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beemoe - June 21, 2006 05:48 AM (GMT)
Good look fellas! Those names and that book L`Europe yielded a wealth of info. Fabrizio Calvi is a storehouse of info. I did a web search on him and came up with a very good article on Sassakawa. It confirmed what I suspected of him that he was involved in the 777 plunder raids, raids carried out by a crown prince of Japan during the war years. These hidden areas of plunder were the basises for Sassakawa, The Yamatos and Ferdinand Marcos as well.

Virgilio and Monti seem to be the financiers of The Sicilian Mob. I`m pretty sure there are others as well. I bet there`s a Lansky connection.

Thanks beemoe

GangstersInc - June 21, 2006 08:59 AM (GMT)
Haha there could very well be a Lansky connection. Luigi Monti started out in household appliances and within ten years had built a fortune. One man is responsible for this fortune: Guiseppe Doto aka Joe Adonis who was banned to Italy in the 50s. Monti became his right-hand man. Monti was schooled by Adonis and through him came in contact with the repressenta (sp) of Cosa Nostra in Milan, Salvatore Enea, a friend of Luciano Leggio. Antonio Virgilio himself was a friend of the friends, first and foremost a friend of Giuseppe Bono.

beemoe - June 21, 2006 05:36 PM (GMT)
I was always curious about who ran Milan because Milan and not Rome or Naples is the plum of Italy. Milan is where IT`S AT!

The finance, real estate, political connections all go through Milan. Pup and I had a conversation about this about 3 months ago. I couldn`t find anybody who knew enough about criminal finance, money moving / laundering / political fixing to give me those answers.

Also Milan`s proximity to Campione (my favorite tax haven), really got me thinking about this. Did you hear about Victor Emmanuel`s arrest on prostitution and government corruption charges the other day? guess who they caught him with........THE MAYOR OF CAMPIONE.........things that make you hmmmmmmmmm.


Sassakawa had connections all the way to the top worldwide in the US, Japan and Europe (Mussolini, Jimmy Carter, Alberto Fujimori) he did what Lansky was trying to do!

beemoe - June 21, 2006 05:47 PM (GMT)
It`s interesting that whomever Lansky dealt with that person or group became rich and powerful. Case in point.......Lansky`s meeting with the Siculianas. This is one of the reasons why I think that there is a separate group or holding company that controls organized crime. a group that Lansky, Gambino, Palazzolo etc. belong(ed) to.

GangstersInc - June 23, 2006 02:25 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (beemoe @ Jun 21 2006, 06:47 PM)
This is one of the reasons why I think that there is a separate group or holding company that controls organized crime. a group that Lansky, Gambino, Palazzolo etc. belong(ed) to.

I don't know about that but am interested. Pup told me about an important organized crime meeting with all important groups in attandence but dont remember it well enough. Can you post Pup? ;)

You know it is like the six degrees of seperation theory where we are all connected. The more you read about powerful criminals the more you see them connected to powerful people who are considered legit.

puparo - June 23, 2006 11:32 PM (GMT)


I think you mean the meeting mentioned by one of Riina's men before the arrests in the "Bettien Martens" case????

"you may congratulate me, my boss has just been chosen second into all the mayor crimesyndicates that attended"

(something like that)


GangstersInc - June 24, 2006 09:34 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (puparo @ Jun 24 2006, 12:32 AM)
I think you mean the meeting mentioned by one of Riina's men before the arrests in the "Bettien Martens" case????

"you may congratulate me, my boss has just been chosen second into all the mayor crimesyndicates that attended"

Yes I think it did have to do with Bettien. Pup who was chosen first? And do you know more about that meeting?

beemoe - June 24, 2006 11:26 PM (GMT)
That`s something that I can`t prove just a feeling. David I think your six degrees of separation are more like it. I think i got ahead of myself.

puparo - June 25, 2006 11:06 AM (GMT)

Just tried to post my early 90ties chapter


got the message:

maximum is 60000 characters and mine was 160907 characters

and that ain't even "the early 90ties" in total yet


GangstersInc - June 25, 2006 11:56 AM (GMT)
Hm, yes, that is too bad about this forum, that character limit.

puparo - June 25, 2006 01:53 PM (GMT)

now i have some time again for the moment

David i will look up Martens somewhere this day

what do you think about the "titles" that i put above the "Cases"??

like murdercase, operation.., geographical names (when it mentions a certain town)

you think that should be and stay???

but here another try:


In Palermo province. In Messina province Barcellona’s Chiofalo clan was still at war with capomafia Giuseppe Trifiro. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province. In Agrigento province was Giuseppe Di Caro the provincial representant for Cosa Nostra. The other capomandamenti were: Salvatore Fragapane (mandamento S. Elisabetta), Simone Capizzi “Peppe” (mandamento Ribera), Salvatore Di Gangi (mandamento Sciacca), Gioacchino Capodici (mandamento Favara) and Salvatore Gioia (mandamento Canicattì).

Operation Seaport
4 Januari 1990 in New York the big dopedealer John Gambino get arrested to be sure that he doesn't escape when they finish their policeoperation Seaport 21 Februari and they arrest in Italy Vincenzo, Giuseppe, Raffaele and John Galatolo and Antonino Zacco and in Argentina Gaetano Fidanzati, Giuseppe Ciulla, the camorista Corrado Iacolare and the Calabrians Francesco Morabito and Sergio Carrio. Zacco is the most important heroin distiller of Alcamo. The Galatolo brothers are the bosses of Acquasanta, near Arenella is of the Fidanzati brothers. Fidanzati`s hasjbusiness in Europe gets taken over by the Spadaro- Boccafusco cosca.

Fondachelli Fantina (Messina)
12 January 1990 was in an attack at Fondachelli Fantina the young Orazio Munafo wounded.

Tortorici (Messina)
19 January 1990 escaped the Tortorici boss Orlando Galati Giordano from an attack.

Palma di montechiaro (Agr?)
26 january 1990 disappeared 2 young men in Palma.

Double murdercase Sano and Bartolo Milone (Messina)
30 January 1990 was in Terme Vigliatore killed the entrepeneur Luigi Tindaro Sano and from Mazzarra Sant Andrea, Bartolo Milone.

Murdercase Giovanni Marchetta (Messina)
2 February 1990 was Giovanni Marchetta killed, the front for Pino Chiofalo in the supply of diesel oil to the enterprises engaged in the realization of the railway . In the ambush were wounded Domenico Bertolone and Antonio Cassata.

Alcamo, Zacco arrested (Trapani province)
In februari 1990 was Zacco the most important heroindistiller of Alcamo in Italy arrested.

Argentina arrests
21 Februari 1990 were in Argentina Gaetano Fidanzati, Giuseppe Ciulla, Corrado Iacolare and the Calabrians Francesco Morabito and Sergio Carrio arrested.

Barcellona murdercase Antonio Marchetta (Messina)
7 march 1990 was in Barcellona the barber Antonio Marchetta, brother of Giovanni, killed.

Messina province (Messina)
10 march 1990 the boss Giuseppe Trifiro escapes from an ambush ordered by the Chiofalo clan

Tortorici (Messina)
23 march 1990 was in Tortorici seriously wounded Cesar Bontempo Scavo when he was shot down.

Corleone mafioso Giovanni Drago arrested
Giovanni Drago was in 1990 arrested and had committed about 10 murders, he belonged with the brothers Marchese and Francesco Davi (51) to Riina's killers.

Castellammare murdercase Natale Evola
28 March 1990 in Castellammare Natale Evola gets shot to death, he is one of the killers of judge Montalto.

Barcellona disappearing case Sebastiano Rizzotti (Messina)
8 April 1990 disappeared Sebastiano Rizzotti in Barcelona, police think it is a “lupara bianca”

Vittoria (Rg) disappearance case Mole
12 April 1990 disappers Giovanbattista Mole (31) a member of the Carbonaro cosca from Vittoria.

Acilia Ostia (searesort near Rome)
Selis man Giovanni Girlando “Il Roscio” was found dead 4 may 1990.

Montalbano murdercase (Messina)
5 May 1990 was in Montalbano Elicona Francesco Pagano killed, he was the brother of Carmelo who was kiled in 1987.

16 May 1990 were in Milan Luigi Bonanno, Gaspare Girgenti and Antonino Carolo arrested.

Heroinlab of Saverio Morabito found
21 May 1990 police find Saverio Morabito`s heroinlab after they had arrested the french Alain Mazza and Gilles Pairone, the chemists from the Corleonesi, also was arrested the Calabrian Annunziatino Romeo a nephew of Saverio Morabito, they had 20 kilos of heroin with them.

Messina murdercase Giovanni Messina
21 May 1990 Raffaele Genovese in Messina had his men also kill Giovanni Messina the brother of Rosario.

Sciacca murdercase Francesco Cucchiara
28 may 1990 was in Sciacca Francesco Cucchiara (38) killed, he was a member of L`Ala`s drugsgang.

Swindle leads to double murder
Giovanni Sucato (killed in 1996) swindled in 1990 thousands of people out of their money by promissing them fabulous intrest rates when they deposited their money with him, he was helped by capomafia Filippo Quartararo (killed in 1991).

Reggio Calabria murdercase (Messina)
4 June 1990 was in Reggio Calabria killed the young Francesco Sottile from Barcellona, he was a nephew of Pino Chiofalo.

Gela (Cl)
9 June 1990 survives Salvatore Longo in Gela an ambush.

Partanna (Trapani province) double murdercase Piazza and Sciacca
11 June 1990 Giuseppe Piazza (42) and Rosario Sciacca (29) get killed and Vincenzo Trinceri (39) and Antonio Gullo (27) were killed. He lost the vendetta to Stefano Accardo`s brother Rosario who is supported by Rosario Cascio a boss near Sciacca who had married Stefano`s daughter Maria Accardo whose brothers Vitino and Agostino are.

Murdercase Carmelo Coppolino (Messina)
16 June 1990 was Carmelo Coppolino killed, he was one of the historical leaders of the Barcellona mafia.

Messina province (Messina)
20 June 1990 escape on the road Rocca di Caprileone-Tortorici, the criminals Luigi, Bruno and Orlando Galati Giordano from an attack by an enemy clan.

Terme Vigliatore disappearancecase Mariano Chiofalo (Messina)
23 June 1990 disappeared in Terme Vigliatore as vctim of a lupara bianca Mariano Chiofalo, who comes from Furnari.

Porto Empedocle (Ag)
25 June 1990 in Siculiana in a pizzeria there is an ambush at Gaspare Mallia (25) who escapes but his friends Giuseppe Gunone (24) and Marco Salvatore Bonsignore (28) get killed, the killers escape on a motorbike. Bonsignore lived in Germany but was on "vacation".

Murdercase Franco (Messina)
28 June 1990 was Calogero Franco killed.

Avola (Sr) murdercase Filadelfo Casto
30 June 1990 was Filadelfo Casto killed in Avola. In the killerteam were Waldker Albergo, Michele Crapula, Antonino Trigila. Casto was a drugdealer who was a concurrent of the cosca in drugtrafficking.

Milazzo capomafia Felice Sottile (Messina province)
1 July 1990 in Milazzo Francesco Foti was killed he is the 8th victim in the war and presumed to be an affiliate of the Barcellona cosca. The next day in an ambush at Felice Sottile, the boss of Milazzo, his son Giuseppe was killed.

Porto Empedocle (Ag)
4 July 1990 Mallia's friends hit back when 4 killers enter the garage of the brothers Albanese and open fire, they kill Sergio Vecchia and his brothers in law Giuseppe Marnalo and Stefano Volpe also wounded are Francesco Vecchia, Giuseppe Palumbo and Calogero Albanese (the son of Alfonso). The killers came from Vittoria and the grassonelli family had send them to avenge the attack at mallia.

San Leone murdercase of Favara banker Giuseppe Tragna
18 July 1990?? Was Giuseppe Tragna from Favara, director of the Banca Sant’Angelo di Agrigento, killed in San Leone. Police had as suspects Daniele Sciabica from Agrigento and from Favara the men Giacomo La Russa and Giovanni Gandolfo.

Murdercase Tardi (Messina)
22 July 1990 was Antonino Tardi killed, he was close to the clan of Chiofalo.

23 July 1990 were Antonino Morabito (56) and his nephew Annunziato Morabito (35) killed.

Murdercase Riolo (Messina)
24 July 1990 was Nunzio Riolo killed.

25 july 1990 three killers entered the office of Riesi mandamento Pino Cammarata but then when they want to fire their weapons , those don’t work and there is talk that the weapons had been sabotaged. Pentito Calogero Giambarresi confirmed this story. Riesi boss Giuseppe Nunzio Anello was suspected of ordering the murder of Cammarata.

Caltanisetta triple murdercase brothers Tambe and La Piana
1 August 1990 were in Caltanissetta the brothers Luigi (24) and Giuseppe Tambe (21) with their friend Calogero La Piana (23) killed, their father Calogero Tambe had disappeared 27 oktober 1983 in Caltanissetta.

Gela (Cl) disappearance case Tumeo
In august 1990 disappeared Giovanni Tumeo, he is a man of Emanuela Azzarelli the leader of a youthgang that worked for Madonia.

Rocca di Caprileone murdercase Calogero Mancuso (Messina)
6 August 1990 was in Rocca di Caprileone the cartransporter Calogero Mancuso killed, he was an uncle of the criminal and pentito Aldo Mancuso

Murdercase Africo boss Pasquale Palamara
Giuseppe Mollica who has contacts with people from Catania and with Marino Pulito the underboss of the Modeo brothers and with Salvatore Annacondia, with whom he did in drugtrafficking and ordered some murders under which the murder of their enemy Pasquale Palamara the boss of Africo. 9 August 1990 the Modeo brothers from Taranto have Africo boss Pasquale Palamara killed , because he is an ally of Taranto boss Antonio Modeo, their halfbrother. New Afico bosses become the brothers Giovanni (44) and Giuseppe Morabito.
Africo bosses Giovanni and Giuseppe Morabito

In the 90ties the Morabito and the Mollica families from Africo assumed the role of leaders in the narcotic traffics between the north and the south of Italy. Thanks to their ties with the Nirta of San Luca, the Mazzaferro of Marina di Gioiosa, the Pesce of Rosarno, the Mancuso of Limbadi, the Giovine Serraino, the Libri and the Tegano of Reggio Calabria, in partnership with Cosa Nostra bosses Gaetano Fidanzati and Gaetano Badalamenti, the ndrangheta clan of Africo has coordinated disembarkments into the area of the Strait of Messina of tons of hashish coming from Morocco and from South America they imported huge amounts of heroin and cocaine, the Africo clan opened a branch to traffic drugs in Veneto with men of the Brenta Mafia, in Puglia they worked with Sacra Corona Unita, in Campania they worked with the Camorra, in Lazio they worked with the Magliana group from Rome.

Messina province
10 August 1990 there is an attempt to kill Angelo Presti, Sant Agata di Militello boss.

Messina province
11 August 1990 there is a new attack against Meri boss Giuseppe Trifiro, but he escapes.

Murdercase Giuseppe Sanfilippo
11 august 1990 Riina’s Cosa Nostra killed Stiddari Giuseppe Sanfilippo???????/

Murdercase Taranto boss Antonio Modeo
16 august 1990 the Modeo brothers succceed in killing their halfbrother Antonio Modeo the new boss of his gang is Salvatore De Vitis, the son of Paolo, he leads now the battle with the Modeo brothers in Taranto.
Taranto bosses Modeo brothers

Sommatino (Cl) murdercase Mastrosimone
In august 1990 Pasqualino Mastrosimone (55) was killed he is a friend of the former Sommatino capomafia and pentito Francesco Ianni (54).

Caltanissetta double murdercase brothers Pasqualino
22 August 1990 there is an ambush at the third brother Salvatore cafa who gets wounded while the brothers Giuseppe (21) and Francesco Pasqualino (29) get killed.

Sciacca murdercases Enrico and Antonino Licata
23 August 1990 Enrico Licata (36) and his son Antonino (11) get killed in Sciacca, he worked for L’Ala.

Messina murdercase Giuseppe Leo
6 September 1990 Giuseppe Leo (31) was killed in his house build fortress in North Messina, he is a capo of Costa.

Murdercase Rosario Coniglio
8 september 1990 the Stidari kill cosa nostra member Rosario Coniglio

Murdercase Antonino Isgro (Messina)
11 September 1990 was in Santa Lucia del Mela then Antonino Isgro killed who had replaced Giovanni Marchetta in the supply of diesel oil to the enterprises engaged in the railway building.

Murdercase Piti (Messina)
13 September 1990 was Antonino Piti killed, he supplied weapons to the Chiofalo clan.

Mirto murdercase Armando Craxi (Messina)
13 september 1990 was in Mirto Armando Craxi killed, important member of the Bontempo Scavo clan who led the extortion of the building companies. In the attack was also wounded Antonino Bontempo Scavo who was in the car with Craxi. Armando Craxi was killed by the palermitan Domenico Spica and there starts a war.

Murdercase Benito Picarella
13 september 1990 Riina’s Cosa Nostra killed Stiddari Benito Picarella

Sciacca murdercase Giuseppe Bruno Florio
In september 1990 Giuseppe Bruno Florio (50) was killed in Sciacca he had worked for L’Ala.

Judge Borsellino and pentito Rosario Spatola
19 September 1990 Rosario Spatola contacts judge Borsellino and starts to tell about the killers of his friend L'Ala.

Malta, Joe Camilleri
Joe Camilleri’s name, along with that of Piju Camilleri, Joe Pace of Magic Kiosk, Victor Balzan and the late Lorry Sant surfaces in the report of the Permanent Commission Against Corruption published in 1990. The report issued by the Permanent Commission Against Corruption implicates Joe Camilleri in two cases. The first case relates to a land transfer deal, involving Piju Camilleri and a company coowned with Joe Camilleri. The second incident involving Joe Camilleri concerned a tract of land in Lija belonging to a company in which a certain Winston Carbone had substantial shareholding. Carbone’s company had bought land in Lija, which had no building permits. The value of the land amounted to Lm30,000 but the price was to be paid only when the necessary permits were issued.

Malta, Joe Camilleri
In September 1990 Joe Camilleri was charged with corruption in relation to the Carbone case, only for it to be thrown out of Court by Magistrate Peralta for lack of proof. Joe Camilleri was also implicated in a corruption case instituted by a certain businessman, John Debono, against exLabour candidate and public work’s official Lorry Cuschieri. Debono alleged that he had paid the sum of Lm35,000 to Cuschieri to be able to obtain building permits in Mosta. In his evidence Debono said that Cuschieri had delivered the money to a house in Mosta, which turned out to be Joe Camilleri’s residence. The case instituted in 1989 dragged on for three years and was eventually thrown out because the time for prescription had elapsed.

Malta businessman Victor Balzan
Two of the companies in which Victor Balzan is now solely a director and judicial representative, Paola Development Co. Ltd and University Heights Ltd, were mentioned in the Permanent Commission Against Corruption report in 1990 in relation to allegations made by a certain businessman, Joseph Borg. Victor Balzan and Joseph Borg were partners in the two companies, which were set up in the late sixties/early seventies, at the start of Malta’s building boom. However, Joseph Borg fell out with his partner and sold his shareholding to Chevron Ltd in 1986 after it transpired that Victor Balzan was in collusion with former public works manager and Lorry Sant acolyte Piju Camilleri. In 1981 and on other occasions, Piju Camilleri had demanded that Joseph Borg and Victor Balzan transfer land they owned to companies belonging to Camilleri and Joseph Pace of Magic Kiosk fame. These illicit land transfers were done free of charge in exchange for the issuing of building permits, which fell under the responsibility of Public Works minister Lorry Sant. In his evidence in front of the commission, Borg stated that he had opposed the land transfers in various parts of Malta but eventually gave in after Piju Camilleri had threatened to blow up his house with a bomb in 1981. According to Joseph Borg, his supposed business partner, Victor Balzan, was always ready to appease Piju Camilleri. And in the commission’s report it was even alleged that Balzan was used by Piju Camilleri to try to convince Joseph Borg of the importance of the deals.

Manoel Island (Malta) murdercase? Philip Formosa
Twelve years have passed since the explosion (1990) of the cruise ship La Valletta in Manoel Island, which claimed the life of businessman Philip Formosa during which the authorities have remained mum on the outcome of the magisterial inquiry and police investigations. The blast that killed Mr Formosa was believed to have been caused by an accident but a news report appearing in 1997 alleged that court experts had established that the boat was booby-trapped with liquefied petroleum gas. It was reported that his death could be linked to fierce competition from Sicilians involved in the salvage services field. Last week's edition of MaltaToday coincidentially revealed that Sliema businessman Victor Balzan had founded a fishing company with a Mazzara del Vallo businessman in 1983. The now defunct fishing company had the objective to operate, acquire, charter and dispose of fishing vessels, boats and other seacraft. The company also had the brief to carry out its business, exclusively in conjunction with the Maltese Libyan Arab Fishing Company Ltd.’ Italian police had implicated Victor Balzan in drugs and arms smuggling in collusion with Sicilian Mafia counterparts in Mazzara del Vallo, utilising fishing boats. As yet no link has been established between Victor Balzan and other Maltese businessmen, including Philip Formosa, who had links with Mazzara del Vallo. Talking to MaltaToday, Attorney General Anthony Borg Barthet said that the magisterial inquiry into the blast had been concluded in September 1992. After referral by the AG’s office the magistrate drew up an additional report in December 1992. Needless to say, Dr Anthony Borg Barthet would not disclose the findings of the inquiry because the case is still under investigation. Mr Formosa’s name surfaced during research undertaken by MaltaToday into the links between Malta and the Sicilian port town of Mazzara del Vallo.
In 1996, a year before the booby-trap theory was put forward, it was reported that a top Italian police officer investigating mafia undertakings in the Trapani area came across the name of Maltese businessman Philip Formosa. The police had been following the movements of two Maltese-registered yachts, which frequented the harbour at Mazzara del Vallo. No reference was made to the owner of the yacht. Mr Formosa was considered to be an honest and gentlemanly person by people who knew him. See MaltaToday special report pages 15, 16, 17, 18

Barcellona “Lupara Bianca” case Marcello Pedala (Messina)
20 September 1990 disappeared in Barcellona Marcello Pedala, police think it is a lupar bianca. He came from Piazza Armerina.

Agrigento murdercase judge Livatino
21 September 1990 judge Angelo Rosario Livatino (37) gets killed by Paolo Amico, Domenico Pace, Giuseppe Avarello (25), Giuseppe Croce Benvenuto (20) and Gaetano Puzzangaro (22). They are the Stidde bosses in Palma di Montechiaro. The killers leave a weapon that was stolen when some time before Allegro and Anzalone were killed and a motorbike that was used at the bodged ambush at Mallia.

Ucciso il giudice Livatino, ergastoli inflitti a Paolo Amico, Domenico Pace, Gaetano Puzzangaro, Salvatore Calafato, Antonio Gallea???? Tredici anni sono stati dati a Croce Benvenuto e Giovanni Calafato, entrambi collaboratori di giustizia.

Torregrotta murdercase Nicola Gentile (Messina)
24 september 1990 was in a car wash in Torregrotta Nicola Gentile killed, he came from Pace del Mela. His body was subsequently burnt in the inside of a car.

Caltanissetta murdercase former Sommatino capomafia Francesco Ianni
Former Sommatino capomafia and Riesi mandamento representant the pentito Francesco Ianni (54) was shot to death 24 september 1990 in Caltanissetta. police later accuse of Francesco ianni’s murder the killers and bosses : Giuseppe Madonia, Cataldo Terminio, Antonio Rinzivillo, Pasquale Trubia, Giovanni Passaro, Francesco La Quatra, Salvatore Ferraro, Salvatore and Francesco Tusa. Police were helped by the pentiti Ciro Vara from Vallelunga, Calogero Rinaldi from San Cataldo and Calogero Pulci from Sommatino and chauffeur of Regio member Giuseppe Madonia. The pentiti said that Pasquale Trubia and Giovanni Passaro had shot and killed Ianni. Giuseppe Madonia ordered the murder to avenge the murder of his father Francesco Madonia in 1978 in which complot Ianni had participated and which had been confirmed to Madonia by the testimonies of Calderone. Ianni had good ties with the Di Caro family from Canicatti whose enemy Ferro was close with Provenzano and Giuseppe Madonia. Ianni had become Sommatino capomandamento in 1983 and his area involved Riesi, Butera, Delia, Gela, Mazzarino, Niscemi. Gela mandamento didn’t exist yet and was later started.

Vittoria (Rg) murdercases Ruta, Palmieri, Cucuzzelli
25 September 1990 in Vittoria the bodies of Rosario Ruta (18), Alessandra Palmieri (19) and Maurizio Cucuzzelli (22) are found, several days before at the same spot was the body of their friend Giovambattista Giudice found. The three had been killed by the Vittoria clan because they had done a holdup which brought police attention. Before had their friends Pasquale Bonsangue, Alfonso Avila and Vincenzo Latino disappeared but were later found, they were also part of the holdupgang.

Siracusa murdercase Salvatore Boscarino
26 September 1990 in Siracusa Salvatore Boscarino (48) was shot to death while Santo Mauceri (20) gets wounded.

operation Fortaleza (Santo Pasquale Morabito arrested)
4 October 1990 were in Milan the Calabrian boss Pasquale Santo Morabito (the brother of Francesco), Giuseppe Pugliesi, Prospero and Rino Buonsanto, Giovanni Putorti, Orazio Di chiamo, Federico Corniglia, Pietro and Giovanni Mollica arrested. Pasquale Santo Morabito is the brother of the with Fidanzati arrested Francesco. He had millions of rubbles and was trying to set up a coke line to the USA, he is a member of the Bruzzaniti-Palamara-Morabito cosca and had earlier that year 70 billions of rubbles bought (4 billion of dollars), police couldn't find this treasure. Also Morabito wanted with Africo`s former mayor Giovanni Bruzzaniti to free their imprisoned friend Paolo Sergi.

Niscemi Vittoria
In september 1990 disappears Rosario Scicolone (24) a member of the Piscopo- Argenti cosca who support Madonia. In the same month Iocolano's man Gaetano Campione gets killed.

Leverkussen (Germany), pizzeria "Ai Trulli"
Paolo Amico and Domenico Pace flee to Germany where they are arrested 5 october 1990 in pizzeria "Ai Trulli" in Leverkussen. A suspect in ordering the killing is the Canicatti boss Antonino Ferro.

Belgium diaspora Niscemi (Cl)
13 October 1990 Filippo Core (who had settled with Lorenzo Di Benedetto, Francesco Di Pasquale and the Russo brother in law Gaetano Trainito in Luik, Belgium) phones to Rosario Russo in Dortmund, Germany, and they talk about weapons.

Pentita Giacoma Filippello (widow capocosca Natale L'Ala) (Trapani province)
16 October 1990 in Trapani 14 mafiosi get arrested thanks to L’Ala’s widow Giacoma Filippello (41) and his underboss Rosario Spatola. They had been exterminated by corleonesi Nunzio Spezia who took over their heroinbusiness and becomes the new boss of Campobello di Mazara. Filippello and Spatola tell later that minister Calogero Mannino had connections with the boss Nene Passanante of Mazara and Gerlando Caruana from Siculiana (he is the son of the killed Leonardo). Rosario Spatola also knew Rosario Di Caro, Riccobono and commissionair Contrada.

Belgium diaspora Niscemi (Cl)
20 October 1990 Filippo Core speaks over the phone with Francesco Trainiti ( the brother of Gaetano) also about weapons. Francesco Di Pasquale`s brother Alfonso is the righthand of Salvatore Russo the stidde boss of Niscemi . The Russo men bought in Luik weapons from weapondealer Jean Claude Bourguignon who lives in Luik, then they send the weapons to Dortmund by car after which the weapons were send to Niscemi and there they stored the arms in containers at the ground of Filippo Ianni a familymember of the Russo brothers.

Murdercase Enzo De Pasquale (Messina)
26 october 1990 was Enzo De Pasquale killed, an affiliate of the Chiofalo clan but was suspected of murdering Francesco Foti

Messina province
29 October 1990 they try to kill Salvatore Torre, who is associated with De Pasquale who was kiled 3 days earlier.

Vittoria (Rg) murdercases Arezzo and D’Angelo
31 October 1990 in Vittoria Angelo Arezzo (47) and Biagio D'Angelo (32) get killed.

Messina province
2 November 1990 they try to kill Giuseppe Munafo.

Vittoria (Rg) murdercases F and R Piscopo, Argenti, De Luca
7 November 1990 in Vittoria Madonia's capos Francesco “Franco” (25) and Roberto Piscopo (30), their nephew Emanuele Argenti and their girlfriend Serafina “Sarah” De Luca (25 and from Torre del Greco) were shot to death, there had been before an bodged hit at Argenti's brother. The Vittoria clan is behind the murders.

Vittoria (Rg) murdercase Salvatore Longo
14 November 1990 in Vittoria Salvatore Longo (50) gets killed.

Genua (Riesi diaspora) murdercase Angelo Stuppia
In 1990 was in Genua the garagekeeper Angelo Stuppia killed by Madonia's killer Davide Emmanuello, later Salvatore Fiandaca and Giuseppe "Piddu" Madonia got life sentences for the murder they had ordered.

Genua (Caltanissetta province diaspora)
In november 1990 Madonia's killer Davide Emmanuello gets arrested in Genua, he had killed there Angelo Stuppia, Stuppia came from Riesi and owned a garage in Genua which is taken over by Giuseppe Mignemi. 28 November 1990 in Genua Luigi Millace (44) from Riesi and Umberto Bagnale (40) from Portici get arrested.

Siracusa murdercase Vincenzo Gibilisco
21 November 1990 in Siracusa the sought boss Vincenzo Gibilisco (50) was killed while his chauffeur Pietro Caruso (30) gets wounded.

Siracusa murdercase angelo Di Bartolo
27 November 1990 in Siracusa mafioso Angelo Di Bartolo was killed.

Gela (Cl)
26 November 1990 Madonia supporters attack Iocolano who survives and the next day at 7 at evening his men start several attacks in Gela at madonia supporter Rinzivillo. First they attack a pool room where men of Azzarelli's gang use to hang around but Azzarelli (at that moment 16 -and yes she is female-) just left and they kill Giuseppe Areddia (17), Salvatore DiDio (19) and Emanuele Trainito (24) (one of them was the fiancee of Azzarelli). 7 Minutes later the killers walk in the store of mafiamember Giovanni Domicoli and kill him and his brothers in law Serafino Incardona (33) and Nunzio Scerra (36). Just 2 minutes later they kill Luigi Blanco (35) in his store and an other 9 minutes later they kill Madonia capo Francesco Rinzivillo (45) in front of the hostel of the Cafa brothers. Then it is over and there are still around half a dozen wounded. The killers are Bruno and Claudio Carbonaro, Ivano Rapisarda (20), Emanuele Antonuccio (21), Francesco Di Dio (19), Salvatore Casano and Salvatore Caniolo. Two days later police arrest 2 of the killers Bruno and Claudio Carbonaro and Carmelo Dominante of the Carbonaro Dominante clan in Vittoria who support Iocolano and in Gela they arrest Carmelo Rapisarda (18) and Crocifisso Lauretta (32), his brothers Vincenzo and Salvatore Lauretta are still free. From Emanuela's gang already had been killed: Giuseppe Tamburello (17) and Gaetano Palazzo (18) and Vincenzo Spina (20) had disappeared.

Murdercase Bartolone (Messina)
29 November 1990 was Domenico Bartolone killed he was the godson of Giovanni Marchetta.

Tortorici murdercase Luigi Galati Giordano (Messina)
29 November 1990 was Luigi Galati Giordano killed, he is the brother of Tortorici boss Orlando. The next day disappeared their nephew Bruno Galati Giordano

Dei Nebrodi (Messina province)
At the end of 1990 Calogero Mancuso from the Galati-Giordano cosca was killed. Before him had also been Sebastiano Montagno Castagnolo and Antonino Bontempo killed of which Giuseppe Iannello was spoken free.

Gela (Cl) murdercase Nicastro (Iocolano man)
12 December 1990 in Gela Iocolano's man Giuseppe Nicastro (38) was killed.

Geneve (Switzerland)
20 December 1990 have a Colombian, a german and 3 Argentinan money launderers a meeting in Hotel Century in Geneve for the german Andreas Behrens with the lebanese Djiyad Annan and offered him Morabito's 70 billions of rubbles for 4,6 billion of dollars (15 times less that the Russian official course of a rubble for 1,2 dollar). Behrens was already sought for laundering several millions of drugdollar in Canada for Pablo Escobar and police suspect him now also of working for Escobar. The next day issued a judge in Swiss arrestwarrants for the 5 moneylaunderers.

Trezzano sul Naviglio (Plati cosca)
24 December 1990 two undercoveragents buy 30 kgs of heroin of mafiamembers from Plati in Trezzano sul Naviglio. When they want to arrest them Pasquale Perre starts to shoot at them from a car. Police shoots back and kills Perre (25). They arrest Vito Calamursa, Giovanni Sorrentino, the brothers Antonio and Rocco Musitano (sons of the boss Francesco) and Ilhan Kirteler (19) from Turkey. Kirteler is a nephew of Hamza Turkuresin the man who represents the bosses from Istanbul in North Italy. Also connected to the drugsdeal is Mario Sgambellone.

San Luca
25 December 1990 was the kidnapped Giuliano Ravizza set free and later were for the kidnapping convicted Giuseppe Nirta, Francesco Strangio and his brother in law Antonio Pizzata. 26 December was Giuseppe Strangio (35) the son in law of Rocco Mammoliti wounded in a firefight with police and he was arrested. The boss pleaded to the kidnappers of Casella to set him free.

Murdercase Ciro Aprile (Messina)
29 December 1990 was the body found of criminal Ciro April who had been victim of a lupara bianca.

Gela (Cl) murdercase Francesco Parisi
Francesco Parisi was killed in Gela on 29 december 1990. Police arrested in operation “Mosaico” 16 july 2002 as suspects of the string of murders Luigi La Cognata (38); Rocco Ferrigno (40), Francesco La Rocca (64) and Giuseppe Tasca (30).

Bellinzona (Switzerland)
In the last days of december 1990 offered Turkuresin for Morabito the rubbles for sale in Bellinzona, Swiss to a possible buyer. But that is an undercoveragent who buys for the moment 100000 rubbles and reports it in Geneve.

Italy arrest of Turkuresin
When he returned at the end of december 1990 in Italy, Turkuresin and his partner the Napolitan Gino Abelardo Grasso were arrested.

Raffadali (Ag) murdercase Amedeo Gentile
9 January 1991 the stidde boss Amedeo Gentile gets killed in the town Raffadali by the Corleonesi supporters.

12 january 1991 the Corleonesi killed stiddari Francesco Triassi. Gaetano Amodeo was involved in the murder.
Ludwigshafen murdercase Triassi, suspect Gaetano Amodeo
Amodeo was born in Porto Empedocle but was a member of the cosca from Cattolica Eraclea according to the pentiti Pasquale Salemi and Alfonso Falsone. 13 November 2000 Frankenwald judges issued a warrant for him for the 3 july 1981 murder of Salvatore Triassi (sometimes written Trassi) in Ludwigshafen, he is the suspected killer in the murder.

’operazione «Zama», condotta da Ros e Giubbe Rosse canadesi, ha portato a 4 ordini di arresto
Nuovo colpo al clan Cuntrera-Caruana
Arrestato il bresciano Alberto Minelli, già bloccato in Messico e poi rilasciato
ROMA - Quattro nuove ordinanze di custodia cautelare, richieste dalla Procura di Roma, costituiscono il più recente sviluppo dell’operazione «Zama» dei carabinieri del Ros, in collaborazione con le giubbe rosse canadesi, che nel maggio del 1998 aveva portato all’arresto del boss Pasquale Cuntrera e poi all’arresto di suoi numerosi complici, tutti ritenuti affiliati alla famiglia mafiosa Cuntrera-Caruana, dedita al traffico internazionale di stupefacenti e al riciclaggio di denaro sporco. Uno dei provvedimenti restrittivi è stato notificato in carcere ad Alfonso Caruana, 54enne di Castelvetrano (Trapani), detenuto in Canada, ritenuto la mente del narcotraffico. Sempre in carcere (a Roma e a Velletri) sono stati notificate altre due ordinanze di custodia cautelare ai fratelli Vito e Vincenzo Triassi, di 42 e 49 anni, entrambi di Siculiana (Agrigento), ma da tempo stabilitisi a Roma, che furono arrestati nel novembre del ’98. Per tutti - secondo quanto si è appreso dagli inquirenti - il capo di imputazione parla di associazione per delinquere di stampo mafioso, finalizzata al traffico internazionale di stupefacenti e al riciclaggio. Secondo l’accusa, Alfonso Caruana sarebbe il capo dell’organizzazione mafiosa, ed i componenti della famiglia Triassi i suoi referenti italiani. Grazie al nuovo provvedimento restrittivo - secondo quanto si è appreso - Alfonso Caruana, che proprio nei giorni scorsi ha patteggiato una condanna a 18 anni di reclusione a conclusione di un’indagine della magistratura canadese, potrebbe essere estradato in Italia. Nell’abitazione dei suoi genitori, in provincia di Brescia, è stato invece catturato l’imprenditore di 35 anni Alberto Minelli, intestatario della società proprietaria, in Venezuela, di un terreno minerario di 400 mila ettari, per un valore di 4.000 miliardi di lire - dove sarebbe stato trovato anche oro, e perfino uranio - che gli inquirenti ritengono frutto del riciclaggio di narcodollari nell’ottobre 1998. Minelli - definito dagli investigatori «insospettabile esperto finanziario» - si sarebbe occupato in particolare, invece, del riciclaggio del denaro sporco della famiglia Cuntrera-Caruana. Anche Minelli era stato arrestato nel ’98 in Messico, ma poi, con una discussa decisione del Tribunale della libertà di Brescia era stato scarcerato. Il nome del bresciano compariva allora nell’inchiesta «Casablanca», avviata dalla Procura della Repubblica di Bergamo. Minelli era stato arrestato il 15 luglio del ’98 in Messico, a Cancun, quando la polizia locale, insieme ad agenti della squadra mobile di Brescia e dell’Fbi, fece irruzione nella villa di Oreste Pagano, boss della Nuova camorra organizzata di Raffaele Cutolo, da anni ricercato dagli inquirenti bresciani. La contiguità di quest’ultimo con il clan Cuntrera-Caruana era allora già ben nota e appurata anche dalla polizia di Miami.

Barcellona murdercase Giovanni Salamone (Messina)
12 January 1991 was building contractor Giovanni Salamone (42) killed, he was also councilman for the PRI in Barcellona.

Tortorici murdercase Aldo Bontempo (Messina)
13 January 1991 was in Tortorici Aldo Bontempo killed, nephew of mafiosi Gino Bontempo. His corpse was found in the forest of Pritti-Galati Mamertino

16 Januari 1991 Benedetta Bono (54) gets wounded in an ambush, she is the widow of Carmelo Colletti and she worked with the police.

Barcellona murdercase Angelo Genovese (Messina)
18 January 1991 was in Barcellona Angelo Genovese killed by his brother in law Giovanni Stracuzzi who said Genovese had mistreated his daughter.

Terme Vigliatore double murdercase Caravello and Nicola Caliri (Messina)
23 January 1991was in Terme Vigliatore Giuseppe Trifiro again attacked, he escaped but Salvatore Caravello and Nicola Caliri who were is his company were killed.

Latina (Messina)
23 January 1991 was in Latina an attack by the Chiofalo clan at Carmelo Milone prevented by police, he had stood on the trial accused.

Brigadieci (near Gela) double murdercase Morello and Dammaggio (Iocolano men and stidda)
In Brigadieci (near Gela) were 23 january 1991 then stidda Iocolano's men Diego Morello (27) and Franco Dammaggio (22) killed by Pasquale Trubia (23). Police arrested in operation “Mosaico” 16 july 2002 as suspects of the string of murders Luigi La Cognata (38); Rocco Ferrigno (40), Francesco La Rocca (64) and Giuseppe Tasca (30). It became known as la strage di Brigadieci.

la pena all’ergastolo per Emanuele Argenti di Guido, Angelo Tisa e Francesco Maurilio La Cognata, poiché responsabili della strage della contrada Brigadieci (dove rimasero uccisi due stiddari riesini) e degli omicidi di Giuseppe Nicastro (december 1991) Massimiliano Gravagna.

25 Januari 1991 councilmember Gaetano Stroscio (53) was accused of having contacts with the mafia, 6 februari he got wounded in an ambush.

Fondachelli Fantina disappearrance case Salvatore Ansaldo (Messina)
25 January 1991 disappeared from Fondachelli Fantina (police think he is a victim of a lupara bianca) Salvatore Ansaldo.

Tortorici murdercase Sebastiano Puglisi (Messina)
26 January 1991 was in Tortorici Sebastiano Puglisi killed, he was the young brother in law of Cesare Bontempo Scavo. His burned body had been found on a rubbish dump near Maru.

Racalmuto (Ag) stidde boss Alfonso Alfano Burruano killed
26 january 1991 the Stidde boss Alfonso Alfano Burruano gets killed in Racalmuto at the order of the Corleonesi supporter Luigi Cino.

Tortorici murdercase Sergio Bivacqua (Messina)
27 January 1991 was in Tortorici the entrepeneur Sergio Bivacqua killed, presumed to be a Chiofalo clan member.

Gela (Cl)
28 Januari 1991 Francesco Di Dio and Salvatore Casano (19) get arrested.

Milazzo disappearancecase (Messina)
28 January 1991 disappeared in Milazzo (probably victim of a lupara bianca) Nicolino Aspa, originally from Meri.

Gualtieri Sicamino murdercase? (Messina)
30 January 1991 was near Gualtieri Sicamino a burned body found of a man who was never identified.

Capo d’Orlando murdercase Mancuso (Messina)
31 January 1991 was in Capo d’Orlando the truckdriver Giuseppe Mancuso killed, he was suspected to be one of the men who killed Armando Craxi

Mazara del Vallo mafioso Andrea Manciaracina arrested
31 January 1991 Andrea Manciaracina was arrested in Mazara del Vallo.

Tortorici “lupara bianca” case Salvatore Fama (Messina)
2 February 1991 disappeared in Barcellona, as victim of a lupara bianca, Salvatore Fama, affiliate of the Giuseppe Chiofalo clan.

2 Februari 1991 Gaspare Caruana (24) gets killed he is the godson of Luigi Grassonelli, and his friend Mario Sciortino (25) gets wounded.

2 februari 1991 Giuseppe Romeo (31) gets killed by Giuseppe Crea (26), Romeo’s little son Antonio will testify later against the killer.

Murdercase Domenico Romeo (Messina)
Before Messina professor Longo’s kidnapping had Domenico Romeo been killed, who worked for Longo’s wife mrs Zappia’s company. Africo boss Domenico Speranza. Leo Morabito, nephew of Africo boss Giuseppe 'Tiradritto' Morabito. Leo Morabito and brother Rocco Morabito and their brother Giovanni Morabito had relations with prof Longo

Bazia di Furnari (Messina)
7 February 1991 there was an ambush at the A20 near Bazia di Furnari: PSDI councilman Gaetano Stroscio was wounded when he was fired upon. In the attack stayed journalist Benedetto Bonsignore from newspaper Gazzetta del Sud who was in the car with Stroscio unharmed.

Gela (Cl)
7 Februari 1991 Emanuele Antonuccio (born 1969) gets arrested, he lived with the brothers Crocifisso (34) and Aurelio Cavallo (46).

Tortorici murdercase Fonte (Messina province)
In februari 1991 disappears in Tortorici Carlo Scaffidi Fonte.

San Luca
11 Februari 1991 there was in San Luca an ambush at Francesco Strangio (20) the son of Antonio Giuseppe Strangio and the brothers Domenico (19), Giovanni (22) and Sebastiano Nirta the sons of Giuseppe Nirta. Francesco and Domenico were killed. The ambush was done by the Vottari cosca of which a member had been offended earlier that day by the boys.

Furnari “lupara bianca” case Micari (Messina)
12 February 1991 disappears in Furnari (probably victim of a lupara bianca) Francesco Micari, originally from Falcone

Murdercase Agrigento provincial representant Giuseppe Di Caro
16 februari 1991 the boss Giuseppe Di Caro (62) gets killed by the stidari and a war starts between the Di Caro cosca, the Guarneri cosca and the Ferro cosca. 4 Days later his nephew Lillo Di Caro gets wounded in an ambush.

Agrigento province capomandamenti
Giuseppe Di Caro had been the provincial representant for Cosa Nostra. The other capomandamenti were: Salvatore Fragapane (mandamento S. Elisabetta), Simone Capizzi “Peppe” (mandamento Ribera), Salvatore Di Gangi (mandamento Sciacca), Gioacchino Capodici (mandamento Favara) and Salvatore Gioia (mandamento Canicattì).

The stidde also kill then the important Favara capomafia Gioacchino Capodici and Canicatti capomafia Salvatore Gioia "Totò l’americanu" after which Riina appoints Simone Capizzi “Peppe” and Salvatore Di Gangi as provincial heads with Giuseppe Di Caro’s son Antonio Di Caro.

Alcamo murdercase Antonino Greco
16 February 1991 the Corleonesi supporter Vincenzo Milazzo let his men kill Antonino Greco (26) in Alcamo after which a bloody war starts with the Rimi Greco cosca.

Alcamo murdercase Vito Provenzano
The next day, 17 february 1991 Vito Provenzano (26) gets killed and in 3 days 5 supporters of the Rimi's get killed by Vincenzo Milazzo's men. The Rimi Greco cosca then gets support from Cinisi ‘s Badalamenti family who send their killer Giovanbattista Badalamenti (36), a nephew of Gaetano Badalamenti, to help.

Alcamo murdercases Salvatore and Girolamo Colletta and Mule
25 Februari 1991 near Alcamo Salvatore (40) and Girolamo Colletta (45) and Giuseppe Mule get killed they belonged to the Greco cosca.

Alcamo double murdercase brothers Aguanna
The next day, 26 february 1991 the brothers Gaspare (32) and Mariano Aguanno (36) get killed. Then Sebastiano Culmone (28) was killed and Pasquale Coppola (31) wounded when they sat in a bar in Alcamo.

