnny Friendly.
Son Of Gambino Capo Changes His Mind About Working On The Waterfront — For Now
A son shouldn't have to pay for the sins of his father – even when his late dad was a mob capo. So Frank Giordano, his own crime-free record in hand, applied a year ago for a $165,000 a year job on the docks. The Waterfront Commission objected, and disqualified him for having misrepresented his ties to the Gambino family.