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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:38 PM

Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home - 2nd BIG mob hit in 4 days

Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home: Sources

A man believed to be a leader in the Gambino crime family was shot to death outside his home on Staten Island, police and sources close to the investigation said.

Police responding to a 911 call around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday found Francesco Cali, 53, with several gunshot wounds to his torso outside his home on Hilltop Terrace in Todt Hill, the NYPD said.

Cali was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A law enforcement official briefed on the case told News 4 Cali is believed to be a ranking member in the notorious Gambino crime family.

More: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Person-Seriously-Injured-in-Shooting-on-Staten-Island-NYPD-507123481.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand&__twitter_impression=true


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Reply Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home - 2nd BIG mob hit in 4 days (Original post)
MelissaB Mar 13 OP
2naSalit Mar 13 #1
MelissaB Mar 13 #3
Maru Kitteh Mar 14 #12
2naSalit Mar 14 #13
MelissaB Mar 13 #2
MelissaB Mar 13 #4
MelissaB Mar 13 #5
MelissaB Mar 13 #6
2naSalit Mar 13 #7
MelissaB Mar 14 #8
2naSalit Mar 14 #11
MelissaB Mar 14 #9
Greywing Mar 14 #15
Blue_true Mar 14 #17
Greywing Mar 15 #19
Blue_true Mar 15 #21
MelissaB Mar 15 #20
MelissaB Mar 16 #22
Codeine Mar 14 #10
Tanuki Mar 14 #14
dalton99a Mar 16 #23
smirkymonkey Mar 14 #16
roamer65 Mar 14 #18

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:40 PM

1. Interesting...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:46 PM

3. Yeah. I agree.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:24 PM

12. Yup. Are we eliminating future witnesses against the king?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:29 PM

13. Thta's kind of what I was thinking...

We have a wannabe mob boss in the WH and now that sh*t's hitting the fan, some witnesses might need to disappear real quick. Either that or some other gang rivalry.

Since "Frankie" was heavily involved in opioid and heroine trafficking and the manufacturers are being scrutinized, ya just never know. We'll find out eventually, I guess.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:42 PM

2. Another one in text below. Seems to be a lot of mob activity right now.

Pawtucket shooting victim had ties to former mob boss Manocchio

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) ó The man who was gunned down Sunday morning in what authorities are examining as a possible gangland slaying was an associate of a former Rhode Island mob boss, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

Napoloen Andrade, 37, of Central Falls, was shot in the shadow of the Pawtucket halfway house where he was staying. Andrade ó who has a lengthy criminal history ó was wrapping up a sentence for taking part in a 2010 Connecticut home invasion where the victim was a 78-year-old associate of the Gambino crime family.

Andrade previously worked as a bouncer at Providence-area strip clubs with ties to organized crime. Retired R.I. State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell, a veteran mob investigator, said Andrade was an associate to former mob boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio.

"He's an enforcer; he's the type of person when he shows up at your door you're going to what youíre asked to do," O'Donnell said. "It was unusual to have a mob boss trusting someone outside the mob family. That relationship developed over years and Louie Manocchio trusted him."

More: https://www.wpri.com/target-12/pawtucket-shooting-victim-had-ties-to-former-mob-boss-manocchio/1840724596



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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:47 PM

4. Cali first NY boss shot and killed since Paul Castellano was gunned down outside Sparks Steakhouse i

Cali first NY boss shot and killed since Paul Castellano was gunned down outside Sparks Steakhouse in December of 1985.


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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:49 PM

5. Mob. Mob. Mob.

This may only be interesting to me, but I'm going to put some things here just to document so that I can come back to it.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:52 PM

6. Two hits in past four days is a lot, and signals something.

Also, it's been very messy - across the board - since this round-up (link). Two hits in past four days is a lot, and signals something. Just don't know what until investigators release more info.




Beginning of thread here:




Lincolns Bible is my go to for all things mob.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:58 PM

7. I find it interesting too.

Looks like somebody got offed and then there was a response. It's a very complex network in that neck of the woods. I worked for some sketchy folks for short spell who had connections in Pawtucket. It was not uncommon to be driving down the Interstate outside that city to find a vehicle completely engulfed in flames in the breakdown lane. That was decades ago but the employers were definitely involved and I didn't feel good about working for them so I moved on.