Messina university professor Giuseppe Longo kidnapped by Plati mafiosi
Longo’s wife is Patrizia Zappia, and through her he is close with the son in law of Giuseppe Morabito 'Tiradritto', a certain Sculli, entrepeneur originally from Bruzzano said pentito Giacomo Lauro. 22 Februari 1991 was Messina professor Giuseppe Longo kidnapped. It could be an insult to his protectors of the Morabito clan who with the Mollica family was involved in a feud with the Palamara-Speranza-Scriva families. 27 Februari 1991 the kidnapped Giuseppe Longo gets freed by police who arrest the Plati nephews Rocco (27) and Giuseppe Zito. They also find the pistol with which the kidnapped Scorda was shot to death.

1 March 1991 was in Locri an ambush in which were 7 wounded under whom the brothers Salvatore Giuseppe (17) and Attilio Cordi (18) the sons of the boss Antonio.

Tortorici murdercase Giovanni Basile (Messina)
3 March 1991 disappears from Tortorici the young Giovanni Basile, presumed to be a member of the Galati Giordano clan. Later his burned body was found inside a car.

Gela (Cl)
4 March 1991 Iocolano's men Carmelo Fiorisi, Emanuele Tuccio and Cristofor Di Borolo get arrested.

Milan (Siracusa diaspora)
4 March 1991 in Milan the from Siracusa coming big cokedealer Giuseppe Russo (36) gets arrested, he worked for a gang of Calabrians and Sicilians.

United Kingdom, Nick Griffin
In 1991, after a failed business venture which cost another member several thousand pounds, Griffin went his own way.

Tortorici “Lupara Bianca” case Agostino (Messina)
5 March 1991 disappeared from Tortorici (probably a victim of lupara bianca) Mario Agostino.

Racalmuto (Ag) capocosca and Corleonesi supporter Luigi Cino
9 march 1991 the boss Luigi Cino has his men kill the Stidde Alfonso Sole.

Barcellona murdercase Bartolone (Messina)
14 March 1991 was in Barcellona Santo Bartolone killed.

Porto Empedocle (Agrigento province)
Pentito Leonardo Canino told the judges that the Porto Empedocle clans had contact with minister Calogero Mannino.

Palma di Montechiaro (Ag)
20 March 1991 Rosario's son Pietro Allegro (19) gets killed by the Stidari.

Santa Lucia del Mela murdercase lawyer Di Pietro (Messina)
20 March 1991 was in Santa Lucia del Mela lawyer Benedetto Di Pietro killed, he was “consigliere” of the Chiofalo clan.

Canicatti (Ag) double murdercase brothers Gallea
30 march 1991 the brothers Bruno Maurizio Gallea (29) and Giovanni Gallea (43) get killed by the Corleonesi, they are members of the Canicatti clan and they had visited their imprisoned brother Antonio.

Canicatti (Ag) murdercase Selvaggio
1 April 1991 in Canicatti Giuseppe Selvaggio (78) was killed.

1 April 1991 in Agrigento Vincenzo Miceli (79) gets killed.

Porto Empedocle (Ag)
6 April 1991 Giuseppe Traina (47) gets killed by the Corleonesi, he worked for Grassonelli and had escaped in 1983 with his father Francesco from an ambush in which 3 others were killed.

Bernardo Mongiovi (the son of Nino) arrested
In april 1991 in Canada Bernardo Mongiovi (the son of Nino) and Miguel Morett get arrested.

Siracusa triple murdercase Sanbasile, Motta and Catalano
10 April 1991 the capo Salvatore Sanbasile (28) and his men Salvatore Motta (26) and Cirino Catalano (24) were shot to death they had worked for the boss Sebastiano Nardo who was supported by Santapaola the boss from Catania who muscled himself into Siracusa.

Murdercase Giovanni Barba
12 april 1991 the stidari killed mafioso Giovanni Barba

Alcamo murdercase Fiordilino
17 April 1991 Salvatore Fiordilino (45) gets killed several hours after Pietro Interdonato got wounded in an ambush in Alcamo.

Alcamo murdercases Domenico and Leonardo Ferrantelli
22 April 1991 Domenico (45) and his son Leonardo Ferrantelli (23) get killed. For the double killing and for the triple killing got Giuseppe Agrigento, Simone Benenati, Salvatore Madonia, Salvatore Riina and Antonino Alcamo lifesentences. Pentito Giovanni Brusca got 14 years. Spoken free were Agostino Lentini and Biagio Montalbano. It is the war the Corleonesi waged against the Alcamo faction that supported gaetano badalamenti.

25 April 1991 there is an ambush at Girolamo Calandrino (43) and Rosario Parrino who stay unharmed.

murdercase Gandolfo Smiraglia
25 april 1991 the stidari killed mafioso Gandolfo Smiraglia

Agrigento murdercase Antonino Corso
28 April 1991 Antonino Corso (23) in Agrigento gets shot to death, he had been arrested several days before as a suspect for the murder of Francesco Privitera.

Mazzarino (Cl) double murdercase Paolo Sanfilippo (Mazzarino stidda boss) and Gueli
Paolo Sanfilippo and Calogero Gueli were killed in Mazzarino on 30 april 1991. Police arrested in operation “Mosaico” 16 july 2002 as suspects of the string of murders Luigi La Cognata (38); Rocco Ferrigno (40), Francesco La Rocca (64) and Giuseppe Tasca (30). Paolo Sanfilippo’s son Calogero Sanfilippo became the new mazzarino stidde boss

Tortorici double murdercase Belligambi and Buzzone (Messina)
2 May 1991 were in Tortorici killed the shepards Antonio Biagio Foti Belligambi and Sebastiano Montagno Buzzone. In the ambush was also wounded the young Giuseppe Arcodia Pignatello

Palma di Montechiaro (Ag) murdercases Allegro and Lombardo
2 may 1991 Pietro's nephew Carmelo Allegro (29) and Giovanni Lombardo (35) get killed by the Corleonesi.

Caprileone murdercase Facciale (Messina)
6 May 1991 was in Caprileone the wrong person , young Biagio Lombardo Facciale killed, originally from Tortorici.

Porto Empedocle (Ag) murdercases Iocolano and Albanese
7 May 1991 in Porte Empedocle Antonino Iocolano (Iacolino) and his friend the boss Salvatore Albanese (59) get killed by the stidari (the latest his son is Dino ,31).

Tortorici murdercase Bivacqua (Messina)
10 May 1991 was in Tortorici building contractor Rosario Bivacqua killed, he was the brother of Sergio who was killed in january.

Murdercase Francesco Castelluccio
Francesco Castelluccio was 17 may 1991 kidnapped, tortured and stangled, his body was found back but had been burned. Castelluccio was suspected of the murder of Andrea Modesto who had been killed 7 october 1989. Pentito Giovanni Brusca confessed the murders and got 13 years for them and thanks to his testimony Monreale capomafia Giuseppe Balsano, Leoluca Bagarella and Simone Benenati (from Alcamo) got lifesentences for the 3 murders.

Murdercase Favara capomafia Gioacchino Capodici
18 may 1991 the Stidari killed Favara capomafia Gioacchino Capodici. Giovanni Gandolfo from favara had provided the car for the killers. Gioacchino Capodici (mandamento Favara)

Castellammare, Magaddino Minore families
24 May 1991 Mario Schillaci (45) gets arrested in Venezuela with 621 kgs coke, the same time in Miami Rosetta Magaddino (41) from Castellammare of the Minore cosca gets arrested.

Bagnara (Messina)
25 May 1991 was near Bagnara Francesco Crea (41) killed.

Murdercase Antonino Marchetta (Messina)
25 May 1991 was Antonino Marchetta killed, he was the brother of Giovanni and Antonio Marchetta and uncle of Elio. The victim had been placed in freedom after the accusation for the murder of professor Giambo and the tried homicide of Benedetto Benenati

Milazzo murdercase Giuseppe Milazzo (Messina)
26 May 1991 was in Milazzo then Giuseppe Milazzo stabbed to death.

Corleone triple murdercase
In june 1991 were near Corleone the forest guards Stefano Siracusa, Domenico Parisi and Gaspare Palmieri killed. For the double killing and for the triple killing got Giuseppe Agrigento, Simone Benenati, Salvatore Madonia, Salvatore Riina and Antonino Alcamo lifesentences. Pentito Giovanni Brusca got 14 years. Spoken free were Agostino Lentini and Biagio Montalbano. It is the war the Corleonesi waged against the Alcamo faction that supported gaetano badalamenti.

3 june 1991 was in Africo a meeting in the home of Rocco Morabito (44) which was disturbed by police, they arrest Rocco Morabito (21), Pasquale Morabito (37), Bonaventura Maviglia (19), Santo Palamara (24) and M.F. (17). They were preparing an ambush at a member of the Mollica cosca.

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Messina university professor Giuseppe Longo
the kidnapped Giuseppe Longo organizes a banquet in Africo in a restaurant owned by Stefano Sergi. It is 11 june 1991 and the Police headquarters of Reggio Calabria posts for the occasion a surveillance team: they identify from Barcelona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina) the brothers Giuseppe and Salvatore Gullotti, Antonino Ofria (deceased later in a traffic incident in March ' 93), Mario Calderone (driver of the lawyer Santalco) and Mario Milici, the conveyor of meat operating in the slaughterhouse of Sant' Andrea, he had ties with Calderone, who was killed 19 August in Longano. At the same table sat the calabrians Salvatore Favasulli and Rocco Morabito, the brother of Leo and Giovanni, indicated by pentito Claudio Pansera, as affiliated to the clan of Giuseppe Morabito ' Tiradritto'. Stopped by the agents to identify themselves Longo is introduced as the former kidnap victim and asks that his friends from Barcelona can go. Later were the university professor and Pippo Gullotti denounced for insult and threats to public officials.

Agrigento murdercase Pullara
16 June 1991 Salvatore Pullera gets killed in Agrigento.

Campobello di Licata (Ag) murdercase of local capomafia Vincenzo Falsone and son
24 June 1991 were Vincenzo Falsone (60) and his son Angelo (32) in Campobello di Licata killed by the stidde Giuseppe Croce Benvenuto from Palma di Montechiaro and Giovanni Avarello from Canicatti. The Falsone family were Corleonesi supporters and Vincenzo Falsone’s son Giuseppe falsone becomes the new boss.

Racalmuto (Ag) boss and Corleonesi supporter Luigi Cino killed
24 June 1991 the Corleonesi supporter Luigi Cino (61) gets killed by the stidde and also were killed Salvatore Gagliardo and Diego Di Gati, the brother of the fugitive Maurizio Di Gati.

Il Delitto Guazzelli

La ricostruzione di gran parte degli omicidi di mafia commessi in provincia di Agrigento tra il 90 ed il 95 attraverso le dichiarazioni rese ai magistrati dal collaboratore empedoclino Alfonso Falzone. Dopo il tentato omicidio di Gaetano Farruggia, Falzone partecipò all'omicidio di Antonino Di Salvo, colpito il 17 dicembre del 91 lungo la strada Realmonte - Porto Empedocle e deceduto a Roma dopo più di due mesi di agonia. Nel frattempo, la stidda compì quella che è conosciuta come la prima strage di Racalmuto (in cui muoiono, tra gli altri, Luigi Cino, rappresentane mafioso di quel centro, e gli affiliati Diego Di Gati e Salvatore Gagliardo) e numerosi omicidi tra cui quello particolarmente rilevante di Salvatore Gioia, subentrato a Giuseppe Di Caro all'apice della provincia agrigentina. A questi delitti cosa nostra rispose con l'uccisione di Giuseppe Sola e Antonio Caravasso, entrambi della stidda di Racalmuto, di Giuseppe Barba a Favara e di Diego Ingaglio a Naro. Omicidio di Antonino Di Salvo, avvenuto lungo la strada Realmonte - Poto Empedocle il 17 dicembre del 91: "la soppressione di Antonino Di Salvo fu decisa da Salvatore Fragapane. Un giorno ci trovammo nella sua tenuta a Santa Elisabetta io, Giuseppe Focoso e, se non mi sbaglio, anche Salvatore Castronovo. Fragapane ci disse che Antonino Di Salvo, Panarisi e Neri, tutti di Realmonte, con il loro traffico di stupefacenti disturbavano troppo in quanto in quel paese vi era troppo movimento da parte delle forze dell'ordine, anche Focoso, che è di Realmonte, aveva notato eccessivi controlli. Fragapane, pertanto, impartì l'ordine di sopprimere Di Salvo oppure uno degli altri personaggi che ho menzionato i quali trafficavano in droga con lui. Né di Salvo né gli altri menzionati trafficanti appartenevano ad alcuna organizzazione mafiosa; solo il più importante fra loro era Panarisi che era imparentato con gli omonimi mafiosi di rubata, la stesso Castronovo prese accordi con Giuseppe Fanara sulle modalità esecutive e mi comunicarono il giorno in cui l'omicidio doveva essere commesso. Io avvertì Gerlando Messina il giorno stesso del delitto.Lo vidi di mattina e lo invitai a recarsi quella stessa sera, intorno alle 9.30, nel luogo designato per l'appuntamento, in una strada di accesso a Realmonte sita sul lato monte rispetto al paese. Io mi diedi appuntamento con Giulio Albanese che venne a prendermi con la sua Fiat Uno di colori grigio o bianco targata AG. Insieme a lui, a bordo di tale auto, effettuammo dei giri al fine di avvistare Di Salvo. Anche Fanara, Castronovo e Messina giravano allo stesso scopo a bordo dell'auto rubata. Ad un certo punto io e Albanese avvistammo l'auto di Di Salvo, una Fiat Croma posteggiata acconto la sola biliardi sita di fronte la caserma dei carabinieri.

Murdercase Antonino Taiella
26 june 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Antonino Taiella

murdercase Ignazio Orlando
27 june 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Ignazio Orlando

29 June 1991 were Giuseppe Barbaro, Domenico Barbaro, his sons Antonio and Saverio, Francesco Barbaro, their familymember Salvatore Romeo, Giuseppe and Bruno Trimboli found guilty of the kidnappings of Casella, Celadon, Fiora and Claudio Marzocco. They were the Barbaro-Perre cosca.

29 June 1991 in Milan Giuseppe Intelligenza (43) and Rocco Mammoliti (36), the son of Giuseppe, get arrested with 300 grams of heroine in the borough Quarto Oggiaro. Giuseppe Strangio is the son in law of Rocco Mammoliti. Sebastiano Mammoliti is a big drugdealer for Saverio Morabito.

In july 1991 stood Giacomo Zagari, Luigi Angioi and Vincenzo Bruzzese on trial as the bosses who ordered the kidnapping of de Dellea (gone wrong one??). Giacomo's son Antonio had given the tip to police.

10 July 1991 baron Antonio Carlo Cardopatri (53) get killed by Salvatore La Rosa a man of Saverio Mammoliti.

10 Juli 1991were Pietro D'Amico (42) from Palermo and Domenico Trimboli (28) from Plati arrested with 10 kgs of heroin they worked for the Matranga brothers with the also arrested Giovanni Pastorello (32).

Porto Empedocle (Ag) murdercase Angelo Ficarra
17 July 1991 the stidari killed mafioso Angelo Ficarra . Libertino Cozzo Vasile (16) had in 1991 with other killers Angelo Ficarra killed.

Porto Empedocle (Ag) murdercases Ficarra
In 1991 were in Porto Empedocle (Ag) within a week of eachother the brothers Angelo and Alberto Ficarra from Porto Empedocle (Ag) killed in the war between the Stidda and Cosa nostra. Later got lifesentences for the murders, the stidda Antonio and Orazio Paolello from Gela (Caltanisetta) and Salvatore and Giuseppe Grassonelli from Porto Empedocle. They got convicted thanks to pentito Simone Iannì, who had been 15 when he was part of the killersquad who did the murders, probably were also killers Giacomo Traina and Vincenzo Morreale.

Santa Lucia “lupara Bianca” case Giunta (Messina)
18 July 1991 disappears in Santa Lucia (victim of a lupara bianca) Giuseppe Giunta, affiliate of the Chiofalo clan.

Barcellona murdercase Salvatore Caravello (Messina)
18 July 1991 the Chiofalo clan killed in Barcellona the butcher Salvatore Caravello, trustee of Giuseppe Trifiro.

19 July 1991 was in Patti the lawyer Francesco Ricciardi shot in both legs, curator of the bankrupt Wagi Italia and Edil Giuffrè.

Tusa murdercase Antonino Franco (Messina)
23 July 1991 was in Tusa in his car Antonino Franco killed.

Murdercase Racalmuto capomafia Luigi Cino and his men
23 july 1991 the stidari killed the mafiosi Diego Di Gati, Luigi Cino and Salvatore Gagliardo. It became known as the premier bloodbath off Racalmuto??????????????????????????????????????????

Porto Empedocle (Ag) murdercase Alberto Ficarra
25 July 1991 the stidari killed mafioso Alberto Ficarra

Brancaccio capomafia Giuseppe "Pino" Savoca replaced (Palermo borough)
26 July 1991 in Palermo Giuseppe Savoca (30) and his son Andrea (4) get shot to death, his wife Diana Seggio (her brother is Lorenzo) and son Massimiliano get wounded. Several days before Giuseppe`s brother Salvatore (27) had disapppeared. They are nephews of Pino and Vincenzo Savoca (60) who got convicted at the mammothtrial. Giuseppe got killed in front of the Tinnirello home where also was the attack at Contorno. The Savocas had supported Bontate but changed sides during the war. Riina replaces them by the Graviano brothers.
Brancaccio capomafia Benedetto Graviano

Terme Vigliatore double murdercase Cambria and Chiofalo (Messina province)
28 july 1991 in Terme Vigliatore Maurizio Cambria (20) and Lorenzo Chiofalo (19) were killed, the last is the son of the imprisoned Pino Chiofalo the boss of Barcellona.

Pentito Domenico Farina testimony
Domenico Farina (affiliated with the Santapaola clan) testified that 1 august 1991 in a villa of the Mollica family in Africo was a meeting attended by Farina himself, “Mimmo” Condello from Archi, Domenico Alvaro, “Peppe” Morabito, “Toto” Riina and Pietro Aglieri. There the sicilian and calabrian bosses decided to murder judge Antonio Scopelliti.

Porto Empedocle (Ag) murdercase Antonio “Ficarra”
6 august 1991 the stidari kill mafioso Antonio Canicatti “Ficarra”

Barcellona triple murdercase Genovese, Bonanzinga and a “John Doe” (Messina)
7 August 1991 were in Barcellona the bodies of Nicola Genovese, Alfio Bonanzinga and a third unidentified man found, they had been killed at the end of novembre 1990.

Raffadali (Ag) double murdercase Cuffaro and Di carlo
12 August 1991 in Raffadali the capo Alfonso Cuffaro (52) and his wife Rosa Di Carlo (44) get killed and that year there have been till then 48 murders, Cuffaro's boss had been Amedeo Gentile.

In 1991 Mauro Giallombardo followed up Cornelio Brandini (20 years secretary of Craxi) as secretary of Craxi, Brandini had several million dolars in Swiss franks and Austrian schillings (briberies for Craxi) depossited at an account of the Swiss town Chiasso. The account was in the name of Giorgio Tradati (the childhoodfriend of Craxi) he watched 10 years Craxi`s secret foreign accounts. Craxi`s briberies were laundered by the playboy Maurizio Raggio and the Mexican financer Arturo Martinez Aguilar. They were hiding in Latin America while Craxi fled to Tunesia. The 2 launderers send at orders of Craxi, 7 million dollars to the AMRO bank in Amsterdam and 15 million Swiss franks to a bank in Geneve. Giallombardo is a keyfigure in the Agusta case and was later arrested because of the Agusta scandal and the Enimont affaire of Sergio Cusani, he had millions of guilders laundered via Luxembourg, the secretairies watched the moneystream.

Partanna Mondello capomafia Gaspare Mutolo arrested
Gaspare Mutolo (52) the boss of Partanna Mondello was arrested in august 1991 and had been Riina's chauffeur.

Murdercase Canicatti capomafia Salvatore Gioia "Totò l’americanu"
28 august 1991 the stidari kill Canicatti capomafia Salvatore Gioia "Totò l’americanu". Gioia disappears with his friend Francesco Rinaldo.

The stidde also kill then the important Favara capomafia Gioacchino Capodici and Canicatti capomafia Salvatore Gioia "Totò l’americanu" after which Riina appoints Simone Capizzi “Peppe” and Salvatore Di Gangi as provincial heads with Giuseppe Di Caro’s son Antonio Di Caro.

Murdercase Giuseppa Caliri (Messina)
31 August 1991 was Attilio Saporita wounded, he was reputed close to the Chiofalo clan. In the attack they killed Giuseppa Caliri, the mother of Saporita.

murdercase Antonino Mirabile (Messina)
5 September 1991 was Antonino Mirabile killed, a small businessman, reputed to be close with the Chiofalo clan and having relationships with the days before wounded Attilio Saporita.

Racalmuto (Ag)
7 September 1991 in Racalmuto stiddari Giuseppe Sole (63) was killed by the Corleonesi, he is family of Alfonso Sole.

Milan (Plati cosca)
1 October 1991 police arrest in Milan a nephew of Rocco and Antonio Papalia and a brother in law of Antonio Barbaro.

Murdercase Antonio Caravasso
5 october 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Antonio Caravasso

Barcellona (Messina)
6 October 1991was in Barcellona the car of Fisos-Cisl employee Franco Salvo damaged by gunfire , they want to intmidate him because he went about jobs.

Bovalino (San luca cosca)
10 October 1991 was in Bovalino the stickupman Francesco Strangio (18) from San Luca shot dead by Nicola Meduri.

Murdercase Roccella capomafia Filippo Quartararo
In 1991 was capomafia Filippo Quartararo killed by Francesco Tagliavia and Francesco Giuliano (from the Graviano cosca of Brancaccio). capomafia Filippo Quartararo had done a swindle in 1990 with Giovanni Sucato (killed in 1996). The Graviano brothers also had 3 other conspirators of Sucato killed before they also killed him. mentre tra il novembre del \'91 e il marzo del \'92 erano stati uccisi 3 suoi collaboratori.

Murdercase former policeman Serafino Ogliastro
Former policeman Serafino Ogliastro disappeared 12 october 1991. pentito Salvatore Grigoli got 15 years for the murder and the others indicted thanks to his testimony like Giuseppe Graviano, Nino Mangano and 3 others (Cristoforo “Fifetto” Cannella) were spoken free. According to pentito Salvatore Grigoli had the Graviano brothers been afraid that former policeman Serafino Ogliastro knew who had killed Filippo Quartararo (he had swindled people with Giovanni Sucato).

I giudici hanno condannato all' ergastolo i boss Giuseppe Graviano e Gaspare Spatuzza, assolvendo Giuseppe Arnone, Benedetto Graviano e Cristoforo “Fifetto” Cannella. Quest' ultimi due erano stati accusati da Grigoli di aver fatto parte del commando che uccise il 12 ottobre del '91 l' ex poliziotto Serafino Ogliastro, coinvolto nell' affare Sucato, definito il 'mago dei soldì di Palermo.

Murdercase Salvatore Lombardo Salvato
19 october 1991 the stidari killed mafioso Salvatore Lombardo Salvato

murdercase Luigi Collura
23 october 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Luigi Collura

Rome arrests
24 October 1991 police confiscated in Rome the nightclubs "Jackie O" and "La Clef" because they were used to maunder money. Police arrest the brothers Salvatore (34) and Francesco Nicitra (31) from Palma di Montechiaro.

Murdercase Santo Sanguine
25 october 1991 mafioso Santo Sanguine gets killed by the stidari

Catania arrests
28 October 1991 police arrested in Catania Salvatore Ferrera (28) and Alberto Cilona for international coke and heroin smuggling. Cilona controlled the cokesmuggle between Catania and Northern Italy. Also were arrested the brothers Leonardo (37) and Pietro Feroce (34) members of Brusca`s cosca and in Rome was arrested Beatrice Iannozzi the owner of "Jackie O".

Milan (Plati cosca)
28 October 1991 in Milan Pasquale De Marco (33) and Saverio Pangallo (31) from Plati get killed.

Milan arrests
In october 1991 were Lottusi and Aldo Madonia in Milan arrested.

Capo d’Orlando (Messina)
29 October 1991 was in Capo d’Orlando an attack against Francesco Cannizzo (31) which became paralized because of the attack. Francesco Cannizzo had worked for Antonio Bontempo, his brother Carmelo Cannizzo (28) had been spoken free at the trial.

Terme Vigliatore double murdercasecapomafia Giuseppe Trifiro and Micale (Messina)
30 October 1991 was in Terme Vigliatore the old capomafia Giuseppe Trifiro and Domenico Micale from Barcellona killed.

Alcamo, Greco cosca arrests
3 November 1991 police in Alcamo arrest 12 men of the Greco cosca for 12 killings, Lorenzo (59) Greco and his son Domenico Greco (33), Vito Baglio (23), Francesco (21) and Benedetto Filippi (24), Filippo (20) and Matteo Pirrone (48), Gaspare Lombardo (21), Leonardo Vitale and Giovanbattista Badalamenti (36) a nephew of Gaetano. Till then the war in Alcamo had 24 killings.

Caronia Marina murdercase Vincenzo Giordano (Messina)
8 November 1991 was in Caronia Marina the service station attendant of Santo Stefano di Camastra, the man Vincenzo Giordano killed. holder of the local station of service IP

murdercase Angelo Montanti
9 november 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Angelo Montanti

Cursoti boss Santo Mazzei
Santo Mazzei was the boss of the Cursoti since november 1991.

Rome borough Magliana
18 November 1991 was Magliana man Claudio Sicilia “il Vesuviano” killed, he had become a pentito in the 80ties and had also worked with camorra boss Cutolo.

Bovalino (San luca cosca)
29 November 1991 the holdupmen take revenge for Strangio and shot at Meduri's brothers Antonio and Giovanni who were wounded while their uncle was killed.

Portorosa murdercase Antonino Grasso (Messina)
1 December 1991 was in the back of discotheque “Pine Apple” ini Portorosa the criminal from Barcellona Antonino Grasso killed, he was the son of Giuseppe Grasso killed in 1987. The victim had endured a sentence for a holdup in Novara di Sicilia in december 1988.

3 December 1991 were in Rome Leonardo Nobili (37), his girlfriend Laura Concetto and Maurizio Corvinci (Caringi) in a house killed.

Mazzarino murdercase Marco Oteri
9 December 1991 was in Mazzarino (Rg) severely wounded Marco Oteri, police find out that he was killed with the same weapon that killed the month before Vincenzo Giordano.

Murdercase Antonio Di Salvo
16 december 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Antonio Di Salvo

Milazzo (Messina)
21 December 1991 there is an attack agaisnt the former plant Montecatini in Milazzo which was now the property of a well known local criminal.

Double murdercase Restivo Pantalone
24 december 1991 the corleonesi killed the stiddari Giovanni Restivo Pantalone and Salvatore ??? Restivo Pantalone???

Fondachelli Fantina (Messina)
25 December 1991 was during a holdup in a bar in Fondachelli Fantina severely wounded the manager Antonino Formica.

Aruba connection
In december 1991 was the Aruban Jozef Arends in Florida arrested for drugssmuggling he worked for the La Costa cartel from Colombia who is the biggest cocainegroup next to the Medellin and Cali cartels and works very closely with the Cali cartel while the La Costa boss is the Aruban Randolph D Habibe.

Pasquale Santo Morabito from Africo
The police of Verona heared on phonetaps at the end of december 1991 several conversations of 2 Sicilian drugdealers who talk about a next meeting in the future after the meeting in Zurich. Police find with one of them a document from which it became clear that billions of rubles were transported via Swiss and Italy to Miami. About the same time italian police found out that in Rome was a truck full of rubbles, police arrest Lodovica Bahl the daughter of the Calabrian boss Pasquale Santo Morabito from Africo who lives in Catania under the protection of Santapaola. She had been preparing the sale of the rubles. 21 December were Morabito's 70 billion rubbles sold for 4,6 billion dollars to the Lebanese Djiyad Annan. The next day indicted a judge Geneve 5 men under whom the german Andreas Behrens (who had also laundered money for Pablo Escobar), a Colombian and 3 Argentinians.

Milazzo (Messina)
30 december 1991 there was a serious attack against the store “Touche” of the messinese trader Luigi Bertino in the center of Milazzo which forces the evacuation of dozens of families that life in the area because of the flames. In an attempt to smother the flames civilian Francesco Andaloro was wounded.

Palma di Montechiaro (Ag)
31 december 1991 in Palma there is an ambush and Felice Allegro (61) and Giuseppe (Salvatore?? Salvato??) Alotto (30) get killed, Allegro's nephew Ignazio (39) and his son Felice (9), their nephews Angelo (34) and gioacchino Castronovo (38), Pasquale Bordino (27), Calogero Martinello (37) and Francesco Vinci get wounded. A bodyguard kills Salvatore Caniolo (20) of the Ianni-Iocolano cosca from the neighbour province town Gela. The other killers are Gioacchino Schembri (32), Gioacchino Calafato, Gaspare and Ignazio Incardona and they go to Germany. 1 Januari 1992 the minor Orazio from Gela and others burst into a bar in Palma di Montechiaro and after the shooting there are 3 dead man.

San Cataldo (Cl) murdercase capomafia Luigi Cali
In 1991 or 1992 was the Corleonesi supporter and old capomafia of San Cataldo (Cl) Luigi Cali killed by the Stidde in San Cataldo.
San Cataldo capomafia Leonardo Messina.

San Cataldo (Cl) murdercase Salvatore Salerno
3 januari 1992 in San Cataldo (Messina's town) Salvatore Salerno (18) was killed by Giuseppe Tramontana and Vincenzo Scalzo, Scalzo’s niece Daniela Scalzo (22) is married with Tramontana.

Agrigento murdercase Stefano Radosta
4 Januari 1992 in Agrigento the boss Stefano Radosta gets killed.

Barcellona murdercase Rotella (Messina)
4 January 1992 was killed Sergio Rotella, a young drugpusher in the quarter San Giovanni in Barcellona for drugboss Sottile, severly wounded was Umberto Benedice

Barcellona murdercase Angelo La Rocca (Messina)
7 January 1992 was Angelo La Rocca killed, an emerging young drugpusher in Barcellona. The same day disappeared in Longano as victim of a lupara bianca the man Bruno Abbate

Bruxelles, Belgium (Caltanissetta province diaspora)
7 Januari 1992 in Brussels police arrest Elio Anzalone, Aldo Cardazzone and Maurizio Amico with 10 other men they come from Caltanissetta and San Cataldo and were part of Messina`s cokeline.

Canicattini Bagni (Sr) murdercase Salvatore Navarra
10 January 1992 was Salvatore Navarra killed in Canicattini Bagni. In the killerteam were Concetto Aparo, Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Antonino Roccasalva, Antonino Sudato, Carmelo Terranova, Antonino Trigila and Angelo Vassallo. Aparo and Trigila had ordered the murder. Navarra was close with the Urso Bottaro clan.

Alcamo murdercases Mario Di Giorgio and Rosario Dulcetta (Trapani province)
11 Januari 1992 in Alcamo Mario Di Giorgio (30) and Rosario Dulcetta (29) get killed.

Zia Lisa (Catania) meeting
Maurizio Avola later testified he had attended a meeting in 1992 in the area “Zia Lisa” in Catania, where he saw Santo Mazzei and Benedetto Santapaola in a house rented from Enzo Aiello. At the meeting Santo Mazzei was accompanied by several Palermitan mafioso. Avola was sure of Brusca, Gioè, Bagarella and probably La Barbera. Avola didn’t know the palermitan mafioso but was later introduced to them by Marcello D’Agata. At that moment Mazzei had already been made by the Palermo mafioso then. Mazzei was accompanied by the palermitans to Catania to be introduced now to Santapaola as a newly made mafioso. Before Mazzei had been part of the Cursoti who were santapaola’s enemies. On this occasion it was decided that the Cursoti would watch their area (San Cristoforo??) with the local mafiosi Di Leo, Fichera and Battaglia. D’Agata told Avola that Mazzei had met in prison Luciano Leggio, who had recommend him to his corleonesi.

Riina visits the Marsala and Mazara del Vallo cosche
In early 1992 Salvatore Riina attended a lunch with the Mafia families of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, to organize a counteraction against a rival criminal organization, the Marsala Stidda, led by Carlo Zichittella and Leonardo Canino. The lunch led to a dozen murders, some involving automatic weapons, in broad daylight in the center of Marsala.

Murdercase Giovanni Mangiavillano
14 january 1992 the stidde kill mafioso Giovanni Mangiavillano

Palma di Montechiaro murdercase Croce (Agrigento province)
19 Januari 1992 Onolfo Croce (71) get killed by stidde, his wife Paola Allegro (72) gets severely wounded, she is the sister of Felice and Rosario, and Ignazio was their son.

Barcellona double murdercase Pirri and Accetta (Messina)
20 January 1992 were at the cemetery of Barcellona slaughtered the mafiosi Giuseppe Pirri (30) and Antonio Nunzio Accetta (23) who were accused of stealing a party of heroin, they were friends of Rotella and belonged to the cosca of Sottile.

Ravanusa (Ag) murdercase Calogero Zagarrio
28 January 1992 was in Ravanusa Calogero Zagarrio killed later got lifesentences for this: Giuseppe Madonia, Nunzio Emmanuello, Carmelo Tasca and Giovanni Passaro. Against pentito Calogero Rinaldi the former capomafia of San Cataldo was asked 6 years. For this murder was also asked 4 years for Calogero Di Carlo from Ravanusa.

Firenze (Gela diaspora)
5 Februari 1992 in Firenze 31 dealers get arrested they worked for Madonia under them Alessandra Baronti (21), her friend the boss Giuseppe Biundo (26) from Gela, the Palermitan Giuseppe Nuccio, Salvatore Trubia and the brothers Ignazio, Raimondo and Biagio Romano from Gela.

Nebrodi di Sant Agata Militello (Messina)
16 February 1992 a bomb exploded in fornt of the museum of Nebrodi di Sant’Agata Militello

Pachino (Sr) murdercase capomafia Salvatore Giuliano
26 February 1992 was Salvatore Giuliano killed in Pachino. In the killerteam were Ciro Fisicaro, Giuseppe Giampapa, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Filandelfo Ruggeri, Martino Rustico, Alfio Sambasile and Corrado Trigila. Giuliano was a cardealer and capocosca of the clan that was supported by Cursoti .. and they waged war with the clans supported by Santapaola in Siracusa province.

Tortorici (Messina)
27 February 1992 a bomb exploded in front of the police station in Tortorici. The building was seriously damaged

murdercase Giuseppe Vella
10 march 1992 kill the stidde the mafioso Giuseppe Vella

murdercase Giuseppe Alaimo
12 march 1992 the stidde kill mafioso Giuseppe Alaimo

Barcellona double “lupara bianca” case (Messina)
17 march 1992 disappeared in Barcellona the young Filippo Alesci and Rosario Chillemi.

operation ‘Mare Nostrum 2’
To the weapontrafficking clan (radioactive material) belonged also Paolo Cipriano who lives in Piraino (origianlly from Patti). In 1992 was Paolo Cipriano arrested in operation `Nostrum Sea 2' he was accused of hiding the weapons that were used in the failed attack at Carmelo Pagano from Terme Vigliatore in 1987. Paolo Cipriano was the nephew of Brolo boss Giuseppe Cipriano and Paolo would have attended 2 meetings between the uranium sellers and the buyers. Centers of the negotiations were the railway station of Garden-Naxos and a caffé in Patti. Paolo Cipriano had close ties with the Santapaola clan.

31 Maart 1992 worden in Via Fuggia in Milaan de heroine handelaar Francesco Calaresu (42) en de Turkse heroinedistalleur Demirtas Fharettin in hun auto doorzeefd. Calaresu wordt door zijn eigen organisatie bestrafd die staat onder leiding van Turkuresin maar waar o.a Italianen, Turken, Duitsers, Joegoslaven en Libanezen lid zijn. 14 April worden in Monza bij Milaan de Calabrese broers Salvatore (31) en Antonio Sansalone (36) gearresteerd, zij hebben banden met S.P. Morabito en de in de VS levende Gambino broers.

Partanna (Trapani province)
In march 1992 police arrest another 13 mafiosi thanks to Aiello, Triolo and Atria.

Filippo Malvagna said that he was introduced to Santo Mazzei in 1987 in the jail of Milan, where both were imprisoned. With them was also Matteo Mazzei (the brother of Santo Mazzei "U Carcagnusu"). Until then he had not spoken with Santo Mazzei because Filippo Malvagna was a capo of the Cursoti who are rivals of Mazzei. Just in jail Filippo Malvagna was told by Salvatore Fiorito "Turi Basetta" (a member of the Santapaola group) that his boss had ordered him to put himself "at disposition" of Santo Mazzei “Carcagnusu”. Salvatore Fiorito "Turi Basetta" also said that people on the outside of prison sent money for Mazzei. Salvatore Fiorito "Turi Basetta" also said Mazzei would probably become an inducted mafia member. When Santo Mazzei came free from prison he was made around february, march april 1992. With Santo Mazzei was also made mafioso Girolamo Rannisi, the son in law of Pulvirenti. Filippo Malvagna was told about the induction personally by Girolamo Rannisi and Giuseppe Pulvirenti. They also said Mazzei was made because the palermitans had promoted him strongly. He was told that one of the Mazzei brothers (he didn’t knew Santo or Matteo) had been imprisoned in Bade e Carros prison with Luciano Leggio, who liked him and proposed him as a member. Santo Mazzei was also a good friend of Mazara del Vallo mafioso Giovanni Bastone who was present when Mazzei was inducted. Filippo Malvagna also said Santo mazzei met Gioe and probably La Barbera. Mazzei had also contacted Giacomo Riina in North Italy.

Altofonte meeting at house of santo Di Matteo
San Giuseppe Jato mafioso Giovanni Brusca later testified he met Santo Mazzei in march 1992 in Altofonte, in the house of Mario Santo Di Matteo, here were also Bagarella, Mariano Agate and Salvatore Facella. Salvatore Facella was a made man from Lercara Friddi and lived near Turin testified Brusca, he also said Facella had ties with Trapani mafiosi under whom Giovanni Bastone. Mazzei was not yet inducted as a mafioso then because he was in conflict with Santapaola.

Mazara del Vallo meeting
Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino La Barbera later testified that in 1992 he met Santo Mazzei in a villa in Mazara del Vallo, also there were Riina, Bagarella, Brusca, Matteo Messina Denaro, Vincenzo Sinacori and others. Santo mazzei was not yet inducted as mafioso and was accompanied by Salvatore Facella who is a made man from lercara Friddi but lives in Turin. Santo mazzei is a personal friend of Leoluca Bagarella with whom he had been imprisoned for a long time.

Noto (Sr) murdercase Corrado Caruso
2 April 1992 was Corrado Caruso killed in Noto. In the killerteam were Antonino Campisi, Antonino Trigila, Emanuele Cataneo, Giovanni Marcì. Corrado Caruso was killed because he was close with father and son Andolina who were also killed because they trafficked in drugs as concurrent of the clan.

Solarino (Sr) murdercase Lucio Ciarcia
2 april 1992 disappeared Lucio Ciarcia in Solarino. Later were accused Antonino Trigila, Concetto Aparo, Angelo Vassallo and Salvatore Giangrave. The body was found 7 april 1992 burned in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. He was killed because he was a trustee of the Schiavone clan.

Castoreale disappearance case Mirabile (Messina)
3 April 1992 disappeared in Castroreale Mario Salvatore Mirabile, he was convicted for small delicts.

Murdercase Police commissionair Guazzelli (Agrigento province)
4 April 1992 commissionair Giuliano Guazzelli get killed by the killers from the town Palma Diego Provenzani and Salvatore Di Caro and the from Canicatti coming killers Gioacchino Ri Rocco and Ignazio Alotto, and Massimiliano Migliore (21). The murderweapon for Guazzelli was delivered to the killers by Gaetano Amodeo (born in porto Empedocle and member of the Cattolica Eraclea clan).

Mannheim (Germany) arrests
In april 1992 Gioacchino Schembri, Gioacchino Calafato, Gaspare and Ignazio Incardona get arrested in Mannheim. When police came to arrest them, one of them shot through the door because he thought it were their enemies from sicily, just before he had been shot at by Gaetano Puzzangaro (33).

Murdercase Roberto Amato (Messina)
4 April 1992 was the body of young Roberto Amato found, he had disappeared immediately after the murder of Angelo La Rocca

Pietraperzia (En) murdercase Liborio Miccichè
According to pentito Paolo Severino it were Leonardo Timpanaro and Salvatore Saitta who ordered the murder of Liborio Miccichè, Dc councilmember, which happened 4 april 1992 in Pietraperzia. His murder would start an intern feud in the mafia.

Cassibile (Sr) triple murdercase Salvatore Campailla, Salvatore Carbonaro and Salvatore Barresi
8 april 1992 there is a massacre in Cassibile when they kill Salvatore Campailla, Salvatore Carbonaro and Salvatore Barresi. Accused were later Antonino Trigila, Sebastiano Bologna, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro with Sebastiano Nardo, Concetto Aparo and Antonino dell'Arte, the last 3 got lifesentences. It is the start of a war between the Nardo clan and the clan Di Salvo from Scordia.

Barcellona disappearance case Smecca (Messina)
9 April 1992 disappears in Barcellona Alberto Smecca (15).

Ravanusa (Ag) murdercase Angelo Ciraulo
12 April 1992 was capomafia Angelo Ciraulo in Ravanusa killed. Ciraulo had been a friend of Di Cristina but had changed sides to the corleonesi.

Palma di Montechiaro (Agrigento province)
15 April 1992 the families Allegro, Calafato, Ribisi and Incardona lose many members to arrests, police arrest 14 under whom Grazia Ribisi (46) a sister of the brothers and Nicolo Ribisi (20) a nephew.

Barcellona murdercase Catalfamo (Messina)
17 April 1992 disappears Carmelo Catalfamo. His body was found a month later in the hills around Barcellona.

San Cataldo (Cl) capomafia Leonardo Messina arrested
19 April 1992 were in Caltanissetta Salvatore (65) and Calogero Marciano and Leonardo Messina “Narduzzo” (37) the boss of San Cataldo and the underboss of Giuseppe Madonia arrested. In Nisseno the Marciano brothers are already for months at war since the old boss Calogero Minardo was arrested, the Marciano brothers went into an alliance with Madonia and they were going to kill an enemy. Police arrested them because Messina would soon kill 3 policefunctionairys in Caltanissetta at the orders of La Cupola, he became a pentito after he saw the plea of Rosaria (the widow of agent Vito Schifani who was killed with judge Falcone in Capaci) on tv.

Ambrosiano scandal
In april 1992 were 33 suspects in the Ambrosiano scandal convicted under whom Licio Gelli.

Fabiola Moretti had been married with Danilo Abbruciati and after his death she had remarried Franco Mazza who was killed in 1992 in Primavalle.

21 April 1992 was in Locri politician Bruno Iafrida (54) shot dead.

22 April 1992 mafia member Paolo Borsellino (32) gets killed near Agrigento.

25 April 1992 Girolamo Sergi (61) and his son Giuseppe (23) get killed (in 1982 an other son of Girolamo was killed and he was a suspect in the kidnapping of Tullio Fattorusso).

4 May 1992 Vincenzo Avanzato (29) was killed in Caltanissetta, his brother Salvatore (31) was wounded.

Alcamo, Filippo Rimi arrested (Trapani province)
4 May 1992 Filippo Rimi gets arrested he is the father of the killed Leonardo who was the fiancee of Giusy Di Trapani a daughter of “Ciccio” Di Trapani a capo from Cinisi.

Ispica (Rg) murdercase Salvatore Garrone
6 May 1992 was Salvatore Garrone killed in Ispica. Later were indicted Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Maurizio Ruscica, Martino Rustico, Antonino and Corrado Trigila and Giuseppe Di Giorgio, the last 3 had ordered the murder. Garrone, a former carabiniere with pension, he had opened a benzeen station and was a concurrent of the stations in Rosolini, Noto and Pachino, the owners of those stations had complained to the cosca who they paid “pizzo”. The clan then decided to kill the concurrent.

Brolo “lupara bianca” case (Messina)
8 May 1992 disappears in Brolo as victim of a lupara bianca the calabrian Fabio Cozzupoli, probably because he had stolen a car from the firm “Vinci”. His body was found 4 months later on a hill near Montalbano Elicona

Partanna (Trapani province)
8 May 1992 politician Vincenzo Culicchia (60) gets accused by widow Piera Aiello of being a member of the Accardo cosca. Accardo’s son in law Rosario Cascio was sought for operation Belice.

Rome, Magliana
8 May 1992 were for 100 billion lire of cars buildings and other assets confiscated from the Magliana boss Giuseppe De Tommasi (55) and his capos Mario Mangano, Alessio Monselles (49) and Luciano Stramaglia. 10 June was the power of the Magliana group broken with the arrests of Giuseppe De Tommasi (the leader), Eugenio Serafini the owner of "Jackie O" and "La Clef" (he came from Palma di montechiaro), Bruno Pietrangeli (51) owner of Leon D'Oro, Roberto Roberti (29) the son in law of De Tommasi, Pancrazio Bizzoni (53) and Antonio Mirko Koustorim (from Sardinia).

Messina murdercase Calaciura
15 may 1992 in Messina former mayor Palmiro Calogero Calaciura (45) from Cesaro was killed because he wanted to be elected against the will of the families.

Messina murdercase Casella
17 May 1992 Natale Casella (24) was killed and Rosario Lagana (20) wounded in Messina. The same year Sebastiano Ferrara ordered the murder of Giuseppe Vento in Messina the righthand of the boss Sarino Letterio Rizzo.

Falcone was blown up 23 may 1992..

Belgium diaspora Niscemi (Cl)
27 May 1992 in Luik Lorenzo Di Benedetto gets arrested and 2 days later Francesco Di Pasquale, before police had found the service revolver of a former collegue of former police man Richard Taxquet, he also knows former prison guard Pino Di Mauro. Those two are part of a gang that was led by Mauro De Santis who lives in La Louviere and his gang came from the area of the Modeo brothers of the SCU who brought in heroin with the Russo cosca in Taranto.

