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Mafia hit man : Carmine DiBiase, the Wiseguy who really killed Joey Gallo

Dimatteo, Frank 1956- (author.). Benson, Michael, (author.).

Summary: "Who really killed "Crazy Joe" Gallo? At last, the truth can be told. And it wasn't Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran as he claimed. From acclaimed true-crime author Michael Benson and real-life "Mafia Survivor" Frank Dimatteo, the shocking and brutal story of Carmine DiBiase-aka Sonny Pinto-the elusive Mafia killer who went from small-time street punk to FBI's Most Wanted list to Death Row-only to be released on the streets to kill and kill again ... among those who died by his gun was Joey Gallo. "Sober, he was nothing, but drunk he would blow your head off." That's how Pete the Greek described Carmine "Sonny" DiBiase, the Colombo crime family hitman who'd been terrorizing Manhattan's Little Italy since he was a kid. After beating and robbing a local tailor and doing time in reformatory, Sonny set up operations at The Mayfair Boys Civic and Social Club, an illegal poolroom where he shot and killed his best friend on Christmas day ... A prime suspect of this and other crimes, Sonny went on the lam and off the grid for seven years. He then surrendered himself to police, was tried for murder and sentenced to death. But after a second trial, he walked away a free man-free to kill again. Joey "Crazy Joe" Gallo and his President Street mob waged a deadly Mafia civil war with the Colombo crime family, and in particular, Carmine "the Snake" Persico. A contract was put out for Gallo and his gang. And on that fateful night of April 7, 1972, in a Little Italy restaurant, Gallo was assassinated ... by Carmine "Sonny" DiBiasi ... This is the true story of who really whacked Crazy Joey Gallo on that fateful night of April 7, 1972"--Publisher's description

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  • ISBN: 0806541083
  • ISBN: 9780806541082
  • Physical Description: print
    232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: DiBiase, Carmine
Gallo, Joey 1929-1972
Assassins New York (State) New York Biography
Mafia New York (State) New York
Murder Investigation New York (State) New York Case studies
Organized crime New York (State) New York
Mafia New York (État) New York
Meurtre Enquêtes New York (État) New York Études de cas
Crime organisé New York (État) New York
Gallo, Joey 1929-1972
Organized crime
Murder Investigation
New York (State) New York
Genre: Biography
True crime stories.
Case studies.
True crime stories.
Récits criminels.

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