Never liked any of the jobs I had in the northeast. I came out here and stayed.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:06 AM

8. Wow!

Sounds like a good move.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:21 PM

11. It sure was.

Every outfit I ended up working for in the trucking trade was "connected" and once I figured that out, in a rather short time, I decided I needed to go west and I did.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:17 AM

9. Thread for context and Gambino related news reports

"Law enf considers Cali to be the Gambino ambassador to Sicilian mobsters" & have linked him to the Inzerillo Mafia family from Palermo. "Cali is seen as a man of influence & power by organized crime members in Italy," according to AUSA Joseph Lipton"




"Frank Cali is a nephew of Sicilian mafiosi John Gambino, Joseph Gambino & Rosario Gambino, & has close ties to the once powerful Sicilian Mafia family led by Salvatore Inzerillo. Cali is also a great-nephew of Bonanno crime family mobsters Giovanni Bonventre & Vito Bonventre...

...Cali was also related to Gambino boss Paul Castellano." This Paul Castellano:




Cali was busted in 2008, in Operation Old Bridge, which resulted in arrests of dozens of Italian and American mobsters.

oh look, it's gov cuomo back when he was AG. p.s. his family has taken a buncha mob money.



2013: Gambino Crime Family Set to Name New Godfather

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:33 PM

15. I find this interesting as well ...

must be my age ... I remember being fascinated by the senate hearings when I was young

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Response to Greywing (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:47 PM

17. Is that what RICO laws resulted from? nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:58 AM

19. RICO act was passed in 1970 to combat organized crime and I recall there was always something

in the paper or news or conversation for a long time before before it was signed into law. I remember Joe Velachi testified in Congress in 1963 and I think was the first member of the Mafia to do so ... I was 7 but already knew there were gangsters. Don't know how or why I knew about them, just seems like I always knew there was an Al Capone and a Lucky Luciano. My dad was a history teacher so maybe that's why I had heard about them.

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Response to Greywing (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:35 PM

21. I didn't know about gangsters until I was an adult.

I grew up poor in a red area, people here talked about Jesus and getting a chance at winning a second civil war. I didn't know about gangsters until college.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:06 AM

20. Cops eye link to Gene Gotti in Staten Island mob hit that whacked Gambino crime boss: sources

[div class="excerpt"]Cops eye link to Gene Gotti in Staten Island mob hit that whacked Gambino crime boss: sources

Just-out-of-jail Gene Gotti ó released from prison six months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin ó may be under the watchful eye of authorities looking for links to the brutal execution of a reputed Gambino gangster, sources told the Daily News Thursday.

Cops are chasing down several theories over who was behind the bloody assassination of Frank (Franky Boy) Cali, an alleged Gambino boss ó including whether Gotti, the younger brother of late Gambino godfather John Gotti and a capo before going to prison, is now looking to claw back his stake in the family business.

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Caliís family didnít cooperate with police requests to review the surveillance video captured on their home security system ó forcing cops to get a warrant to review the recordings, sources told The News.

His execution ignited fears of a civil war within the Gambino family sparked by the 73-year-old Gottiís return ó or a mob war, if it turns out Cali was killed by a member of a rival family.

ďItís total speculation,Ē a source said about a possible Gotti link. ďBut itís also something to look out for. Was Gene trying to reclaim some of his business and Cali wasnít going for it?Ē

Investigators are looking at other angles as well: a rubout by Caliís underlings or someone who had a personal beef with the Sicilian-born mobster.

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Caliís ties to the mob ran deep. His wife is the niece of Gambino capo John Gambino. His brother Joseph and brother-in-law Peter Inzerillo are reputed Gambino soldiers.

More: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-gambino-cali-gene-gotti-nypd-staten-island-20190314-story.html

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:35 AM

22. Arrest made in brutal Staten Island mob hit of reputed Gambino family boss

Arrest made in brutal Staten Island mob hit of reputed Gambino family boss

A suspect was in custody Saturday morning after his New Jersey arrest for the mob execution of reputed Gambino family boss Frank Cali, sources told the Daily News.

The unidentified person of interest was snatched up by the New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force three days after the mobster known as Franky Boy was murdered outside his Staten Island home, the sources said.

No other details were immediately available about the suspect or what led investigators to the man now in custody.

Cali, 53, was lured to his death when the killer staged a car crash, plowing a pickup truck into the gangsterís parked Cadillac SUV outside Caliís home around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, cops said.

More: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-staten-island-mob-hit-20190316-story.html

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:22 AM

10. Todt Hill?

Now thatís funny.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. Linking David Cay Johnston's 2016 piece on Trumps mob connections

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:37 AM

23. +1

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:46 PM

16. Hmmm.

Interesting. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

18. Any links to the Trump crime family?

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