Germany (Palma stidde Puzzangaro)
28 May 1992 Gaetano Puzzangaro (33) was arrested in Germany.

pentito Salvatore Dominante (Cl)
30 May 1992 police arrest 54 men in Caltagirone, Caltanissetta, Gela and Niscemi thanks to pentito Salvatore Dominante (24), most are members of the Russo cosca.

1 June 1992 the Corleonesi killed mafioso Francesco Agro

In june 1992 were the brothers Francesco, Antonio, Giovanni and Domenico Morabito arrested.

Barrafranca (En) murdercase Salvatore Saitta
25 June 1992 was in Barrafranca then Salvatore Saitta killed. In the house of Leonardo they decided to murder the lawyer Raffaele Bevilacqua. Leonardo also ordered the murder of Michelangelo Cammarata, who had hidden fugitives who were close with killed Miccichè.

Siracusa murdercase capomafia Agostino Urso
28 June 1992 in Siracusa the boss Agostino Urso was shot to death at the orders of Nardo.

San Cataldo (Cl) capomafia Leonardo Messina pentito
30 June 1992 testified pentito Leonardo messina before judge Borsellino which will lead to the arrests of operation “Leopardo”.

Judge Borsellino in Germany
Beginning july 1992 judge Borsellino talks in Germany with the cokedealer Heico Kschinna who betrays the killers Schembri, Calafato and Incardona, and Schembri becomes a pentito.

Paceco murdercase capomafia Vincenzo Milazzo
In july 1992 Riina let his men torture and question Vincenzo Milazzo with his girlfriend Antonella Bonomo (23) and then his men kill them, Bagarella was the leader of the killer team in which participated Giovanni Brusca, Giuseppe La Barbera, Antonino Gioe, Francesco Denaro and Gioacchino Calabro. Riina had his men kill them because Milazzo didn't exterminate in Alcamo the cosca of Carlo Greco. Vincenzo Milazzo had lost earlier his brother Paolo who got killed in a firefight with police. Girolamo Calandrino and Baldassare Maltere were men of Vincenzo Milazzo in Alcamo.

Africo double murdercase Domenico Palamara and Giovanni Palamara
8 July 1992 were Domenico Palamara (20) and his uncle Giovanni (43) killed while their nephew Rocco Morabito was wounded. In the vendetta with the Mollica cosca had till then about 40 people been killed.

Tortorici (Messina province)
Till july 1992 there have been in Tortorici 10 killings and 6 disappearings in the war between the Galati-Giordano and the Bontempo Scavo cosca who ruled the town.

Pachino (Sr) murdercase Cianchino Francesco
25 July 1992 was Cianchino Francesco killed in Pachino. Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Emanuele Cataneo, Filippo Indaco, Antonino Sudato, Antonino Trigila. Cianchino was killed because he was close with the Urso Bottaro cosca.

Favara (Ag) boss Salvatore Airo
9 July 1992 in Favara entrepeneur and stiddari Gaetano Russello (42) gets killed by the Corleonesi, he is the 46th casuality in a year, before was Giuseppe Barba murdered.

San Luca
4 August 1992 was the kidnapped Paolo Canale freed and police arrest Sebastiano Strangio (his brothers had killed poicecommissioner Carmine Tripodi). Their father is Francesco (49) and his brother is Giuseppe.

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Silvano Di Salvo
In 1992 was the killer Silvano Di Salvo murdered (his brothers are the capofamiglia Giuseppe Di Salvo and Francesco) and Salvatore Cannizzaro survived the attack.

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Nicolo Agnello
In 1992 was in Scordia the criminal Nicolo Agnello killed, his son is Massimo Agnello.

Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino La Barbera
Gioacchino La Barbera knew from Gioè that Santo Mazzei had been made into the Catania cosca on the request of Brusca and Bagarella. Mazzei was made in Mazara del Vallo (in august 1992??), after several sollicitations of the palermitani. At the inniation were present Gioe and some Catanesi. Gioacchino La Barbera was not present but heared it from Gioe. La Barbera said that Mazzei was very close with Salvatore Facella from Lercara Friddi but living near turin and Giovanni Bastone a mafioso from Mazara del Vallo who had moved to North Italy.

21 august 1992 a police patrol finds in Sacchitello, near the highway A19, Paolo Severino, Filippo Mingrino, Mario Potente and Calogero Farruggia who were going to kill Gaetano Leonardo "Tanu 'u liuni", it had come to conflict between the cosche of Enna and Pietraperzia. Giovanni Monachino was on that occasion arrested in possesion of a pistol. 17 november 1992 thanks to the pentiti Leonardo Messina and Paolo Severino, Monachino was while in prison indicted in operation "Leopardo I".

Siracusa capomafia Sebastiano Nardo arrested
22 August 1992 Sebastiano “Nello?” Nardo (44) was arrested near Siracusa, he was supported by Santapaola the boss of Catania.

Meri double murdercase Crifiletti and Ferrara (Messina)
28 August 1992 were in Meri killed the young Antonio Crifiletti and Salvatore Ferrara, both originally from Novara di Sicilia.

In 1992 Di Mauro’s counselmembers get arrested for fraud in the building sector for 2 million dollars, but they stole much more. Di Mauro had just become a parliamentsmember.

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca
Santo Virgillito was in Acitrezza on 4 september 1992 killed by the Laudani clan. Later got life for his murder the boss Giuseppe Maria Di Giacomo and the cosca members Giuseppe Ferlito and Vittorio La Rocca.

Caltanissetta province capomandamento Giuseppe Madonia arrested
Police arrested 6 September 1992 thanks to pentito Leonardo Messina the Regio member Giuseppe Madonia with his brothers in law Salvatore Galleria (45) and Salvatore Santoro (47).
Caltanissetta province capomandamento Lorenzo Vaccaro (or his brother ?)

Pentito Paolo Severino
9 September 1992 was Paolo Severino arrested in Enna, immediately after his arrest Severino became a pentito.

Noto (Sr) double murdercase Corrado Caldini and Rosario Spatola
9 September 1992 were in Noto then Corrado Caldini and Rosario Spatola killed. Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Antonino Trigila, Vincenzo Liistro and Filippo Indaco. The two were killed in a car. The 2 were killed because they trafficked in drugs and were attracting police attention.

Alcamo mafioso Lorenzo Greco arrested
11 September 1992 Lorenzo Greco (25) gets arrested he had done a lot of the killings of Milazzo men.

Lamezia Terme (Cz)
13 September 1992 were in Lamezia Terme the mafiosi Walter Pensabene (38) and Vincenzo Strangis killed and the police did an investigation, because of the investigation into the murders Pensabene and Strangis was 6 december in Rome Antonio Torcasio from Lamezia Terme arrested (his brother Giovanni was suspected of the kidnapping of Fabrizio Mariotti) with Giovanni Pizzata (30) the nephew of Bruno Nirta and a member of the Bruzzaniti- Palamara-Morabito cosca from Africo. This even while the Torcasio’s were members of the Cerra-Giampa cosca from Lamezia Terme with who the families from Africo have been at war. Probably they had come to some arrangement.

19 September 1992 there are 23 arrestwarrants against mainly the Trimboli-Papalia-Barbaro cosca from Plati and the Giorgi-Strangio-Pelle cosca from San Luca. They arrest the bosses Francesco Barbaro (65) and Giuseppe Strangio (38). Rocco and Antonio Papalia (38) in Milan and mario Inzaghi (47) all from Plati. Carlo Moretti (27), Alfonso DiMascio, Agata Giorgi (49) from San Luca, Antonio and Pietro Ietto and Domenico Barbaro. Still at large are Antonio Strangio (26), Giuseppe Barbaro (36) and Antonio Romeo (34). They get accused of 17 kidnappings since 1981: Casella, Celadon, Marzocco, Minervini, Giandomenico Amatrudi,Tullio Fattorusso, Domenico Varacalli, Mario Gallo, Maria Graziella Belcastro, Domenico Paola, agostino De Pascale, Scordo, Fiora and Giuseppe Longo. And the murders of the inspectors Marino and Tripodi and Plati's mayors Domenico De Maio and Francesco Prestia, while the new Plati mayor is Natale Marando a member of the same named cosca, in Plati is also the Vottari cosca.

24 September 1992 was Giovanni Favasulli (50) from Africo killed and later that day was killed Angelo Pangallo (44).

Castellammare murdercase Paolo Ficalora
28 September 1992 was seacaptain Paolo Ficalora killed, because Contorno had stayed at one of his appartments which had been hired by Agostino D'Agati. Pentito Giovanni Brusca who admitted ordering the murder got 12 years and he said the killers were Gioacchino Calabro (got a life sentence for the murder) and Agostino Lentini.

double murdercase Mariano Pipitone and Vincenzo Surdo
In 1992 they try to kill Giuseppe Pipitone who escaped but they did kill his brother Mariano Pipitone and his brother in law Vincenzo Surdo. The killers were Castellammare mafioso Agostino Lentini (who got later life) and Giovanni Brusca who got 11 years because he is pentito. It is the war between the mafia and the Stidde.

Riesi (Cl) murdercase Carmelo Gibella
29 September 1992 in Riesi Carmelo Gibella (65) was killed.

Cursoti boss Santo Mazzei (pentito Pulvirenti)
Later Giuseppe Pulvirenti supplied news about Mazzei’s cursoti clan which according to him exists since 1963 in Catania’s quarter San Cristoforo’s in which Pulvirenti also lived. Mazzei also knew Santapaola and other near bosses. Mazzei was approached by Santapaola’s enemies the Cursoti which he joined. When Mazzei was arrested he met in prison Luciano Leggio with whom he became friends and Leggio recommended him to Santapaola and said he should make him a mafioso. Later Mazzei was made mafioso in the Santapaola clan in a meeting (in august 1992??) togather with Ciro Rannisi (Pulvirenti’s son in law) and Santapaola’s son who were also made. Mazzei "u' calcagnusu" was about 3 months later arrested and hadn’t even met other made men since his induction 3 months earlier and his arrest.

Catania Cursoti member Antonino Gullotta
Antonio Gullota was in the same crew as Roberto Cannavo and they were very close with the boss Santo Mazzei. Santo Mazzei had good ties with the Mazara del Vallo clan and especially with its members Salvatore Facella and Giovanni Bastone. Gullotta knew about Mazzei’s meetings in mazara because his friend Cannavo had told him. Cannavo had told Gullotta that he had accompanied Santo mazzei to an important meeting in Mazara del Vallo with other bosses who he didn’t know, but later he recognized from television Leoluca Bagarella. This meeting had taken place just recently before he became pentito. Gullotta said that somewhere in september october 1992 he arrived in Milan with his Seat Ibiza in the company of Mazzei and Cannavo, because his car was known to the police they bought an Opel Kadett registered by Cannavo then they were joined in milan by Salvatore Facella after which they went to Turin where they met Giovanni Bastone. In Turin Mazzei told Bastone to get dynamite. He gets a bomb which they leave at a museum. Somemonths later was Mazzei arrested.

Castellammare murdercase Felice Buccellato
3 October 1992 Felice Buccellato (40) gets killed he had been the acting boss for Antonio Minore the boss of Trapani. Felice was married to Angela Minore the daughter of Antonio Minore`s deceased brother Giuseppe.

Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino La Barbera
Gioacchino La Barbera also spoke about a meeting with Santo mazzei in a house between Altofonte and Piana degli Albanesi 20 october 1992. At the meeting were Gioacchino La Barbera, Gioè, Brusca and Bagarella.
During the meeting mazzei spoke about that he had poured a flammable liquid through a window of a museum around Firenze after which he enlightened it, he didn’t tell if it was something personal or that somebody had asked him. The attack at the museum would have taken place about 15 or 20 days before 20 october 1992.

Tortorici (Messina province)
In october 1992 in Tortorici 17 members of both coscas stood trial for Pizzo extortion in Capo D'Orlando under whom: Cesare, Antonino, Sebastiano and Mario Bontempo Scavo, Sebastiano, Orlando, Daniele, Bruno, Luigi and Calogero Galati Giordano, Antonino Faraci, Vincenzino Mignacca, Sebastiano Conti Taguali, Vincenzo Craxi, Agatino Aiello, Vincenzo Pisano, Pino Crimi Stigliolo, Gregorio Liotta,Cono Calderaro, Antonio Carcione and the killed boss Armando Craxi. Entrepeneurs and the pentito Giuseppe Farina testified against them and got in total 110 years. Later also the mafiosi Aldo and Giuseppe Mancuso get arrested, the nephews had lost in the war 2 other nephews.

operazione Nord-Sud (Papalia, Sergi, Morabito)
In october 1992 were 18 men of Calaresu's organisation arrested under whom the boss Antonio Talia (43), his nephew Leo Pasquale Talia (25), Leone Glicora (31) and the Sardinian Marco Princivalle. Also there were indictments against 15 already imprisoned members under whom Hamza Turkuresin.

Pentito Saverio Morabito
28 October 1992 became Saverio Morabito a pentito.

In october 1992 were 18 men of Turkuresin`s organisation arrested under whom the new boss Antonio Talia (43) , his nephew Leo Pasquale Talia (25), Leone Glicora (31) and the sardinian Marco Princivalle. Also there had been arrestwarrants been issued against 15 already for other crimes imprisoned gangmembers (under whom Hamza Turkuresin). Police arrested the members Vincenzo Mannino (41) (a brother of Matteo) and Sarina Bianchi (47). The brothers Mannino ruled the Milanese borough Stadera for Fidanzati. 14 December robbed Assunto Morabito, Dino Duchini, Luigi Polizzi and Luigi Bellanova the Banca di Roma.

Genova ,Genua ?, (Caltanissetta province diaspora) murdercase Gaetano Gardini
Gaetano Gardini was in 1992 killed in Genua, Salvatore Fiandaca, Rocco Ferlenda and the brothers Davide, Alessandro and Nunzio Emmanuello get first lifesentences for this murder but were later spoken free.

5 November 1992 in Racalmuto Carmelo Anzalone (24), Giuseppe Macaluso (26) and Luciano Polifemo (39) get killed by the rivalling Sole cosca from the stidde.

Cursoti boss Santo Mazzei arrested
Cursoti boss Santo Mazzei was 10 november 1992 arrested.

Gela (Cl)
10 November 1992 Gela goldsmith and entrepeneur Gaetano Giordano (55) gets killed because he didn't pay protection money and turned in his extortionist Ivano Rapisarda (one of the killers in the bloodbath) in march 1990. pentito Angelo Di Stefano revealed the murder was done by Sebastiano Amodei , the order came from the Ianni Cavallo clan.

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Pentito Leonardo Messina and operation “Leopardo”
17 November 1992 were thanks to pentiti Leonardo Messina and Paolo Severino (25), the chauffeur of capomafia Gaetano Leonardo the provincial represent for Enna in the Regio, 203 indictments. Under the arrested were Enna capomafia Gaetano Leonardo, Giuseppe Greco (Michele`s son), the Calabrian Giuseppe Mazzaferro (55), Rodolfo Maira, Occhipinti, Angelo Siino, Antonino Geraci, Vito Surrenti (Agrigento boss). Within a month committed 2 suspects suicide. Alos were arrested the Enna mafiosi Raffaele Bevilacqua, Calogero Farruggia, Mario Potente, Salvatore La Placa, Gaetano Privitelli, Gaetano Leonardo, Giovanni Monachino, Filippo Mingrino and Santo Curatolo.

Bompensiere e di Milena (Ag) cosca member Francesco Randazzo arrested
Francesco Randazzo was arrested in 1992 thanks to pentito Leonardo Messina who says he is a member of the Bompensiere e di Milena cosca.

Avola (Sr) murdercase Giuseppe Coletta
25 november 1992 was Giuseppe Coletta killed in Avola. Coletta had witnessed an attempt to murder somebody and was killed because of this. Later were accused Sebastiano Bologna, Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro and Antonino Trigila who had ordered the murder.

Gela (Cl), Ianni-Cavallo cosca
8 December 1992 pentito Giuseppe Di Giacomo (23) (just free from prison), the brother of Salvatore , of the Ianni-Cavallo cosca gets killed.

Palermo (Siracusa diaspora)
8 December 1992 Antonio Tarascio (24) from Siracusa was arrested in Palermo.

Alcamo (Trapani province) double murdercase Garofalo and Milana
8 December 1992 in Alcamo the dealers Ignazio Garofalo (22) and Salvatore Milana (19) get shot to death.

Agrigento murdercase Giuseppe Borsellino
14 December 1992 Paolo Borsellino's father Giuseppe was killed, they are family of the murdered Sala.

Barcellona murdercases Iannello and Benvenga (Messina province)
15 December 1992 in Barcellona Giuseppe Iannello (27), suspect in 2 murders in Tortorici, and Antonino Benvenga (18) were killed.

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca
Luca Illuminato was in Trecastagni on 15 december 1992 killed by the Laudani clan. Later got life for his murder the boss Giuseppe Maria Di Giacomo and the cosca members Giuseppe Ferlito and Vittorio La Rocca.

weapondeliveries to Bosnia and Croatia
At the end of 1992 weapondeliveries start from Argentina, Turkey, Hungary, Saudia Arabia, Malaysia and Pakistan to Bosnia and Croatia via Germany, Hungary, Boedapest, Ankara and Croatie. Also Iran delivers weapons. Central in this are Osman Muftis the Croat ambassador in Teheran, Omar Behmen the Bosnian ambassador in Teheran and weapondealer Hasan Cengic who later became underminister of Defence in Bosnie. Freemasonry in Messina had contacts with the mafia and judge DiPietro finds out that the weapondealings were led by the Syrian Abdullatif Kweder (brother in law of the corrupt politician Eraldo Luxi who both live in Messina), Filippo Battaglia, Rosario Cattafi, Rosario Spadaro (from Messina). Spadaro's group used Sint Maarten as a station for their coke transports to the US.

Curdish Baybasin Family
In december 1992 was the Kismetin 1 sunk when police wanted to enter the ship and its cargo 3100 kilos of heroin sunk to the bottom of the sea, the suspected heroin owners were Baybasin and Havar. 25 december was Seyhmus Das killed. Police than find 13000 kilos of heroin and morfinebase on the Lucky S which was said to be bought by Das but Baybasin said that Mehmet Agar, Necdet Menzir, Yahya Demirel and others were behind the heroin cargo. The ship was owned by a firm which was owned by Tugrul Turkes (the son of the Grey Wolves surrector).

Gela (Cl), Ianni-Cavallo cosca
22 December 1992 Salvatore Di Giacomo gets arrested for several murders under which that of entrepeneur Giordano and his own brother Giuseppe the pentito. 25 December Giovanni Di Giacomo and Antonino Guelli get arrested they were behind the ambush at the innocent citizens Francesco Assaro and Renato Mauro.

The stidde
In december 1992 Guazzelli's killers get arrested.

Caltanissetta, Gela
1 Januari 1993 Orazio Attardi (25) a man of Madonia was arrested. 8 Januari Giuseppe Cannizzaro (52) gets arrested.

Fondaco Nuovo murdercase Anastasi (Messina)
4 January 1993 killers enter a workshop in Fondaco Nuovo and kill the manager Aurelio Anastasi

Barcellona, murdercase journalist Giuseppe Alfano (Messina province)
8 Januari 1993 the journalist Giuseppe Alfano was killed in Barcellona. Later the boss Giuseppe Gullotti was sentenced for ordering the murder.

11 Januari 1993 the killers of the Borsellinos get arrested: Mario Davilla (27), Paolo Polizzi (29), Pietro Galifi (34) and Calogero Sala (42) the brother of the murdered Antonino.

Corleone mafioso Giovanni Drago pentito
Around januari 1993 became Giovanni Drago (29) from Corleone pentito, just like his nephew Marchese.

Alcamo (Trapani province)
14 Januari 1993 in Alcamo Pietro Interdonato (29), Vincenzo Melodia (60), Antonino Alcamo (28) and Orazio Vito Di Liberto (28) get arrested.

Mannheim (Germany)
14 Januari 1993 in Mannheim Giuseppe Crapanzano (39) gets killed, he was married with Gioacchino's sister Carmela Schembri and was killed by her brothers Ignazio and Rosario. They do it to silence their brother who is a friend of Crapanzano.

Capo dei tutti capi Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested
Salvatore "Toto" Riina was arrested 15 january 1993 with his driver Salvatore Biondino thanks to pentito Baldassare DiMaggio. After his arrest there are 2 powerblocks: those who are loyal to Riina who are led by Bagarella and had under its allies Giovanni Brusca, Matteo Messina Denaro, Vito Vitale and Giuseppe Graviano the socalled Corleonesi and a group led by Bernardo Provenzano who had under its allies Pietro Aglieri, Carlo Greco, Antonino Giuffrè, Santapaola, Piddu Madonia, Ganci, Cancemi and Benedetto Spera the socalled Palermitans who want less influence of the Corleonesi in Palermo. Provenzano is still at large but the new boss of La Cupola is Giovanni Brusca who starts a bloody campaign against the pentiti (witnesses).

17 Januari 1993 was Cursoti man Gaetano Rapisarda (38) in Turin arrested, he was sought since april last year.

Ianni-Cavallo cosca in Gela (Cl)
17 Januari 1993 Nunzio Rolletto (39) gets killed he is a member of the Ianni-Cavallo cosca, the boss Gaetano Ianni (44) and his son Marco become pentiti because they are losing the war. In 1993 in Gela Massimiliano Gravagno gets killed by Salvatore Casano and Paolo Di Giacomo, they are all from the Gela stidde but Gravagno stole a drugs load.

20 Januari 1993 in Siracusa there are 15 arrestwarrants against Salvatore Sesta (26), Filippo Sesta, Nicolo Fiasche and Antonino Triglia.

Randazzo (near catania?)
22 Januari 1993 in Randazzo Antonio Sparta (57) and his sons Pietro Vincenzo (27) and Salvatore (20) get shot to death by the brothers Oliviero and Salvatore Sangani of the same named clan.

Pentito Claudio Severino Samperi
Beginning 1993 Santapaola's trustee Claudio Severino Samperi (32) becomes pentito and will testify against the brothers Ivan and Francesco Ferrera.

Africo boss Saverio Mollica arrested
26 Januari 1993 was in Viterbo the boss Saverio Mollica (35) from Africo arrested, many of his familymembers had fled to Viterbo because of the vendetta in Africo. He was suspected of the kidnapping of Concetta Infantino.

Partanna (Trapani province)
26 Januari 1993 Piera Aiello, Triolo, Rosario Spatola and Bartolomeo Addolorato testify against the cosca from Belice near Marsala (under the arrested: Rosario Cascio).

Drug arrests
In januari 1993 worden Fabio Mazze, Maurizio Vesco, Francesco Vitale, Giovanbattista Di maggio, Giovanni Pilo, Maurizio Siino, Salvatore Cusimano, Salvatore Prainito, Patrizia Vagnini voor drugshandel gearresteerd.

South Africa, Terrasini man Vito Palazzolo
It is also alleged that in January 1993, Palazzolo wrote to then law and order minister Hernus Kriel, asking him to tell the then minister of home affairs, Eugene Louw, that there were no objections to his requests for a residence permit. Palazzolo claims that Kriel had already written a similar letter for his use in Switzerland.

Riina trustees arrested
3 Februari 1993 were the brothers Gaetano and Giuseppe Sansone arrested because they had offered the latest times a hideout for Riina.

Giovanni Morabito arrested
5 Februari 1993 were Pietro Maviglia (26) and Giovanni Morabito (45) arrested.

Riina trustees arrested
7 Februari 1993 was Vincenzo Di Marco in San Giuseppe Iato arrested he is Riina's chauffeur.

10 Februari 1993 three man of the Urso-Bottaro cosca get arrested, they are the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Garofalo and Michele Midolo (32).

Caltanissetta, Gela
10 Februari 1993 in Manchester Giovanbattista Maganuco (29) was arrested, he is a capo of Iocolano.

Grenoble (France) (Sommatino boss Calogero Pulci)
Beginning 1990 Sicilians try to take over the french area Dauphine, that had been always ruled traditionally by the underworld of the french town Grenoble. They didn't want to butt out so one by one they were killed on the streets by a biker and his passenger who shot them dead. 21 Februari 1993 in France the boss Giacomo Pagano (58) gets arrested, he ruled the region Grenoble for Calogero Pulci the boss of Sommatino.

26 February 1993 was in Milan the Catanesi Giuseppe Strano (42) arrested.

26 Februari 1993 were Angelo Mormina and Salvatore Scaravilli of the Cursoti arrested.

Trapani province
1 March 1993 thanks to Spatola and Filippello police arrest in the cities Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano, Gibellina and Campobello di Mazara men under whom Felice Bocina (54) (the brother of Mazara`s former mayor Gaspare Bocina), Nicolo Pizzo (40), Calogero (47) and Giuseppe Alafemo (58), Calcedonio Bruno (42), Benedetto Asaro (35), Salvatore Ballatore (62), Antonio Marotta (72), Calogero Mauro (59), Pietro Bono (58) and Leonardo Di Maria (42).

Campobello murdercase Nicoclo Tripoli
the murder in 1993 of Nicoclo (Nicolo?) Tripoli who was killed in Campobello and of which were accused Vincenzo Sinacori and Francesco Geraci

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca
Carmelo Stefano Pace was in Catania on 6 march 1993 killed by the Laudani clan. Later got life for his murder the boss Giuseppe Maria Di Giacomo and the cosca members Giuseppe Ferlito and Vittorio La Rocca.

San Lorenzo boss Salvatore Biondino
7 Maart 1993 worden Riina's handlangers Carlo (48), Girolamo (45), Guido (43) en Vito Biondino (46), de broers van Salvatore, de broers Pietro (45) en Salvatore Prestigiacomo, de broers Antonino (59), Vincenzo Troia (57) [de broer van Koepellid Tullio Troia], Mario en Vincenzo Nicoletti, Giuseppe en Rosolino Sensale en hun neef Giovanni gearresteerd. 12 Maart wordt Riina's helper Alberto Lo Cicero gepakt.

Sciacca boss Salvatore Di Gangi arrested
9 March 1993 Salvatore Di Gangi (51) the boss of Sciacca was arrested with his men Accursio and Francesco Dimino, Stefano (35) and Salvatore Greco (40) and Rosario Messana (64) the nephew of a passed away magistrate in Sciacca.

Riesi (Cl)
11 March 1993 near Milan police arrest the killer Davide Emmanuello (29), he is soon free again.

13 March 1993 escapes Angelo Castorina from an ambush.

Milan, operation Isola, Fidanzati
13 March 1993 police finish operation Isola and arrest in Milan 13 men who did in weapons for Fidanzati and smuggled it to Joegoslavia under them the brothers Matteo and Francesco Mannino.

South Africa, Terrasini man Vito Palazzolo
South African president FW de Klerk presided over a Cabinet meeting in March 1993 that gave Cape businessman Vito Palazzolo a residence permit, although at the time he was the subject of an Italian extradition warrant.

14 March 1993 was Carmela Campione (37) killed, she is the sister of Giovanni.

Altofonte capomafia Antonino Gioe and sottocapo Gioacchino La Barbera arrested
23 March 1993 were Altofonte boss Antonino Gioe, Giuseppe La Barbera and Salvatore Bentivegna in Milan arrested. The police taped them while they were planning bombattacks.

Catania, Filippo Malvagna arrested
Filippo Malvagna was 25 march 1993 arrested.

Caltanissetta, Gela
4 April 1993 in Caltanissetta Emanuela Azzarelli (16), her uncle Antonio Maganuco (35) and Giovanni Saluci get arrested. Her fiancee was killed in the bar massacre and also her father was killed, her brother Vincenzo is imprisoned.

Terme Vigliatore “lupara bianca” case Ballarino (Messina)
In april 1993 disappeared in Terme Vigliatore as victim of a lupara bianca the young Antonino Ballarino, originally from Basico.

Palermo mayor Vittorio Piraneo
doctor Vittorio Piraneo 19/4/1993 2/12/1993

Porto Empedocle murdercase Angelo Carlisi
20 April 1993 in Porto Empedocle Angelo Carlisi (31) get killed.

20 April 1993 Massimiliano Migliore (21) a killer of inspector Guazelli gets arrested. At the end of 1993 even Trincanato (a senator) gets arrested.

21 april 1993 The Corleonesi killed the stiddari Calogero Zaffuto and Angelo Carlisi

Milan procurator Luisa Zanetti
The inquiry was started by procurator Luisa Zanetti from Milan in 1993 and concerned an international drug and weapon trafficking ran by the sicilian mafia.

Sardinian financier Curio Pintus was in the service of the Talia group and infiltrated the colossal firm IRI Italstrade. The operation of the takeover of IRI Italstrade in april may 1993 was interrupted because of the arrest of the Talia group. as a result of the admissions of Pintus, the magistrates open an inquiry for disturbing of auction against the messinese Giuseppe D' Angiolino, former Italstrade president then he became general manager of Anas. Pintus said Italstrade had a holding in Argentina which had large credit from the Argentina government worth 50 billion.
Pintus would with two banks (City Bank from New York and the Chase Manhattan Bank from New York) have made an offer of acquisition of 50 billions for the purchase of Italstrade. In that moment, the real value of Italstrade was worth 400 billions but D' Angiolino was in agreement.

San Luca
2 May 1993 were in San Luca Vincenzo Pugliesi (29) and his nephew Giuseppe Vottari (41) killed by the Strangio cosca, within an hour killed Vincenzo's father Aurelio Pugliesi (55) with Giuseppe Italiano (39) their enemies Giuseppe Pilia (23) and Antonio Strangio (40).

Catania Cursoti member Antonino Gullotta
Cursoti member Antonino Gullotta was in may 1993 arrested.

Enna operation "Leopardo 2"
13 may 1993 came operation "Leopardo 2", with 20 arrestwarrants and 18 people already in prison, arrested were: Giuseppe Gloria, consigliere comunale Dc, Giuseppe Castoro, consigliere comunale del Psi, Gaetano Bevilacqua, brother of Raffaele Bevilacqua arrested 1992 leader della corrente andreottiana, Giuseppe Gioia, avvocato e consigliere Dc. Also went to prison Calogero La Placa, son in law of "Nazareno", boss Antonino Falzone and Rosario Salamone (the sole survivor of a family which had been wiped out by the mafia). Also indicted were prisoners: Gaetano Leonardo, Giovanni Monachino, Santo Curatolo and Pietro Balsamo.

Rome, bombattack
15 May 1993 exploded in Rome a bomb when tv presentator Maurizio Costanzo drives by the perpetrators are the in Germany living brothers Matteo and Calogero Bordini the sons of a boss from Palma di Montechiaro. Costanzo had an antimafiaprogram.

Catania Regio member Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola arrested
16 May 1993 Nitto Santapaola gets arrested, he is married to Carmela Minniti.

Ercolano's clan Malpassotu (Catania province)
26 May 1993 Giuseppe Ercolano's brother Sebastiano (49) gets arrested with his body guards Giuseppe Papalardo (37), Alfio Tomasello(41) and Giuseppe Capizzi (45) he is the boss of the Malpassotu and ruled the area between Belpasso, Paterno and Misterbianco.

Milazzo murdercase Angelo Ferro (Messina)
27 May 1993 was in Milazzo the agrarian expert and regional civil employee Angelo Ferro killed.

Catania Regio member Giuseppe Pulvirenti “u malpassotu” arrested
Giuseppe Pulvirenti “’u malpassotu”, capocosca of Belpasso. 2 June 1993 was Santapaola's righthand Giuseppe Pulvirenti with his bodyguards Giuseppe Pappalardo, Alfio Tomasello and Giuseppe Capizzi arrested.

Catania, Benedetto Santapaola’s brother Antonino Santapaola arrested
11 June 1993 there are 34 men arrested under whom Nitto's brother Antonino Santapaola (39) and Matteo Mazzei the brother of Santo "U'Carcagnuso".

Milan, operation Wall Street
10 June 1993 dismantled police 3 mafia networks in Milan and arrested there 72 persons while 48 were already imprisoned while in Lecce and Taranto were also 73 arrested. It are the coscas of Franco Coco Trovato and the NapolitanTonino Schettini, Pepe Flachi and Salvatore Batti that are dismantled. Operation Wallstreet began after the ambush Batti ordered at Flachi and Trovato when he tried to take over the heroinmarket in Milan and monopolise it, but hey exterminated his group. Under the arrested are the entrepeneur Ubaldo Nigro, Giancarlo D'Izzia (32), Franco Pietro (39), Donato De Carlo (48), Carmela Assisi (48) and Pasquale Ventura (44) a member of the Arena-Colacchio cosca who works with Trovato's gang. Also the in Milan living Calabrians Antonio di Giovine, Santo Pasquale Morabito, Antonio Papalia, Domenico and Santo Paviglianiti and Michele Rizzi were accused. In the accusations were also named the Cursoti, the DeStefano- Tegano cosca from Reggio Calabria, the Arena-Colacchio cosca from Isola Capo Rizzuto, the Napolitana Ascione and Cozzolino, the Puglia mafiosi of the SCU, Zacco, Bonanno and Mannino. Pentito is Annacondia who had contacts with Trovato, Schettini, Michele Rizzi, Domenico and Santo Paviglianiti and Santapaola. Still was sought the boss Foschini from Crotone.

Noce boss Raffaele Ganci arrested
10 June 1993 were also Ganci (61) , his son Calogero (33) and Calogero's brother in law Francesco Paolo Anselmo (36) arrested. Calogero Ganci confessed about a 100 murders to have committed in the last 16 years, also he killed his brother in law Salvatore Anselmo who they killed in his fortress dressed as (Anselmo is also family of Salvatore Spina who now leads the Noce cosca).

Pentito Calogero Ganci
Calogero Ganci (the son of Raffaele Ganci) who had become pentito confessed to be one of the perpetrators in the murders of Dalla Chiesa, judge Chinnici, captain D'Aleo and commissionar Cassara. Calogero Ganci confessed about a 100 murders to have committed in the last 16 years, also he killed his brother in law Salvatore Anselmo who they killed in his fortress dressed as (Anselmo is also family of Salvatore Spina who now leads the Noce cosca).

Police ended in Trapani a childprostitution ring between Sicily, Brasil, Yugoslavia and Luxembourg. They cooperated with police in Luxembourg and Castellammare del Golfo and arrested a man (50). Between 1980 and 1993 police suspect hundreds of children (aged between 8 and 13) who visited sport complexes near Trapani to be abused and filmed. Also connected was a clan of south americans.

Castelvetrano capocosca Mateo Messina Denaro (Trapani province)
The italian police found in 1993 during a housesearch in Mazara Del Vallo a letter from Matteo Messina Denaro (31) which had been written after it became known that Giovanni Brusca had become a pentito: "I have to go, but i can’t explain you the reasons. At this moment everything points against me. I fight for a cause which has not yet been understood, but some day it will come out that i stood on the right side". Denaro had that year just been taken into the socalled Supercosa, a select club of bosses who know all the secrets of the mafia, he is in 1993 also the coordinator of the bombattacks in Rome, Firenze and Milan. Denaro got in absentia a lifesentence thanks to Brusca and would have ordered about 50 murders and was known as a high profile killer.

Matteo Messina Denaro
Pochi, quasi una casta di eletti, hanno avuto modo di vederlo in azione in due missioni di morte: nel '93, a Roma e Firenze. Nel primo caso, su delega di Riina, il giovane figlio di Francesco (il patriarca divenuto capomandamento della famiglia di Castelvetrano e morto durante la latitanza) aveva avuto l' incarico di preparare l' attentato al giornalista Maurizio Costanzo e di pedinare, sempre a Roma, il giudice Giovanni Falcone e il ministro Claudio Martelli. Nel 2002 Messina Denaro e' stato condannato definitivamente all' ergastolo per la stagione di bombe del 1993 tra Roma (l' attentato a Maurizio Costanzo e a San Giorgio al Velabro), Firenze (l' autobomba in via degli Uffizi) e Milano (l' esplosione di via Palestro). Bombe che hanno provocato dieci morti, 95 feriti e danni miliardari al patrimonio artistico del paese. E che, nei progetti di Riina, dovevano servire per mettere in ginocchio lo Stato. Ha premuto il grilletto (1992) con l' amico Antonino Gioe' (uno dei sicari di Capaci, morto suicida a Rebibbia) contro il boss di Alcamo (Trapani) Antonino Milazzo: per chiudere definitivamente la partita ha poi personalmente strangolato la donna del suo nemico, Antonella Bonomo, incinta di tre mesi. Il ruolo di Messina Denaro nell' attentato a Costanzo e' stato raccontato da tre collaboratori di giustizia: Antonio Scarano, Vincenzo Sinacori e Francesco Geraci. Una testimonianza in "presa diretta", a cominciare dal momento in cui Toto' Riina, nel settembre del 1991, comunico' la decisione di uccidere il popolare conduttore televisivo.

23 June 1993 police ended the power 3 coscas had around Catanzaro and they arrest almost 200 people who belong to the coscas of the bosses Giuseppe Critelli, Girolamo Costanzo and Vincenzo Catanzariti. Under the arrested were Domenico Criniti (42), Massimo Sestito (22) and Francesco Corapi (21). Costanzo's man Maurizio Caruso was still sought. Pentito was Damiano Catrambone who turned in police commissioner Vittorio Barletta (50) who had worked for the boss Rocco Umberto Sigilli. The same day was in Crotone the capo Giuseppe Vrenna (42) arrested. His dead father Luigi Vrenna had once ordered the killings of 2 children of his enemy. Also his arrest had to do with the operation.

Malpassotu of Ercolano war with Puntina clan of Di Mauro (Catania province)
The Malpassotu clan gets into war with the Puntina clan and 24 Juni 1993 in Catania the lawyer Salvatore Di Mauro (52) and his secretary Francesco Borzi (58) get killed.

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca
Delfino Bergamo was in Catania on 25 june 1993 killed by the Laudani clan. Later got life for his murder the boss Giuseppe Maria Di Giacomo and the cosca members Giuseppe Ferlito and Vittorio La Rocca.

Caucana (near Vittoria) murdercase Andrea Castelli
5 July 1993 was in Caucana near Vittoria, the youngster Andrea Castelli shot and killed by somebody from the Gela Iannì-Cavallo clan. The boy had defended his sister from the fugitive killer.

12 July 1993 were the lawyer Giuseppe Toppetti (64), Carla Bonanomi (the wife of the turkish Turkuresin), Laura Farina (girlfriend of Grasso), Mario Sgambellone (32), the catanesi Sebastinano Caudullo (28) and the lebanese Amine Habli (43) arrested.

12 July 1993 were the lawyer Giuseppe Toppetti (64), Carla Bonanomi (the wife of Turkuresin), Laura Farina (the girlfriend of Grasso), Alessandro Lupoli (50), Marco Buttiglieri (39), Antonio Ardito (39), Ivano Giovannelli (42), Mario Sgambellone (32), the Catanesi Sebastiano Caudullo (28) and the Lebanese Amine Habli (43) arrested. They belonged to Turkuresin’s gang just like the killed Calaresu and Sgambellone, they were also connected to the sale of heroin in Trezzano in which Perre was killed. The Turkish delivered about 50 kgs of heroin a month to the Sardinians and the Calabrians who exchanged it for coke. Toppetti was also the lawyer for Turatello, Epaminonda and Vallanzasca in the past.

18 July 1993 was in Plati Antonio Barbaro (72) arresteerd.

San Luca
20 July 1993 was in Brescia Giuseppe Calabro (43) from San Luca arrested, he is a member of the Romeo cosca.

Judge Alberto Nobile
In july 1993 were in Milan 2 men chased away when they tried to get to the house of prosecutor judge Alberto Nobili. Not much later 26 July 1993 were Antonio Papalia (18), Antonio Romeo (20) and Lorenzo Barbaro (19) arrested because they had shadowed Nobili for weeks waiting for an oppurtunity to kill him at the orders of Francesco Papalia, the father of Antonio and the last of the 4 brother who was still free.

Acquaficara murdercase Bucolo (Messina)
23 July 1993 was near Acquaficara Domenico Bucolo killed, previously he had been arrested for a holdup in Lombardy.

Murdercase Gaspare Mallia
25 july 1993 the Corleonesi killed stiddari Gaspare Mallia

Milan, Rome bombattacks
27 July 1993 die in bombexplosions in Milan and Rome 10 people, the bombs were placed by Camorra members according to Annacondia was that arranged in prison by the Sicilian families Ferrero, Vernengo and Prestifilippo who contacted the Camorraclans of Mariano, Giuliano and D'Alessandro who did the attacks for the sicilian Cupola. The bombattacks were done at the orders of Riina’s successors Giovanni Brusca and Bagarella and the Graviano brothers and the Madonia family had arranged the order to be executed.

Altofonte capomafia Antonino Gioe commits suicide in prison
The next day, 28 july 1993, was Gioe found hanging in his cell, he committed suicide because through his phonecalls police had found a spur to the murder of Falcone which would piss off his bosses, police find a letter from which they understand that he had participated in the murder of Falcone.

Giammoro murdercase Mazza (Messina)
31 July 1993 was in Giammoro the entrepeneur Antonio “Tony” Mazza killed, owner of Telenews, where for killed journalist Beppe Alfano had worked. The entrepenuer had worked for some cooperatives that were financed in Sicily and Toscany

Gela (Cl)
8 August 1993 Nunzio Cascino (25) gets arrested in Gela after being betrayed by Filippo Vitale, he is Madonia's righthand.

Patti (Messina)
9 August 1993 was in Patti wounded the entrepeneur Basilio Baratta, manager of the turist complex “Cala Novella”

Portorosa murdercase Mandanici (Messina)
10 August 1993 was near Portorosa the young Giuseppe Mandanici killed.

Murdercase Franco Mallia
11 august 1993 the Corleonesi killed stiddari Franco Mallia

Cupola member and Palermo central capomafia Cancemi pentito
When Cupola member Cancemi protests and said they could better stop the bombing campaign he was threatened by the other members after which he became in august 1993 pentito.

Ispica (Rg) murdercase Vincenzo Branca
17 August 1993 was Vincenzo Branca killed in Ispica. Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Sebastiano Restuccia, Antonino and Giuseppe Trigila. Branca had refused to help the fugitive boss Antonino Trigila who was sought.

Cinisi capomafia Natale Badalamenti arrested
18 August 1993 Natale Badalamenti (42) the boss of Cinisi gets arrested he is betrayed by the pentito Benedetto Filippi and supported the Greco cosca against the Corleonesi supporter Milazzo in Alcamo.

Barcellona double murdercase Martino, Raimondi and Geraci (Messina)
3 September 1993 were in Barcellona Giuseppe Martino and Sergio Raimondi from Milan killed, while the wounded young Giuseppe Geraci, dies 8 days later.

9 September 1993 was Carmelo Fazio (32) a member of the Cappello-Pillera clan arrested.

Pulvirenti (Catania province)
9 September 1993 were Natale Botta (27) and Daniele Mangione (25) respectively engaged with the daughter and niece of Giuseppe Pulvirenti arrested.

Cinisi murdercase Gaetano Palazzolo
9 September 1993 was Gaetano Palazzolo killed, he is a nephew of the killed Giacomo.

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca boss Giuseppe Di Giacomo arrested
10 September 1993 Giuseppe Di Giacomo, now the boss of the Laudani cosca gets arrested, he was arranging an ambush at the pentito Antonino Corrado.

Murdercase Salvatore Dalli Cardillo
15 september 1993 the Corleonesi killed stiddari Salvatore Dalli Cardillo

Brancaccio murdercase priest Giuseppe Puglisi
Brancaccio boss Benedetto Graviano and his brothers Filippo and Giuseppe had ordered the 15 september 1993 murder of the Brancaccio priest Giuseppe Puglisi. Don Giuseppe Puglisi of Brancaccio was killed by Salvatore Grigoli (pentito) and Gaspare Spatuzza. For the murder of priest Giuseppe Puglisi got Gaspare Spatuzza, Antonino Mangano, Luigi Giacalone and Cosimo Lo Negro a life sentence.

Caltanissetta, Gela
19 September 1993 Francesco Vella (18) was arrested he is a member of Madonia's cosca and was behind the disappearing of Giuseppe Scerra the year before.

Barcellona murdercase Mangano (Messina)
22 September 1993 was in Barcellona the pensioner Antonino Salvatore Mangano killed, he had small convictions.

Ianni-Cavallo cosca in Gela (Cl)
29 September 1993 Emilio Ascia (24) gets arrested, he is a trustee of the Stidde boss Orazio Paolello who was sought for the murder of entrepeneur Gaetano Giordano.

Brancaccio capomafia Benedetto Graviano arrested
30 september 1993 was Benedetto Graviano (35) the boss of Brancaccio arrested, he and his brothers Filippo and Giuseppe had ordered the 15 september 1993 murder of the Brancaccio priest Giuseppe Puglisi.

Genua (Caltanissetta province diaspora) murdercase Juliano Giuliana
Juliano Giuliana was in 1993 in Genua killed, Gaetano Fiandaca, Paolo Vitello and Rocco Ferlenda first get lifesentences for the murder but were later spoken free just like Luigi La Cognata.

Un altro abile investigatore, il colonnello dei carabinieri Michele Riccio, prima di incorrere in un grave infortunio professionale, stava dando la caccia a Provenzano.
Nell'ottobre del 1993 Riccio riuscì a convincere ad entrare in contatto in carcere con Luigi Ilardo, nipote di Francesco Madonia, altro importante boss mafioso. Tra Riccio e Ilardo si stabilì un forte rapporto confidenziale, anche se Ilardo non volle mai "pentirsi" ufficialmente.

Malpassotu of Ercolano war with Puntina clan of Di Mauro (Catania province)
Catania murdercase Puntina boss Giuseppe Di Mauro (74)
3 october 1993 the boss Giuseppe Di Mauro (74) who ruled the borough Puntina was killed and Francesco Cusimano wounded.

Malpassotu of Ercolano war with Puntina clan of Di Mauro (Catania province)
3 October 1993 Emilio Comis (40) and Sebastiano Tomaselli (39) got killed, they were members of the Savasta-Laudani cosca but when Matteo Marino moves the bodies by car to dump them somewhere he was shot to death.

