Category: New York

FBI Recordings Showed Springfield (MA) Mafia Figure ‘Frankie the Shark’ Had Ill Will Towards Fmr. Rackets Boss ‘Big Al’ Bruno

Western Massachusetts wiseguy Frank (Frankie the Shark) Depergola wasn’t too shy in sharing his thoughts and frustration about his former boss in the Springfield mob with a wired-for-sound extortion victim back in 2013. The 61-year old Depergola, who recently pled guilty in a federal racketeering conspiracy, was slain local mafia captain Adolfo (Big Al) Bruno’s
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Real-To-Reel: ‘Goodfellas’ Slayings Connected To Lufthansa Heist Brought Grim Reality To New York Mob Scene

New York mobster and Bonanno crime family captain Vinnie Asaro was sentenced to eight years in prison this past week for arson. Asaro, 82, beat charges two years ago for his alleged participation in the infamous Lufthansa Heist depicted in the classic 1990 film Goodfellas. In the late 1970s, high-ranking Lucchese crime family associate James
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Long-Running Conflict In Springfield (MA) Gangland Sphere Has Manzi Family & Mob At Odds For Years

The divide in the Springfield, Massachusetts underworld has seen the traditional Italian mafia and the independent Manzi family at odds dating back almost two decades. Just two years ago, reputed Springfield mob crew boss Albert (the Animal) Calvanese and Manzi family patriarch Carmine (Carm the Barber) Manzi engaged in a fist fight in the city’s
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Western Mass. Mafia Figures Rex Cunningham & Frank Depergola Let Towing Mogul Know Shakedown Was Coming His Way

According to federal court filings, Springfield, Massachusetts mobsters Rex Cunningham and Frank (Frankie the Shark) Depergola warned local businessman Craig (C.J.) Morel he was about to be extorted by their Genovese crime family subunit. Then, hours later, he was. The filings were part of pre-trial motions in the upcoming trial of alleged Western Mass mafia crew member
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