|QUOTE (broggman @ May 13 2009, 01:30 PM)|
| I saw this elsewhere on the net regarding the meet in the gas station, and it allegedly reiterates the memoirs of a highly respected FBI agent's wiretapes of the event.....|
[The Rudaj Gang's meet with the Gambinos at the NJTP Rest Stop (From 'Making Jack Falcone' the FBI undercover agent in the Gambinos Jack Garcia (the fat Cuban guy) I'm paraphrasing: The Gambinos were all strapped and the Albanians were too.
Squitieri: You took what you took and you ain't takin no more. Or there's going to be a problem . . . understand?
Rudaj: If they start shooting aim at the gas tanks and we'll all go.
Garcia narrative: It could have went either way but the Gambino's had 20 guys and the Albanians 6. The Albanians worked with the Gambino's long enough to respect LCN and in the gas station THE ALBANIANS BLINKED FIRST. THE ALBANIANS WERE SPANKED AND NEVER EVOLVED TO THE 6TH FAMILY.
Greg DePalma Gambino 70 year old Capo of Westchester and the Bronx and the Albanians in the Bronx according to Jack Garcia Federal Undercover Agent and Greg's partner: Greg went to see the Albanians who were moving in on LCN territory for a sitdown at Cafe Dion the Albanians club. Garcia asked Greg if he should go with him as back-up and Greg said: 'I can do it myself'. Garcia: Greg has balls and had no fear. Greg resolved all the issues on his own and in the enemies camp. No more issues with the Albanians.]
........The Italians called their bluff and it worked, i mean its clear the Albianians are like the Italians in it for the long term, blowing up gas stations would be counter productive, even the Albianians have learned that OC groups have to work together, theater like the gas station situation does not work!.
|QUOTE (Hollander @ May 12 2009, 04:37 AM)|
|Nice article i think Marat Balagula is the most powerful boss in Brighton Beach.|
|QUOTE (Giuseppe @ May 14 2009, 02:21 AM)|
|Balagula is dead.|
|QUOTE (Galante @ May 12 2009, 07:05 PM)|
|alex rudaj pulled a gun on a gambino underboss? that should be a death sentence right there no matter what times we live in. I give these albainians 15 years max then there gone they are no cosa nostra.|
|QUOTE (GangstersInc @ May 14 2009, 08:04 AM)|
| The Rudaj group consisted not only out of Albanians, but also a lot of Italians. When they were arrested, hardly anything was left. I think you can compare that group to the Westies. A feared group when they were all outside. But after a few busts, too little were left to pose any threat. |
I think the media are too eager to assign certain "mob family" features to these new crime groups. Features like structure, codes, and longevity. The Chinese Tongs are the only group that can live up to those points. The Russians and Albanians have all shown to have had powerful gangsters and groups, but not all Russians fell under the Vory Zakone, nor did all enjoy a very long run. The Albanians were a tough crew without any ancient code that disappeared soon after one big bust. The same happened to an Israeli crew back in the 1980/1990s.
The mob sells, but is weakened, and the media need a successor. These other groups are just as foreign, but lack the structure, code, longevity, and legend of LCN. Law enforcement and the media should stop the infatuation, and start focusing on which crew poses a criminal threat. Whether they be Asian, white, black into gambling, fraud, or drugs.
|QUOTE (Galante @ May 14 2009, 01:28 PM)|
David do you have any idea why Italian americans would want to join a albanian group? the only reason I can think of is that the italians might have a chance of staying low key with an albanian crew and stay out of the fbi spotlight but that didnt last to long.