4 October 1993 were Domenico Pagni (49) and Rolando Tarabori (51) arrested. 14 October were 221 indictmnets thanks to pentito Saverio Morabito against the families Papalia, Sergi, Barbaro, Ciulla, Carollo, Flachi, Mammoliti, Nirta, Strangio and Trimboli who worked in Northern Italy.

South Africa, Terrasini man Vito Palazzolo
The respected magazine Africa Confidential reports that in September 1993, De Klerk's government issued a passport to Palazzolo, despite continued reports from the Italian police about his alleged criminal activities. The magazine will also reveal that Jan d'Oliveira, now attorney general for Gauteng, objected to the withdrawal of Palazzolo's residence permit in July 1991, although it had been established that Palazzolo had entered South Africa illegally in 1986, using a false passport after absconding from a Swiss jail. The revelations appear to come from sources close to the police investigators, who are closing in on the convicted money launderer and suspected Mafia man. The investigation has uncovered more about Palazzolo's business network and his activities in South Africa. D'Oliveira is currently in charge of all cases of organised crime reaching the office of the director of national prosecutions.

Santa maria di Gesu underboss Salvatore Profeta arrested
9 October 1993 was Scarantino's brother in law Salvatore Profeta (52) arrested.

9 October 1993 police also arrest for the garagecase Rosario Cattafi (41) a man of Santapaola, Francesco Di Bella (48), Luciano Fabbro (38) and Salvatore Cuscuna "Turi Buatta" from Catania.

Santa maria di Gesu underboss Salvatore Profeta arrested
9 October 1993 was Scarantino's brother in law Salvatore Profeta (52) arrested.

Pentito Annacondia
11 Oktober 1993 worden dankzij Annacondia arrestatiebevelen uitgevaardigt tegen Cutolo`s vertrouweling Raffaele Catapano (boia delle Carceri), Francesco Cocozza (lid van D'Allessandro's Catellammare cosca) en Vincenzo Rinaldi voor de aanslag op de trein. 16 Oktober worden ook Citanna en de bommenlegger Allocca gepakt. Prompt wordt 25 oktober Mariano's rechterhand Zizolfi doorzeefd. De bomaanslagen in Rome, Firenze en Milaan zijn uitgevoerd in opdracht van de leiders Leoluca Bagarella en Giovanni Brusca uitgevoerd door de broers Graviano en de Madonia familie die het uit besteden. De orders kwamen van de Regio (de families van Trapani, Agrigento, Catania en Palermo).

11\10\93 CRONACA Convegno su "Legalita' e giustizia" a Palma di Montechiaro.
1993 cattura di Croce Benvenuto, rientrato spontaneamente dal Canada per costituirsi e collaborare con la Magistratura

operation Nord-Sud 2 (Papalia, Sergi) ?
14 October 1993 were thanks to Saverio Morabito 221 arrestwarrants issued against mafiosi, police arrest members of the families Papalia, Sergi, Barbaro, Ciulla, Carollo, Flachi, Mammoliti, Nirta, Strangio and Trimboli who work in North Italy.

22 October 1993 was in Milan the boss Salvatore Papandrea (47) arrested he worked for the families Papalia, Sergi en Morabito. Police could arrest him thanks to the arrests at 4 october of Domenico Pagni (49) and Rolando Tarabori (51).

Curdish Baybasin Family
26 October 1993 German Interpol warned that Baybasin family had been smuggling considerable amounts of heroine between Turkey and Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain.

Furnari murdercase Antonino Foti (Messina)
15 October 1993 was in local Saiatine in Furnari the truckdriver Antonino Foti killed, originally from Terme Vigliatore. Foti was employed by the firm of Francesco Siracusa till Siracusa was killed in 1988.

Catania murdercase Francesco Pantano
1 November 1993 was Francesco Pantano killed, the killed Rosario and disappeared Carmelo were his brothers.

In Lombardy were in novembre 1993 Pasquale Mollica and Leo Talia arrested??, leaders of an immense narcotic traffic hidden in fruit and dept freeze fish, which was send to the market of Milan, where close by was the infamous garage drugsdistrubutingpoint of the mafia in via Salomone. The two drugbosses from Africo used companies Sical Frut (fruit). They had already been investigated before in an other drugtrafficking inquiry which had been led by the wife of Giuseppe Tommaseo, a sicilian who was part of the Gallo clan and who had been killed in march 1990. The clan of Pasquale Morabito has extended its interests also in the immense areas of Piemonte and Liguria. In Turin their associate Cesar Polifroni has had the honor to accommodate an attractive Columbian mrs., she turned out to be a first degree cousin of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Medellin cartel. With the coke line from Colombia they became rich and the internediaries were Julio Jimenez and the former Brancaleone priest Franco Mondellini, an important iternational member of the Ordine dei Cavalieri di Malta (Order of the Knights of Malta). Giuseppe Mollica was an important member in North Italy for the Africo cosca, he was tight with the catanesi and the Puglia bosses Marino Pulito and Salvatore Annacondia, with whom he went into big drugtrafficking and with whom he ordered some murders under which the murder of their opponent Africo boss Pasquale Palamara. Marino Pulito admitted his contacts with Licio Gelli trying to fix the trial of his bosses the Modeo brother from Taranto.

Judge Falcone murdercase arrests
12 November 1993 were Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino Calabro, Salvatore Damiani, Giovanni Marciano and Salvatore Scamardo arrested as suspects in the murder of judge Falcone.

Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino La Barbera pentito
Altofonte mafioso Gioacchino La Barbera became in november 1993 pentito.

Corleone former capomafia Luciano Leggio dies in prison
15 November 1993 dies Luciano Leggio in Badu e Carros (Sardinia) prison of natural causes.

Pulvirenti (Catania province)
17 November 1993 was Giuseppe Pulvirenti's brother in law Pietro Puglisi (35) and his nephews Alessandro (32) and Salvatore Puglisi (31) arrested.

San Giuseppe Jato capomafia Giovanni Brusca
Giovanni Brusca orders 23 november 1993 the kidnapping of pentito Santino Di Matteo's son Giuseppe (11), police suspect of the kidnapping also the brothers Salvatore and Nicolo Vitale. Other suspects in the kidnapping were Brusca man Francesco Bonuso, Vincenzo Chiodo and Giuseppe Monticciolo

Palermo mayor Leoluca Orlando
In november 1993 was Leoluca Orlando chosen mayor of Palermo. Leoluca Orlando was installed as mayor 3 december 1993 and was mayor till 16 december 2000.

Gela (Cl) stidde boss Orazio Paolello arrested
8 December 1993 the Stidde boss Orazio Paolello (27) was arrested near Enna and he was already 5 years at large and was accused of many of the murders.

Sicily, Regional President Martino
21 Dec 1993 - 16 May 1995 Francesco Martino (b. 1937)

Pulvirenti (Catania province)
22 December 1993 were Alfio Stiro (32) and his brother in law Ludovico Verdone (36) arrested, Stiro belongs to the Pulvirenti cosca.

Mazara del Vallo (Trapani province) capomafia Giovanbattista Agate arrested
23 (or 28) December 1993 there are 10 arrests: Pietro Ferraro, Giovanbattista Agate (the brother of the already 8 years imprisoned Mariano) a trustee of Riina, Mazara’s former mayor Gaspare Boscina, Vito Di Giorgi, Paolo Lombardino, Giacomo Canzonieri and Antonino Cuttone.

Giuseppe Di Maggio (44), he is the son of the old boss Procopio DiMaggio. He had stand trial in the third Maxi trial in absentia. He had emigrated in 1993 to the Us where he started a pizzeria but was extradited in 1994 to Italy and was imprisoned for 3 years.

Acquasanta capomafia Antonino Pipitone arrested
2 Januari 1994 Antonino Pipitone (64) get arrested he had just become the boss of Acquasanta because the Galatolo brothers are imprisoned. His brother in law is Giovanni Pitarresi the boss of Bolognetta.

Rome, Magliana boss Antonio Mancini
17 Januari 1994 was Antonio Emidio Mancini (46) arrested, he is one of the new bosses of magliana and was sought because he had killed a member of the Proietti cosca. Also police arrested his girlfriend Fabiola Moretti (38) who had already become 2 times widow when her husbands were killed.

Benedetti's Olivetti
In 1994 loses Benedetti’s Olivetti 0,9 billion dollars of their income of 10 billion.

Salvatore Rinella
Salvatore Rinella was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for a 1979 killing. Salvatore Rinella had been on the run since 1994.

Giammoro murdercase Merulla (Messina)
13 January 1994 was in Giammoro killed the autotransporter from Santa Lucia del Mela the man Andrea Santi Merulla. Wounded was Antonino Amalfi from Barcellona. Merulla had a small firm in the sale of sand and did building jobs. Antonino Amalfi was arrested in 1989 in Milazzo in an investigation into drugtrafficking.

Benedetto Santapaola’s son Vincenzo Santapaola arrested (Catania)
14 Januari 1994 Benedetto santapaola's son Vincenzo Santapaola was rearrested.

Ucria murdercase Spurna (Messina)
16 january 1994 was in Ucria the man Gino Rizzo Spurna killed after which they burned his body . He came from Tortorici and was an associate of the Bontempo Scavo clan

Catania, Salvatore Pappalardo arrested
21 Januari 1994 Maria Iannone (29) the wife of pentito Claudio Severino Samperi and his nephew Salvatore Pappalardo (33) get arrested, she lived with Pappalardo since her husband became a pentito. Pappalardo leads Santapaola's killers (estimated at about a 100) and was suspected of the murder of inspector Lizzio and the ambush by Calabrians at tv presentator Pippo Baudo.

Cinisi pentito Salvatore Palazzolo
21 Januari 1994 Salvatore Palazzolo (54) a boss from Cinisi starts to cooperate and tells about Gaetano Badalamenti and Natale Badalamenti the new boss of Cinisi.

Portorosa murdercase Munafo (Messina)
23 January 1994 was in Portorosa the entrepeneur Giuseppe Munafo killed, owner of the famous local restaurants “La Cantina” and “Villa Liga”

Milan cursoti boss Gaetano Di Stefano arrested
25 Januari 1994 was Gaetano Di Stefano (43) in Milan (he had followed up DiModica after his arrest) arrested when police follow his wife Rosaria Leotta (45) (2 of their sons were already imprisoned). He led the Cursoti in Milan since the arrests of Jimmy Miano and Luigi Di Modica. He was already convicted in the Milanese garagetrial to 20 years and had led the killers for the garage case bosses.

Operation Nord Sud II?, Francesco Trimboli arrested
27 Januari 1994 in Milan Francesco Trimboli gets arrested he was sought after the arrests of the 221 men in operation Noth South and was a suspect in 6 murders and the kidnapping of Evelina Cattaneo.

San Lorenzo
28 januari 1994 was also Salvatore Biondo (49) arrested he is the righthand of Riina’s chauffeur and San Lorenzo boss Salvatore Biondino and was connected to the attack at Falcone.

Ciulla brothers
28 Januari 1994 was Salvatore Ciulla (43) extradited by Bolivia he is the brother of Giuseppe and they were in the cokebusiness.

Furnari murdercase Faliti (Messina)
31 January 1994 was local Bazia in Furnari the truckdriver Carmelo Faliti killed, as soon as he had came free from jail in Gazzi where he had served a sentence.

Brolo murdercase Ioppolo (Messina)
5 February 1994 was in Brolo the criminal Vincenzo Maurizio Ioppolo killed. In the ambush was also wounded his wife Rosa Stancampiano

Messina pentito Sparacio
In februari 1994 the Corleonesi supporter Luigi Sparacio from Messina became a pentito and told that judge Antonio La Torre had freed the mafioso Giovanni Leo a nephew of the killed boss Giuseppe Leo.

Barcellona murdercase Vito Genovese (Messina)
9 March 1994 was in Barcellona the entrepeneur Vito Genovese hit on the head with a gun during a fight with the brothers Antonino and Carmelo Abbate. Several days later he died in the hospital of Messina

In march 1994 police tapped mafiosi in prison and heared that Cosa Nostra wanted to kill judge Di Pietro and his Sicilian counterpart judge Angelo Giorgianni from Messina. This because the judges had frozen for 2,3 billion dollars mafiamoney.

Belpasso (Ct), Pietro Bellia arrested
Santapaola man Pietro Bellia was arrested by the Dda of Catania in 1994 in the course of an investigation into weapon trafficking, he also associated with Giuseppe Spampinato, a Catania constructor, who was accused by petito of laundering money for the catania bosses Carletto Campanella and Aldo Ercolano.

Catania pentito Piergiorgio Pantano
In 1994 Piergiorgio Pantano (39) and his mother Agatina Tomaselli (71) became pentiti and started to cooperate with the judges to avenge the murders of his brothers.

Santa maria di gesu boss Pietro Aglieri
14 March 1994 was Benedetto Capizzi (49) arrested he is a member of the cosca Santa Maria di gesu of Pietro Aglieri. He was mainly in the drug trade and had occupied an open place in La Cupola and had been sentenced at the Maxitrial.

Paterno, Adrano, Biancaville (Catania province)
17 March 1994 had Maria Indelicato ambush the killers Carmelo Tilenni Scaglione and Salvatore Di Marco by her nephew Carmelo Indelicato (29) and Carmelo Nista (30) but they can escape.

Murdercase Leonardo Ortoleva
In march 1994 was Leonardo Ortoleva killed. Pentito in the case is Giovanni Brusca after which Partinico mafioso Giovanni Bonomo, Leonardo Vitale and Giuseppe Gerardi were indicted.

Castelvetrano (Trapani province) capomafia Francesco Messina Denaro arrested
25 March 1994 police arrest Vincenzo Virga, Francesco Messina Denaro and the 4 brothers Burzotta (under whom Luca) from Mazara del Vallo.
Castelvetrano capocosca Matteo Messina Denaro

Corleone capo Leoluca Bagarella
14 April 1994 put Bagarella’s killers under whom Gaspare Spatuzza a carbomb near Rome for Contorno but police find the bomb. The ambush had been partially prepared by Giovanni Brusca was later told by his former righthand Giuseppe Monticciolo who became later a pentito. Also mafiosi from Altofonte had participated.

Corleone capo Bagarella convicted in absentia
In 1994 Bagarella got life for the murder of Boris Giuliano.

operation Terra Bruciata
18 April 1994 was in Foggia the boss Vittorio Foschini (35) arrested during operation Terra Bruciata in Milan and North Italy, police arrested about 100 people who work for the Corleonesi under whom the boss Biagio Crisafulli (39) a Corleonesi supporter, his wife Giuseppina Friolo, Rosaria Battaglia the wife of Scaglione, the brothers Francesco (30) and Vincenzo Pellegrino (35) trustees of Foschini. In operation Terra Bruciata were arrested: the boss Vittorio Foschini from Crotone, the Sicilian boss Biagio Crisafulli (39), his Napolitan wife Lucia Giuseppina Friolo (38), Rosaria Battaglia (52) the wife of the boss Ciccio Scaglione who works with the family Ciulla and Gerlando Alberti, the brothers Francesco (30) and Vincenzo (35) Pellegrino (family of Arena). (also named? Morabito, Papalia, Coco Trovato)

Sicilian politics
In 1994 confesses the mafia politician Gioacchino Pennino that Andreotti was the leader of a Sicilian network of mafia connected politicians. He was arrested in 1994 and thanks to him police can arrest the politicians Calogero Mannino and Vincenzo Inzerillo. Sicilian CD politicians Gioacchino Pennino and Vincenzo Inzerillo. The taxcollectors Salvo were the financiers of the Sicilian christen democrats.

Forza italia
For the elections of 1994 Riina’s brother in law Leoluca Bagarella started his own mafiapary: Free Sicily. But after an agreement with Dell Utri he got rid of the idea. The mafia then gave the order to vote for Forza italia. 11 May 1994 Berlusconi became the new prime minister, the government Berlusconi made that year Giovanni Verdicchio head of the antimafiapolice DIA. Sicily’s cd councilmember Vincenzo Lo Giudice also had a candidate with Berlusconi's party. Mannino’s trustee Aurelio Di Giovanna is also a candidate for Berlusconi’s party. Gianfranco Miccichi, is a member of the Sicilian parlament for Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.

In may 1994 Craxi fled to Tunesia but still uses his press man of the chamberfraction of Forza Italia as contactman in Berlusconi`s party Forza Italia. Craxi is an old friend of Berlusconi and contacted from Tunesia also with the Forza Italia member Gianni Letta (Berlusconi’s righthand). Craxi and Berlusconi had both criticized the judges, trying to sabotage the inquiries.

Mentana murdercase Elio Marchetta (Messina)
23 May 1994 was in Mentana (Rome) the body found of Elio Marchetta, son of Giovanni Marchetta who had worked in Barcellona.

Savasta pentito Riccardo Messina
In may 1994 Riccardo Messina gets arrested and becomes a pentito, he is a member of the Savasta group led by the boss Antonino Puglisi and his underboss Orazio Nicolosi.

Savasta boss Antonino Puglisi, underboss Orazio Nicolosi
In june 1994 Nicolosi’s mother in law Lucia Niciforo was arrested for loansharking and extortion of prostitutes.

Pentito Santino DiMatteo escapes from prison
Pentito Santino DiMatteo escapes then 9 june 1994 from protective custody. Police say the father made a desperate trip to Sicily to try to negotiate his son's release.

Altofonte murdercase Girolamo La Barbera “zu Mommu” (69)
Girolamo La Barbera was pressured to denounce his son and refused always telling around to the other mafiosi that his son’s Gioacchino La Barbera decision to become pentito was the right choice. 10 June 1994 Girolamo La Barbera (born in 1925 in Altofonte) was found dead in his house, it looked like a suicide but pentiti later told the real story. Girolamo La Barbera had been killed by Michele Traina (41), Altofonte mafioso Francesco Paolo Caffri (himself soon killed as revenge) and Altofonte capomandamento Domenico Raccuglia (39) (they got lifesentences in june 2005 for the murder and Raccuglia is a fugitive, pentito Giovanni Brusca who confessed he had ordered them the murder got 13 years, the other pentiti who testified were his brother Enzo Brusca and Vincenzo Sinacori from trapani province). Also a suspected killer had been Giacomo Bentivegna but he had been spoke free.

Tortorici murdercase Antonino Miraglia (Messina)
24 June 1994 was in a bar in Tortorici Antonino Miraglia killed, he was a nephew of the boss Cesare Bontempo Scavo. The killer was mafioso Sebastiano Galati Giordano who had escaped from the attack ordered by Miraglia and Maurizio Testini

Rome, Magliana
2 July 1994 members of the Magliana gang in Rome kill the Roman judge Paolo Adinolfi who got led into his death by his Milanese collegue the judge Carlo Nocerino, who works for the mafia. The Magliana gang did this for the secret services what was later told by Enrico Nicoletti the treasurer of the Magliana gang.

Milazzo (Messina)
8 July 1994 was during a stabbing in the hospital of Milazzo, severly wounded Giuseppe Ficarra, originally from Santa Lucia del Mela

Nicolo Vitale arrested
Nicolo Vitale had been arrested in july 1994 and is a suspect in the kidnapping of Giusepp Di Matteo

Salvatore Riina for the 3th time convicted to life
Beginning july 1994 got Riina for the 3th time life for the murders of the 4 in 1984 under whom Buscetta’s brother in law and the 3 pentiti suspects. Also got life Michele Greco, Bernardo Provenzano, Bernardo Brusca, Pippo Calo, Francesco Madonia.

Catania double murdercase Savasta pentito Riccardo Messina’s wife and her mother
13 July 1994 Messina’s wife Liliana Caruso and her mother Agatha Zuchero got killed by Puglisi and Nicolosi.

Laudani -Di Giacomo cosca
They tried to kill Rosario Torre in Acicatena on 3 august 1994 but he survived. Angelo Lo Giudice was accused but spoken free.

Regalbuto murdercase carmelo Galati Giordano (Messina)
17 August 1994 was in Ragalbuto the shepherd Carmelo Galati Giordano from Tortorici killed.

14 November 2003 was in Senegal the fugitive Partinico capomafia Giovanni Bonomo (68 and his son is Giuseppe Bonomo) arrested, he was sought since operation “Acquario” in 1996. Bonomo is a trustee of Leoluca Bagarella and Giovanni Brusca. He stands trial for the murders of the small criminal Vito Salvia 8 september 1994 who had spoken bad about the old bosses and Leonardo Ortoleva in 1994 and the disappearancecase of Ciccio Reda in San Giuseppe Jato in 1994 a friend of Balduccio Di Maggio who was killed by the Brusca clan after which Bonomo made the body disappear. .

Borgetto (Palermo province) murdercase Vito Salvia
8 september 1994 was in Borgetto (Palermo province) the small criminal Vito Salvia who had spoken bad about the bosses killed and his killers were Giovanni Brusca, Partinico mafioso Giovanni Bonomo and his son in law Partinico mafioso Giuseppe Gelardi and partinico mafioso Leonardo Vitale.

Pachino (Sr) attack at Massimo Caccamo
21 September 1994 they try to kill Massimo Caccamo in Pachino. Later were accused Emiliano Bellofiore, Martino Rustico and Giuseppe Trigila, the last had ordered the attack. Caccamo should have been killed because he was close with the clan of Salvatore Giuliano. The attack went wrong because many children were around.

murdercase entrepeneur Massimo Capomaccio
24 september 1994 was in piazza Boccaccio (San Lorenzo mandamento) entrepeneur Massimo Capomaccio shot and killed. Later Leoluca Bagarella got a life sentence for ordering the murder just like the shooter Michele Traina. Pentito Giovanni Brusca got 12 years and spoke free Domenico “Mico” Farinella (the son of San Mauro Castelverde capoamfia). Capomaccio was a close friend of Domenico Farinella and had been talking with the victim when the killers killed his friend. Capomaccio had refused to pay pizzo to Domenico “Mico” Farinella’s father. According to pentito Giovanni Brusca had Mico not been involved in the attack that killed his friend Capomaccio.

Traina lo venne a sapere per caso da Alberto Raccuglia, latitante di Altofonte e prese la decisione di muoversi subito. Era necessario, però, chiedere l’autorizzazione di Leoluca Bagarella reggente del mandamento di San Lorenzo, luogo in cui sarebbe stato consumato il delitto. Nel giro di un paio d’ore Traina entrò in contatto con Bagarella ed ottenne il permesso. Questa ricostruzione dei retroscena della morte di Capomaccio da parte di Brusca non ha del tutto convinto il gup Fabio Licata. Tuttavia Farinella ha ottenuto ugualmente l’assoluzione.

Pentito Catania Regio member Giuseppe Pulvirenti
Catania Regio member Giuseppe Pulvirenti became in september 1994 a pentito.

Santapaola (Catania province) man Salvatore Cristaldi arrested
Salvatore Cristaldi and brother Venerando Cristaldi. 6 October 1994 Salvatore Cristaldi gets arrested, he leads Santapaola’s killers.

The Netherlands is equally worried. 'I think we are going to loose it on Aruba,' Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, the Dutch Attorney General, said about the counter-narcotics efforts on the island. Aruba is in the hands of some powerful families and Holland can't do anything about it, due to constitutional restraints. The reasons for Docters' pessimism were revealed when a confidential report on the Aruban Security Service - the Veiligheidsdienst Aruba (VDA) - leaked in the Dutch press. In October 1994 its director Martien Ras had sounded the alarm-bell. He had written to Docters, then chief of the Dutch security service, that democratically elected officials promoted the interests of private business-men to such an extent that Aruba's democratic institutions were in danger. Both the Dutch security service and the American CIA had assisted Ras with his investigations. Ras wrote to Docters because Eman - freshly re-elected as Prime Minister - demanded to see the VDA-files about Aruban entrepreneurs who Ras suspected of money laundering and linked to drug traffickers. The Dutch rapidly removed the files, but Ras had to quit his job. Since then he Ras has lived in hiding somewhere in Holland. His interim successor, a Dutch intelligence officer, confirmed his conclusions.

Pentito Catania Cursoti member Antonino Gullotta
Cursoti member Antonino Gullotta became pentito in november 1994.

Savasta boss Antonino Puglisi, underboss Orazio Nicolosi arrested
In november 1994 Antonino Puglisi and his wife Domenica Micci got arrested with his underboss Nicolosi and his wife Maria Rosa Vasta for the murders of Messina’s family members.

Catania, Giuseppe Ferone arrested
In november 1994 was Giuseppe Ferone arrested.

San Giuseppe Jato murdercase (lupara bianca) Francesco “Ciccio” Reda
In 1994 disappears Balduccio DiMaggio's friend Francesco “Ciccio” Reda in San Giuseppe Jato. He was killed by the Brusca clan after which Bonomo made the body disappear. for his murder was later indicted Partinico mafioso Giovanni Bonomo.

In november 1994 Berlusconi gets his first indictment and 15 days later at 6 december judge DiPietro steps down because Paolo Berlusconi ( Silvio's brother) had started to laster the judge with Cesare Previti the minister of Defence. The scandals about cheap social homes for socialist politicians and the laster about judge DiPietro they got from Craxi in Tunesia and were published in Il Giornale that was owned by Paolo Berlusconi. Minister Mancuso of justice did what they wanted and was battling the judges. After judge Di Pietro was spoken free Paolo Berlusconi, Cesare Previti ( Forza Italia) and lawyer and former prime minster Silvio Berlusconi were indicted for laster. 22 December Berlusconi has to resign as prime minster.

Terme Vigliatore murdercase Carmelo Valenti (Messina)
12 December 1994 was Carmelo Valenti, from Terme Vigliatore and brother in law of Barcellona boss Giuseppe Trifiro killed. His body was found burned in a car near Mazzarra

Rodi Milici murdercase Giuseppe Munafo (Messina)
12 December 1994 was found the burned body of Giuseppe Munafo (17), originally from Rodi Milici

Castellammare mafioso Agostino Lentini, indicato da Giovanni Brusca coinvolto nel rapimento e nell'uccisione del piccolo Giuseppe Di Matteo.

15 Marzo 2003
Condannati all’ergastolo dalla Corte d’assise di Palermo Leoluca Bagarella, Totò Riina, Giuseppe Agrigento e altri sette mafiosi che negli anni Ottanta sono stati responsabili di una serie di omicidi ad Alcamo (Tp) contro componenti la cosca dei Greco. Soltanto tre familiari delle vittime di oltre cento omicidi di cui hanno parlato i collaboratori di giustizia, si sono costituiti parte civile. Tra loro Anna Maria Dara, testimone oculare dell’omicidio del fratello, avvenuto il 18 agosto 1991, e che si gettò tra le gambe del killer per tentare di fermarlo. Dalla sua descrizione gli inquirenti hanno individuato l’omicida, il mafioso Nino Gioè, uno dei responsabili della strage di Capaci morto suicida in carcere nel 1993.

beemoe - June 30, 2006 07:27 PM (GMT)
I was kinda hurt that book I had been waiting for since December didn`t get delivered yet! "Pirate Bankers" my kind of people. Hehehehe

Book Description

The denizens of the global underground economy are as diverse as they are colorful: incredibly wealthy tax evaders with megamansions, 200-foot yachts, and $45 million private jets; arms dealers and mercenaries; drug-dealing warlords; art forgers and art thieves; Russian oligarchs, Russian mobsters, and Chechnyan terrorists; the Saudi Royal family and their mujahideen arch-enemies; smugglers, interrogators, assassins, con artists and fraudsters of all description; more than a few corrupt First and Third World politicians, judges, dictators, generals; and even a prelate or two. Despite their diversity, all these players share the same basic financial concerns for their stocks of anonymous private wealth—at last count, worth more than $5 trillion—against the threats posed by prosecutors, tax men, kidnappers, and each other.

Fortunately for this Noah’s Ark of subterranean characters, a sophisticated network has grown up to deliver precisely these services. This global "pirate banking" system now conceals the riches of the world’s wealthiest people and largest corporations as well as many of its worst villains. They are all citizens of a brave new virtual country—one that lacks a physical location, but offers them freedom from most taxes, laws, and moral restraints.

I`m reaaaaaally hurtin`.

puparo - July 8, 2006 08:09 PM (GMT)

anybody intrested in discussing the early 50ties????

Always intrested!

In Palermo province. In Messina province. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province.

London West End vice (United Kingdom): brothers Messina
By 1950 it was believed that there were 30-40 brothels directly controlled by the brothers. The local London police force, in the areas of Bond, Queen and Stafford streets, were taking graft and turned the other way.

Le Havre (France)
In the early 50ties was Le Havre in France an important heroindistibutionpoint to the USA. Places from which herointransports were organized in Le Havre were the Trolley bar with owner Guy Begin who associates with Antoine Galliano (Begin and Galliano recruited couriers for the Croce Mondolini group). L'Etoile des mariniers with owner Joseph Campocasso. Bar Le Pilote owned by Jean Jehan.

Montreal (Canada)
Bonfire restaurant owner Giuseppe Cotroni since 1955 or 1957 disappearance of Frank Petrula.

Cuba casinos
Trafficante's casinos were the Sans Souci Club (also Pittsburgh mobster Mannarino) (Trafficante jr and Mondolini were also partners) and the casinos in the hotels Sevilla Biltmore, hotel casino Commodoro, Deauville and Red Room Casino in the Capri Hotel with manager George Raft. Meyer Lansky's casinos were the Hotel Nacional, the Montmartre Club and Casino and other Cuban casinos (the Havana Hilton and the Tropicana?)

Cuba nightclubs
The 3 nightclubs the Eve, the Cupidon and the Pigalle owned by Jean Baptiste Croce and Ansan Bistoni.

New York (USA)
Chickie Jame's stable on 56 street which was Tony Mirra's hangout. Vivere bar on Second Avenue, headquarters of Carlie "charley" Di Pietro and Frank Mari of the Bonanno clan.

Greenwich Village, NY (USA)
Squeeze Inn Bar on 4th street operated by Genovese capo Carmine Polizzano and Salvatore Sciremammano. 1717 Club on 86 street managed by Carmine and Salvatore Panico.

Corleone in the early 50ties
Capocosca Michele Navarra (killed in august 1958)
Sottocapo Luciano Liggio
Consiglieri Angelo Di Carlo and Vincenzo Catanzaro
Capos Vincenzo Collura (killed in 1957), Antonio Governali (disappeared), Giovani Trombatore (disappeared), Angelo Vintaloro, Giuseppe Canella and the Maiuri brothers (the Maiuri brothers were killed)
Soldiers Michelangelo Gennaro, Leonardo La Torre, Pasquale Lo Bue, Giovanni Lo Bue, Carmelo Lo Bue (3 october 1957 killed by Luciano Liggio), Leolucca Pomilla, Antonio Pomilla, Stefano Riela, Andrea Riela, Fillipo Gennaro, Rosario Riela, Carmelo Pennino, Antonio Mancusco Marcello, Giovanni Mancusco Marcello, Fernando Trombadori (disappeared), Giovanni Delo (disappeared), Vincenzo Listi (disappeared), Marco Marino (killed 6 september 1958), Giovanni Marino, Paolo Riina (killed), Vincenzo Cortimiglia (killed), Innocenzo Ferrara, Giovanni Ferrara, Francesco Streva, Arcangelo Streva, Antonio Streva, Vincenzo Raia, Giulio Raia, Biagio Liggio (killed), Giovanni Liggio (killed), Giovanni Pasqua, Antonio Comparetto, Filipo Maretta, Giuseppe Lombardo and Carmelo Pecoraro. (this was included in an Italian Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on the mafia in 1971, Thomas thinks the information was gathered by Alberto Dalla Chiesa when he was in charge of the carabinieri barracks in Corleone and his successors)

At least 27 of this group had family ties. Navarra was related by marriage to the Riela family and there were 5 of them in his cosca: Stefano, Andrea, Filippo, Rosario and Giulano Riela, none of them were victims in Liggio's purge later.

At least ten of these men were killed in the struggle following the murder of Navarra in august 1958 (including 3 capos), and six went missing (including 2 capos) and were probably killed. Also Navarra's brother had disappeared.

Vincenzo Collura was a leaseholder of the Casato estate, luciano liggio was a leaseholder of the Strassato estate and Biagio Liggio was leaseholder at the donna Beatrice estate.

In 1950 were Vincent Collura and Criscione arrested for the murder of Placido Rizzutto (aka: Rizzoto) at Corleone, but acquitted.

Schiaparelli company
In januari 1950 was professor Migliardi arrested.

Partinico capocosca Francesco Paolo "Frank" Coppola
In januari 1950 US deportee Francesco "Frank" Coppola succeeded Santo Fleres as mafiaboss of Partinico. Coppola is the ruler in Partinico and the whole area in which also was the populated valley in which Giuliano was hiding. Coppola had because of this many votes to distribute to the politicians, so he became the man who made political careers in Sicily and in Rome, while he could also financially back up his candidates with his drugprofits.

Tia Juana (Mexico) Francesco Paolo Coppola
In march 1950 there is a meeting in Tia Juana which was interrupted by the police. Under the 14 attendants were frank Coppola, Tony Lopiparo (who drove Tony Giardano’s cadillac), Carlo Scirctino (21) from Palermo, Antonio D’Acquisto (27) from Palermo, Thomas Lococo (Binaggio is his uncle by marriage), Giuseppe Corona (42) from Palermo, Ralph Calico, John Vitale and Tony Giardino. Here was probably the murder of Kansas City boss Charles Binaggio decided. Frank Coppola was also at the Acapulco Meeting (is that the 1969 Acapulco Tower meeting?).

St Louis Frank Coppola
In 1950 he was at the Tijuana meeting.

Kansas City murdercase boss Charles Binaggio
6 April 1950 in Kansas City Charles Binaggio (41) and his enforcer Charley Gargotta were shot to death in Binaggio's political Club for Democrats. Binaggio had broken a promise: in exchange for financial support at the elections for Forrest Smith the democrat would open Kansas City for gambling. Before the murders there had been a meeting in Tia Juana but police arrived and arrested 14 under whom Frank Coppola (St Louis), Tony Lopiparo (from St louis, who drove in the cadillac of Tony Giardano), Carlo Scirctino (21 and Palermitan), Antonio D'Acquisto (27 and Palermitan ), Thomas Lococo (Binaggio is his uncle by marriage), Giuseppe Corona (42 and Palermitan), Ralph Calico, John Vitale and Tony Giardano.

Kansas City boss Anthony Gizzo
After the murder of binaggio anthony Gizzo becomes the boss. Anthony Gizzo is boss till he dies 1 april 1953 at the age of 52.

St Louis murdercase Joe Bommarito
Former acting boss Vito Cusumano killed "Joe Bommarito" in the early 1950s. Bommarito was a former employee who tried to set up a rival produce hauling firm to rural Illinois groceries. As usual, Cusumano walked.

St Louis
In 1950 Anthony Giordano meets Frank Coppola in Italy and they smuggle drugs. In june 1950 police raid C J Rich Company who uses Western Union for gambling, a major stockholder in Western Union is St Louis gambler William Molasky.

Kansas City murdercase boss Charles Binaggio
6 April 1950 Kansas City boss Charles Binaggio (41) and his enforcer Charley Gargotta get shot and killed in Binaggio’s Political Club for Democrats. He pays for the Smith debacle.

Nicky Bianco
Nicky Bianco was born in 1932 and raised on Federal Hill in Providence. His father Angelo was a janitor and his mother Concetta a factory worker. He was the youngest of 5 children. At age 16 Nicky dropped out of Mount Pleaseant H.S. At age 18 (so in 1950) he was shot in the thigh during a "street fight" on Federal Hill.

Deo Van Long
When he stopped dealing with the Opium Monopoly after 1950, there was no longer any official price guideline, and he was free to increase his own profits by reducing the already miserable price paid the Meo.

Korea war
25 June 1950 started the Korea war when Northern corean troops invade South Corea and 30 june start American troops to help the South Koreans.

Bandit Giuliano killed
5 July 1950 was the bandit Giuliano shot dead by Luciano Liggio who did this to help his friend Coppola, according to Buscetta. The old version is that bandit Giuliano was shot and killed by his nephew Pisciotta.

Gioia Tauro (RC)
Also upcoming are the brothers Antonino, Giuseppe and Girolamo Piromalli with Girolamo as head of the Piromalli and Stillitano families. 27 August 1950 Francesco Ippolito gets shot to death, he had played cards that afternoon and drank with his brother Carmelo, Girolamo Piromalli, Carmelo Morafioti and Vincenzo Oliviero. Ippolito started to quarrel with Piromalli but then left the bar with Piromalli after which he was found severely wounded, he died in hospital.

London West End vice: brothers Messina
3 September 1950 the Messina brothers are exposed in an article by reporter Duncan Webb. The Messina brothers had working as prostitutes for them Mrs Hindin, Cissy Cohen, Georgette Borg, Blanche Costarki, Marthe Watts and Jean Gilson. After an outcry by citizens, Scotland Yard came in and began investigating the brothers' citizenship status. The brothers did hold legal passports but their actual origin was murky and mysterious. By the end of 1950 all the brothers had fled to France, with the exception of Alfredo, taking refuge in parts unkown.

London West End vice: Alfredo Messina
With Alfedo Messina left holding the bag, Scotland Yard's investigation focused solely on him and his rackets. Arrested for halotry (pimping) and attempting to bribe Scotland Yard Superintendent Guy Mahon, Messina was thrown in jail. Following his conviction in may 1951 he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Tibet occupied
21 October 1950 Chinese troops invade Tibet and occupy it. In Washington was then the China lobby started which was led by the triadboss Charlie Soong and his sister, the wife of Chang Kai Chek. Under its members J. Edgar Hoover, Time magazine owner Henry Luce and Richard Nixon. Chang kai Chek is also a triad head.

Lucky Luciano and Don Caló Vizzini
In 1950, a Sicilian reporter snuck into the Hotel Sole in the center of old Palermo, then the residence of Don Caló Vizzini - and Lucky Luciano. He caught a picture of Luciano schmoozing with Don Caló's bodyguards. This so infuriated Luciano that the reporter was flogged to within an inch of his life. Luciano and Don Caló had the previous year set up a candy factory in Palermo, which exported its produce throughout Europe and the USA.

Pietro Davi and Gentile
Already in 1950 Pietro Davi (aka Jimmy the american) and Gentile were implicated in a shipment of 300 kilograms of cocaine out of Germany.

Land reforms
Because they insisted on breaking up Sicily's plantations, the Socialists and Communists were so popular that the Mafia found it necessary to assassinate 500 of them from 1944 to 1949. This gave the Mafia, and their Christian Democrat allies, absolute control of the island. The Land Reform Act of 1950, which prohibited estates of larger than 500 acres, was largely vitiated by Mafia control of the Land Reform Boards.

New York, Bonanno family
Boss Joseph Bonanno
Underboss Giovanni "John" Bonventre
Consiglieri John Tartamella sr
In 1950 underboss Giovanni "John" Bonventre retired and went back to Castellammare his place was taken in by Francesco "Frank" Garafola.
Boss Joseph Bonanno
Underboss Frank Garofalo
Consiglieri John Tartamella sr

1 November 1950 the south Korean airforce was met for the first time by enemy planes.

Naples, Luciano
13 Novembre 1950 Luciano gets smacked in the face on the Agnano race track of Naples by Vittorio Nappi. Nappi gets later than his skull cracked by his ex partner Pasquale Simonetti “Pascalone”, Nappi survives. (also this was pictured in the Italian movie on Luciano).

Constantino Gamba
In 1950 arrested in Italy for trafficking in narcotics

Palermo, Vito Ciancimino
In 1950 Vito Ciancimino (from Corleone and a protege of the local boss Navarra) got the concessions for all railwaytransport within Palermo with his partner Carmelo La Barba whose brother Giovanni was a member of Liggio`s gang. They got the concessions thanks to Mattarella (who originated from Castellammare) at that moment minister of traffic.

Pisciotta arrested
In december 1950 was Giuliano's best friend Pisciotta arrested, Pisciotta accused the politicians Alliota (later also connected to the CIA operation Gladio), Tasca, Mattarella, Vizzini, the lawyer Girolamo Bellavista ( Mattarella trustee) , Coppola, judge Scaglione, the mafiafamily Rimi and Miceli of having used Giuliano.

Vietnam high commissionary general Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
In december 1950 became general Jean de Lattre de Tassigny high commissionary of Vietnam and commander of the army.

MACG had had its humble beginnings in 1950 following a visit to Indochina by the SDECE deputy director, who decided to experiment with using hill tribe warriors as mountain mercenaries. Colonel Grail was appointed commander of the fledgling unit, twenty officers were assigned to work with hill tribes in the Central Highlands, and a special paramilitary training camp for hill tribes, the Action School, was established at Cap Saint Jacques. However, the program remained experimental until December 1950, when Marshal Jean de Lattre de Tassigny was appointed commander in chief of the Expeditionary Corps. Realizing that the program had promise, General de Lattre transferred 140 to 150 officers to MACG, and appointed Maj. Roger Trinquier to command its operations in Laos and Tonkin. Although Grail remained the nominal commander until 1953, it was Trinquier who developed most of MACG's innovative counterinsurgency tactics, forged most of the important tribal alliances, and organized much of the opium trade during his three years of service. Trinquier had developed three important counterguerrilla maquis for MACG in northeast Laos and Tonkin during 1950-1953: the Meo maquis in Laos under the command of Touby Lyfoung; the Tai maquis under Deo Van Long in northwestern Tonkin; and the Meo maquis east of the Red River in north central Tonkin. Since opium was the only significant economic resource in each of these three regions, MACG's opium purchasing policy was just as important as its military tactics in determining the effectiveness of highland counterinsurgency programs. Where MACG purchased the opium directly from the Meo and paid them a good price, they remained loyal to the French. But when the French used non-Meo highland minorities as brokers and did nothing to prevent the Meo from being cheated, the Meo tribesmen joined the Viet Minh-with disastrous consequences for the French.

By 1950-1951 younger, innovative French officers had abandoned the conventional war precepts that essentially visualized Indochina as a depopulated staging ground for fortified lines, massive sweeps, and flanking maneuvers. Instead Indochina became a vast chessboard where hill tribes, bandits, and religious minorities could be used as pawns to hold certain territories and prevent Viet Minh infiltration. The French concluded formal alliances with a number of these ethnic or religious factions and supplied them with arms and money to keep the Viet Minh out of their area. The French hope was to atomize the Viet Minh's mobilized, unified mass into a mosaic of autonomous fiefs hostile to the revolutionary movement. Maj. Roger Trinquier and Capt. Antoine Savani were the most important apostles of this new military doctrine. Captain Savani secured portions of Cochin China (comprising Saigon and the Mekong Delta) by rallying river pirates, Catholics, and messianic religious cults to the French side. Along the spine of the Annamite Mountains from the Central Highlands to the China border, Major Trinquier recruited an incredible variety of bill tribes; by 1954 more than forty thousand tribal mercenaries were busy ambushing Viet Minh supply lines, safeguarding territory, and providing intelligence. Other French officers organized Catholic militia from parishes in the Tonkin Delta, Nung pirates on the Tonkin Gulf, and a Catholic militia in Hue

1 Januari 1951 invaded at least 250000 Chinese and South Korean militairies the troops of the United Nations, three days after the beginning of the Chinese offensive they concur Seoul.

Corleone capo Vincenzo Collura
In 1951 was Vincenzo Collura's son Filippo Collura killed at Roccamena, dr Navarra examined the body and said death was due to a horse kick. An other doctor called by the head of the carabinieri at Roccamena where the death occurred, stated death was due to a gunshot wound. Filippo Collura had lived in New York and had been best man at the wedding of Frank "three fingers" Coppola (according to thomas L Jones a brother of Michael "trigger Mike" Coppola) and a close friend of Joe profaci. (source Thomas L Jones) (as rick m said Mike Coppola was from salerno, the home of joseph Petrosino, and as Thomas said frank Coppola had a farmhouse near Salerno and according to him they were brothers and both born in Sicily)

Coppola partner Salvatore Vitale and Detroit link
In february 1951 Giuseppe Catalanotte's right hand Paolo Cimino and Giordano (from St Louis) went to Italy to speak Salvatore Vitale but missed him.

Palermo mayor Pivetti
1 April 1951 became lawyer Ernesto V. Pivetti mayor of Palermo what he is till 12 november 1951.

Joe Biondo
In april 1951 was in Napoli Frank Callace arrested with heroin, the heroin he had gotten from Joe Pici who had gotten it from Luciano's friend Joe Biondo. Callace got 2 years.

Milan, Italy, Giannini and Dominick Petrilli arrested
In april 1951 were Giannini and Dominick Petrilli in Milan arrested with false dollars and the police could dismantle a gang which worked in New York and Baltimore and they arrested also Giannini’s partner Salvatore Shillitani. They worked with Orsini.

Rome, suspected drugtrafficker Frank Coppola
Coppola send heroin to Windsor Ontario in Canada after which it was smuggled to Detroit where it went to Priziola's and Angelo Meli's man Rafaele Quasarano after which they send it to Angelo meli's son in law Frank Livorsi in Ny and Livorsi's son in law "Big" John Ormento.

Coppola partner Salvatore Vitale and Detroit link
In may 1951 Quasarano came to Italy and spoke to Salvatore Vitale.

Siculiana born Giovanni Mira (Agrigento province)
Giovanni Mira, a Palermo based drug trafficker, but born in Siculiana. Mira knew Gentile, and he was spotted by the police with Carmelo Caruana in Milan, where they probably met their Corsican heroin supplier. Both were linked to the so-called Caneba-network, which smuggled heroin to the U.S. through Canada from 1951 until 1960 when the police disrupted this route. Mira was sending suitcases with tens of kilos of heroin to a certain Settimo Accardo in Canada. Another plot, according to Interpol, was to hide heroin in cans of anchovies. The anchovy plot consisted of the smuggling of eight kilo's of heroin a month, according to Interpol. Accardo was the consignee.

Siculiana born Pasquale and Liborio Cuntrera (Agrigento province)
Canadian immigration-records show Pasquale and Liborio Cuntrera arrived in 1951 and acquired Canadian nationality in 1957.

Palermo born brothers Ugo and Salvatore Caneba
brothers Giosue, Giovanni, Ugo and Salvatore Caneba had as father Giuseppe Caneba and their mother is Marianna Enea the sister of the deceased boss Pasquale Enea.

In 1951 Major Trinquier organized the first maquis in Tonkin by repeatedly flying over Meo villages northwest of Lai Chan until he drew a response. When some of the Meo waved the French tricolor, he realized the area qualified for stage.

South Vietnam, Cao Dai sect
In June 1951, Cao Daist Colonel Trin Minh Te rebelled with 2,000 of his troops when General Minh, chief-of-staff of the Vietnamese army, proposed sending 15,000 Cao Dai troops to Tonkin. The following month, one of Pham Cong Tac's lieutenants had General Chanson, commander-in-chief of French forces in southern Indochina, and a Vietnamese governor assassinated.

Touby Lyfoung (Meo)
Major Trinquier did not need to use his four-stage plan when dealing with the Xieng Khoung Province Meo; soon after he took command in 1951, Touby came to Hanoi to offer to help initiate MACG commando operations among his Meo followers. Because there had been little Viet Minh activity near the Plain of Jars since 1946, both agreed to start slowly by sending a handful of recruits to the Action School for radio instruction. Until the Geneva truce in 1954 the French military continued to pay Touby an excellent price for the Xieng Khouang opium harvest, thus assuring his followers' loyalty and providing him with sufficient funds to influence the course of Meo politics. This arrangement also made Touby extremely wealthy by Meo standards, In exchange for these favors, Touby remained the most loyal and active of the hill tribe commanders in Indochina.

Opium remained an important part of the Tai Federation budget until 1951, when a young adviser to the federation, Jean Jerusalemy, ordered it eliminated. Since official regulations prohibited opium smoking, Jerusalemy, a strict bureaucrat, did not understand how the Tai Federation could be selling opium to the government.

Deo Van Long
So in 1951 opium disappeared from the official budget. Instead of selling it to the customs service, Deo Van Long sold it to MACG officers for Operation X. In the same year French military aircraft began making regular flights to Lai Chau to purchase raw opium from Deo Van Long and local Chinese merchants for shipment to Hanoi and Saigon. It is no exaggeration to say that the success of Savani's and Trinquier's work depended almost entirely on adequate financing; if they were well funded they could expand their programs almost indefinitely, but without capital they could not even begin. The solution was "Operation X," a clandestine narcotics traffic so secret that only high-ranking French and Vietnamese officials even knew of its existence. But the opium trade remained essentially unchanged. The only real differences were that the government, having abandoned opium as a source of revenue, now faced serious budgetary problems; and the French intelligence community, having secretly taken over the opium trade, had all theirs solved. The Opium Monopoly had gone underground to become "Operation X."

Colombo soldier “Sonny” Franzese marriage
24 June 1951 marry Sonny Franzese (32) and Christina Capobianco.

In july 1951 was Giannini in prison visited by prosecutor Roy Cohn who later became famous as a lawyer. Cohn says that according to Giannini the false dollarnotes gang was led by Joe Petrone who had already gotten 15 years for other convictions. Several weeks later Charles Siragusa visited then Giannini in prison. (this is pictured in the movies The Valachi Papers and the Italian movie on Luciano).

New York, Francesco Spirito and Joseph Orsini arrested
In july 1951 were Francesco Spirito and Joseph Orsini arrested. During july and august 1951 about 15 French and American traffickers were indicted under them the Corsicans Francois Spirito, Joseph Orsini, Angel Abadalejo, Vincent Bernardino and Antoine D'Agostino (still at large). Also the frenchmen Lucien Ignaro, Jean David "Jean Laget", Francois Paoleschi and Paul Praticci and the italians Carmelo Sansone, Vincent Randazzo, Salvatore Mezzesahna, Eugenio Giannini, Salvatore Shillitani, Anthony Martello and Rosario Tornello.

Montreal heroin kingpins Soccio and Mastracchio arrested
3 August 1951 were Mastracchio and Soccio arrested and in april 1952 they pleaded guilty and got each 23 months.

Montreal heroin kingpin Lucien Rivard and his wife Marie Rivard
Since the jailing of mastracchio and Soccio had Lucien Rivard become the number one in the heroin traffic in Montreal and throughout Canada. His chief men were Bob tremblay (just like Rivard a friend of Johnny Young) and Jean Louis "Blackie" Bisson.

Montreal, John Papalia
Papalia had gone to Montreal after his release from jail in 1951, about the time Galante seized control of the city for the Bonanno family. John Papalia hooked up with Galante while they both lived in Montreal in the early 1950s.

Media tycoon Hearst dies
14 August 1951 dies mediatycoon Hearst.

St Louis
In 1951 dies Egan rat member leo Vincent Brothers. In 1951 Pul Cimino from Detroit drugbust worked with Giordano.

Los Angeles (California) murdercase Anthony Brancato & Anthony Trombino
August 6, 1951 Brancato and Trombino both found dead in an auto in front of 1648 N. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles.
suspect Jimmy Fratiano.

Corsica, France, Salicetti aftermath
Jean Serini’s cousin Joseph Ferrari was killed in october 1951.

Paris, Aikido sensei Minoru Mochizuki
Minoru Mochizuki traveled to France in 1951 and teached his system of Aikido of his Yoseikan Dojo to a group of french practitioners under whom was Jim Alcheik.

FBN ? drugcase 226
In 1951 was there drugcase 226 in which were indicted Harold Meltzer, John Ormento, Salvatore Santora, joseph Vento and Mario Livorsi.

29 October 1951 the french High Commissionair of Cambodja, De Raymond, gets killed in his house in Phnom Penh by a member of the Viet Minh.

Senator Lyndon B Johnson
Senator Johnson became Democratic whip in 1951 and minority leader in 1953.

Chicago mayor Kennelley
In 1951 mayor Kennelley was rechosen. 14 november 1951 mayor Kennelly appoints police commissionair Timothy O’Connor in Chicago. In Chicago there came a hearing about infiltration in the truckers industry by the underworld.

Palermo mayor Avolio
13 November 1951 became doctor Guido Avolio mayor of palermo what he is till 1 January 1952.

Vietnam high commissionary general Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
Mid november 1951 occupy his troops the strategic Hoa Binh, but Vietminh general Giap regrouped his divisions around Hoa Binh.

South Vietnam, the Catholic Militias
In late 1951, after Catholic troops had put up only token resistance against the Viet Minh's offensive on the Delta, General de Lattre had Phat Diem and Bui Chu permanently occupied by Franco-Vietnamese troops and the bishops stripped of their administrative functions.

South Vietnam, the Catholic Militias
By late 1951, Leroy his 80 "brigades" of 3240 well-armed, motivated and experienced men and were far more effective than the mere 5840 of the Vietnamese Armed Forces which did nothing to endear him to the Vietnamese generals.

Los Angeles (California) murdercase Frank Borgia
December 2, 1951 Frank Borgia powerful member of the Dragna family disappeared while on a business trip to Hanford.

8 dicembre 1951 Con l’uccisione del boss Gerlando Milia comincia la faida di Raffadali.

New York: Knickerbocker Avenue (old Bonanno territory)
Frank Mari was one of the tough ones along with Aniello, Sonny Pinto, Sonny Red, The Cigar and all the rest from that time and place. Mari was close to Galante who reputedly was his "sponser" into the family.His brother in law was a man in the Genovese family (somebody knows his name?). One of Mari's crew was "Jimmy Legs" Espicopa.

DiBiase “Sonny Pinto”
Early in the morning of December 26, 1951 three men entered the Mayfair Boys and Civic Club at 167 Mulberry Street and shot dead Michael (mike evans) Errichiello aged 37, a convicted gambler, who had also done time for robbery and assault and wounded is Rocco Tisi. One of the killers was Carmine (sonny Pinto) DiBase who had been Errichiello's best man at his wedding.The two men had been apparently involved in a serious dispute a few days before Xmas. One of the other two men who went in with DiBase was Alphone (Sonny Red) Indelicato, the same guy who made the news in the Bonanno family blow up in 1981.Mike was shot three times, head, stomach and heart.DiBiase was subsequently indicted for the murder, disappeared and made the FBI's ten most wanted list, the first and I beleive only member of LCN to have this honor! Rocco Tisi testified in 1958 against DiBiase when he had turned himself in after being on the run for those years (was suspected of still doing murders for the Colombo family). DiBiase “Sonny Pinto” got the death penalty but in high court he came free. He was of course the ace shooter who gunned down Joey Gallo at the clam house. He died a couple of years back in New Hartford. (Brother Jones).

Montreal heroin kingpin Lucien Rivard and his wife Marie Rivard
In 1951 and 1952 Rivard had been associated with dealer Rheo Gauthier who was later killed in an auto accident during a narcotics delivery to Windsor, Ontario. In 1952 Bob tremblay……..

Palermo mayor Vadala
2 January 1952 became doctor Riccardo Vadala mayor of Palermo (Comm.Prefettizio) what he is till 2 january 1952.

New York (Francesco Spirito, Joseph Orsini, D'Agostino drugring broken)
In februari 1952 stood the members of the Orsini gang on trial in New York and also Giannini was indicted. Most of them had links with the 107th Street gang. Marius Ansaldi's lab in France was the main source for the Spirito- Orsini- D'Agostino organisation. Spirito got convicted to 2 years in New York for heroinsmuggling and Orsini got 10 years. After Spirito came free he returned to France and goes further with heroinsmuggling.

New York, Scalice group
10 February 1952 were Charles Campo and matthew Cuomo arrested (the last is a man of F Scalice's crew). Also arrested were Napoleon Colonna, Giovanni Maugeri (an associate of Dominique Albertini and Antoine Galliano).

Frank Coppola and partner Salvatore Vitale
Frank Coppola’s partner Salvatore Vitale was later in the US arrested in february 1952 and went to prison for several years.

New York, Cirillo
In february 1952 was Cirillo arrested for possession of 3 lbs of heroin and got 4 years. He started under the brothers Pasquale "Pat" and Joseph "Joe" Pagano and later worked for Eboli.

Vietnam high commissionary general Raoul Salan
In february 1952 the french have to leave again the strategic Hoa Binh and general Jean de Lattre de Tassigny had then already succumbed to cancer and was replaced by general Raoul Salan.

Cuba dictator Fulgencio Batista
10 March 1952 Fulgencio Batista (financed by Lansky) took over power in Cuba from the chosen president Prio Socarras with a coup. The coup took place 3 months before the upcoming elections which Battista for sure was going to loose. Also running in that election was a young lawyer named Fidel Castro.

Cuban UN ambassador Emilio Nunez Portuondo
In the early 1950's Fulgencio Batista appointed Emilio Nunez Portuondo Ambassador to the United Nations.

New York, Warwick Hotel, Manhattan: Jersey City mayor Kenney
14 march 1952 Anthony Strollo “Tony Bender” and mayor John V Kenney from Jersey City meet each other in the Warwick Hotel in Manhattan.

Marseille, France, Dominique Ansaldi arrested
18 March 1952 Dominique Ansaldi gets arrested in Marseille in his heroinlab, he delivered heroin to Valachi and Shillitani.

Cuba, dictator Fulgencio Batista
27 March 1952 the USA recognized the new government. Casinos appeared: the Sans Souci Club and the Tropicana. Till 1955 the only casinos operating in Havana, Cuba were the Tropicana and the Sans Souci from that date more started to appear.

Cuba, The Tropicana
Operated by Wilber Clark and Frank Bischope. Frank Bischoff has been a suspected narcotic trafficker. His principal assistant in the casino was one Pierre Canavese who was closely associated with Salvatore Lucania alias Lucky Luciano, FBN International List No. 198. (Canavese had been previously deported from the U.S.A. to Italy but he subsequently entered Cuba by means of a fraudulent passport).

Cuba, The Sans Souci
Operated by Santo Trafficante Jr. One of Santo Trafficante Jr.'s principal assistants in the operation of this club was one Sid Jacobs alias Syd Mathews.

Rome, suspected drugtrafficker Frank Coppola
1 April 1952 in Rome Serafino Mancuso was arrested with in his suitcase 6 kgs of heroin by FBN (Federal Bureau Narcotics) which he had gotten from Frank Coppola in Anzio and had to be send to Raffaele Quasarano and John Priziola in Detroit. Italy indicts the same year the 2 in the US living but they don't get extradited. Police want to arrest Coppola but he has fled and they also want Serafino Mancuso’s brothers Giuseppe and Salvatore and New Orleans capo Sylvester Carollo.

Brasil, president Victor Paz
9 April 1952 the people riot under Hernan Siles Zuazo who makes Victor Paz president and they nationalize the tinmines from the rich tinbarons.

Rhode Island, Patriarca's inauguration
In april 1952 meet more then 80 Cosa Nostra figures in Rhode Island to celebrate Patriarca's appointment to head the New England family.

South Vietnam, the Catholic Militias
In 1952 Leroy was promoted out of the way, the UMDCs were disbanded in May 1952 and the province turned over to the Vietnamese army with the expected results.

Corsica, France, Salicetti enemie Jean Serini killed
In may 1952 Jean Serini and Claude Bertrand were shot to death in their car outside the Mimi Pinson dance hall by Roger Mondolini.

Westchester County garbage hauling, Teamsters
Beginning 50ties the garbage hauling in New York's Westchester county was controlled by Rex Carting Company who had a contract with the honest Teamster Local 456 led by Everett Doyle and John Acropolis. Then also starts Westchester Carting Company from "cockeyed" Nick Ratteni and Joey Surprise who have a contract with Teamster Local 27 which is led by Joe Parisi and Bernard Adelstein. At a Teamsterconvention in 1952 Parisi threatens Acropolis and 3 weeks later Acropolis was shot dead in front of his house. A month later stopped Rex Carting. Ratteni is a capo of the Genovese family and for him worked Joseph Maselli. (Brother Charlie)

In 1952 was in France the terrorist organisation "La Main Rouge" started to fight against governments in North Africa who want to become independend. After La Main Rouge was in Algiers even a more complex organisation started: “Catena” (Comite Anti Terroriste Nord Africain) a group that settled in all countries where people wanted to become independend from France, they infiltrated in all kind of European political and economic sectors and got a lot of power.

New York, Genovese soldier Joseph Valachi
19 June 1952 was Genovese's friend Steven Franse in Joseph Valachi's restaurant killed by Valachi, Pasquale "Pat" Pagano and Fiore Siano. Genovese had given the order because his wife had went her own way and Franse should have watched her. (Valachi testimoney)

St Louis Frank Coppola
in 1951 he was allowed back for a short time and lived in KC. In 1952 he was again kicked out.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
By the early 1950s, the Mannarinos secured their positions. Kelly married Jean Amato, the boss Amato's daughter.

Philadelphia, Peter "Pete" Casella
In 1952 Casella was find $700.oo for his part of a illegal still near Pottstown Pa. {west of Philly}. ( i like to thank brother Charlie for the by him added information)

Palermo mayor Gioacchino Scaduto
3 July 1952 became professor Gioacchino Scaduto mayor of Palermo which he is till 10 august 1955.

Chicago, republican convention
At the Republican convention 11 july 1952, Nixon won nomination as vice president on a ticket with Eisenhower, largely because of his anticommunist credentials.

Siculiana, Pasquale Cuntrera and Leonardo Caruana (Agrigento province)
Pasquale Cuntrera and Leonardo Caruana were indicted for a double murder, the theft of four cows and arson by the Giudice Istruttore of Trapani in August 1952, both were acquitted in December 1953 'per non aver commesso il fatto' not having committed the fact.

South Vietnam, Binh Xuyen bandit boss Bay Vien
He ruled Saigon absolutely; even the Viet Minh terrorists were unable to operate there."Thus, the Viet Minh was unable to conduct a single terror bombing in Saigon between 1952 and 1954. What's more, the Binh Xuyen offered a solution to a problem which had recently beset French intelligence. From 1951, under the aegis of the GCMA, French intelligence had tried, very successfully, to establish maquis in the Highlands of Laos and Tonkin. In order to guarantee the loyalty of the Highland populations, the GCMA had to buy their only cash crop : opium.

puparo - July 8, 2006 08:13 PM (GMT)
Angered by the corruption of general Phoumi Nosavan there was a coup led by the young captain Kong La of the paracommandos in august 1952, they asked prince Souvanna Phouma to become prime minister what he did and he formed a coalitiongovernment with all fractions. Phoumi withdrew to his southern base in Savannakhet and started to advance succesfully to the capital with by the CIA delivered weapons. Ad the meantime the CIA also filled the coffins of the government that Phoumi had sworn to destroy. When Phoumi refused to form a neutral coalition government, his american aid was banned after which Phoumi started to exploit the Golden Triangle, he ordered general Ouane Rattikone to handle the operation.

New York: FBN informer Giannini
26 August 1952 was Giannini's brother in law Giuseppe Pelligrino arrested with 6 kgs of heroin. Somebody (some say Luciano) found out that Giannini was a policeinformer and had Genovese know who ordered his capo Tony Bender to put out a contract, he gave it to Valachi. 20 September 1952 was Giannini (42) shot dead by Valachi's nephew Fiore Siano and the brothers Joseph and Pasquale Pagano. (Valachi testimoney)

In the midst of the campaign, the New York Post reported that Nixon had been maintaining a secret "slush fund" provided by contributions from a group of Southern California businessmen. On September 23, 1952, Nixon delivered a nationally televised address, the so-called "Checkers" speech, in which he acknowledged the existence of the fund but denied that any of it had been used improperly.

Vietnam high commissionary general Raoul Salan
29 October 1952 general Raoul Salan started “operation Lorraine”.

Camporeale mayor Pasquale Almerico, capocosca Vanni Sacco
In 1952 Pasquale Almerico the mayor of Camporeale had to accept 3 men of the mafiaboss Vanni Sacco in townhall. Later Almerico had to step down after they voted him out. Vanni Sacco befriends Genco Russo, Vizzini and Navara (boss of Corleone).

1952 USA republican president Eisenhower, vicepresident Nixon
The Eisenhower-Nixon ticket defeated 4 november 1952 the Democratic candidates, Adlai E. Stevenson and John Sparkman.

Vietnam high commissionary general Raoul Salan
14 November 1952 Salan closed operation Lorraine and his troops retreat. When his army retreats it was attacked 17 november and then again 19 november. Again they were attacked 24 november 1952. 1 December 1952 his army is safe again within de De Lattre bunkerline.

New York: Vito Genovese
In december 1952 Genovese's wife Anna left him and filed for a divorce (Valachi).

In December 1952 the Viet Minh launched an offensive into the Tai country in northwestern Tonkin (North Vietnam), and were moving quickly toward the Laos-Vietnam border when they ran short of supplies and withdrew before crossing into Laos.

Cuba dictator Batista
In late 1952 or early 1953, Cuba's President for life, General Gerado Machado y Morales (in other words Batista) worked out a formal business arrangement with New York-Miami gangster Myer Lansky, (although the two had known each other since the thirties) It was a simple deal, Batista got a cut of the mobs narcotics (Cocaine was already the popular drug of choice) and gambling rackets on the island, and the National Crime Syndicate got to do whatever it liked in Cuba.

Mexico City (Mexico), corsican Antoine D'Agostino
In 1952 Sebastiano Bellanca "Benny Blanka" a New York Lower east side drugdealer was arrested thanks to Alphonse Attardi and also D'Agostino was arrested and takes a run when they let him go before the trial. In 1953 D'Agostino settles in Mexico City and the Cotroni brothers take as a new partner in heroinsmuggling Carmine Galante the underboss of Bonanno who settles in Montreal.

Corleone capocosca dr Navarra
In 1953 dr Navarra and his protege Liggio start a bloody war in Corleone, according to Thomas had Liggio been underboss of Navarra which is perhaps true but he sure was replaced after they started to war in 1953 perhaps by the Streva who had been underboss according to Felice. According to the parliamentary commission of enquiry (Rome 1971), in the cosca of Michele Navarra were Biagio Liggio and Giovanni Liggio who were both killed as part of liggio's purge. There was also a Paolo Riina in the cosca who was also killed.

In those years there were 2 different families, which surnames was liggio. Luciano Liggio belonged in the familie nicknamed "Ficateddi", the other family was nicknamed "Friia" for their mother surname which was Freia. in the cosca of Michele Navarra were Biagio Liggio and Giovanni Liggio those were probably part of the Friia. The LaSalle family is related to the Liggio family. Steve LaSalle was still alive in 1972. (source Felice and Dave)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bonanno underboss Carmine Galante
In 1953 Carmine Galante arrived in Montreal and Pretula and Ship start to work for him, Galante also got the former thief Earl Carluzzi to Montreal to control labour. The Cotroni and Violi brothers worked for Bonanno and his underboss Galante. Bonanno's nephew Stefano Maggadino didn't like that because Canada belonged to his territory because he rules Hamilton via his capo Luppino and Toronto via his capo Volpe. Volpe had been sponsored by Jimmy Luppino. In Hamilton are the most important families Papalia, Luppino, Scibetta, Bordonaro, Cippolla and Musitano. Also there is the Restivo family.

USA, president Dwight D Eisenhower, CIA director Allen Dulles (1953-1961), Deputy CIA director Gen. Charles Pearre Cabell , FBI director J. Edgar Hoover
10 Februari 1953 became Allen Dulles head of the CIA. Richard Helms also was made the first replacement for the head of the department Planning Richard M Bissell. He was head of the famous department of dirty tricks which brought down in many countries governments, organized revolts and organized political murder.

14 February 1953 was Vincenzo Giudicello killed.

Resorts International and Mary Carter Paint Company
Resorts International evolved from a CIA front company set up in the early 1950's by then-CIA director Allen Dulles and his close associate, three-term New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, political functionary the so-called "Rockefeller Republican" wing of the GOP. The front company in question was the innocuously named Mary Carter Paint Company which did, in fact, operate a national chain of paint stores but which was set up to function as a covert CIA money laundering operation. (does somebody know more about Dewey's relation with Allen Dulles????)

Montreal, Petrulla or Pretula
29 March 1953 Charles Wagner's body get found and James Rogers and Frank Battaglia were charged and Frank Petrulla was suspected in ordering his killing. The killers get free but within hours of his release Battaglia was strangled.

Rockford police chief Thomas Boustead
1 March 1953 Thomas P Boustead was named chief of police.

The investigation began in 1952, when Vietnamese police seized almost a ton of raw opium from a MACG warehouse in Cap Saint Jacques. Colonel Belleux had initiated the seizure when three MACG officers filed an official report claiming that opium was being stored in the MACG warehouses for eventual sale. After the seizure confirmed their story, Belleux turned the matter over to Jean Letourneau, high commissioner for Indochina, who started a formal inquiry through the comptrollergeneral for Overseas France. Although the inquiry uncovered a good deal of Operation X's organization, nothing was done. The inquiry did damage the reputation of MACG's commander, Colonel Grall, and Commander in Chief Salan. Grall was ousted from MACG and Trinquier was appointed as his successor in March 1953. Following the investigation, Colonel Belleux suggested to his Paris headquarters that SDECE and MACG should reduce the scope of their narcotics trafficking. If they continued to control the trade at all levels, the secret might get out, damaging France's international relations and providing the Viet Minh with excellent propaganda. Since the French had to continue buying opium from the Meo to retain their loyalty, Belleux suggested that it be diverted to Bangkok instead of being flown directly to Saigon and Hanoi. In Bangkok the opium would become, indistinguishable from much larger quantities being shipped out of Burma by the Nationalist Chinese Army, and thus the French involvement would be concealed. SDECE Paris, however, told Belleux that he was a "troublemaker" and urged him to give up such ideas. The matter was dropped.

New York, Jean David arrested
In april 1953 police arrested Jean David "John Laget the Silver Fox".

In april 1953 Laos was invaded by Vietminh and pathet lao.

Since rumors persisted that the Viet Minh were going to drive for the Mekong the following spring, an emergency training camp was set up on the Plain of Jars and the first of some five hundred young Meo were flown to Cap Saint Jacques for a crash training program. Just as the program was getting underway, the Viet Minh and Pathet Lao (the Lao national liberation movement) launched a combined offensive across the border into Laos, capturing Sam Neua City on April 12, 1953. The Vietnam 316th People's Army Division, Pathet Lao irregulars, and local Meo partisans organized by Lo Faydang drove westward, capturing Xieng Khouang City two weeks later. But with Touby's Meo irregulars providing intelligence and covering their mountain flanks, French and Lao colonial troops used their tanks and artillery to good advantage on the flat Plain of Jars and held off the Pathet Lao-Viet Minh units.

Los Angeles (California) murdercase "Russian" Louie Strauss
16 April 1953 was “Russian” Louie Strauss murdered on the Dippolito ranch in Ontario, a suspect is Joseph Dippolito.

San Francscio, Little Italy
23 April 1953 the boss Anthony J Lima goes to prison and was followed up by Mike Abati. In 1953 Emilio Georgetti was convicted for tax evasion and his tax lawyer Joseph Alioto became not long after the trial a partner in georgetti's Holly Meat Packing Company. Alioto then founded with Georgetti's partners Louis and Charles Figone the Castlewood Corporation. When Holly was sold in 1955 Louis Figone founded the Regal Meat Packing Company and hired Alioto as the firm's lawyer.

Rockford mayor Bloom reelected
4 may 1953 Milton Lundstrom becomes mayor.

John Sebastian LaRocca
Citing his criminal record, the Immigration and Naturalization Service tried to deport him in 1953 as an "undesirable alien." The effort led to scandal. During the deportation hearings, several prominent figures testified on his behalf. One of them, Allegheny County Judge Premo J. Columbus, LaRocca's former attorney, said "there is no human being I would respect more than John LaRocca." Outgoing Gov. John S. Fine stymied the deportation when he granted LaRocca an unprecedented back-dated pardon for a 1939 larceny conviction. That decision caused an uproar, but Fine dismissed it as a "tempest in a teapot." In the end, the crime boss stayed and his stature grew.

Vietnam high commissionary general Henri Navarre
8 May 1953 the government Mayer relieved general Salan of his post and his was replaced by Henri Navarre.

Dien Bien Phoe (Vietnam)
In May 1953 the French Expeditionary Corps built a steel mat airfield on the plain and began airlifting in twelve thousand troops, some small tanks, and heavy engineering equipment.

In june 1953 the government Mayer was followed up by the government Laniel.

Dien Bien Phoe (Vietnam)
Under the supervision of Gen. Albert Sore, who arrived in June 1953, the plain was soon transformed into a virtual fortress guarded by forty to fifty reinforced bunkers and blockhouses. Having used mountain minorities to crush rebellions in Morocco, Sore appreciated their importance and met with Touby soon after his arrival. After an aerial tour of the region with Touby and his MACG adviser, Sore sent out four columns escorted by Touby's partisans to sweep Xieng Khouang Province clean of any remaining enemy units. After this, Sore arranged with Touby and MACG that the Meo would provide intelligence and guard the mountain approaches while his regular units garrisoned the plain itself. The arrangement worked well, and Sore remembers meeting amicably on a regular basis with Touby and Lieut. Vang Pao, then company commander of a Meo irregular unit (and now commander of CIA mercenaries in Laos), to exchange intelligence and discuss paramilitary operations. He also recalls that Touby delivered substantial quantities of raw opium to MACG advisers for the regular DC-3 flights to Cap Saint Jacques, and feels that the French support of the Meo opium trade was a major factor in their military aggressiveness. As Sore put it, "The Meo were defending their own region, and of course by defending their region they were defending their opium."

Round of Italy
2 June 1953 becomes Fausto Coppi for the 5th time the winner of the Round of Italy as biker.

Another outsider also witnessed the machinations of the covert Operation X. During a six-week investigative tour of Indochina during JuneJuly 1953, Col. Edward 0. Lansdale of the American CIA discovered the existence of Operation X. Trying to put together a firsthand report of the Viet Minh invasion of Laos, Lansdale flew up to the Plain of Jars, where he learned that French officers had bought up the 1953 opium harvest, acting on orders from General Salan, commander in chief of the Expeditionary Corps. When Lansdale later found out that the opium had been flown to Saigon for sale and export, he complained to Washington that the French military was involved in the narcotics traffic and suggested that an investigation was in order. General Lansdale recalls that the response ran something like this: "Don't you have anything else to do? We don't want you to open up this keg of worms since it will be a major embarrassment to a friendly government. So drop your investigation."

Vietnam high commissionary general Henri Navarre
11 July 1953 his troops raid Lang Son near the chinese border where the vietnamese got their deliveries from Russia and China. In august took his troops camp Na San.

Charles de Gaulle
After initial success the RFP declined in popularity and de Gaulle left it in 1953 and it was disbanded two years later.

Japan, Yoseikan Dojo of sensei Minoru Mochizuki
When sensei Mochizuki returned in 1953 to Japan, Alcheik followed and stayed in Japan to train at the Yoseikan Dojo. Alcheik wrote several books, some of them in collaboration with Mochizuki

Marseille mayor Gaston Deferre
In 1953 became Gaston Deferre (supported by the Guerini brothers) mayor of Marseilles.

Irving Brown
The timing of Blemant's descent into the underworld is intriguing, for it happened at the same time that Brown, having neutralized the Communists in Marseilles, moved to Italy, where cash he sprinkled from the CIA's black bag bought votes and funded media blitzes that kept the Communists out of power. In 1953, according to former CIA labor officer Paul Sakwa, Brown also contacted the CIA's Mafia affiliates in Sicily-at approximately the same time Trois Canards founder Blemant formed associations with the American Mafia. When the CIA's subsidies to Brown stopped in 1953, Blemant's heroin business was self-sustaining, and Brown himself began to operate under the aegis of James Angleton.

Cuba dictator Fulgencio Batista and rebelleaderFidel Castro
26 July 1953 went a coup by about 20 Cubans wrong when they attack the Moncada Army Barracks in Santiago., under them is Castro (26) who is a supporter of Socarras. Batista send general Martin Tamayo (the militairy commander of the district) who had his men kill many rebels. Castro, then a 26 year old lawyer, was jailed for two years.

Rivard customer Mallock
George Mallock visited Lucien Rivard in september 1953.

Havana (Cuba) narcotics trafficker George Zarate
Zarate subsequently moved to pre-Castro Havana. During the period when George Zarate was in Havana, and specifically on October 8, 1953, the Cuban police observed him in the company of Santo Trafficante, Jr. at the President Hotel. It was reported at that time that Zarate was still engaged in the narcotic traffic, acting as intermediary between Peruvian sources of supply for illicit cocaine and American gangster customers such at Santo Trafficante Jr.

Dien Bien Phoe
By mid 1953, repeated Viet Minh offensives into northern Laos, like the spring assault on the Plain of Jars, had convinced the French high command that they were in imminent danger of losing all of northern Laos. To block future Viet Minh offensives, they proceeded to establish a fortified base, or "hedgehog," in a wide upland valley called Dien Bien Phu near the Laos-North Vietnam border. In November 1953 the french air force and CAT (Civil Air Transport, later Air America) began airlifting sixteen thousand men into the valley, and French generals confidently predicted they would soon be able to seal the border.

Vietnam high commissionary general Henri Navarre
20 November 1953 his troops start operation Castor in the valley of Dien Bien Phoe. 3 December 1953 he decides that Dien Bien Phoe will be the place where he concentrates his army.

Rivard supplier Roger Coudert (parisian often in NY)
Roger Coudert arrested in NY 21 december 1953 with mafiosi Antonio Farina (got 5 years) and Ugo Caneba. Caneba had been a customer of Spirito and Orsini. Coudert got 10 years and was released from Atlanta prison 21 september 1960 and was deported to France.

NY, Rivard
In december 1953 was Rivard in NY.

James Angleton, FBN Commissioner Harry Anslinger and former OSS chief William Donovan
Moreover, according to author Alfred McCoy, the CIA in the mid-1950s, through its South Vietnamese ally, inherited SDECE's drug smuggling allies in Indochina. Likewise, according to the diaries of FBN agent George White, Angleton in 1953 met with FBN Commissioner Harry Anslinger and former OSS chief William Donovan regarding the narcotics situation in Southeast Asia. Considering that the U.S. would snatch hegemony in the region from France in 1954, after the fall of Dienbienphu, there is ample circumstantial evidence to indict James Angleton, Irving Brown, and the CIA in an international drug smuggling conspiracy.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
18 january 1954 starts Fanfani a new christen democrat government. 30 January the Fanfani goverment steps already down. 9 February the christen demorcrat Mario Scelba starts a new government.

Kansas City boss Nicholas Civella
In 1953 Nicholas Civella becomes boss what he is till he dies in 1983. 7 January 1954 carollo was deported.

Philadelphia, Peter "Pete" Casella
In 1954 Casella was among those questioned in the murder of one Marshall Veneziale. By the early 1950s Casella was considered a "close associate" of Angelo Bruno and Marco Reginelli. The combine was known as the "Greaser Gang", which controlled a large share of illegal gambling in South Jersey and the Philly area. ( i like to thank brother Charlie for the by him added information)

NY, Rivard
In februari 1954 was Rivard in NY.

Sicily prison, Pisciotta
9 februari 1954 was Pisciotta poisoned in prison and at that moment there also was imprisoned Alcamo capocosca Rimi.

Confident that the Viet Minh could not possibly transport sufficient heavy artillery through the rough mountain terrain, the French generals ignored these warnings. French and American artillery specialists filed reassuring firsthand reports that the "hedgehog" was impenetrable. When the artillery duel began in March 1954, French generals were shocked to find themselves outgunned; the Viet Minh bad two hundred heavy artillery pieces with abundant ammunition, against the French garrison's twenty-eight heavy guns and insufficient ammunition. An estimated eighty thousand Viet Minh porters had hauled this incredible firepower across the mountains, guided and assisted by enthusiastic Black Tai and Meo. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the Viet Minh commander, recalls that "convoys of pack horses from the Meo highlands" were among the most determined of the porters who assisted this effort.

Dien Bien Phu
By March 1954, however, the Viet Minh had ringed Dien Bien Phu with wellentrenched heavy artillery; within a month they had silenced the French counterbatteries.

Moon sect
In 1954 starts Sun Myung Moon the Unification Church.

Opido Mamertina (RC)
In 1954 Francesco Mammoliti gets killed by Domenico Barbaro who is arrested and convicted. In 1954 Gaspare Pisciotta gets poisoned in prison by the Calabrian Antonio Barca according to the later becoming pentito Antonino Mammoliti. Frank Coppola was behind this according to him and also Rimi was imprisoned there.

Dien Bien Phu
Large-scale air evacuation was impossible, and the garrison was living on borrowed time. Realizing that an overland escape was their only solution, the French high command launched a number of relief columns from northern Laos to crack through the lines of entrapment and enable the defenders to break out. Delayed by confusion in high command headquarters, the main relief column of 3,000 men did not set out until 14 April 1954.

South Vietnam, the Catholic Militias
In 1954, cooperation with French forces, reprisals from the Viet Minh and intense propaganda would prompt a massive flight of the northern Annam Catholics to Cochinchina and their bishop would have no choice but to follow their flock.

South Vietnam, Binh Xuyen bandits
The French government announced that it "...had decided to confide the police and maintenance of order to the Binh Xuyen troops in a zone where they are used to operating." Thereafter the French turned over Saigon block-by-block and by April 1954, Lai Van Sang was director-general of police and the Binh Xuyen controlled not only the Saigon-Cholon capital region but a sixty-mile strip between Saigon and Vung Tau, exercising full political and economic control. United States observers of the process laconically refer to the Binh Xuyen in this era as a: "...political and racketeering organization which had agreed to carry out police functions in return for a monopoly on gambling, opium traffic and prostitution in the metropolitan areas." For the French, this free hand given to the Binh Xuyen proved to be profitable in more ways than one. As Colonel Lansdale, a US intelligence "observer", remarked : "The French accepted the arrangement because Bay Vien offset the Viet Minh threat to Saigon. By 1954, Vien was operating 'Grand Monde', a gambling slum in Cholon; 'Cloche d'Or', Saigon's pre-eminent gambling establishment; the 'Nouveautés Catinat', Saigon's best department store; a hundred smaller shops; a fleet of river boats; and a brothel, spectacular even by Asian standards, known as the Hall of Mirrors.

Dien Bien Phu
As the relief column got underway, Colonel Trinquier, by now MACG commander, proposed a supplementary plan for setting up a large maquis, manned by Touby's irregulars, halfway between Dien Bien Phu and the Plain of Jars to aid any of the garrison who might break out. After overcoming the high command's doubts, Trinquier flew to the Plain of Jars with a large supply of silver bars. Half of Touby's 6,000 irregulars were given eight days of intensive training and dispatched for Muong Son, sixty miles to the north, on 1 May 1954. But although Trinquier managed to recruit yet another 1,500 Meo mercenaries elsewhere, his efforts proved futile.

Dien Bien Phu falls
Dien Bien Phu fell on 8 may 1954, and only a small number of the seventy-eight colonial troops who escaped were netted by Touby's maquis. Unlike the Meo in Laos, the Meo in northwestern Tonkin, where Dien Bien Phu was located, had good cause to hate the French, and were instrumental in their defeat. Although in Laos Operation X had purchased raw opium directly from the Meo leaders, in northwestern Tonkin political considerations forced MACG officials to continue the earlier Opium Monopoly policy of using Tai leaders, particularly Deo Van Long, as their intermediaries with the Meo opium cultivators. By allowing the Tai feudal lords to force the Meo to sell their opium to Tai leaders at extremely low prices, they embittered the Meo toward the French even more and made them enthusiastic supporters of the Viet Minh.

Less than twenty-four hours later, on May 8, 1954, Vietnamese, French, Russian, Chinese, British, and American delegates sat down together for the first time at Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a peace settlement. The news from Dien Bien Phu had arrived that morning, and it was reflected in the grim faces of the Western delegates and the electric confidence of the Vietnamese. The diplomats finally compromised on a peace agreement almost three months later: on July 20 an armistice was declared and the war was over. But to Col. Roger Trinquier a multilateral agreement signed by a host of great and small powers meant nothing-his war went on. Trinquier had forty thousand hill tribe mercenaries operating under the command of four hundred French officers by the end of July and was planning to take the war to the enemy by organizing a huge new maquis of up to ten thousand tribesmen in the Viet Minh heartland east of the Red River. Now he was faced with a delicate problem: his mercenaries had no commissions, no official status, and were not covered by the cease-fire. The Geneva agreement prohibited overflights by the light aircraft Trinquier used to supply his mercenery units behind Viet Minh lines and thus created insurmountable logistics and liaison problems. Although he was able to use some of the Red Cross flights to the prisoner-of-war camps in the Viet Minh-controlled highlands as a cover for arms and ammunition drops, this was only a stopgap measure. In August, when Trinquier radioed his remaining MACG units in the Tai Federation to fight their way out into Laos, several thousand Tai retreated into Sam Neua and Xieng Khouang provinces, where they were picked up by Touby Lyfoung's Meo irregulars. But the vast majority stayed behind, and although some kept broadcasting appeals for arms, money, and food, by late August their radio batteries went dead, and they were never heard from again.

Since 1951 the French secret service SDECE had financed the 10000sends of mercenaries in Vietnam with money they got from "operation X": in summer SDECE men bought the opium from the tribes and send it to a french garnison who send it to Saigon where they gave it to the riverpirates who made smokeable heroin from it which was sold in the Saigon underworld and to the Chiu Chao members. Then they start to underpay the tribes which stop supporting the French and the North Vietnamese army beat the French 8 may 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and 2 months later the French sign a treaty.

Vietnam, colonel Lansdale
The CIA tries to enlist the French colonel that leads "operation X", he refuses to join the CIA mercenaries and the CIA tells the french to hand over the operation to the CIA. The SDECE refuses and stay partners with the riverpirates after which 1 june 1954 CIA colonel Lansdale arrives in Saigon, he gets joined 1 july by major Lucien Conein.

This account of the Tai Federation opium trade would be little more than an interesting footnote to the history of the Indochina Opium Monopoly were it not for the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Although an ideal base from a strategic viewpoint, the French command could not have chosen a more unfavorable battlefield. It was the first Black Tai area Deo Van Long had taken control of after World War 11. His interest in it was understandable: Dien Bien Phu was the largest valley in the Tai Federation and in 1953 produced four thousand tons of rice, about 30 percent of the Federation's production. Moreover, the Meo opium cultivators in the surrounding hills produced three-fifths of a ton of raw opium for the monopoly, or about 13 percent of the federation's legitimate sale. But soon after tile first units were parachuted into Dien Bien Phu, experienced French officials in the Tai country began urging the high command to withdraw from the area. The young French adviser, Jean Jerusalemy, sent a long report to the high command warning them that if they remained at Dien Bien Phu defeat was only a matter of time. The Meo in the mountain area were extremely bitter toward Deo Van Long and the French for their handling of the opium crop, explained Jerusalemy, and the Black Tai living on the valley floor still resented the imposition of White Tai administrators.

To ensure the loyalty of the Binh Xuyen river pirates who guarded Saigon, the French allowed them to organize a variety of lucrative criminal enterprises and paid them an annual stipend of $85,000 as well. Trinquier may have had forty thousand hill tribe guerrillas under his command by 1954, but he also had to pay dearly for their services: he needed an initial outlay of $15,000 for basic training, arms, and bonuses to set up each mercenary unit of 150 men.

Unlike the American CIA, which has its own independent administration and chain of command, French intelligence agencies have always been closely tied to the regular military hierarchy. The most important French intelligence agency, and the closest equivalent to the CIA, is the SDECE (Service de Documentation Exterieure et du Contre-Espionage). During the First Indochina War, its Southeast Asian representative, Colonel Maurice Belleux, supervised four separate SDECE "services" operating inside the war zone-intelligence, decoding, counterespionage, and action (paramilitary operations). While SDECE was allowed a great deal of autonomy in its pure intelligence work-spying, decoding, and counterespionage-the French high command assumed much of the responsibility for SDECE's paramilitary Action Service. Thus, although Major Trinquier's hill tribe guerrilla organization, the Mixed Airborne Commando Group (MACG), was nominally subordinate to SDECE's Action Service, in reality it reported to the Expeditionary Corps' high command. All of the other paramilitary units, including Captain Savani's Binh Xuyen river pirates, Catholics, and armed religious groups, reported to the 2eme Bureau, the military intelligence bureau of the French Expeditionary Corps.

During its peak years from 1951 to 1954, Operation X was sanctioned on the highest levels by Colonel Belleux for SDECE and Gen. Raoul Salan for the Expeditionary Corps. Below them, Major Trinquier of MACG assured Operation X a steady supply of Meo opium by ordering his liaison officers serving with Meo commander Touby Lyfoung and Tai Federation leader Deo Van Long to buy opium at a competitive price. Among the various French paramilitary agencies, the work of the ixed Airborne Command Group (MACG) was most inextricably interwoven with the opium trade, and not only in order to finance operations. For its field officers in Laos and Tonkin had soon realized that unless they provided a regular outlet for the local opium production, the prosperity and loyalty of their hill tribe allies would be undermined. Once the opium was collected after the annual spring harvest, Trinquier had the mountain guerrillas fly it to Cap Saint Jacques (Vungtau) near Saigon, where the Action Service school trained hill tribe mercenaries at a military base. There were no customs or police controls to interfere with or expose the illicit shipments here. From Cap Saint Jacques the opium was trucked the sixty miles into Saigon and turned over to the Binh Xuyen bandits, who were there serving as the city's local militia and managing its opium traffic, under the supervision of Capt. Antoine Savani of the 2eme Bureau. The Binh Xuyen operated two major opium-boiling plants in Saigon (one near their headquarters at Cholon's Y-Bridge and the other near the National Assembly) to transform the raw poppy sap into a smokable form. The bandits distributed the prepared opium to dens and retail shops throughout Saigon and Cholon, some of which were owned by the Binh Xuyen (the others paid the gangsters a substantial share of their profits for protection). The Binh Xuyen divided its receipts with Trinquier's MACG and Savani's 2eme Bureau. Any surplus opium the Binh Xuyen were unable to market was sold to local Chinese merchants for export to Hong Kong or else to the Corsican criminal syndicates in Saigon for shipment to Marseille. MACG deposited its portion in a secret account managed by the Action Service office in Saigon. When Touby Lyfoung or any other Meo tribal leader needed money, he flew to Saigon and personally drew money out of the caisse noire, or black box.

Meo hostility prevented French intelligence gathering and counterintelligence operations. It is doubtful that the Viet Minh would have chosen to attack Dien Bien Phu had they been convinced that the local population was firmly against them, since trained Meo commandos could easily have disrupted their supply lines, sabotaged their artillery, and perhaps given the French garrison accurate intelligence on their activities. As it was, Colonel Trinquier tried to infiltrate five MACG commando teams from Laos into the Dien Bien Phu area, but the effort was almost a complete failure. Unfamiliar with the terrain and lacking contacts with the local population, the Laotian Meo were easily brushed aside by Viet Minh troops with local Meo guides. The pro-Viet Minh Meo enveloped a wide area surrounding the fortress, and all of Trinquier's teams were discovered before they even got close to the encircled garrison. The Viet Minh divisions overwhelmed the garrison on May 7-8, 1954.

Tampa mafiaboss trafficante jr
19 May 1954 Trafficante jr arrested for bribery by the Tampa sheriff's office, he was 27 september 1954 sentenced to 5 years in Florida State prison but he was found not guilty 14 september 1957 by State Supreme Court.

Guatemala, president Jacobo Arbenz
In june 1954 Hunt organizes for the CIA a militairy revolt against the socalled communis loving president of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz, they arested men under whom Che Guevera and deported them. The British Samuel Cummings, who is the director of the international weapondealerfirm Interarms, delivered the weapons for the coup.

In 1954 got the Italian holding “Terra Marina” a large area at Sardinia, the chair of the holding is at the address of the secret service SIFAR in Rome.

AFL-CIO union
In 1954 throws the AFL-CIO the East Coast Longshoremen out because they don’t purge the Union from gangsters.

In 1954 there was a drugcase against Salvatore Paliafico, Frank Consolo, Joseph Zingali, Angelo Filicia, Salvatore Pieri, Salvatore Rizzo, Anthony Crisci and Rocco mazzie.

Phenix City
15 june 1954 Alabama’s highest prosecutor Albert L Patterson gets murdered after he declared to purge gangsters from Phenix City.

France, Prosper Pozzo di Borgo killed
17 June 1954 Prosper Pozzo di Borgo was killed at the order of Cuccari.

Mediatycoon Luce
In 1954 started Luce than Sports Illustrated.

Mediatycoon Walter Annenberg
Walter Annenberg started to buy tv stations next to his radiostations and started the Tv Guide magazine. Annenberg is one time owner of the Philadelphia inquirer and the national magazine Tv Guide.

Tampa mafiaboss trafficante jr
29 June 1954 was Trafficante jr arrested for the Bolita game but was found 8 november 1954 not guilty. In 1954 it was reported that Trafficante jr owned a drive in the outskirts of Havana.

In july 1954 was in Geneve a weapontruce reached.

Deo Van Long
While these methods may have made Deo Van Long a rich man by the end of the Indochina War (after the Geneva cease-fire he retired to a comfortable villa in France), they seriously damaged his relations with the Meo.

Lucien E. Conein
Colonel Conein's career also included orchestrating the infiltration of spies and saboteurs into Eastern Europe after World War II, training paramilitary forces in Iran and a secret mission to organize anti-communist guerrillas in North Vietnam after the country was partitioned following the French defeat in Indochina in 1954.

South Vietnam
In july 1954 there was a treaty signed in Geneve and Vietnam’s playboy emperor Bao Dai (pro french and living in a villa on the french Riviera) had to accept as prime minister Ngo Dinh Diem (who is anti french but also disliked the Vietminh who had killed one of his brothers) who replaced former prime minister Buu Loc.

France, Cuccari killed
31 July 1954 Cuccari was shot to death by Samuel Juan the son of a spanish priest. 3 November Juan turns himself in and was spoken free because of self defence.

Tampa mafiaboss Trafficante sr dies
11 August 1954 dies Tampa boss Santo Trafficante sr.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
17 September 1954 the italian minister of Foreign affairs A Piccioni resigns when his son was arrested for the murder of Wilma Montesi.

New York, Rivard friend Emile Hogue
Rivard friend Emile Hogue arrested in november 1954 in NY.

puparo - July 11, 2006 12:15 AM (GMT)


perhaps there is more intrest in discussing or adding to late 50ties??????

In Palermo province. In Messina province. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province.

Acquasanta (Palermo) capomafia Michele Cavataio “cobra” ???
In january 1955 broke a war out in Palermo between cosche about the local markets in Acquasanta. The old Acquasanta clan succumbs and disappears and the new emerging leader is Michele Cavataio “cobra”.

6 march 1955 was in Sciarra the unionleader Salvatore Carnevale killed.

Nicky Bianco
Bianco entered the U S Army but was court martial for striking a NCO sent to prison and received a dishonable discharge in 1955.In the 1950s he also had several other minor arrests. ( i like to thank brother Charlie for the by him added information)

12 March 1955 died jazzsaxofonist Charlie Parker.

Vancouver (Canada west coast)
Rivard man Bob Tremblay returned toVancouver in april 1955.

Montreal, Canada, Frank Petrula disappears
In 1955 or 1957 Frank Petrula disappears.

Toronto, Canada, Paolo Violi
In may 1955 Paolo Violi gets accused in Toronto of murder.

Vancouver (Canada west coast)
In 1955 five Montreal men under whom Lucien Meyer get convicted for the attempted murder of Jacob Leonhard in a carbombing.

Montreal, John Papalia
In 1955 Johnny “Pops” Papalia gets shot and wounded in Montreal when he collects money for Cotroni.

France murdercase Henri Ruiz
12 May 1955 Henri Ruiz was shot to death, he was suspected of the murder of Jean Berberes who had tried to extort him and was possibly killed as revenge for the murder of Jean Baptiste Federicci who he had offended.

Cuba dictator Batista
Batista released 15 may 1955 Castro and the remaining survivors of the Moncada attack. Within weeks it was rumoured that Batista's militairy police would kill Castro and Castro fled to Mexico to plan a revolution.

Lucchese family in drugs
In may 1955 Rosario Coletti sells drugs to an undercover. In june 1955 Nelson Cantellops got drugs in Miami from Cuba for Lucchese man Joseph DiPalermo and brings the dope back to New York. Cantellops also delivered drugs for Lucchese capo James Plummeri “Jimmy Doyle”.

Paris, France, Trois Canards gang, Gaetano Louis Albert Zampa
In 1955 Gaetano Louis Albert Zampa went to Paris and went to work for the Trois Canards gang. He watches their intrests in bars and gambling in the late 50ties.

Montreal cafe La Cave owners Marius Martin, Roger Mollet and Jean Jehan.
In 1955 met in Montreal Jean Jehan and Lucien Rivard.

Belgium, Eugene and Carmelo Messina
In 1955 Belgian police officials arrested Eugene and Carmelo Messina in possession of loaded revolvers for attempting to establish another prostitution ring. Eugene Messina would receive a six year sentence in 1956 based on the tesimony of Scotland Yard officials. Carmelo Messina, not convicted, was banned from Great Britain indefinitely.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
6 July 1955 after the resigning of the government Scelba starts Antonio Segni a new government. In 1955 was president L Einaudi as president followed up by G Gronchi.

Sicily, President
27 Jul 1955 - 11 Sep 1956 Giuseppe Alessi (2nd time)

Vancouver (Canada west coast)
9 August 1955 was Bob Tremblay arrested with Charles Talbot and Lucien Mayer.

Palermo mayor Mario Liotta
11 August 1955 became doctor Mario Liotta mayor of Palermo (Comm. Prefettizio) which he is till 5 december 1955.

Havana (Cuba) narcotics trafficker George Zarate dies
Narcotics trafficker George Zarate died in Havana 23 August 1955.

Havana, Cuba
Till 1955 the only casinos operating in Havana, Cuba were the Tropicana and the Sans Souci from that date more started to appear.

Cuba, The Tropicana
Operated by Wilber Clark and Frank Bischope. Frank Bischoff has been a suspected narcotic trafficker. His principal assistant in the casino was one Pierre Canavese who was closely associated with Salvatore Lucania alias Lucky Luciano, FBN International List No. 198. (Canavese had been previously deported from the U.S.A. to Italy but he subsequently entered Cuba by means of a fraudulent passport).

Cuba, The Sans Souci
Operated by Santo Trafficante Jr. One of Santo Trafficante Jr.'s principal assistants in the operation of this club was one Sid Jacobs alias Syd Mathews.

Cuba, The Riviera Casino
Operated by Meyer Lansky, FBN International List No. 169, Frank Erickson, Giordano Cellini, Ed Levinson and one "Disty" Peters. Meyer Lansky and Frank Erickson were suspected of being the real owners of the club. Frank Erickson represented racketeer Frank Costello's interests.

Cuba, Casino International (Hotel Nacional)
Operated by Wilbur Clark. His principal assistants in the operation of this club were Edward Goffredo Cellini and Merle Jacobs.

Cuba, The Sevilla Biltmore
Operated by Amletto Battisti, a Cuban citizen of Italian extraction. Battisti was kingpin of the "bolita" racket (lottery). He was the owner of the Sevilla Biltmore Hotel which he had leased to a Chicago concern. Battisti also owned and operated a bank in the hotel.

Cuba, Capri Hotel Casino
Operated by Nicholas Di Costanzo and Charles Turin believed to be identical with racketeer Charles Touraine [Tourine] alias Charley Blade. The Capri Hotel where Bugsy Siegels friend actor George Raft acted as front man and official greeter for gangster Santos Trafficante.

Cuba, National Casino
Operated by Jack Lansky, brother of Meyer Lansky, FBN International List No. 169. Jack and Meyer Lansky owned the major portion of this casino and had in their employ a number of technicians from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cuba, Havana Hilton Casino
Operated by Clifford Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada, Senator Kenneth Johnson of Nevada and one Sidney ARCB of New York. Two wealthy Cuban industrialists, Ramon Mandoza and Marcos Mendoza had substantial interests in this club. Santo Trafficante Jr. and Joseph Silesi alias Joe Rivers, of New York, N.Y., were rumored to have had a piece in this casino.

Cuba, Commodore??
the Commodore casino

13 settembre 1955 Salvatore Riina torna in libertà. La cosca di Corleone, di cui fa parte assieme a suo zio Giacomo, a Giovanni e Bernardo Provenzano e a Calogero Bagarella, è guidata da Luciano Leggio.

When the French Expeditionary Corps began its rapid withdrawal from Indochina in 1955, MACG officers approached American military personnel and offered to turn over their entire paramilitary apparatus. CIA agent Lucien Conein was one of those contacted, and he passed the word along to Washington. But, "DOD [Department of Defense] responded that they wanted nothing to do with any French program" and the offer was refused. But many in the Agency regretted the decision when the CIA sent Green Berets into Laos and Vietnam to organize hill tribe guerrillas several years later.

South Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem
In october 1955 prime minister Ngo Dinh Diem became president.

South Vietnam, Binh Xuyen bandit boss Bay Vien
Col. Lucien Conein was one of Lansdale's chief assistants during the 1955 battles which put Diem in power. Diem's two key supporters in the 1955 fighting-Gen. Mai 14uu Xuan and Gen. Duong Van Minh. The Binh Xuyen controlled Saigon until purged by the Diem government in 1955, when Vien fled to France with many of the Binh Xuyen leadership (and apparently many of the Saigon police files!). At its height, the Binh Xuyen was believed to have around 25,000 armed troops.

Lucien E. Conein
In Vietnam in the late 1950s, Colonel Conein served in a special action group under General Edward Lansdale in a CIA-directed operation aimed at undermining the communist leadership in Hanoi and the northern part of the country. A common tactic was to organize and stage funerals without a corpse and to bury a coffin filled with weapons for later use by anti-communists. Because of his French background and wartime service against the Japanese in Vietnam, Colonel Conein had the trust and confidence of many of the Vietnamese military officers, but the campaign against the communist leadership in Hanoi never flourished.

Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni 's drugtrade was financed by Luigi Greco and Cotroni once told an undercover that 5 men in the US controlled the heroin market and prices, those customers of his were Angelo "Angie" Tuminaro, Rocco "Rocky" Sancinella, Anthony "Bootsie" DiPasqua, Frank Mancino and Anthony Strollo "Tony Bender", those were often financed by Squillante.

Lucchese capo "Big" John Ormento
In november 1955 got DiPalermo also his capo Big John Ormento into drugs and they also got Vito Genovese in the heroinbusiness. Genovese takes in his driver Vincent Gigante. Also Lucchese capo Natale Evola and Anastasia capo Rocco Mazzie step in the heroine business. Part of the business would be financed by Anastasia capo Squillante who is big in New York’s garbage industry. "Big" John Ormento was the boss of the 107th Street Gang and a capo of the Lucchese family. Ormento used the Lucchese members Joseph DiPalermo, Angelo Tuminaro, Vincent Pacelli and Michel "Biff" Rinucci to conduct his heroinbusiness. The Orlandino brothers worked for the lucchese members Anthony Di pasqua and Angelo Tuminaro.

Riviera and Dunes
In 1955 open the Riviera, Dunes and Royal Nevada. The Riviera was backed by the Chicago mob. The Dunes was opened by representatives of Raymond Patriarca of Rhode Island.

Las Vegas, Stardust casino
In 1955 dies Tony Cornero who had build in Las Vegas the Stardust. The casino was taken over by the Chicago mob, who were tipped by Rosselli, the outfit uses Jake Factor as a front and he becomes the boss and he gets Johnny Drew as his watch dog.

Willie Bioff was blown up 4 november 1955 in his car.

10 November 1955 was 31 pounds of heroin found on the ship Saint Malo, it is the then biggest seizure ever in America. It was made by Dominique Albertini, the owners were Galliano, Croce and Mondolini, it was send by Jean and Dominque Venturi.

Bonanno underboss Frank Garofalo
In 1955 retires underboss Frank Garofalo and went back to castellammare his place was taken by Carmine "Lillo" Galante.

Boss joseph Bonanno
Underboss Carmine "Lillo" Galante
Consiglieri John Tartamella sr

Agent Charles Siragusa
In november 1955 Charles Siragusa heared that Kemal Ozyurek led a drugpipeline and Ozyurek was seen in Smyrna the biggest harbor of Turkye and would sell Siragusa’s agent 30 kilos of morfinebase. Ozyurek was arrested and police shoot dead his son and got the large drugshipment.

Montreal, Canada, mayor Jean Drapeaux, Galante brother in law Tony Marulli
In 1955 Galante gets deported back to the US by Montreal's mayor Jean Drapeaux and in his place arrives Galante's brother in law Tony Marulli.

In 1955 the union established a new Central States South Eastern and South-Western Pension Fund, run almost entirely by the Dorfmans. Allen did extremely well. His own Union Casualty Agency had now become a substantial conglomerate. It owned insurance companies, oil interests, and slum housing; it held real estate -- even a resort in the Virgin Islands. From the 1950s, the alliance with Lou Poller's Miami National Bank gave the Dorfmans a "laundry" akin to Lansky's. The move into the Sunbelt was reflected by friendship with Dave Yaras and through him with Carlos Marcello and Santo Trafficante. Allen Dorfman was a man of great importance, close to the Chicago and Cleveland syndicates, to Las Vegas and all the varied interests the Teamsters had funded. Allen himself was succeeded in the Teamsters by Alvin Baron as "Asset Manager." Who had benefitted from the Dorfman's largess? When the old trustees relinquished their control of the Central States Pension Fund in 1976, the chief recipients were familiar faces: Allen Glick -- $140 million Morris Shenker -- $135 million Moe Dalitz -- $93 million Alvin Malnik -- $20 million

Chicago mayor Daley
In 1955 Richard J Daley sr becomes mayor.

Marseille murdercase Antoine Pasqualini aka Antoine Planche aka Antoine Paoloni
In november 1955 Pasqualini was found in the harbor of marseilles shot 8 times in the head. 31 December 1955 Louis Muratore was shot to death in a bar in Marseille he was a friend of Pasqualini.

Palermo born brothers Ugo and Salvatore Caneba
Ugo Caneba was in 1955 in Italy arrested for traffic in contraband.

Genovese capo Richard Boiardo, crewmember Settimo 'Big Sam' Accardo
Settimo 'Big Sam' Accardo was the subject of numerous investigations in the U.S. between 1930 and 1956, among others on narcotics charges. In 1955 were Settimo Accardo, Frank DiGregorio and Joseph Russo arrested, Accardo remigrated to Sicily in 1955, jumping a $75.000 bail.

Palermo mayor Gioacchino Scaduto
6 December 1955 became professor Gioacchino Scaduto mayor of Palermo which he is till 14 december 1955.

Chicago, Greenberg killed
On December 8, 1955, Lou Greenberg, former owner of the Canadian Ace Brewery, and his wife Pearl, had dinner at the Glass Dome hickory barbeque pit at 2724 S. Union. When they left the place and walked across the street to their car, two men stepped from the shadows, killed Greenberg with their 38s and calmly walked away. It was reported that ten days earlier, Greenberg had defied a friend of Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti's son in a business matter. Greenberg left an estate of $4 million. One of Nitti's cousins who attended the funeral said, "Now he's the richest son of a bitch in hell." (John Touhy)

Cuba dictator Batista
By late 1955 student riots and while attempting to march from the University of Havana they were stopped and beaten by the police and student leader Jose A Echeverria was hospitalized. Another popular student leader was killed 10 december 1955, leading to a funeral that became a big protest.

Palermo mayor Giuseppe Salerno
15 December 1955 became doctor Giuseppe Salerno (Comm. Prefettizio) mayor of Palermo which he is till 17 june 1956.

Corleone murdercase Claudio Splendido
In 1955 Leggio killed Claudio Splendido, who was supposedly a spy for the carabinieri.

Alcamo, Sicily
In 1955 in a truck of Salvatore "the engineer" Greco in Alcamo was found 6 kgs of heroin who had to be delivered to Frank Coppola.

Italy, SIFAR director General De Lorenzo
5 Januari 1956 the 3 shareholders of a holding at Sardinia, all members of the secret services, step aside for 3 new companyleaders under whom general De Lorenzo (who was supported by the American embassy in Rome). In 1956, he also became head of Italy's secret service, SIFAR. In the 1950's the CIA helped set up the Stay Behind or Gladio organization. (courtesy of Deepout)

Montreal, Bonanno member Frank Mancino arrested
11 February 1956 was Frank Mancino arrested in Montreal in connection with the indictments in New York of Settimo Accardo and Cristoforo Rubino, he had the telephone numbers of Lucien Rivard and Pep Cotroni.

In februari 1956 Louis Muratore’s brother shoots up Cavanna with a machingun near the opera of Marseille. In 1956 in Marseille Levonian was heared as a suspect in the murder of an other criminal.

Siculiana-born Giuseppe Indelicato (Agrigento province)
Settimo "Big Sam" Accardo was also linked to yet another Siculiana-born trafficker Giuseppe Indelicato, who was arrested in February 1956 with three pounds of heroin in New York.

21 Februari 1956 dies Guzik and was followed up by Humphreys "Hump the camel".

Hunt dies
Hunt dies in 1956.

Cuba, Trafficante Jr. and Norman Rothman
on February 21, 1956 a civic-minded citizen advised the Miami office that Trafficante Jr. and Norman Rothman, who were operating a gambling casino at Havana, were also engaged in the smuggling of cocaine from Cuba to the United States.

Gioia Tauro (RC)
In 1956 Antonino Piromalli gets killed.

In 1956 went Rocky Marciano with pension.

Teamster president Hoffa
In 1956 was Teamsterpresident Dave Beck convicted and got 5 years for theft of Teamsterfunds and Hoffa was chosen Teamster president thanks to the Chicago outfit and Teamsterofficial and mobster Provenzano.

New York, Dominican exile Galindez disappearance
Bonanno capo Zicarelli, allegedly an associate of Robert Maheu, had Dr Jesus E Galindez kidnapped and murdered and had the body "disappeared" on March 12, 1956. Galindez was a lecturer at Colombia University and was apparently causing waves with his writings pointing to a connection between Trujillo the CIA and the mob. The kidnap murder caused a minor international outrage, and to quell the public, Trujillo hired a New York law firm to investigate the disappearance, but all they could come up with was that Galindez had disappeared. But his SIM was involved. Zicarelli had also sold Trujillo for a million dollars of weapons. Rafael was succeeded by his brother Hector Trujillo who was president till 1960.

Dallas, Jack Ruby
20 March 1956 tells Eileen Curry about a drugsring from Jack Ruby.

Detroit, Salvatore Vitale
When Salvatore Vitale came free he disappeared in april 1956, possibly he was murdered at the orders of Quasarano and Priziola. Salvatore vitale could be buried in a wine vineyard near Rancho Cucamonga in Californie which served as dumping grounds for the Matranga's, Dippolito's and lamandri's who were all closely aligned with each other. (Jiggy)

Los Angeles (California) murdercase Elmer Perry
April 11, 1956 Elmer Perry former associate of Ben Siegel and Tony Cornero shot to death in his car in the 400 block of South Hauser St., in Los Angeles. Suspect Ted Lewin.

St Louis boss Anthony Lopiparo
In 1956 John J Vitale was replaced by Anthony Lopiparo and became underboss. In 1956 Giordano gets 4 years in prison. St Louis boss becomes John Vitale who dies in 1961 and was followed up by Anthony Giordano.

Amato Sr. expanded the family's influence beyond Allegheny County, concentrating mostly on gambling, but in 1956 developed a kidney ailment and resigned to become underboss. John Sebastian LaRocca took over.

Rockford mayor Bloom reelected
In 1956 Rockford Disposal Service (part owner is Zito) was awarded a city garbage collection contract.

Pittsburgh boss J S LaRocca
Amato Sr. expanded the family's influence beyond Allegheny County, concentrating mostly on gambling, but in 1956 developed a kidney ailment and resigned to become consiglieri. John Sebastian LaRocca took over, underboss became Gabriel "Kelly" Mannarino and Michael Genoves became a capo. LaRocca was backed by the Genovese family of NY and was strong in Youngstown.

Palermo war
In june 1956 started after the murder of Carmelo Napoli a mafiawar, it was over the proceeds of the foodsupply to Palermo. His bodyguard Giuseppe Mangano stayed unharmed. Gaetano Gallatolo one of Napoli's killers was shot dead 2 june, while he was screaming in panic for his bodyguard Giuseppe Licandro.

Palermo murdercase Cristoforo Di Caccamo
The next day (3 june 1956) his friends shot dead Cristoforo Di Caccamo, the owner of a fruit and vegetablesgrocery. Now only the Greco family was still in the vegetable and fruit business.

Alcatraz prison (San Francisco) murdercase Edward Gauvin
6 June 1956 gets Edward Gauvin in Alcatraz out off his isolationcell and gets stabbed to death under the showers by his homosexual lover Roland Simcox.

Palermo murdercase Giuseppe "the lieutenant" Greco
7 June 1956 was Giuseppe "the lieutenant" Greco shot dead from a car in the harbor.

Palermo murdercase Giovanni Pararopoli
Giuseppe "the lieutenant" Greco's brother in law Giovanni Pararopoli was killed 2 days later (9 june 1956) with shots from a lupara.

Palermo mayor Luciano Maugeri
Gr. Uff. ingegnere Luciano Maugeri 18/6/1956 23/5/1958

Palermo murdercase Vito Frenna
1 July 1956 was Napoli's killer Vito Frenna, an important boss, killed.

Palermo murdercase Francesco Geraci
10 july 1956 was killed Francesco Geraci.

Palermo murdercase Giacomo Incardona
Only 2 days later (12 july 1956) was his killer Giacomo Incardona shot from his bicycle.

Palermo double murdercase brothers Roberto Di Girolamo and Giuseppe Di Girolamo
11 August 1956 was Frenna's partner Roberto Di Girolamo killed with his brother Giuseppe, while Salvatore Carollo was wounded, the killer is Michele Cavataio.

Palermo murdercase Gaetano Saccaro
18 August 1956 they kill Gaetano Saccaro, a socalled moustache pete.

Havana, Cuba, Pep Cotroni
In august 1956 Pep Cotroni met in Havana the Lebanese trafficker Antoine Araman.

New York: Bonanno Profaci linkingmarriage
In august 1956 marry Bonanno's son Salvatore and Rosalie Profaci what is attended by Profaci, Magliocco, Lucchese, Genovese, Anastasia, Zerilli, Maggadino and his brother in law Gaspar DiGregorio, John Morales and John Tartamella.

Sicily, President
11 Sep 1956 - 31 Oct 1958 Giuseppe la Loggia (b. 1911)

Montmarte Club and Casino murdercase secret police chief Antonio Blanco Rico
On October 8, 1956, rebels, dressed in evening clothes, walked into the lobby of Meyer Lansky's Montmarte Club and Casino and fired three shots into the back of the head of Colonel Antonio Blanco Rico, chief of the secret police.

Democratic convention
At the Democratic convention in 1956 the Democrats again selected Adlai E. Stevenson and named Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee as his running mate for vice president, Johnson received 80 votes as a favourite-son candidate for president.

1956 USA republican president Eisenhower, vicepresident Nixon
Eisenhower turned the 6 november 1956 election into a victory and he was rechosen. Eisenhower's vice president is Nixon.

South Vietnam, Hoa Hao sect
Hoa Hoa militairy commander Ba Cut was captured and publicly guillotined in 1956 by the Diem goverment of South Vietnam).

University of Havana closed by dictator Batista
The University of Havana was "temporarily" closed 30 november 1956, it would not reopen until 1959 after the revolution.

Cuba, Oriente Province, rebel leader Castro
2 December 1956 Fidel Castro landed with his tiny expeditionary force in Oriente Province and declared war in the name of the people, with him were his brother Raul and Che Guevera.

Naples, Luciano
Christmas 1956 meet the recently from the US deported boss Joe Adonis and his friend Luciano and they have a falling out and they will never meet again, Luciano lives in naples and Adonis in Milan (according to Luciano's testament, what should we think about this?). Luciano and his friends Coppola (in Rome), Adonis (in Milan) and Badalamenti in Hamburg work together in smuggling heroin to the Us and their suppliers are the Corsicans in Marseille from the french connection.

Cuba nightclubowner Croce
The Eve, the Cupido ad the Pigalle owner Bistoni was deported in 1956, his partner Croce is still owner.

Cuba nightclubowner Rivard
The Eve, the Cupido ad the Pigalle owner Croce was deported in 1957 (his partner Bistoni had already been deported in 1956), the owner became then Lucien Rivard.

2 januari 1957 lost Sugar Ray Robinson from Gene Fullmer.

Lyndon B Johnson
he engineered the passage of two civil rights measures in 1957 and 1960, the first such legislation in the 20th century (which were these then?).

Los Angeles boss Frank DeSimone
23 Februari 1957 dies Jack Dragna the boss of Los Angeles and gets followed up by his underboss Frank DeSimone who rapes the same year his underboss Girolamo Adamo's wife. Adamo then shot and wounded his wife and commited suicide after which Bompensiero married his widow.

Paris police prefect Maurice Pappon
In 1957 Papon becomes policeprefect in Paris.

Cuba president Fulgencio Batista
In February 1957, in a desperate attempt to regain control of the country side, Batista poured most of his military against Castro. That didn't work. Castro launched several successful raids on army outposts and took several towns and villages.

Cuba murdercases student leader Jose Echeverria and Frank Pais
student leader Jose A Echeverria was killed by police after a radio broadcast on 13 march 1957. Batista's police also tracked down and killed Frank Pais, a coordinator with the 26th of July Movement, inciting a spontaneous strike in the 3 easternmost provinces of Cuba.

Cuba, Salvatore Giglio
22 march 1957 Salvatore Giglio was married in Cuba to Florence Anderson, a waitress at El Morocco, the Montreal nightclub managed by Peter Adamo, one of Vic Cotroni's lieutenants, at the wedding Rivard served as Giglio's best man.

Camporeale capocosca Sacco
25 march 1957 was former mayor pasquale Almerico killed at the order of Sacco.

Cuba, president Fulgencio Batista
In April of 1957, Batista announced to the world that Castro and his revolution had been put down. Castro's forces attacked the city of Oriente and nearly ran out Batista's army.

Carmine Galante
Around april 1957 Edward "Eddie" Lawton Smith was taken by Bonanno member Frank "Chow" Mancino (somebody knows more on him ? and is he family of the later mentioned Rosario mancino?) to a meeting in Montreal with Pep, Vincent and Frank Cotroni, Peter Stepanoff and Carmine Galante. Smith and mancino delivered dozens of drugdeliveries in New York to Cotroni customers. Usually, the first stop on the route had been at a manhattan snack bar at Orchard and Houston Streets, then came Jay's Bar on Houston Street and Marconi's Restaurant on Mulberry. Two Greenwich Village clubs were next: the Squeeze inn Bar on 4th Street operated by Carmine Polizzano (somebody knows more on him ?), a genovese man, and Salvatore Sciremammano (somebody knows more on him ?): and the 1717 Club on 86th Street managed by the brothers Carmine and Salvatore panico (somebody knows more on them, i must know them but can't find it back). Next was the Vivere Bar on Second Avenue, headquarters of Carlie "Charley" DiPietro and frank mari of the Bonanno family, then Chickie Jame's Stable on 56th Street, Tony Mirra's hangout. Then drops were made at an apartment on 53rd street, johnny's Keyboard Cafe on 56th Street, Marino's restaurant on Lexington Avenue, as well as the Brooklyn sanctuary of Rocco Sancinella and Angelo Loiacano (somebody knows more on them ?) and a Coney island hotel. When Ormento, Galante or genovese were personally involved, deliveries were made in places as the Edison, park Sheraton, Forest or Lombardy hotels.

Gulf Oil
In 1957 resigned Kermit Roosevelt with the CIA and started to work for Gulf Oil (where he had to resign in 1963 because of briberies in other countries).

1 May 1957 beats Sugar Ray Robinson than Carl Olson.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
6 May 1957 the italian government of prime minister Segni resigns.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
10 June 1957 resigns the government Zoli. 24 June the government Zoli decides to stay on.

Mitchell Stuart Livingstone Werbell III
By the mid-1950's Mitch Werbell became a publicity agent for Fulgencio Batista, and in 1957 his public relations firm began to handle international publicity for the Dominican Republic.

Paris, Aikido sensei Jim Alcheik
In 1957 Jim Alcheik returned to France and started in Paris a Dojo where he taught sensei Mochizuki’s teachings. Also he started in 1957 the French Federation of Aikido, Tai-Jitsu and Kendo.

South Vietnam
In june 1957 leave the last french advisors Vietnam, they had teached Vietnamese marine and airforce men.

Mitchell Stuart Livingstone Werbell III
By the mid-1950's Mitch Werbell became a publicity agent for Fulgencio Batista, and in 1957 his public relations firm began to handle international publicity for the Dominican Republic.

Rockford mayor Schleicher
In 1957 became Ben Schleicher the mayor.

Pittsburgh Appalachin link
In 1957, LaRocca attended the infamous meeting of mob leaders at a house in Apalachin, N.Y., with his lieutenants, Michael Genovese and Gabriel "Kelly" Mannarino but laRocca escaped from being arrested.

Pittsburgh Mannarino
Mannarino ran his own empire in New Kensington with his brother Sam and became a local legend, enjoying a cozy relationship with politicians. When the Mannarinos' mother died in 1957, according to old FBI files, federal agents were stunned to see Pittsburgh Mayor David L. Lawrence arrive at the Mannarino home to pay his respects.

Giovanni Caravella killed
20 August 1957 was Giovanni Caravella killed.

Summer 1957 Joseph Bonanno arrives on Rome’s airport and get welcomed by Italy’s minister of foreign Affairs Bernardo Mattarella.

Corleone capomafia dr Navarra
In 1957 US deportee Vincenzo Collura gets shot to death in Corleone, already his son Filippo was murdered before him, they worked for Liggio. Liggio's men had given Navarra's brother a lupara bianca (a disappearance).

Corleone, Liggio
3 October 1957 was Carmelo Lo Bue killed by Liggio.

Havana, nightclub Las Vegas
In 1957 Lucien Rivard asked Lou Gregoire to manage his nightclub Las Vegas in Havana, Cuba, what he did until spring 1958. Then Lou Gregoire returned to Quebec and bought the Saint Placide Hotel.

Havana, Cuba, Trafficante jr
3 January 1958 the department of invest Cuban National Police in Havana start an inquiry against Trafficante jr and the Cuban National Police question him about his attandency at the Apalachin meeting.

Lucien rivard
8 january 1958 was Rivard arrested shortly with Bisson.

Atlanta Federal prison inmate Peter "Pete" Casella
In late 1958 Peter Casella became involved in a Long Island-Philly- Virginia drug operation. On 23 january 1958 in Fairfax Va, Philly and Long Island police found 32 pounds of PURE heroin and 54 pounds of opium valued at over 2 and a half million dollars {in 1958 money}. 21 people were arrested incuding Casella and Ignazio Orlando alleged to be the "ringleader" operating from Long Island. Casella was "busted" when he accepted $8,000.oo of a 90,000.oo payment for a shipment of heroin and cocaine from a narcotics undercover agent, at his home on South Dorset Street in Ventor, NJ. Casella was eventually convicted to 40 years in federal prison. He served time at the Atlanta Federal prison where he came into contact with members of the New York crime families, one of those being Joseph Valachi {not to suggest any kind of "wrongdoing by Casella} ( i like to thank brother Charlie for the by him added information)

Cuba, Lucien rivard
30 january 1958 Rivard returned to Cuba via Miami where Vic Cotroni and Irving Ellis had been staying for the past week.

Tampa, mafiaboss Trafficante jr
The Bolita game was run by Pelusa Diaz, Eddie Blanco and Virgilio Fabian. In 1958 there is an article about the murder of Joe pelusa Diaz which had also a mugshot of Phillip Piazza and in which Angelo Bedami sr was questioned. Phillip Piazza's sister was married into the family of former tampa boss Salvatore "Red" Italiano. Phillip's nephew John was married to Maria LoScalzo the sister of nowadys boss Vincent LoScalzo the son of Angelo LoScalzo. (thanks Scott D)

Charles de Gaulle
He returned to politics in 1958 when he was elected president during the Algerian crisis.

Tangiers, Renucci and Blemant
By 1954 Blemant was in Tangiers working with the American Mafia's French connection, Jo Renucci; and when Renucci died in 1958, Blemant reportedly took over his operation and began acquiring narcotics from drug smuggler Marcel Francisi in Lebanon. Author Steve Rivelle claims that by 1960 Blemant's influence included "narcotics trafficking from Turkey to the U.S."

Enzo Berti
In 1958 convicted of narcotic trafficking in Switzerland.

The "jet age" began in 1958 with commercial flights from New York to Paris.

Miami National Bank
In 1958 was the Miami National Bank taken over for the Teamsters, using Lou Poller as a front. Poller specialized in "laundering" money, and, not surprisingly, he owed his primary loyalty to Lansky. Organized crime money now reemerged in the form of real estate, apartment buildings, hotels, motels, and mobile home companies. The Teamsters acquired this bank through Arthur Desser, another link between Hoffa and Lansky.

In 1958 got Desser a loan of 5 million dollars from which he bought land in Key Biscayne.

Important Youngstown mafiabosses were Joseph "Joe" DiCarlo (born in 1899 at Vallelunga, Sicily), joseph "Joe fats" Aiello and Dominic "Moosey" Caputo. Later there were also the brothers Charlie, Orly, and Ronnie carabbia (who were supported by the Cleveland bosses delsanter, licavoli and Scalish) and the brothers Joseph sandy, Billy, Jimmy and joseph "joey" naples (his brother in law is Anthony g Vitale ), James Prato (his uncle is Dominic Mallamo) and Lenine "Lenny" Strollo (who were protected by the Pittsburg bosses LaRocca and genovese). Other crimebosses were the brothers Joe, Elias and Nicholas Alexander and the brothers John (his father in law is Mike Sindeler) and Mike Farah.

Youngstown Carabbia brothers
In 1958 police shut down a gamblingjoint on Walton Street of the brothers Carabbia. In 1958 there is the Tobin- Shade insurance fraud in which Vincent P Serman was charged. In 1958 was "Big John" Schuller wounded.

Rockford boss Tony Musso dies
"Tony" Musso died 22 may 1958 and the new boss became Jasper Calo, his former underboss.
Rockford boss Jasper Calo

Rockford boss Joseph P Zammuto
In 1958 Calo gave his position as boss to Joseph P Zammuto who is born in Aragona, Sicily. He is the owner of Reliable Distributing Co and Dr Pepper Bottling Co, the last he had from 1954 till 1961.

New York
10 July 1958 Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni and his men Nicholas Elacqua and Joseph De Paolo visited the Lexington Hotel in NY.

New York murdercase Profaci soldier Cristoforo Rubino
18 July 1958 was Profaci familymember Cristoforo Rubino assassinated in New York.

Cantellops testimony
In 1958 in the US 25 persons get accused of trafficking drugs, witness is the convicted Nelson Cantellops who had gotten 5 years, some say he was manipulated by Frank Costello in his story. Vito Genovese and 15 others like Gigante, Joseph Di Palermo and Angelo Tuminaro (still at large and at Apalachin) got convicted.

Murdercase Corleone capomafia Navarra
2 August 1958 dr Michelle Navarra and dr Giovanni Russo drive into an ambush and get shot dead by Liggio, Riina, Bagarella and Provenzano in their car. Navarra was returning to Corleone from a visit at Lercara Friddi.
Corleone capomafia Liggio

Corleone capocosca Liggio
6 September 1958 Salvatore Riina goes to a peace meeting with Navarra's men the brothers Marco Marino and Giovanni Marino and Pietro Maiuri (the son of Ciro Maiuri and Vito Ciancimino's niece, Vito Ciancimino will become Palermo's longest ruling mayor). It is a trap and Bagarella and Provenzano appear and kill the three men. Giovanni Marino is the son of Leoluca Marino and Carmela Liggio. A shopkeeper witnessed it and disappered later, the war had costed 153 lifes since 1953 and in it were killed Michelangelo Randsio, Angelo Gullota, the three grisi brothers, Pietro Montasanto, Pino Orecchione, Vito Capra, Mariane Governale, Mariano Scalisi (after his head had been shot off , they had cut of his hands), Salvatore Amenda, Michele Scuzzulato. (thanks brother Jones)

Alcatraz prison (San Francisco) outbreak
29 Septembre 1958 try Clyde Johnson and Aaron Walter Burgett to escape from Alcatraz. They fish Johnson out of the bay alive and Burget gets found 14 octobre floating in the bay.

New York, Accardo partner Vecchio
In october 1958 an undercover contacted Genovese soldier Joseph Vecchio (Settimo Accardo's partner).

Los Angeles (California) murdercase Maurice "Goldie" Goldworth
October 22, 1958 Los Angeles bookie Maurice Goldworth found in the trunk of a car on Ventura Blvd., Studio City.
Suspect Clifford "Rue" Ruebenstein.

Portugal dictator Salazar
During the fake elections of 1958 general Humberto Delgado had dared to position himself as a candidate against dictator Salazar.

Sicily, President
31 October 1958 became Silvio Milazzo (b. 1903) president of the Region Sicily what he is till 23 februari 1960.

19 November 1958 disappeared Giuseppe Reina.

Cuba, Pittsburgh mobster Mannarino
A year after the Apalachin incident (1958), according to the FBI, Mannarino's associates were arrested and later convicted for trying to ship $10,000 worth of rifles and machine guns stolen from an Ohio armory to rebel soldiers in Cuba under Fidel Castro. The scheme was an attempt to take back control of the Sans Soucie, a casino in Havana owned by Mannarino, who believed that Castro would protect his gambling interests.

Siculiana group (Agrigento province)
Mira and Caruana were spotted in 1958, their supplier was Antoine Cordoliani. In 1958 an undercover agent of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics met Gentile. The police had intercepted a courier with a letter from Gentile to a certain 'cuniglieddu', in which Gentile complained about not receiving his money, which would be handed to him by Nino Gatto. The Narcotics Bureau decided to set up a trap by pretending that Gatto (who Gentile didn't know personally) wanted to meet him. Gentile told the undercover that 'cuniglieddu' was Joe Biondo, and of his friendship with Luciano and relations with drug traffickers.

New York
6 December 1958 NY police searched the car of Cotroni's men Nicholas Elacqua and Joseph De Paola, they were probably going to contact Rene Robert in the Edison Hotel in NY.

Murdercase Lucchese drugtrafficker Joseph DeMarco
In december 1958 Lucchese drugtrafficker Joseph De Marco was killed by Pasquale "patsy" Fuca. (Fuca is the nephew of Angelo Tumminaro, a Lucchese member who was close with John Ormento)

New York
In december 1958 the undercover again contacted Joseph Vecchio who brought him into contact with Edward "Eddie" Lawton Smith, a few weeks later Genovese soldier Joseph Vecchio died in a strange auto accident on the George Washington bridge.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
For a time in the 1950s, Batista allowed the Mannarinos to operate the San Souci casino in Havana and place their slot machines throughout the island. Eventually, the Mannarinos' relationship with Batista soured, and the Cuban strongman seized their holdings. The Mannarinos' connection in Cuba was Norman Rothman, whom FBI reports described as a notorious Miami hood. Rothman had strong links to the Batista regime as well as Castro.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
The guns were stolen Oct. 14, 1958, from a National Guard armory in Canton, Ohio. The haul included two .50-caliber machine guns and 121 rifles and submachine guns.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
In 1958, the FBI arrested four Mannarino associates for attempting to transport a shipment of from the National Guard armory in Canton, Ohio ,stolen weapons to Cuba from the Remich Airport near Tarentum in Allegheny County. Four Mannarino associates went to prison for the gun-running incident, including Sam Mannarino's son-in-law, Victor Carlucci. The Mannarinos were never even indicted. The scheme was an attempt to take back control of the Sans Soucie, a casino in Havana owned by Mannarino, who believed that Castro would protect his gambling interests. The weapons, according to FBI reports dated Dec. 29, 1958, were supposed to support Fidel Castro's rebels in their bid to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
The Mannarinos' efforts to help Castro weren't limited to gun-running, according to the FBI. Kelly Mannarino was implicated, but never prosecuted, in a $12 million heist in 1958 of Canadian government bonds that the FBI said were stolen to help finance Castro's revolution. In exchange, the FBI reported, Castro promised the Mannarinos the exclusive right to operate slot machines and gambling casinos once Batista was overthrown. That promise was broken, of course, when Castro declared himself to be a communist.

Cuba president Castro
On December 31, 1958, New Year's Eve, Batista fled Cuba at midnight with three airplanes filled with his wife, children, in-laws and all the cash he could muster, and flew off for Ciudad Trujillo, the capital of the Dominican Republic run by dictator trujillo?. Also batista's brother "Panchin" the governor of havana left Cuba. Havana fell a few hours after midnight on January 1, 1959. On the afternoon of January 1, 1959, Santos Trafficante and most of the casino's managers left Havana forever. Meyer Lansky stayed behind in Havana because the McClellan committee was looking for him back in the United States. By later afternoon, thousands of Cubans had taken to the streets and were smashing parking meters whose revenues were supposed to go to the support of soup kitchens to the poor, but instead had gone into the pockets of Batista and his boys. Then they stormed over to the Red Room Casino in the Capri Hotel, intent on smashing the place up, but as the angry crowd made its way up the stairs of the hotel they were met by none other then George Raft "Your not coming into my place" he said in his best gangster snarl. The mob thought it over and decided to move on. Meyer Lansky left a few hours later, by boat, to Florida, leaving his brother Jake behind to work out some sort of deal with Castro. But the Cubans wouldn't work a deal with Jake Lansky or anybody else. In fact they threw Jake in a cell and kept him there for twenty-five days. (Meyer lansky left behind his brother Jake and Dino Cellini so they could try to arrange a deal with Castro. Castro imprisoned the 2 with Santos Trafficante Jr, the owner of the Capri Hotel, they were deported after a month but Castro left the casinos for a while at rest).

Resorts International and Mary Carter Paint Company
In 1958-59 Dewey and a number of associates then used a reported $2 million in CIA funds to buy a controlling interest in the Crosby-Milller Corporation (headed by Dewey friend James Crosby) which was then merged with Mary Carter. Among other things, the new corporation laundered CIA money for arming the anti-Castro Cuban exiles. The company also launched into lucrative casino gambling enterprises in the Caribbean where the CIA was quite active during that period, having engaged the Lansky crime syndicate in now-thoroughly documented and widely known plots to topple Fidel Castro who had enraged the mob by closing down its Cuban gambling enterprises.

Pittsburgh Mannarino family
After Batista's downfall in 1959, the Mannarinos hatched a plan to regain their holdings. Sam Mannarino told the FBI that business associates had turned over their Cuban holdings to the Mannarinos "in hope that by doing so they would be able to retrieve some of the value of Castro-expropriated properties."

Pittsburgh Commission member LaRocca
A wiretap in 1959 suggested that LaRocca was a member of the Commission, this is verified in the book by Sam Giancana's daughter. In 1959 were LaRocca and Genovese indicted for conspiracy to increase a kickback from a Teamsterpension fund loan. In 1959 LaRocca appeared before the Senate Rackets Committee and pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked by Robert F. Kennedy if he was among those who escaped the roundup at Apalachin. A decade later, LaRocca and underboss Mannarino, along with Thomas "Sonny" Ciancutti, attended a national conference to pick a successor to New York crime boss Vito Genovese, who the FBI said is not related to Michael Genovese.

Cuba, president Castro
Then, for no apparent reason, in the early part of 1959, the American tourist returned to the Islands pristine beaches and spent a hundred million a year in the Mafia's casinos.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
26 January 1959 resigns the government Fanfani.

McClellan hearings
27 Januari 1959 appeared Teamsterboss McMaster before the McClellan commission.

New York, Accardo partner Vecchio
In january 1959 undercovers bought 5,5 pounds of heroin from Richard McGovern and Samuel Monastersky. They had gotten the heroin from the brothers Philip and Marcantonio Orlandino. 14 February police arrest then McGovern, Monastersky, the Orlandino brothers and their men William Bentvena and William Struzzieri, police find 24 pounds of heroin which was supplied by the Cotroni group.

Italy, Christen democrat party (CD)
15 Februari 1959 Segni forms a new government in which are only christen democrats.

Montreal, Cafe Romeo
28 April 1959 the undercover and "Eddie" Smith took a plane to Montreal and met Giuseppe "Big Pep" Cocolicchio in the Cafe Romeo, the next day they met Giuseppe Cotroni and Arthur david.

Youngstown Carabbia brothers
In april 1959 Orly and brother Charlie Carabbia were arrested. In may 1959 Christ Sofocleous stepped in his car and was blown up. In 1959 former Warren patrolman Richard stanley who is serving 1 to 15 years becomes witness.

Cleveland gangster Dominick Bartone
Dominick Bartone was a Cleveland gangster dating from the days of Al Capone who had worked with RUBY in smuggling arms to Fidel Castro between 1957 and 1959. In May 1959 Dominick Bartone was arrested by U.S. Customs in Miami in connection with an attempted bribery scheme regarding the departure of a munitions-laden C-74 aircraft. [FBI 105-80291] Nardi worked for Dominick Bartone. HEMMING told this researcher: "Dominick Bartone died in prison."

New York, Edison Hotel
5 May 1959 Vic and Frank Cotroni and Jos DeFrancesco stayed at the Edison Hotel in Ny.

15 May 1959 Giuseppe Cotroni phoned Smith. 21 may 1959 the undercover and Smith went to Montreal where they met Cotroni and Rene Robert.

Montreal, Dubois brothers
Next to the Cotroni family there are in Montreal the brothers Raymond, Jean Guy, Normand, Claude, Rene, Roland, Jean Paul, Maurice and Adrien Dubois. In may 1959 Jean Guy, Normand, Raymond Rene and Claude Dubois get acquited of killing waiter Robert Miron shot in a bar.

President Eisenhower
24 May 1959 dies John Foster Dulles.

Emilio Nunez Portuondo
When Fidel Castro took power, Emilio Nunez Portuondo came to the U.S. and worked with Carlos Prio Soccarras. In 1959 the FBI described him as the "most active and best known of the anti-Castro leaders in the U.S." Emilio Nunez Portuondo was offered the post-Castro Presidency of Cuba by General Jose Pedraza, if the invasion of Cuba from the Dominican Republic that Pedraza planned was successful. The FBI reported in May 1959: "Masferrer [told the FBI] he has a liaison with Emilio Nunez Portuondo but is not associated with him or his movement or under his direction. Masferrer has never received any money from him."

Scranton boss barbara dies
17 June 1959 dies barbara and Russel Bufalino became the boss. A cousin of Detroit capo Meli is married to William Buffalino.
Scranton boss Russel Bufalino

18 June 1959 the undercover and Smith got 4 kilos of heroin from Rene Robert.

19 june 1959 Cuba threw out Lucien Rivard.

New York
27 June 1959 Vincent "Vic" Cotroni, John Rao and Michel Listorti entered the US.

In june 1959 was Domenico La Tatta shot dead at his fruit and vegetable market. He had worked for Gaetano Gallatolo.

Miami, Sands Hotel and the Grand hotel
By the 1950s, organized crime had a well developed role in Miami hotels like the Sands and the Grand.

Hog Island (Paradise Island) owners Huntingdon Hartford and Seymour Alter
Also in the late 1950s, Huntingdon Hartford was attempting to found a casino at Hog Island -- promptly rechristened "Paradise Island." However, he found considerable difficulty in getting a gambling license from the governmental minister concerned, Sir Stafford Sands. At this point Alvin Malnik entered the picture early 60ties.

Frank Buscemi operated a flower shop in Chicago but in 1959 Frank J Buscemi settles in Rockford and starts Stateline Vending Co in the Aragona Club basement. Frank Buscemi's sister is married to Zammuto's son George.

Lucchese soldier Vincent Pappa
Pappa was born in Queens in 1917. He was married and had three children. His first recorded arrest occurred in 1938 for attempted burglary. In 1959, he received his first conviction and sentence for drug peddling -- 5 years in prison.

George Feracco
In 1953 arrives drugdealer George Feracco in Atlanta prison and came free in 1959 and immediately he started dealing drugs again.

Lucchese soldier Matthew Madonna
In 1959 Leroy “Nicky” Barnes and Lucchese man Matthew Madonna became friends in prison.

Lucchese soldier and heroindealer Ralph Cuomo
In 1956 police shoot dead a robber (somebody knows who he was?) and beat up the other robber Ralph Cuomo who later starts in 1959 the original Ray’s Pizza and became a member of the Lucchese family and heroindealer.

Mitchell Stuart Livingstone Werbell III
On July 6, 1959, Mitch Werbell called General Charles Cabell and reported that he had just returned from a trip to
the Dominican Republic where he had been approached by General Pedraza for aid. The CIA: "In July 1959 Werbell apparently volunteered his services to the Western Hemisphere Division (WH/3) and was seriously considered for use as an informant for revolutionary activities in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. During the period Subject's Operation Approval was being processed, he volunteered several pieces of information, all of which were judged to have little value."

Around 7 july 1959 the undercover met Giuseppe Cotroni and Rene Robert and they were arrested.

"Mimi" Scialo (Profaci member?)
"Mimi" Scialo was charged on 2 counts of 1st degree murder on 7/27/1959. The charges WERE Dismissed on 12/1/1960. Scialo and others were charged in the deaths {beaten with snow tire chains} of Bartholomew Garafalo age 18 and Alexander Menditto age 19. Allegedly Mimi hired the 2 kids to burn down a dance hall up in Boston. The 2 kids botched the job but still expected to be paid. When Scialo refused to pay up they allegedly gave him a beating in a bar even sticking his head in the toilet. At some point the 2 men were killed. Menditto gave a "deathbed" statement fingering Scialo but the statement "disappeared" from the District Attorney's office and Scialo got a pass. Scialo's "rap" sheet is full of some pretty serious charges going back to the 1940s of cases being dismissed.

Palermo mayor Salvo Lima
In july 1959 became Salvo Lima mayor of Palermo thanks to the La Barbera brothers, his father Vincenzo is a member of their cosca. Lima was followed up as alderman of public works by his friend Vito Ciancimino, as bounty went 80 % of all buildingcontracts to La Barbera's fronts Vassallo, Cascina, Moncada and Caruso. They held in their hands practically whole Palermo`s buildingconstruction what angers the other bosses.

The federal drug indictment was handed down in NY on July 8 1958. Besides Genovese and the Chin Gigante the indictment included "Tom Mix" Santoro, Natale Evola, The Beck {DiPalermo} Brothers, Rocco Mazzie, at least one woman Jean Capece, Joe "Babo" Vento, Carmine and Ralph Polizzano, Nick and Danny Lessa, Louis Fiano, Big John Ormento and Carmine Galante.The Genovese /Gigante trial began in early 1959 and lasted about 90 days.Nelson Cantellops who many believe was paid to lied or juice up his testimony was on the witness stand for about 19 days. Cantellops "buried" Genovese et al. Ormento (still at large) gets at the end of march 1959 arrested. 17 April 1959 the trial began against Genovese, DiPalermo bros, Natale Evola, Gigante and Mazzie. In July 1959 Genovese and DiPalermo got 15 yrs Gigante 7. The Beck brothers 12 and 15 yrs. Rocco Mazzie 12 years, Natale Evola 10 yrs Santoro, who was later sentenced to 100 yrs in the Commission case would get 20 yrs. At a later trial Ormento and Galante were convicted with Ormento dying in prison in the 1970s. Cantellops would be murdered in the 1960s in what many believe was mob pay back. In 1959 was Galante imprisoned and became John Morales the new underboss. (Charlie)

Bonanno family
Boss joseph Bonanno
Underboss John Morales
Consiglieri John Tartamella sr

Havana, Cuba, Lewis J McWillie
according to what McWillie told the Warren Commission, he and Ruby had known each other from their childhood days in Chicago, and McWillie was Ruby's host for an eight-day vacation in Cuba in August of 1959. That same year, the Dallas Police department's Office of Intelligence listed Jack Ruby and "Chicago-Las Vegas hood Lewis McWillie" as being among those connected with mob run gambling in Dallas.

Mitchell Stuart Livingstone Werbell III
On August 5, 1959, the CIA reported: "Although he has been evasive and not completely frank with us, it appears that Werbell does have access to information on Cuban and Dominican activities, and that he is well connected with underworld elements operating in the Miami area." The CIA's summary of Mitch Werbell's activities continued: "(Deleted) Memorandum for the Record dated August 5, 1959: Report from (deleted) that William Morgan is involved in a plot to assassinate Castro. (Subject in telephone conversations with 'Reichhardt'). Reichhardt said that he was out of touch with Emilio Nunez Portuondo. He said he tried to phone Emilio Nunez Portuondo on a number of occasions. Reichhart said he is still holding the letter from Colonel King to Emilio Nunez Portuondo."

President Eisenhower
To improve relations with the Soviet Union, he invited Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev to visit the United States. Khrushchev toured parts of the country in September 1959 and held private talks with Eisenhower.

Mitchell Stuart Livingstone Werbell III
In September 1959 Mitch Werbell reported to the CIA that "Joe Merola and a number of others have been discussing
counterfeiting Cuban Pesos."

Cuba, President Fidel Castro
21 October 1959 was the Cuban capital Havana with planes bombed by contra revolutionaries.

Laos king Savang Vatthana
29 october 1959 became king Savang Vatthana statehead.

Jo Attia
After 1958 Attia worked primarily for the secret intelligence network of Jacques Foccart, the Minister of African Affairs. In 1959 Jo surfaced first in Katanga, then in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast, where he purchased a nightclub, the Refuge. It became the headquarters of Foccart's African spy ring. Several attempted assassinations of black political leaders were planned in its back rooms. Attia also established an espionage center in his Gavroche restaurant in Paris's Montmartre quarter. It became the haunt of gangsters and agents, and those who were both. (Attia also owned the nightclub "Number Ten" in Leopoldville, which was often frequented by Lumumba). There are those who believe Attia also worked for the CIA in the same period. The Church committee report on assassinations of foreign leaders reveals the agency's recruitment of a European gangster for the murder of Patrice Lumumba of the Congo. The hit man, code named QJ/WIN, was described as a convicted criminal (some say it was Roger Blemant) who could be dispatched on high-risk missions. Although Attia was probably not the killer in question, both QJ/WIN and a second potential assassin, referred to as WI/ROGUE (some say Lucien Sarti) , are likely to be found in a census of the French underworld. (Les Complots de la CIA (Stock, 1976); Le Meilleur, 10 June 1976)

London, Attilio Messina
Upon attempting to reenter England, brother Attilio Messina was arrested in 1959 and sentenced to four years that April.

London West End vice: brothers Messina
With the exception of Salvatore Messina, who never emerged after fleeing, all the brothers were hammered by the British justice system. Following their releases the Messina brothers would never recapture their power and all are believed to have since passed away. Alfredo Messina died in 1963 in Brentford.

Youngstown meeting
8 November, 1959 Mafia meeting in Youngstown, Ohio between Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and NYC family's.

Montreal, Canada, Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni convicted
In 1959 Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni (39) gets arrested with his partner Giglio and got 9 november 1959 ten years and later that month Rene Robert (31) got 8 years. His brother Vic Cotroni takes over and he entrusts the East end to Giuseppe Coccolicchio and the West end to Louis Greco. He is also close with Conrad Bouchard, Jimmy and Frank Soccio.

Albert Agueci murder
Albert Agueci came free at bail and went to his boss Stefano Maggadino and told him that he wanted his brother free or else! 23 November 1959 they find the burned body of Albert Agueci, they had tortured him.

Prior to the cuban revolution James Longo looked after Traficante jr's gambling intrests in Cuba.

Longo did not look after Santo Jr.'s interests in Cuba. He was with Trafficante at that time, but as more of a bodyguard. Sam Mondello acted as a courier, as did Trafficante's brothers and Joe Bedami (allegedly), shuffling money back and forth off the island.

Santo used to go around Ybor City to find young men to work as dealers and pit bosses in the casinos. Guys would fall over themselves to get in with Santo.

Ignazio Antinori was the first Tampa mob power with ties to Cuba through his friendship with Marchado. In fact, when Marchade fled Cuba before Batista came to power, he stayed at Antinori's house in Tampa. Santo Trafficante Sr. also, of course, held considerable sway in Havana.

While Santo Jr. was in Cuba, the word on the street was that Salvatore Scaglione was acting boss. Scaglione died in 1964.

puparo - July 11, 2006 12:18 AM (GMT)

Or early 60 ties?????


In 1960 is still .. president with his vice.

Palermo province. In Messina province. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province.

Palermo murdercase F. P. Mineo (suspect Michele "cobra" Cavataio)
19 January 1960 was Francesco Paolo Mineo killed at the orders of mafiaboss Michele Cavataio.

Camporeale capomafia Vanni Sacco dies
Camporeale capomafia Vanni Sacco dies 4 april 1960.

Palermo murdercase Stefano Leale
9 April 1960 was in Palermo the mafioso Stefano Leale killed at the orders of Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi. Stefano Leale was married with Serafina Battaglia who had as son from a former relation Salvatore Lupo Leale. Serafina Battaglia was pressing her son to avenge the murder of her husband.

New York
Montrealers Giuseppe Cotroni, Luigi Greco, Peter Stepanoff, Rene Robert, Conrad Bouchard, Jack Lutherman and Solomon Schnapps, the Corsican Gabriel Graziani: the Americans Carmine galante, "Big" John Ormento, Salvatore Giglio, Angelo Tuminaro, Anthony Di Pasqua, Carlie Di Pietro, Frank Mari, Frank Mancino, Joseph Vecchio, Rocco Sancinella, Carmine Polizzano, Salvatore and Carmine Panico, Philip and Marcantonio Orlandino, David Petillo, Salvatore Sciremammano, Angelo Loiacano, William Bentvena, William Struzzieri, Charles Gagliadatto, Benjamin Indiviglio, Anthony Mirra, Joseph Fernandez, Richard McGovern, Jack Gellman and Samuel Monastersky were accused or denounced by a grand jury for drugtrafficking in may 1960.

Gambino borgata, Armone brothers
20 June 1960 dies Steven Armone and his brother Joseph took over his business and became an important drugdealer.

Le Havre, France, corsican Antoine D'Agostino
In june 1960 D'Agostino was sentenced in Le Havre.

Lucchese borgata, Tuminaro-Fuca drugsring
Long time Lucchese drug dealer Angelo and his brother Frank Tuminaro had as their older sister Nellie who is the mother of their nephews Patsy and Tony Fuca. Patsy and Tony were the nephews ofAngie Tuminaro the long time Luchese drug dealer. Their mother {Nellie}was the older sister of Angie. They also had a sister named Rosemarie who at age 10 was accidently shot by Angie while he was cleaning a 22caliber rifle. She suffered thruout her life from medical problems associated with the shooting. On June 25,1960 Patsy was arrested with another man attempting to rob Cartiers Jewelers on 57th Street in New York City This made headline news in the newspapers. The charges against Fuca were dismissed for lack of evidence. A few weeks before Patsy and Barbara were married in a civil cremony on June 8 1960. (thanks brother Charlie)

Villabate murdercase Giovanni Giangreco
5 September 1960 was in Villabate Giovanni Giangreco killed at the order of Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi and his son Filippo Rimi who later got for the murder life sentences.

Corleone double murdercase Provenzano and Cortimiglia (suspect Leggio)
In february 1961 was Leggio indicted for the murders of Salvatore Provenzano and Vincenzo Cortimiglia.

Sicily murdercase Samanna
20 Februari 1961 was Giuseppe Samanna killed.

Terrasini (Palermo province)
Around 1961 Pietro Palazzolo came free from prison and started a small benzeenstation at the Bourbonway, before the only benzeendistributors around were the Badalameni family from nearby Cinisi, the station was soon blown up and the next day Pietro Palazzolo confronted Cinisi boss Gateano Badalamenti after which he was left alone.

Cinisi boss Manzella, underboss Gaetano Badalamenti
In 1961 was Antonino Palazzolo killed, his son is Giacomo. 2 September 1961 there were 2 murders in Cinisi probably ordered by Badalamenti.

Cinisi boss Manzella, underboss Gaetano Badalamenti
In october 1961 was Badalamenti again seen at Palermo's airport this time in the company of the palermitan mobsters Angelo La Barbera and Rosario Mancino.

Lucchese borgata, Tuminaro-Fuca drugsring
16 December 1961 police searches in Montreal a ship from France but don't find the 50 kilos of heroin of the Corsican Jean Jehan but he decides not to unload the party because he thinks the police got tipped and he wants to unload it some place different. (The party was for Louis Martin Maurice?).

Villa B bombing
30 December 1961 a large OAS force attacked Villa B. The barbouzes were about to ring in the New Year when bazooka blasts echoed all around them. Fourteen were killed and two were wounded.

The Angleton Connection
In regard to the second question, leads to the CIA's notorious chief of counter-intelligence, James Jesus Angleton, had emanated from the Rosal case. Specifically, inside Ambassador Rosal's pocket at the time of his arrest was the address of Stig Wennerstrom, a former Swedish military attaché to the United States, and a close friend of Philippe de Vosjoli. De Vosjoli at the time was the French intelligence service's liaison to Angleton. But more importantly, de Vosjoli was also a double-agent working for Angleton against his own country. By de Vosjoli's account, Wennerstrom was "an associate" of several French intelligence officers stationed in Washington. De Vosjoli's charge led Angleton to believe that the Soviet intelligence service, the KGB, had penetrated the French intelligence service, SDECE. In Angleton's mind, this belief was confirmed in December 1961 by the famous KGB defector, Anatoly Golitsyn. And for this reason, Angleton, who had long been associated with Irving Brown,15 apparently decided to penetrate the French drug smuggling milieu, as a way of uncovering further evidence that SDECE, which had long been involved in smuggling narcotics out of Indochina, was penetrated by the KGB.

Irving Brown was a disciple of Jay Lovestone, who in the 1920s was the leader of America's Communist Party. But after a dispute with Stalin in 1929, Lovestone defected, and with Brown's help, began rooting Communists out of American labor unions. In return for his counter-espionage work, Brown was assigned as the AFL's representative to the War Production Board during World War II, and afterwards began to work for the CIA under AFL cover in Europe and Africa.

Using CIA money, Brown established a "compatible left" labor union in Marseilles with Pierre Ferri-Pisani. On behalf of Brown and the CIA, Ferri-Pisani (a drug smuggler connected with Marseilles crime lord Antoine Guerini), hired goons to shellack striking Communist dock workers. According to Brown's case officer, Paul Sakwa, Ferri introduced Brown to Guerini; and according to one of Brown's associates, Ferri also introduced Brown to Maurice "Le Petit" Castellani. A comrade of Ferri's from the French Resistance, Castellani, along with the aforementioned Francois Scaglia (busted in the French Connection case of January 1962), headed the Trois Canards Gang, whose members often met for homestyle bouillabaisse at George (a/k/a Mueller) Bayon's restaurant in Paris.
Brown's association with Maurice Castellani, co-leader of Les Trois Canards, supports the theory that Brown was involved in the French Connection, Rosal, and Christman cases.

Marcello Dell’Utri
Marcello Dell’Utri (born 11 September 1941 in Palermo) moves to Milan in 1961 and meets Silvio Berlusconi for the first time.

Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi (born 29 september 1936 in Milan). After he received a law degree, with honors, from the University of Milan in 1961, he borrowed money from the bank where his father worked and went into real estate development, setting up the company Cantieri Riuniti Milanesi in 1962.

OAS (Organisation de L'Armee Secrete)
4 Januari 1962 the OAS (Organisation de L'Armee Secrete) called for a revolution in Algeria by the colonists against the French government. The OAS also starts a vicious bombing campaign in which the coming 4 weeks 555 people were killed.

Naples, Italy, Charlie Luciano dies
14 Januari 1962 Luciano got phoned in Naples by Mauro, Caruso and Maneri who are in Spain and just had spoken to the Rubinos there. Luciano doesn't want to talk.

OAS general Jacques Massu arrested
23 Januari 1962 was general Jacques Massu arrested and a revolt broke out in Ubra led by barowner Joseph Ortiz and Pierre Lagaillarde.

Spain arrests
24 januari 1962 Mauro, Caruso and Maneri get arrested in Spain. They have more then 55000 dollar and get deported to the US and get 15 years. In Naples police search Luciano's appartment and in Rome they arrest Henry and Theresa Rubino. In Luciano's room they find a golden lighter with the inscription "For my good pal Charlie Luciano, from his friend Frank".

Rome, Luciano dies
26 Januari 1962 Luciano is allowed to travel to the airport under police escort to meet his friend Martin Gosch, there Luciano gets a heartattack and dies. Martin Gosch will later bring out the book the last testament of Luciano, it seems to be a fraud or Luciano had done a trick on him.

Lucchese borgata, Tuminaro-Fuca drugsring
The next day (27 january 1962) police find in New York 44 kilos of heroin (courier had been Jacques Angelvin, the host of a popular French television show) in the garage of Arnie Shulman and his partners Sol Friedman and Anthony Feola. Much of the heroin was found in the home of Tony Fuca's Bronx home and the Brooklyn home of their father. Jean Jehan can escape to France with his fellow Corsican mystery man Jacques Mouren, who was never identified. Tuminaro's friend is Ignacio Pellegrino and they got their heroin from the corsicans Francois Scaglia, Jean Jehan and J Mouren. The Book Mafia Wife suggests that Tony was not too intelligent. The book said "Tony had more black dirt under his fingernails than gray matter in his brain". In 1964 both Patsy and Tony were sentenced to a 7 to 15 yr prison sentence. (source charlie). Scaglia was arrested with the French television star Jacques Angelvin in the case who inspired the film "The French Connection”.

According to Agent Tripodi, Brown's friend, handsome Maurice Castellani, was the net's operations manager. And as another FBN agent, Francis Waters, suggests, Castellani, whose nickname was "Le Petit Maurice," may even have been mystery man Jacques Mouren in the French Connection case. "Patsy Fuca talked about Le Petit Maurice with great deference," Waters recalls. "On one occasion I followed Patsy to the garage where [Jacques] Angelvin's Buick was stashed," Agent Waters continues. "I saw Patsy talk to Toots Shoenfeld, and I did some checking and found that Toots was connected to the guy who was bankrolling Jean Jehan's operation. A few years before we'd found the same address (to the apartment where Jehan was staying in New York City) in the possession of Marcel Francisi; so we got a search warrant and went in. It was a beautiful place, owned by an executive of Michelin Tire. So we had to back out." "Think about it," Waters adds. "Mouren was never identified; Scaglia had been trained by the OSS; and people from U.S. Army Special Forces were involved in the French Connection case."

Marseille, Francis "Le Belge" Vanverberghe
The Marseilles-born Francis Vanverberghe got his name from his Flemish father. The top gangsters in France at this time was the Guerini brothers from Marseille. "The Belgian" was noticed by the Guerini at a really young age (before 20) and the Guerini send "The Belgian" in Paris where he join the ex-associates of François Scaglia in the drug trade. At the beginning Vanverberghe was part of a trio of gangsters nicknamed "les Trois Canards" because they operated from the bar "Les Trois Canards".

Christian David
On 27 January 1962 the barbouzes captured several high-ranking OAS officers, among them Alexandre Tisslenkoff, who had directed illegal radio broadcasts. The captives were taken to the basement of Villa A and tortured. Tisslenkoff later related his days of suffering at the hands of three men: a Vietnamese, Jim Alcheik a Frenchman who ran a karate school in Paris, and Christian David who identified himself as the "intellectual of the barbouzes."

Oran, OAS commando Delta
In january 1962 Commando Delta wounds general Ginestet. Ginestet dies 23 june 1962 in a hospital of his wounds.

Villa Andrea bombing
29 January 1962, like any other day at Villa Andrea, was filled with cries of pain, profanity, and black humor. David and Lemarchand were away. Inside were a total of twenty-nine barbouzes and prisoners. At 5:00 PM there was a violent explosion. The villa rose like a rocket as men and concrete were hurled dozens of yards through the air. The OAS had decimated Villa Andrea with 150 kilos of explosives hidden in a press that Jim Alcheik had ordered. Miraculously, ten men survived. Seven were barbouzes, among them Dominique Venturi, who later became one of France's leading drug merchants; three were prisoners, among them Tisslenkoff, Jacques Gosselin and Henri Vivent. All had been in the garden at the time. Barbouzesleader and Aikido sensei Jim Alcheik died with the others (many were martial arts students of his) in the explosion, also killed were barbouzes Pierre Lecerf. At the moment of his death, with 31 years, Jim Alcheik was in possession of the 4th Dan in Aikido, 3th Dan in Judo, 2nd Dan in Karate and 2nd Dan in Kendo. When Christian David “Beau Serge” returned shortly after the explosion, he saw red at the sight of the prisoners who had escaped the fate of his nineteen comrades, whose remains were splattered everywhere. Demanding summary execution of the prisoners, he lunged at Tisslenkoff. Had it not been for officers who intervened, wrote Tisslenkoff, David would have killed him with his bare hands. The OAS success was short-lived. The barbouzes, until then regarded in France as a shady outfit, were buried as heroes. Their leaders cried for revenge. Six years later a pile of bodies was found buried in the garden surrounding Villa Andrea's remains. Many had skulls riddled with high-caliber bullet holes. Former SAC agent Patrice Chairoff, alias Dominique Calzi, claims that David was responsible for the murder of fifty-four people in his seven to eight months in Algeria.

Ponchardier nomme comme remplaçant de Alcheik, Robert Morel " Bob " ou " colonel Morel ".

Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi and Salvatore Lupo Leale
30 January 1962 was in Palermo then Salvatore Lupo Leale killed at the orders of Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi because they are afraid he would avenge his stepfather. His mother Serafina Battaglia then starts to cooperate with the judges who indict several men for the murder and later got Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi life just like Rocco Semilia who had participated in the murder.

Underboss Gaetano Badalamenti
In februari 1962 there are meetings in Rome between important members of the groups that were led by Rosario Mancino , Angelo La Barbera , the Greco family from Ciaculli, the Badalamenti family from Cinisi. Also Francesco Paolo Coppola was seen. The drugtraffic was in the hands of the fugitives Pietro Davì, Salvatore "Pietro" Greco, Salvatore "Giuseppe" Greco, Tommaso Buscetta , Gaetano Badalamenti. In Rome stayed Badalamenti for a while in hotel Cesari, he is al the time in contact with other mafiosi like Rosario Mancino and Angelo La Barbera. In this period played Badalamenti an important role in the underworld and had contacts with Joe Pici, Gaetano Chiofalo and Frank Coppola, respectively living in Torrilla in Brianza, in Marsiglia (marseille) and in Pomezia.

In july 1962 the holding ISEP (later COFISI) gets surrected, a month after a new constructionplan was announced, the holding is for 10 % in the hands of Palermo's mayor Ciancimino's wife and in the councel are the mobsters Angelo Di Carlo, Nino Sorci and Frank Garofalo. Also Antonino Sorce, Rosario Mancino and Charlie Luciano took part, when the last died that year it came out that the 3 had bought a expensive piece of construction siteground in Palermo from princes Anna of France.

Genovese hitman Charles Gagliodotto
Gagliodotto, Charles aka:Chalutz, Fag Hitman Suspect in hit on Tony Bender 1962:Identified as a Genovese. 1963:Working very closely with Gambino mobsters. (thanks Ruff).

Palermo murdercase Raffaele Spina
8 January 1963 Di Pisa's man Raffaele Spina was killed.

Murdercase capomafia Salvatore La Barbera
17 Januari 1963 salvatore La Barbera gets heared by La Cupola, he feels safe because his friends Alberti and Buscetta guaranteed his safety but they had changed sides on account of their friend Salvatore “the engineer” Greco. La Barbera’s pledge that he didn’t have Di Pisa killed doesn’t safe him and they strangle him and bury his body on the estate of Gigino Pizzuto.

Palermo, Mayor
dottore Francesco Saverio Diliberto 24/1/1963 30/6/1964

John Papalia
Proof that Johnny Papalia was moving in the big leagues came when he was arrested in 1962 for his role in the French Connection heroin smuggling scheme. Indicted along with Papalia was Carmine Galante, the fearsome underboss of the Bonanno family, a very powerful New York City group. 5 March 1963 John Papalia, Frank Caruso, Vincent Mauro and Sal Maneri pled guilty. In 1963 John Papalia was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his part in the infamous ``French Connection'' heroin smuggling case. The extradited Mauro, Caruso and Maneri got 15 years but spring 1972 they came free after which Henry Rubino was shot dead at one of the early summer days while playing golf.

Palermo murdercase
1April 1963 a capo of Angelo La barbera gets killed.

19 April 1963 they try to kill Angelo La barbera and Tommaso Buscetta at Stefano Giaconia's place.

Palermo murdercase D’Accardi
23 April 1963 Vincenzo D’Accardi de boss of Capo gets murdered by men of La Barbera.

Palermo murdercase Gulizzi
24 April 1963 was Rosolino Gulizzi killed.

Cinisi (Palermo) capomafia Cesare Manzella, sottocapo Gaetano Badalamenti

Double murdercase Cinisi capomafia Cesare Manzella and Filippo Vitale (hmm family off??)
When Luciano died in 1962 the man who took over much of his narcotics trade was Cinisi's boss Cesare Manzella whose brother in law was Luigi Impastato, while his underboss was Gaetano Badalamenti. 26 April 1963 a carbomb killed Cesare Manzella and his bodyguard Filippo Vitale (hmmm family off??) and Cinisi boss became Gaetano Badalamenti.
Cinisi (Palermo) capomafia Gaetano Badalamenti, sottocapo Vito Palazzolo“Mommo Varvazzedda"

Milan, attack at La Barbera
24 May 1963 Angelo La barbera gets seriously wounded when they shoot him down in Milan.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti indicted
28 May 1963 there is an indictment against Badalamenti but he is still being sought.

benedetto santapaola
In june 1963 Benedetto Santapaola murders the mafioso Carmelo Mirabella.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti indicted
17 July 1963 there is an other indictment against Badalamenti.

Palermo double murdercase Conigliaro and Garofalo
18 June 1963 Girolamo Conigliaro and Pietro Garofalo storm the home of the boss Pietro Torretta. Torretta was warned by Cavataio and kills both would be assassins. Torretta was arrested and Cavataio and Buscetta escaped. Outside the killers had Gianni La Licata as a look out and he warns La Cupola about Cavataio’s treason. Gianni La Licata had murdered the father of Calo who beholds a grudge against him and Calo becomes boss of the Porta Nuova cosca.

Palermo murdercase Santa Maria di Gesu underboss Bernardo Diana
22 June 1963 Stefano Bontate’s friend and underboss Bernardo Diana gets murdered by Giuseppe Sirchia at the command of Cavataio.

Palermo murdercase Leonforte
27 June 1963 was Emanuele Leonforte killed, he ran the fruitmarket and was a friend of Salvatore Greco.

Palermo, other murdercases and disappearancecases
Also the mafiosi Mariano Troia, Salvatore Manno, Francesco Sorci, Mario Di Girolamo and Santo Librici where killed, while many disappeared like Mommo Grasso and his son, the bosses of Misilmeri.

Palermo double murdercase
29 june 1963 two bakers find a suspect car parked in front of the home of the mafia family Di Peri. They allarm a night watch man and inspect the car then a bomb explodes which kills 2 of the men and the third gets cripled.

Palermo carabinieri massacre
The next day, 30 June 1963, a policepatrol finds a carbomb and allerts the bombsquad which dismantle a bomb. That bomb was a decoy and the real bomb goes of and kills 7 carabinieri under which their officer Mario Malausa, according to the book by Gaia Servadio. The other victims were Silvio Corrao, Calogero Vaccaro, Eugene Altomare, Mario Farbelli, George Ciacci and the seventh was called Nuccio. The bomb was intended to kill Salvatore "Cichiteddu" Greco. (source Thomas L Jones)

Within five days of the Ciaculli bomb an Anti-Mafia commission convenes and proposes the first Anti-Mafia law which is approved six weeks later. The government has had enough and many get arrested like Di Peri, Passalacqua, Nicoletti and Gaetano Filippone sr. General Aldo De Marco was the head of the carabinieri in Palermo. The government send 700 Sicilian and Calabrian mafioso with their families to North italy in confinement, trying to break the power of the mafia in Southern Italy. They settle in cities as Rome (Frank Coppola is there the most important now), Milan and Turin and start to work with the local criminals in kidnappings, robberies, pizzo extortion and drugsselling. In Trezzano sul Naviglio arrive from sicily the families Guzzardi, taormina, Ciulla and De Marco and from Southern calabria from Plati the family Morabito. In Milan live Gerlando alberti, Antonino matranga, the brothers Bono (nephews from boss Salamone) and from Plati, calabria the musitano family.

Corleone triple murdercase Streva, Pomilla, Piraino (suspect Leggio)
10 September 1963 were Francesco Paolo Streva, Biagio Pomilla and Antonino Piraino killed by Leggio.

Silvio Berlusconi and company Edilnord
Silvio Berlusconi setup the company Edilnord in 1963.

Marcello Dell’Utri
Marcello Dell’Utri becomes in 1964 the personal secretary of Berlusconi and trains the Torrescalla football team.

From 1962 to 1966 David could be found everywhere. Jo Attia's band of thugs was then known primarily for their political dirty work. While Jo the Terrible was in protective confinement or exile, Boucheseiche was in charge. But the latter was usually in Morocco tending his chain of brothels, and David often worked instead for the young Lyons-based Lesca gang, centered around Felix Lesca, Didier Barone and Louis Nesmoz. (The Lesca gang, also known as the "Bricole" gang, was also connected to Lemarchand and Foccart's intelligence network (D. Guerin: Les Assassins de Ben Barka, Guy Authier, 1975) and worked especially closely with the Lyons SAC chief, Jean Auge (Sarazin, op. cit.). Together they pulled off one of the period's most audacious, well-executed heists, the 1964 armed robbery of the Colombo jewelers in Milan, which netted them between $2 and $2.5 million. During a badly needed vacation in Biarritz on the Atlantic, David took time off to relieve an armored car from the Brequet factory of $50,000.[20] Shortly thereafter Beau Serge was a frequent guest at Leon le Juif in Paris.[21] He also met with SAC leader Charley Lascorz. If the police had wanted to arrest him, they could have.

Angelo Tuminaro surrendered in april 1964 his operations are now led by his younger brother Frank Tuminaro.

Back in New York in 1965, Irving Brown's involvement in the French Connection surfaced again when agent Waters learned that Maurice Castellani had been bringing money to his fellow Canard, Francois Scaglia, at Attica Prison since May 1964. As has been noted, Scaglia was convicted in the 1962 French Connection case based on traces of heroin found in Jacques Angelvin's Buick-traces that matched the heroin found in Patsy Fuca's basement in Brooklyn.

Corleone mafioso Giacomo Riina “u zu Giacomo”
Giacomo Riina “u zu Giacomo” was again arrested in 1964 (from Bologna who is an uncle of Luciano Leggio).

In 1964 is Leggio arrested at the Corleone home of his girlfriend Luchina Sorrisi, she is the ex fiancee of the by leggio killed Placido Rizzotto. Leggio was imprisoned in the Ucciardone prison.

Calogero Lo Bue (former member of the Corleone cosca) killed in the 80ties two people (they weren't mafiosi) in Corleone because they had killed relatives of his in the past.

Palermo mayor Paolo Bevilacqua
doctor Paolo Bevilacqua was Palermo mayor from 1 july 1964 till 26 january 1965.

Cittanova (RC)
23 September 1964 was a murder committed in Cittanova after which the families Albanese, Raso, Mamone and Gullace had a feud with the Marvasso and Facchineri families. The Facchineri family are allies of Tripodi and their enemies of the Albanese Raso cosca are allies of Piromalli.

puparo - July 11, 2006 12:21 AM (GMT)

late 60ties???

In Palermo province. In Messina province. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province.

Frank Tuminaro
In februari 1965 stood on trial in New York Frank Tuminaro for herointrafficking.

Sorge, Ceritto, Bonanno, Bonventre, Galante, Priziola, Quasarano, Adonis indicted
In February 1965, in Palermo, Sorge and 15 others associated with the Sicilian and US Mafias (the latter including Joe Ceritto, the San Jose LCN leader) were indicted for "criminal conspiracy". Also mentioned in the court papers were Joe Bonanno, John Bonventre, Carmine Galente, John Priziola, Raffaele Quasarano, and Joe Adonis. The indictment, as it related to Sorge, claimed that between 12-16 October 1957 in the Albergo delle Palmo, Luciano, Bonanno, Sorge, Garofalo, and others met. (Garofalo, of the Bonanno family, settled in Sicily in July 1957.) The case against most of the accused was dismissed in 1968.

Bordeaux prison, Canada, Rivard escape
2 march 1965 escape Lucien Rivard and Andre Durocher.

Garofalo, Martinez, Gaspare and Giuseppe Magaddino, Plaia, Scandariato, Gioè, Coppola, Coffaro and Giuseppe Genco Russo
In july 1965 were named in a report by the Squadra mobile della Questura di Palermo Garofalo, Martinez, Gaspare and Giuseppe Magaddino, Diego Plaia, Giuseppe Scandariato, Imperiale Gioè, Francesco Paolo Coppola, Angelo Coffaro and Giuseppe Genco Russo.

USA, Lucien rivard imprisoned
15 July 1965 was Lucien Rivard again arrested and extradited to the US where he got 12 november 1965 then 20 years, his couriers Julien Gagnon and raymond Jones got 15 years.

Musitano family (Delianova, calabria)
Angelo Musitano the so-called `Beast of Delianova' around the time of his deportation back to Italy in 1965. He was deported back to Italy to face a 30-year sentence. The Beast had two nephews in Hamilton: Dominic, born in 1937, and his brother Anthony, born a decade later. These two men led the Musitano crime family after The Beast's unceremonious departure. The Musitanos, staying true to their Calabrian roots, formed a tight 'Ndrangheta cell rather than following Johnny's lead into the American La Cosa Nostra. But in Hamilton, under the leadership of Angelo's nephews, Anthony and Dominic Musitano, the family became involved in bombings, arsons, extortion, gambling, drugs and murder. Even before Angelo's deportation, Dominic Musitano was sentenced to seven years for a display of road rage: He shot and wounded a Hamilton motorist whose honking irritated him.

Handling the Castellani investigation was agent Mort Benjamin, who in September 1965 learned that Castellani and Irving Brown had arrived together in New York via Air France, and that Brown had been ushered through Customs without having to open his bags. Next, Benjamin checked with INS and found that Brown had not filled out the form, and that three forms were missing for that particular flight. Photos of Brown and Castellani were sent to Customs agents and on November 23, Benjamin was notified that the pair had arrived together again at JFK Airport. Benjamin and another agent were told to follow Castellani to Attica, and to record his conversations with Scaglia. Unfortunately, the visit was scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving, and there were so many visitors making so much noise, that Castellani's chat with Scaglia could not be recorded. The agents did, however, overhear the conversation-in which Scaglia gave Castellani explicit instructions on how to smuggle dope-and learned that Castellani had traveled to and from the prison in a taxicab (with Canadian and American plates) that belonged to a company controlled by a front man for the powerful Maggadino Mafia family. The agents also noted that American Airlines had no record of Maurice Castellani ever having boarded his flights to and from Buffalo-an omission that reeks of the CIA. On November 27, 1965, Castellani threw a party for Brown at the Beaux Arts Hotel in New York. Afterward, Castellani met with a few unidentified persons, then returned to Paris. And the FBN dropped its investigation. So Castellani (who would operate well into the 1970s without ever being arrested on narcotics charges) and Brown were allowed to slip away, at a time when the guerre sale had reached a critical point. By the mid-1960s, the U.S. military had decided to occupy South Vietnam, and the CIA had allowed the FBN to make cases on Corsicans in Laos, so that U.S.-backed warlords in South Vietnam could profit from a greater share of the narcotics market.

France, Zemour
Raymond Zemour has as sons Roland (already murdered), William, Gilbert and Edward who open up everywhere brothels. In october 1965 there is a murder and till the murder of Gilbert Zemour in july 1983 there are 39 underworld killings.

Sheriff Buford Pusser
Laura Louise Anderson (Hathcock) shot to death by Sheriff Buford Pusser on morning of Feb. 1, 1966

Dixie Mafia Carl Douglas “Towhead” White
It was said that Towhead was married to Louise Hathcock when Pusser shot and killed her. He was in federal prison at that time.

Dixie Mafia Howard Bunch
Howard Bunch, wealthy bootlegger who controlled most of booze in area Howard owned Ranch House located on Hwy. 45 south of Corinth, on the hill coming into Drewry Holler. He and W.O. Hathcock purchased Shamrock properties after Louise shot to death. He later bought out W.O. Hathcock.

Marseille, France, Christian David
2 Februari 1966 the gangster Christian David plays card in a bar in Marseille with Belkachem Mechere, a viceprefect of the french secret service. The new head of the Heavy Crime Unit, inspector Maurice Galibert then enters the bar because he was tipped that one of Barka’s killers was there. David shows papers of the secret service SAC but Galibert wants him to go to the policestation and David draws a pistol and killed Galibert and wounded 2 agents. David flees to south America and starts to work for the boss Auguste Ricord.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti
21 februari 1966 there is an indictment against Badalamenti for tobacco smuggling.

Pleasant Avenue
Pleasant Avenue had as one of the biggest dealers Sal Ruggiero who was close with men of Dellacroce. The italians used jewish dealers to sell the herion to the blacks and Puerto Ricans. The Italians moved to Brooklyn and Queens. In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn there was the youth gang the Rampers which had under its members Sammy Gravano, Jimmy Emma, Gerry Pappa, Joe V, Tommy Snake, Lenny the mole, Louie Milito and Tommy Spero. In Ozone Park, Queens there were The Saints with Matthew Traynor as one of the leaders. John Gotti was with the Fulton Rockaway Boys (Fulton Pitkin boys). Gravano and Joe V got wounded when they were shot at and Jerry Pappa helped them. When Jimmy Emma was killed at the orders of Colombo capo Mimi Sciala mobster Pappa escaped. Papa was inducted in the genovese family just like Allie Boy Cuomo. 11 June 1966 drugdealer Frank Angelo (36) “Whitey Marsh” was kidnapped from Pleasant Avenue and his partner Rudy De Luca paid 30000 dollars, only half of the money the kidnappers wanted and they kill Angelo.

Gaetano Zampa
Convicted in 1966 to 6 years for the holdup he married in prison 9 june 1966 Christiane Convers.

In 1964 the French government sent a large group of mercenary troops to help fight the rebels. In 1966 authorities found a secret training camp for mercenaries in southern France. The men were almost certain they were being trained for a mission in Africa. The leader, Thierry de Bonnay, had created his own army under the cover of a Belgium company called AmWorlde. Congo's president, Joseph Mobutu, already had about 500 mercenaries in northeastern Congo fighting rebels. He also had the Portuguese recruiting mercenaries in Europe to be trained for fighting in Congo.

Angelo Tuminaro
In 1966 was Angelo Tuminaro (58) released from prison.

France, Zemour
21 December 1966 Rene Atlan was killed he worked for the perret brothers. 27 januari 1967 the perret brothers get arrested. Three months later Lucien Sans the last of the Perrets was shot to death in the Don Camillo bar at the orders of Gilbert zemour.

Rome double murdercase brothers Gabriele and Silvano Menegazzo
17 january 1967 the brothers Gabriele and Silvano Menegazzo (19 and 23) closed their jewelshop in Rome and went home with a party of their jewels. They arrive in via Gatteschi and were stopped by 4 bandits. The boys try to get away and were shot and killed by the bandits. 6 March police arrest the killers Leonardo Cimino, Francesco Torregiani and Mario Loria. The 4th bandit the leader Franco Mangiavillano, was arrested in Greece and extradited to Italy. Leonardo Cimino who had been wounded in the firefight with police died Christmas night in december 1967. Franco Torregiani came free in 1982 for good behaviour and Franco Mangiavillano got semifreedom in 1990 and didn’t return to jail, after 4 months he was rearrested. Mario Loria, the youngest of the gang and who was the only one who hadn’t used a gun in the murders got 12 years and came free in 1979 but in 1983 his body was found in the trunk of a car in Rome.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti
25 Februari 1967 was he with 90 others spoken free from an indictment while still at large.

Locri (RC)
In 1967 wordt in Locri de mafioso Domenico Cordi vermoord, zijn broer Antonio wordt een belangrijk capo terwijl hun broer Cosimo wegens moord veroordeelt wordt.

Marcello Dell’Utri
Dell’Utri went in 1967 back to Palermo as manager of the Bacigalupo football team and goes round with the mafia members Vittorio Mangano (Porta Nuova “family”) and Gaetano Cinà (Malaspina “family”).

Francisci-Venturi clan
At some point in the mid-sixties the Francisci-Venturi clan decided to push the Guerini brothers out of the picture. Two masked motorcyclists shot down Antoine Guerini on 23 June 1967. Weeks later Marcel Francisci was shot at during a political meeting in Ajaccio, Corsica, but managed to reach cover. Four Guerini lieutenants were killed in the next three months.

Jacky Imbert
In 1967 he was again the chief suspect in the drive-by killing of Marseille crime boss Antoine Guerini, after which Imbert and Gaetan “Tani” Zampa became the kingpins of the city’s lucrative prostitution, drugs and protection rackets. Their only rival was Francis Vanverberghe “The Belgian”.

During Antoine's funeral at Calenzana, Corsica, on 4 july 1967, two Marseille burglars took advantage of the absence of the family retainers to break into Antoine's villa and steal family jewelry worth thousands of dollars. Barthelemy's rage did not go unnoticed, and on July 10 one of the burglars, Jean Paul Mandroyan, returned the jewels, while the other thief fled to Spain. On July 22 the police found Mandroyan shot dead-and a witness reported that he had seen Barthelemy forcing Mandroyan into his Mercedes just before the young burglar's murder.

Barthelemy Guerini arrested
On 4 august 1967 police entered the Guerinis' Club Mediterranee and arrested Barthelemy and his five bodyguards. All six were armed.

Dixie Mafia Buford Hayes Pusser
At 4:00am on August 12th 1967 Sheriff Pusser answered a call to attend a disturbance at the state line. His wife Pauline decided to go with him. While driving to the state line Pusser was ambushed by four men in a black Cadillac. The men, Dixie Mafia leader Kirksey McCord Nix Jr, Boston mobstar Carmin Raymond Gagliardi and two Dixie Mafia hitmen, Gary Elbert McDaniel and George Albert McGann opened fire on Pusser and a bullet hit his wife in the head. Pusser sped off trying to lose his attackers. While stopped to attend his wife the men caught up and opened fire again. Pauline was struck again in the head and Pusser had half his face blown away. The criminals left believing they were both dead. Pusser survived and underwent sixteen facial operations, but Pauline died. When he recovered Sheriff Buford Pusser pursued criminals with a new and relentless vigour.

Herointraffickers Simonpieri and Hirsch
On 31 August 1967 the freighter Frederico C docked in Miami. Customs agent John Wroth spotted a hunchback on his way down the gangplank. Finding the hunch suspicious, Wroth slapped it and jokingly asked if it was a burden. The man stiffened and sprang towards a taxi in which a sunglassed woman was waiting. But the cabby refused to depart and Wroth nabbed the couple. The man was the Swiss banker William Lambert and the woman was Josette Bauer, an escapee from a Swiss prison where she had been serving time for murdering her rich father. Customs agents discovered twelve kilos of heroin in Lambert's hunchback and the couple was slapped with seven-year sentences by a Miami court. Both claimed to be couriers for a Corsican known to them as Monsieur Small (Ange Simonpieri). They were to have taken the heroin to Boston and handed it to one Robert Mori of Switzerland. The trail led from Mori to the Swiss banker Andre Hirsch, but U.S. narks lacked the evidence to nail him.

Francisci-Venturi clan
On 14 December 1967 two men were blown to bits planting a bomb in Francisci's home near Paris. No one else was hurt. Francisci's comment: "I forgive them."

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Harry Bennett
Harry Bennett, 65, Dec.16, 1967. Co-owner of Biloxi gambling club Caesar's Palace, he was gunned down after midnight in the parking lot of the Gallery Apartments, near his Biloxi gambling club.

Barcellona (Messina province) pentito Pino Chiofalo testimonies
In the second part of the 60ties my uncle Fortunato Trifiro (married to a sister of my mother) was the representant for the N’drangheta in Barcellona and its backyard. My uncle had also contacts with the Palermo mafiosi. I remember Joe Imperiale who was killed in the 70ties in the Palermo borough Corso dei Mille. Imperiale had asked my uncle to become the reference point for the Palermo mafiosi in Barcellona concerning the smuggle of cigarettes and drugs. Fortunato Trifiro went to prison for a long time. During Trifiro’s imprisonment Giuseppe Iannello “u’ iuppu” became an important boss. Because Barcellona didn’t have it’s own cosca Pino Ciofalo was also inducted in 1968 in the N’drangheta.

Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi
16 february 1968 Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi and his son Filippo Rimi get life sentences for the murders of father and son Leale and the murder of Giovanni Giangreco in Villabate.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase L.B. Kelly
L.B. Kelly, 31 - June 4, 1968. Kelly was a gambler, burglar and associate of Jim Blackwell, a Biloxi club owner and Dixie Mafia member. Kelly was found beside Lake Texoma near Denison, Texas, shot three times with a .380 automatic..

Francisci-Venturi clan
On 21 June 1968 Francisci again escaped with his life, this time from a restaurant in Corsica as five men sprayed machine gun bullets in his wake. Passersby weren't as fortunate. One was killed, five others were wounded. The machine gunners were taken care of four months later in a Montmartre bar, by police-clad gangsters.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Ellwood T. Steube
Ellwood T. Steube, 21, - Aug. 10, 1968. Steube was the son of the Pass Christian police chief. He fell into bad company and paid for it with his life. He was shot in the head, at pointblank range, by Dixie Mafia associate Thomas Pearce….

Croce- Bistoni- Mondolini group
In september 1968 Edmond Taillet was asked by Joseph Marro to smuggle heroin to Montreal. They had met a few years earlier in Les Versailles cabaret which is owned by boss Antoine Guerini.

France, murdercase Markovic
1 october 1968 was along a road the body of Alain Delon's yugoslavian bodyguard and stand in Stephan Markovic found in garbage bags

Palermo mayor Spagnolo
dottore Francesco Spagnolo 24/10/1968 25/11/1970

Claude-Andre Pastou
26 October 1968 Thierry de Bonnay, another close associate of Fernand Legros', died in a mysterious auto accident. Italian police suspected Pastou in both killings, which were committed while he was on a trip back to Europe.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase George Fuqua and Doris Grooms
George Fuqua, 45; Doris Ann Willingham Grooms, 28 - Nov. 27, 1968: Fuqua was a gambler, bookmaker and strongarm enforcer. Grooms was his girlfriend. They were kidnapped at gunpoint from an apartment in Dallas and driven to Piano, Texas, where each one was shot in the stomach and head. Their bodies were dumped on the side of a road..

Haiti dictator Duvalier and Andre Labay
In 1968 Labay went to Haiti, where he made a small fortune from a factory. He was often visited there by Legros, and the two became personal friends of the Haitian dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier. Labay ingratiated himself with Duvalier's daughter MarieDenise, leading some to suspect he was her lover. In Haiti he served as an SDECE-CIA double agent. He stayed in close touch with U.S. gangsters Joe Bonnano and Max Intrattor, and one of his Geneva contacts was the Lansky syndicate's financial brain, John Pullman.[E. Gerdan: DossierA ... comme Armes (Alain Moreau, 1974). The Mafia's activities in Cuba were controlled by Joe Bonnano, whose close partners today in the so-called Southern Rim Mafia are Santo Trafficante, jr. and Carlos Marcello. Labay was also closely tied to Intra-Bank founder Yussef Beidas.]

Claude-Andre Pastou
In December 1968 Enrico Passigli, a weapons-smuggling friend of Christian David's, was murdered in Rome. Italian police suspected Pastou in both killings, which were committed while he was on a trip back to Europe.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti
22 decembre 1968 he was spoken free at the trial at Catanzaro for lack of evidence and his arrest that was sought since 17 march 1963 (31) goes out of the window. At the trial at Catanzaro it was disclosed that there were economic ties between Badalamenti, Domenico Coppola, Filippo Rimi, Giacomo Riina.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Deputy Sheriff E.R. "Buddy" Walthers
Deputy Sheriff E.R. "Buddy" Walthers - Jan. 13, 1969. Walthers was a deputy in the Dallas Sheriff's Office. He was shot to death when he went to a motel to question a Dixie Mafia member, James Walker Cherry..

Dixie Mafia Texas murdercase Gary Elbert McDaniel [Dixie Mafix hitman]
Gary Elbert McDaniel, 24 - Feb. 2, 1969. McDaniel was a burglar and Dixie Mafia hitman. He was shot three times with a .380 automatic and his body was thrown into the Sabine River in Texas, where it was discovered on March 2..

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Margie George
Margie George - Feb. 18, 1969 - She was one of 24 people in a trailer camp near Covington, La., who were chained up by a ski-masked gang of four. The elderly woman was ordered to open a safe and when she refused, she was struck in the head with a hatchet, then shot..

France president Charles DeGaulle resigns
Following student riots against his government and negative results in a referendum, de Gaulle resigned from office in April, 1969.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Carl Douglas “Towhead” White (32)
Carl Douglas “Towhead” White – Dec. 31, 1936 – April 3, 1969 Sent to prison in 1957 for attempted burglary of little grocery store at Crowder MS. That was real beginning. When Berry Smith Junior joined Navy, Towhead, who was 15, lied about his age and joined Air Force. Then went AWOL. While they were looking for him he joined U.S. Army, Towhead married several times, even marrying one female twice. On the night he was murdered, White took Shirley Smith out drinking. She was the wife of Dixie Mafia member Barry "Junior" Smith. At 11:50 p.m., White and Smith's wife drove up to the El-Ray Motel, on the outskirts of Corinth, Miss., and parked in front of Room 3. When White stepped out of the new green Chrysler, an assassin lying in wait on the motel roof put a bullet through White's head, killing him instantly. Junior Smith immediately confessed, saying he had killed White in self-defense. In White's hand was a gun, registered lo Shirley Smith. A jury acquitted Junior Smith. Investigators believe Smith had nothing to do with White's murder; they think it was a hit arranged by Pusser in revenge for his wife's death. Berry "Junior" Smith, Jr shot and killed Towhead on April 3, 1969.

Cinisi boss Gaetano Badalamenti
26 july 1969 he stepped on a plane in Palermo to fly to Rome and was arrested.

Silvio Berlusconi and Milano 2
His projects included Milano 2, a suburban development of 4,000 housing units on the outskirts of Milan, completed in 1969.

New York double murdercase Tuminaro and Gangi (suspect Genovese hitman Charles Gagliodotto)
In August 1969 police find the bodies of Frank Tuminaro (40) and Frank Gangi in the trunk of a car in Upstate NY. Police suspect Genovese hitman Charles Gagliodotto. (thanks Ruff)

Murdercase Genovese hitman Charles Gagliodotto
In September 1969 was Genovese hitman Charles Gagliodotto strangled by relatives of Tuminaro. (thanks Ruff)

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Bobby Gale Gwinn
Bobby Gale Gwinn, age unknown - Oct. 15, 1969. Gwinn was a Dixie Mafia burglar whose body was found in a ditch beside Interstate 20 about 20 miles west of Shreveport. He had been shot several times with a .45 caliber automatic..

From 1969 the Colombian Eduardo Tascon Moran got heroin delivered by colombian Vincent Guzman and the Corsican Arturo Izquierdo Ebrard who buy themselves from Ricord. Tascon Moran exchanged his coke in Miami for weapons which he then sold to practically every guerilla movement in South America , but he also sold weapons to the governments those same guerillas were fighting. Also he bought weapons from Torrijos the armyleader of Panama.

Rome, Luciano Leggio escapes
19 November 1969 left Luciano Leggio the hospital in Rome, where he was detained, his friend Frank Coppola helped him flee to Sicily, where he hid with Gaetano Badalamenti, who had him brought by Stefano Bontate to Giuseppe Calderone's nephew Salvatore Marchese in Catania (not related to the palermitan marchese family).

Frankfurt (Germany)
In december 1969 was in Frankfurt 100 kgs of heroin found which came from an in Sofia, Bulgaria living Turkish.

Does anybody know some more on this in the sixties????????

Milan banker Sindona
Funny, italian journalists have sometimes mentioned that Sindona was a protégé of Guiseppe Doto aka Joe Adonis, and funny enough I don’t find the idea so strange.

Milan businessmen Luigi Monti and Antonio Virgilio
Luigi Monti started out in household appliances and within ten years had built a fortune. One man is responsible for this fortune: Guiseppe Doto aka Joe Adonis who was banned to Italy in the 50s. Monti became his right-hand man. Monti was schooled by Adonis and through him came in contact with the repressenta (sp) of Cosa Nostra in Milan, Salvatore Enea, a friend of Luciano Leggio. Antonio Virgilio himself was a friend of the friends, first and foremost a friend of Giuseppe Bono.

Milan bank Banca Rasini director general Luigi Berlusconi (father Silvio Berlusconi)
Luigi Berlusconi (born 1908 and died 1989 ??) worked his whole life for Banca Rasini and became even director general of Banca Rasini. Among Banca Rasini’s customers had been the mafiosi Pippo Calo, Totò Riina, Bernardo Provenzano and his own son Silvio Berlusconi. Michele Sindona talked about Banca Rasini with New York Times journalist Nick Tosches, who wrote in 1985? “I misteri di Sindona” (but then probably in english). According to Silvio Berlusconi his father Luigi Berlusconi financed the imperium of his son. Under Luigi Berlusconi the Banca Rasini entered into a relationship with Cisalpina Overseas Nassau Bank (in whose board of directors sat Roberto Calvi, Licio Gelli and Michele Sindona. The Palermo judges accused the Banca Rasini of laundering money for the Mafia. Among its accountholders was also Vittorio Mangano (the stablemaster at villa Berlusconi from 1973 till 1975. Luigi Berlusconi also helped his son after his pension with EdilNord (the company that realized the projects Milano 2 in Segrate and Milano 3 City in Basiglio). Aldo Vitale a personal friend of Gelli and also grand master of the freemason loge Camea.


Joseph Armone
3 Januari 1965 was Joseph Armone wounded when he was shot down and his partner Vincent Pacelli of the Lucchese family takes over their drugsbusiness.

Saigon (Vietnam), Tampa boss Trafficante jr's men furci
In 1965 mafioso Frank Carmen Furci the son of Trafficante's capo Dominick Furci arrives in Vietnam and starts to send heroin from his restaurant in Saigon to Tampaboss Trafficante.

New York, Black Harlem: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes
Barnes met Lucchese dealer Matthew Madonna in an upstate prison in 1959, While in his 20s, Barnes became a mid-level drug dealer until sent to prison in 1965 after the seizure of 29 january 1965 of 3.5 kilos of heroin which led to the first arrest of Leroy "Nicky" Barnes for narcotics. There in prison, he teamed up with gangster "Crazy Joey" Gallo who taught him how to operate a drug trafficking organization. Gallo had wanted to be a major force in the Harlem drug trade, but he lacked the personnel. He urged Barnes to recruit African-Americans into the business. With the help of a lawyer provided by Gallo, Barnes' conviction was reversed and he was released from prison. Barnes went back to the streets of New York and began establishing his own trafficking network.

Leslie "Ike" Atkinson and Frank Lucas
The blacks bought their heroin mainly from the former sergeant Leslie "Ike" Atkinson who had been stationed in Bangkok during the Vietnamwar. He delivered also to Frank Lucas who worked with his 5 brothers ( Shorty and Larry) and their organisation which they called the Country Boys. They worked in Newark, the Bronx and New Jersey.

Kenneth Burnstine
In 1965 the FBI maintained offices in a building owned by Ken Burnstine. J. Edgar Hoover made Ken Burnstine an FBI contact. Less than six months later, Ken Burnstine's business partners charged him with larceny, but the Assistant United States Attorney declined prosecution.

Dominican Republic
On April 25th 1965, some army officers attempted a coup to put Bosch back as president but that failed, and the Dominican Republic was plunged into civil war.

Dominican Republic
In 1964 Mitch Werbell traveled to the Dominican Republic to aid the CIA in its efforts to prevent President Juan Bosch from reassuming office after the military junta that overthrew him in 1963 was itself overthrown. When these and similar efforts failed, the 81st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, commanded by Mitch Werbell's associate, Colonel Robert Bayard, invaded the Dominican Republic in 1965. Robert Bayard had worked with the United Nations Peace Keeping Force and had pioneered the use of night-vision goggles in Vietnam. Soon, efforts to reinstall Juan Bosch were crushed, and a CIA puppet government installed.

Dominican Republic invasion
On April 28th 1965, President Johnson, at the urging of the American Ambassador who claimed that Communist- oriented rebels might win, ordered 23,000 American troops to the Dominican Republic. The American forces succeeded in bringing order, but met with objections both domestic and from the Organization of American States. The United States convinced the OAS to send an international peace-force to replace the American forces, and within a year, free elections were held in the Dominican Republic, and all American troops were withdrawn. the US troops involved in the Dominican invasion would go on to Vietnam and some would engage in the famous battle in Ia Drang Valley in the early parts of that war.

Dominican Republic president Caamano Deo
In may 1965 was Caamano Deo elected president for the time being.

Dominican Republic, president Garcia Godoy
In september 1965 there starts a government under Garcia Godoy. Gulf and Western was also the corporation that U.S. military intervention in 1965 brought to a dominant role in the small Dominican Republic, where it enjoys the rights of a feudal barony. It is also widely active, for instance, in Brazil.

Mitch Werbell
On November 28, 1965, Mitch Werbell informed the CIA that Rolando Masferrer planned an invasion of Haiti, but had called it off on November 22, 1966. [CIA TD-OOB-321/19112-66]

Mitch Werbell
In December 1965 Mitch Werbell requested CIA permission for a January 1966, attempt on Fidel. Mitch Werbell reported he was taking a group of six Cubans to hit Fidel and Raoul Castro at a big rally in Havana.

Dominican Republic
In januari 1966 the army tries again a coup which bodged.

Dominican Republic
In june 1966 Joaquin Balaguer became president.

Dominican Republic
1 November 1966 Juan bosch steps down as leader of the opposition part Revolutionary party.

France president Charles DeGaulle
De Gaulle decided that France should have its own atom bomb and repeatedly blocked Britain's attempts to join the European Economic Community. In 1966 de Gaulle withdrew France from the integrated military command of NATO.

Mitch WerBell
In 1966 WerBell served as adviser on Project Nassau, a planned invasion of Haiti by Cuban and Haitian exiles to oust the dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier. CBS was going to film the invasion, indeed was basically financing the project through its production budget in exchange for the filming rights. 8 Project leaders included Cuban exile Rolando (“El Tigre”) Masferrer, who planned to use Haiti as a base to invade Cuba, and Father Jean Baptiste Georges, who planned to be the new President of Haiti. 9 The project was aborted in January 1967 with the arrest of 75 of the would-be invaders for conspiring to violate the Neutrality Act. Project leaders were tried and convicted, but the charges against WerBell were suddenly dropped, thanks presumably to his CIA links. There was a Congressional investigation of CBS on the question of aiding and abetting illegal acts. CBS successfully argued in part that WerBell’s CIA ties implied government sanction of the planned invasion, recalling the CIA-backed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. 10

WerBell and Gordon Ingram
In 1967 WerBell went into business with Gordon Ingram, designer of a small submachine gun, slightly larger than a conventional pistol, on which WerBell suppressors were mounted, for a quiet and compact weapon with military contracts in mind. 11

In 1967 a three-sided opium war broke out in Laos between a Burmese Shan State warlord, KMT Chinese and General Rattikone's Laotian army. Rattikone emerged victorious, capturing the opium shipment with the help of U.S.-supplied aircraft. The KMT, for its part, managed to reassert its dominance over the warlord. The smuggling picture was becoming simplified, with Southeast Asian opium divided among fewer hands, and most of the Corsicans out of the way.

Pleasant Avenue
In 1967 they try to kidnap Joseph “Jojo” Manfredi a Gambino man, he is an important drugtraficker in Harlem, the kidnapping was bodged. They then kidnap 24 april 1967 his man Mike Luongo (46).

17 June 1967? Police find in the appartment of corsican Robert Moroni (22) a kilo of heroin and a month later 3 kilos of heroin with Roger Piatti. 22 June Franz Plessi (51) got arrested with in his Volkswagen 48 kilos of morphine base they warn the police in Rome and they arrest in Rome Omar Hassan Hussein (32) from Jordan who has in his car 8 kilos of morphine base. Later they also arrest the courier Serge Constant in Nice.

Florida, mafiaboss trafficante jr
A lot of Cubans came to florida in 1959 after Castro overthrew batista. In the 60ties and 70 ties Trafficante worked with the cuban bosses Evaristos Garcia sr and jr Chili Mendoze Humberto Trueba Raul Jerez Joaquin Colmenaro rodriguez in Miami. And in Tampa with the bosses Eddie Blanco Joe R, Diez Joe Diaz Luis Charbonier Louis Charbonier Louis Figueredo sr and jr. Trafficante had also connections with Dominican republic dictator Rafael Trujillo. A local mobster bragged to undercover agents in Tampa about contracts he had done in Central and south America on behalf of Trafficante who got the orders from Lansky, some on behalf of Trujillo. Charles "the Blade" Tourine also worked with Trafficante and also was involved in gambling in Washington, Dc, Tourine's men there is Joe "the possum" Nesline. Nesline had worked for Tourine and meyer Lansky in Cuba and was also close to george Raft and Dino and eddie cellini. Raft, tourine and nesline were arrested in a raid on the Sportsman Club the day it was opened. It was after Raft was expelled from England in the 60ties.

General Lansdale returned to the U.S. in 1967, leaving Conein in Vietnam. The next year Conein greeted a new boss, William Colby. In 1967 Colby devised a plan of terror for the "pacification" of Vietnam. Operation Phoenix organized the torture and murder of any Vietnamese suspected of the slightest association with Vietcong. Just as Lansdale was travelling home, Colby was sent to South Vietnam to put his brainchild to work. According to Colby's own testimony before a Senate committee, 20,857 Vietcong were murdered in Phoenix's first two years. The figure of the South Vietnamese government for the same period was over 40, 000.

Lucien E. Conein
After leaving the CIA in 1968, Colonel Conein returned to South Vietnam as a private businessman.

France, Dominican playboy Rubirosa suicide
As for Rubirosa, in 1968 he ran his sports car, at an estimated 97 miles per hour, into a tree along the French coast and was killed instantly.

Robert Vesco
In 1968 Nixon appeared with Robert Vesco, and associated himself with him throughout his Presidential term.

Phoenix Foundation, Michael "Mike" Oliver
In 1968 started the american tycoon Michael "Mike" Oliver from Las Vegas, Nevada, the Phoenix Foundation under the inspiration of the American economic and professor John Hospers from LA. He wants to start a country or freezone which wouldn’t be hampered by a government in its economic plan. Also connected to Phoenix Foundation were: Alfred Letcher (who made coins), Riner Dienharts and partner Harry Donald Schultz (who lives in the USA and Monaco), the american Thomas Frenkel Quin and Charlie Kimnes. They have many contacts with weapon and drugdealers and were also suspected of moneylaundering. Also the american Robert Pool Jr (was behind the privatisations of the USA airfleet and promotes privatisations) is a member. The Phoenix Foundation also worked with the known American weapondealer Mitch WerBell III, alias the "Dwarf". (Pool was an advisor of president reagan and of Sykorsky? Because of privatisations)

31 August 1969 dies Rocco Francis marchegiano (46) when his plane crashes down.

Knickerbocker Avenue
Back in the late 1960s Al Walker and many others were usually found at a little sandwich shop at Rutgers and Cherry St which was run by Frank Mari. At the time the area was dominated by the waste paper industry. Mari also settled up on his loans/numbers at a social club on Broome St. Mari had a place in Knickerbocker Village before moving out to Long Island.

Disappearance of Frank Mari
In september 1969 disappear Frank Mari, his bodyguard Mike Adamo and a third man for ever (who is the third?). Frank Mari's son could be the lawyer Matthew Mari who works later for capo Frank Lino and Thomas Pitera.

In 1969 were Cuomo and 3 others arrested with 50 pounds of heroin.

capo Fatico
Gambino capo Fatico opened illegal gaycafes and charged his gay customers ridiculous prices and in 1969 gays revolted in the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village a bar owned by Fatico and their protest led to the start of the national gay rights movement and New York law is changing towards homosexuals.

In 1969 Gotti came free on parole and was soon arrested again. In 1969 Gotti got 4 years for hijacking trucks and arrived at Lewisburg prison, Pennsylvania that was led by Carmine Galante. In 1969 W B Johnson came free and became a policeinformant.

Italian harlem
In 1969 started the gangs to invest their heroinmoney in appartments in East New York by using block busting. The mobsters offered some black families cheap appartments and told the there living jews and italians those were only the first to arrive. They sold their homes cheap to brokers and the marketprices of the appartments went down. Pleasant Avenue was the center of the last southern Italians in East Harlem rapidly overcome by blacks and Puerto Ricans moving in after which it became Black and Spanish Harlem.

Black harlem
One of the biggest dealers in black Harlem is Nicky Barnes he had met in prison Joey Gallo and they went into heroin, after the murder of Gallo his partner Barnes put up his own organisation. Barnes regularly visited sugar Ray Robinson’s bar in Harlem at 7th Avenue and Wilt the Stilt’s of Wilt Chamberlain.

Spanish harlem
In spanish Harlem the drugtrade by the puerto Ricans was led by Spanish Raymond Marquez who got his drugs from Philly Rags. Marquez ruled also the numbers in spanish Harlem but pays a contribution to Salerno.

In november 1969 were Eddy Cellini and his partner Rosario Spadaro deported from the Bahama`s.

Dominican Espaillat suicide
Espaillat commited in 1969 suicide.

puparo - July 11, 2006 12:23 AM (GMT)

early 70ties??

In Palermo province. In Messina province. In Siracusa province. in Catania province. in Caltanisetta province. In 1972 Nixon gets Turkey so far to ban the opiumcrops but the only result is that Mexican drugslords become more important and Ma Sik Yu became the biggest heroindeliverer to the US. Some years later Turkey again allowed the opium poppies to grow.

Agrigento province
Beginning 70ties was in a parliamentary hearing named as Agrigento province capomandamento Settecase.

Marseille, Gaetano Zampa
He came free in januari 1970, and went into the narcotics trade. Marseilles underworld was then ruled by the 3 caïds Zampa, Jacky Imbert and Francis le Belge.

Guerini brothers
Barthelemy's trial began on schedule January 5, 1970, but from the beginning the prosecution suffered reverses. On January 15 the jury returned a verdict of guilty: Barthelemy received twenty years; his younger brother Pascal and two others, fifteen years apiece. With brother Francois' death in prison one year earlier, the Guerinis no longer stood in the way of the Francisci-Venturi mob.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Donald Lester "Jimmy" James
Donald Lester "Jimmy" James, 43 - Jan. 11, 1970. James was shot down in front of a Biloxi beachfront gambling club, Caesar's Palace, at 7:20 p.m..

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Jack Howard Joy
Jack Howard Joy, 38 - Feb. 6, 1970. Joy was a Dixie Mafia burglar who died hard. He was shot in the chest, soaked and set on fire. His charred body was found in a roadside ditch near his Lafayette, La., home the next morning...

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Winston Fairley
Winston Fairley, 41 - March 10, 1970. A Dixie Mafia associate of Jimmy Fairley lived on the Coast. Two 15 year-old boys discovered Fairley's body parts in two bags under Foster Creek Bridge in the Barlow community near Hazelhurst. The body had been under the bridge about three weeks. Fairley's arms, legs and head had been chopped off and stuffed into two laundry bags. Because there was no blood at the scene, law enforcement officers speculated that Fairley had been murdered elsewhere and his body dumped later..

Richard Berdin
In march 1970 Francis Scapula offered his friend Richard Berdin a chance to work for Joseph Signoli and his partner Alexandre Salles. Signoli and Salles had decided to join up with the gang of Laurent Fiocconi and Jean Claude Kella.

25 march 1970 was in Palermo then Francesco Di Martino killed, one of the last members of the loosing cosca Torretta-La Barbera.

Murdercase Resuttana capomafia Antonino Matranga
Stefano Bontate went to Catania where he spoke with the brothers Calderone, Salvatore Ferrera and Calogero Conti. They also want to kill Cavataio's friend, Antonino Matranga, the boss of Resuttana. They decide to use Matranga's brother in law, a good friend of Ferrera to get Matranga into a trap in Milan, where they kill him. 30 April 1970 was the big boss Antonino Matranga killed. Cavataio's and Matranga's cosches are incapable in taking revenge and only reacted by killing Nicolo Di Maio, who works for the Greco family of Ciaculli. Antonino Matranga was replaced as head of the Resuttana cosca by Francesco Madonia.
Resuttana capomafia Francesco Madonia

La Cupola
Beginning 1970 the Palermo commission was led by Gaetano Badalamenti as boss, Bontate as underboss and Leggio as consiglieri. Badalamenti then orders a campaign so everybody would know again that it is Cosa Nostra that rules Sicily. 31 May 1970 the fascist politician Angelo Nicosia got severely wounded in Palermo when Di Cristina's killer Damiano Caruso attacks him with an axe. But Nicosia tells police he was wounded by the Greek George Tsekouris who had then already been killed when he tried a bomb attack at the American embassy in Athen.

Richard Berdin
At the end of may 1970 Berdin got 37 kilos of heroin.

La Cupola
In june 1970 Tommaso Buscetta was phoned in New York by Salvatore "little bird" Greco who is in Peru. They met each other in Zurich after which they travelled further to Rome where they met Gaetano Badalamenti and Stefano Bontate who told them they were the new Commission bosses. Paolino Bontate had send his brother to Rome to start there a cosca. Lima brings Andreotti in contact with Stefano Bontate and the nephews Nino and Ignazio Salvo. Calderone and Di Cristina got in Rome in company of Greco and Buscetta after which they drove to Milan. By incident police stopped them 17 june 1970. In the car were Calderone, Greco, Buscetta and Badalamenti and also Gerlando Alberti and Gaetano Fidanzati. Police let them go through after which they speak in Milan with Leggio, Salvatore "the engineer" Greco and the from Hamburg, Gemrany, arrived Joseph Badalamenti. Gaetano Fidanzati and his brothers Carlo, Giuseppe and Antonino worked for Giuseppe Bono and their brother Stefano worked for Bono's uncle Antonino Salamone. They decide to start heroinsmuggling to the US in large working with the Corsicans. Canadian police listened to a conversation in which Salvatore "Saca" Catalano phones from Milan to a man of the Cuntrera brothers and he told him that Giuseppe "Pino" Catania had to start an importbusinees in Mexico, so he could import goods from Italy. Carlo Zippo and Franco Casamento hide then for a while. Greco and Buscetta then travelled further to Catania where they spoke with Giuseppe Calderone, Giuseppe Di Cristina and Luciano Leggio. Di Cristina told them that his friend Carlo Morana was approached by Sicilian freemasons. He asked if Cosa Nostra would support the neofascist coup of prince Valerio Junio Borghese, an Italian general, who wanted to do an anticommunist coup now the left protestmovement got a lot of support. Calderone and Di Cristina went to visit Borghese in Rome and he wanted cosa nostra to occupy Sicily when they got a message from him. Borghese would then pardon convicted mobsters like Rimi and Leggio. Badalamenti opposes the plans because he doesn't want the identity of cosa nostra members revealed and also he is afraid for a fascist regime. Badalamenti then gave a warning to Borghese in the form of a message.

Richard Berdin
At the end of june or beginning july 1970 Berdin received 70 kilos.

Tommaso Buscetta arrested
25 August 1970 police arrest in the United States Tommaso Buscetta and his son Benedetto when they leave Zippo. Carlo Zippo and Franco Casamento went into hiding then temporarily.

Dixie Mafia Texas murdercase George Albert McGann [Dixie Mafia hitman]
George Albert McGann, age unknown, and Jerry Michael Meshell, 30 - Sept. 30, 1970….. The two were shot dead in a private home in Lubbock, Texas. McGann was shot once in the heart with a .30-caliber pistol and twice in the back with a .45-caliber pistol. Meshell died with a .38-caliber slug in his heart and one in his stomach..

Richard Berdin
In september or october 1970 Berdin had agreed to meet one of Dominique Mariani's couriers in Fouquet's, a Champ Elysees restaurant owned by Marcel Francisci who associated with Paul Mondolini and the Venturi brothers.

France, Charles de Gaulle (79) dies
9 November 1970 dies Charles de Gaulle (79).

Palermo mayor Vito Ciancimino
Vito Ciancimino was Palermo mayor from 25 november 1970 till 27 april 1971.

Gerlando Alberti
In november 1970 police hears a phonecall between Alberti and Buscetta's man Romano that goes about drugs.

Gerlando Alberti
30 novembre 1970 Castelfranco Veneto. phoned Giuseppe Sirchia the carabinieri in the town where he is confined and told them that 4 killers of Alberti were near to kill him. The carabinieri arrested them under them is Alberti's godson Gaetano Fidanzati.

Richard Berdin
Beginning december 1970 he was back in the US to get a shipment of heroin given him by Salles, Sigoli and one of their men Francis "le Belge" Vanverbergh who represented the Fiocconi Kella partners. The heroin was for Louis Cirillo the buyer for the USA families who had ordered the heroin via Richard Berdin (31).

Antonino Calderone married
14 December 1970 married Antonino Calderone with as witnesses Francesco Cinardo and Carmelo Costanzo. After that he went on a honeymoontrip through Italy during which he met in Napels Stefano Bontate and Stefano Giaconia and in Milan Giuseppe Bono and Antonio Salamone.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Clifford Hugh Fuller
Clifford Hugh Fuller, 38 - Dec. 21, 1970. Fuller was a Dixie Mafia burglar and an armed robber. Fuller was gunned down in DeKalb County, Ga. He caught several blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun, tired through a window into the house..

Milan, leggio hidingplaces
Leggio went to milan and lived at the end of 1970 in via Stefini 6 in Milan, Leggio was protected by Francis Turatello, who was the protege of leggio and Coppola. Coppola and Leggio were in contact with the banker Ugo De Luca who dealed with Turatello`s friend Franco Restelli and Gianfranco Ginocchi in falsified stock, Ginocchi was later killed. Leggio starts then a gang that organized kidnappings through whole Italy in cooperation with calabrian criminals, the gang was named Anonima Sequestri ( Holding Kidnapping).

Tommaso Buscetta
At the beginning of 1971 Buscetta got permission to leave the US and goes to Mexico, where he was contacted by Catania, after which they visit in Brasil Guglielmo Casalini.

Giuseppe "pippo" Calo (born 1932) tried in 1954 to kill Francesco Scaletta and had to serve 8 months in the Ucciardone prison where he meets the also imprisoned Domenico Balducci. Calo moved in 1971 from Palermo to Rome where he settled and started to work with the Roman gangsterbosses.

Bulgaria president Schiwkov
In 1971 became Zjivkov president.

Marseille, France, Croce- Bistoni- Mondolini group
In february 1971 Marro contacted again Taillet, they meet in Marseilles with Croce and Joseph Mari, associates of Mondolini, Ansan Bistoni and pep cotroni.

Richard Berdin
Mid february 1971 arrived 102 kilos of heroin for Berdin and with Jacques Bec he met Michel Mastantuano, then they went to met Signoli and Cirillo's representative. Cirillo's assistant was John Anthony Astuto.

Cuntrera caruana families
In 1971 the brothers Pasquale, Paolo,Gaspare and Liborio Cuntrera leave Montreal and settle in Caracas, Venezuela, while their nephews Alfonso, Pasquale and Gerlando Caruana stay in Montreal. The Cuntrera brothers then start in Caracas a businessimperium with as partners Salvatore "little bird" Greco, Antonino Napoli, Nick Rizzutto, Nino Mongiovi, the Gambino brothers, Antonino Salamone, and Giuseppe Bono. Napoli starts a ranch and exports cattlecarcasses, a perfect hidingplace for smuggling drugs.

Antonino Caruso kidnapping
24 Februari 1971 was Antonino Caruso, the son of the buildingconstructor, kidnapped. He is the godson of minister Mattarella, what should have made him an untouchable. The minister soon died from a heartattack. Judge Scaglione is a friend of Caruso and marked the ransom through which he found out, after Caruso came free, that he had been kidnapped by mafia members, but had been imprisoned in the house of a neo-fascist.

Paraquay, Auguste Joseph Ricord arrested
25 March 1971 in Paraquay Auguste Joseph Ricord gets arrested, he is the boss of the Corsicans in South America and was extradited to the US. Most of Ricord`s heroin came from Turkey via Marseille but he also bought from Ma Sik Yu "White Powder Ma" who also delivered to Trafficante.

Christian David
5 April 1971 Rogier Xavier Leon de Louette was arrested when he wants to enter the US with his van in which police find 45 kgs of 92% pure heroin. His contactman Pastou, the righthand of Christian David (who worked for Ricord) fled to Brasil.

25 April 1971 was prince Sopsaisana (a member of the Royal family of Xieng Khouang from Laos) who was just recently named ambassador in France caught at the airport of Orly with 60 kgs of pure heroin nr 4 with a worth of about 13,5 million dollars. The French refuse to accept his installation then and the prince was called back.

Palermo double murdercase judge Scaglione and chauffeur
5 May 1971 was judge Scaglione with his chauffeur shot dead by Leggio whose car was driven by Riina. Other suspects were Gaetano Fidanzati, Alberti`s son, Pietro D`Accardio, Francesco Russo, Francesco Scaglione (a man of Alberti) and Filippo Marchese. The ambush was done in the territory of Calo whose capo Gerlando Alberti helped to set up the ambush what de carabinieri heared from informer Vincenzo Guercio who disappeared then 11 july 1971.

Buscetta, Sarti and david
In june 1971 Buscetta and Zippo hear from Michel Nicoli that Sarti and David could deliver them as much heroin as they want.

Montreal, Canada, Croce- Bistoni- Mondolini group
21 June 1971 police find in montreal 50 kilos of heroin and they arrest Edouard Batkoun, the investigation established that he was working for the Corsicans Maurice Castellani and Albert Francesconi. Two days after the seizure french police told the canadians that Corsican Paul Francois Graziani (a friend of Francesconi) was in Montreal waiting to be contacted. 29 June Graziani met Andre Arioli an accomplice of Michel Mastantuano.

Caracas (capital of Venezuela), brothers Pasquale, Paolo,Gaspare and Liborio Cuntrera
In 1971 the brothers Pasquale, Paolo,Gaspare and Liborio Cuntrera leave Montreal and settle in Caracas, Venezuela, while their nephews Alfonso, Pasquale and Gerlando Caruana stay in Montreal. The Cuntrera brothers then start in Caracas a businessimperium with as partners Salvatore "little bird" Greco, Antonino Napoli, Nick Rizzutto, Nino Mongiovi, the Gambino brothers, Antonino Salamone, and Giuseppe Bono. Napoli starts a ranch and exports cattlecarcasses, a perfect hidingplace for smuggling drugs.

Catania, Giuseppe Calderone arrested
In july 1971 was Giuseppe Calderone arrested and interrogated by colonel Russo who found out about Calderone`s connection with Borghese.

Giuseppe Perricone killed
In july 1971 was Giuseppe Perricone killed.

Giuseppe Giusto Saitta
When later in 1971 the carabinieri visit a farm near Bergamo ( near Milan) to speak with the confined mafioso Giuseppe Giusto Saitta, they found him in the company of the Calabrian Vincenzo Mammoliti, he belongs to the Tallarita-Mammoliti-Rugolo cosca from Oppido Mamertina. The farm was not much later sold to the 7 Sicilian Taormina brothers.

Ajaccio (Corsica) Ange Simonpieri arrested
On 13 September 1971 the fifty-six year old Ange Simonpieri was arrested at a private clinic in Ajaccio, Corsica, for smuggling large quantities of heroin into the U.S. between 1960 and 1970. His partner in crime was the Swiss banker Andre Hirsch. Simonpieri had worked for both the SDECE and SAC. Like Christian David, he had been a barbouze in Algeria directly under Pierre Lemarchand. He became so close to Lemarchand that, as a local SAC leader, he managed the "physical" part of Lemarchand's 1963 Parliamentary campaign. Because of his political connections Simonpieri was known in his birthplace Corsica, and among Marseilles gangsters, as "The Untouchable."

Richard Berdin
20 September 1971 arrived Joseph Signoli's man Richard Berdin in Montreal, the next day he took a flight to New York. Customs was aware that 2 french line ships The France and the Raffaello were scheduled to arrive in New York 22 september. Policeteams found 82 kilos of heroin in a Ford belonging to Giuseppe Giacomazzo a sicilian from Queens. Giuseppe Giacomazzo agreed to cooperate and to deliver the merchandise to Frank Rappa a co owner of a pizzeria in New Jersey.

Herointraffickers and partners Frank Rappa and Domenico Coppola
25 september 1971 police arrested Rappa, berdin and Lorenzo D'Aloisio, Giacomazzo's brother in law. Berdin was de vertegenwoordiger van de Corsicanen in New York en had de voorgaande 18 maanden ongeveer 1000 kg heroine verkocht. Frank Rappa's compagnon Domenico Coppola fled to Sicily where he was arrested. Coppola tells in prison to Salvatore Riina that the heroin came from Badalamenti and was destined for his family in the US. The Corleonesi are angry at Badalamenti because he hadn't given them a piece of the heroin pie.

Richard Berdin arrested
On Sunday, 26 September 1971 U.S. customs agents arrested the Frenchman Richard Berdin on his way out of the Abbey Victoria Hotel on Fifty-First Street in New York City. His arrest grew out of the discovery of eighty-two kilos of heroin aboard the Italian liner Rafaello in New York harbor. Though Berdin was a small fish in the drug ring they were tracking, the customs agents had followed him for five days to several of his contacts. In fact the arrest was a slip caused by fierce rivalry between agents of customs and the BNDD. For half a year the BNDD had been cooperating with French narks in search of Berdin's bankrollers and New York customers. Much to the narks' chagrin, customs agents struck without warning their rivals. However, luck was with customs. Weeks later Berdin, seeking a reduced sentence, fingered a French all-star drug ring that included gangsters Laurent Fiocconi, Jo Signoli, Jean-Claude Kella, Alexandre Salles, Jean Dumerain, Felix Rosso, Jean Demeester, Raymond Moulin, Patrick Lorenz, Jacky Martin, Francois Scapula, and Andre Andreani; plus U.S. mafiosi including Louis Cirillo, Lorenco d'Aloisio, Frank Rappa, and Giuseppe Ciacomazzo.[ (R. Berdin: Code Name Richard (Dutton, 1974). Their sentences ranged from five to twenty-five years, while Berdin got away with three and served only one and a half.

Andre Labay
On 5 October 1971 one Andre Labay visited the Paris BNDD office, said he was working for the SDECE, and offered to help bring 100 kilos of heroin into the United States. He would then make another trip with the same quantity and lead the BNDD to the wholesalers. As the BNDD well knew, Labay was a ringleader of the gang on which Berdin had stooled. After telling him to return the next day, they phoned the French narcotics police. On October 6, French police arrested Labay and three other heroin traffickers, and found 106 kilos of heroin in Labay's Volkswagen. Why did Labay show up at the U.S. narcotics office, and what did he really propose? There has been no lack of answers. Some say Labay was employed on the same side as Delouette, by forces seeking either to discredit the new SDECE leadership or to destroy the transAtlantic drug crusade. Others believe the contrary — that Labay was a CIA-SDECE double agent made into a scapegoat when Berdin sang.

Richard Berdin confessed and french police shadow 6 october 1971 Andre Labay and arrest him when they find in his car 106 kilos of heroin. The next day police arrest Roger Preiss, Burait, Grisoni and Lajoux. Preiss told police he was introduced by Signoli to Louis Cirillo and cirillo's man John Anthony Astuto.

Francesco Paolo Coppola
26 Nov 71: Arrested at Rome for drug trafficking on information earlier supplied by 1962 deceased Charley Luciano.

Malta Prime Minister Dominic Mintoff
Dominic Mintoff (born 6 August 1916 in Cospicua) was Prime Minister of Malta under British colonial rule, between 1955 and 1958, and then after independence, serving between 1971 and 1984.

Malta, Joe Camilleri
Joe Camilleri from Mosta started his career as a chemist employed with the civil service. Joe Camilleri had been president of the Labour Youth League between 1952-1962 and international secretary of the Labour party between 1958-1971. Camilleri represented the Labour government as a director on a number of commercial entities and public companies. But after the 1971 election he was appointed private secretary to Prime Minister Dom Mintoff, a post he relinquished in 1976. The government then appointed Joe Camilleri onto the board of directors of the Regional Oil Combating Centre at Manoel Island.

Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi
3 december 1971 were Alcamo capomafia Vincenzo Rimi and his son Filippo Rimi spoken free in high court for the murders of father and son Leale and the testimony of widow Serafina Battaglia has been in vain.

Milan (Italy) and the Yugoslav diaspora
The criminal yugo gang in Milan was formed by Ljubomir Magas, Rade Caldovic, Veljko Krivokapic, Slobodan Grbovic, Milan Civija, Dule Milanovic, Dragan Malesevic, Mile Ojdanic, Sava Somborac, Pera Oziljak, Marinko Magda, Zeljko Raznatovic "Arkan", Djordje Bozovic. They did holdups, murders and burglaries in Triest, Rome and Milan. In 1971 arrived Ljubomir Magas in Italy and went to Milan. In 1972 started the criminal career of Rade Caldovic and he settled in Milan. Caldovic was shot in his stomach in Verona by Bata Glavac, Caldovic went to prison in Rome.

Misilmeri mayor
Francesco Cupidi was Misilmeri mayor from 1 january 1972 till 14 december 1972.

In januari 1972 was in Miami 155 pounds of heroin found with Cubans, behind this was Moises Torrijos Herrera the brother of Panama`s militairy ruler. 16 May was then Moises Torrijos Herrera for the 155 pounds indicted and possibly was also involved secret service chief Noriega.

Pentito Leonardo Vitale (cosca Altarello di Baida)
26 January 1972 was the known criminal Pietro Di Marco shot and killed by Antonino Rotolo who was helped by Leonardo Vitale, Giuseppe Calo, Francesco scrima, Ignazio Motisi and Matteo Motisi.

Joseph Orsini dies
In 1972 died Joseph Orsini.

Vittorio Mangano
15 February 1972 was Vittorio Mangano arrested for extortion.

Marseille, France
20 February 1972 were arrested Louis Santoni, Alexandre Orsatelli, Marcelle Agavanian, Toussaint Astolfi, Mathieu Peraldi and Laurent Fiocconi. In march 1972 Marcel Boucan tries to hang himself in prison in Marseille after police had found 423 kilos of heroin at his ship. Possibly the chemist had been Joseph Cesari the halfbrother of Albertini. (see The french connection part 2). In Marseille police closed the first 7 months that year 5 heroinlabs.

Marcel Boucan
Late in the evening of 29 February 1972 the sixty-ton shrimpboat Caprice de Temps sailed out of the cozy harbor of Villefrance on France's Mediterranean coast. The ship was registered in Guadeloupe. Its skipper was the fifty-eight-year-old former parachutist Marcel Boucan. As he was steaming out of Villefrance on 28 February 1972 the customs cruiser Sirocco was leaving Nice. Hours later customs agents hailed down the Caprice de Temps. Boucan ordered full steam ahead, but changed his mind when the Sirocco fired a salvo. Aboard the shrimpboat the agents found 425 kilos of heroin, the largest single shipment ever confiscated. The heroin had been destined for Santo Traffiicante, jr.'s Florida-based Cuban Mob. Boucan was slapped with a fifteen-year sentence on 5 January 1973. His courtroom arrogance and noble coolness irked judges so much, that his appeal brought three more years. (see The french connection part 2). In Marseille police closed the first 7 months that year 5 heroinlabs.

Jo Cesari
As soon as he was out he returned to the synthesis of his favorite organic compound, and consulted for several laboratories besides his own. His 1971 production was estimated at twenty kilos of heroin daily, which means large lots were shipped to the United States. Cesari most probably produced the huge cargos that, according to narcotics police, reached Miami via Marcel Boucan and the Caprice de Temps. 16 March 1972, as Cesari was setting up a lab in the Suzanne building in Aubagne, police traced him through an assistant and arrested him. Their prisoner was a haunched, sickly old figure, ruined by years of acid gas inhalation. Cesari was only fifty-eight.

Baumettes prison inmate Jo Cesari suicide
On 22 March 1972 he hanged himself in his Baumettes prison cell. Cesari left behind letters making it clear he had planned to settle down in Latin America and experiment with cocaine, most likely in partnership with Christian David, whose ring survived for the time being.

Mexico City murdercase Lucien Sarti
17 April 1972 Lucien Sarti was shot to death in Mexico City by police.

Brazil, Christian David
On 7 May 1972 Brazilian police found the body of a young woman washed ashore on an Ilha Bella beach. It was Haide Arantez, owner of the Bordelao, the David gang hideout. Examination revealed the cause of death as strangulation. Another body appeared in the same place the next day. This time it was Haide's boy friend and partner, Claudio Rodriguez, who'd had his head busted in. The double-murder suspect was naturally David, who was believed to have knocked off the hotel owners for disclosing the Mexican locale. Sarti's mistress Helena Ferriera was jailed for her own safety while Brazilian police, egged on strongly by U.S. narcotics agents, hunted after the David gang. Besides entertaining the police with stories of the gang's escapades, Ms. Ferreira also claimed they met frequently with the French millionaire/playboy/art dealer Fernand Legros. Whether because of corruption in Brazilian police ranks or an agreement involving the CIA and BNDD, David's gang remained at large for the time being, notwithstanding the police manhunt. If he was to be extradited, they would have to catch him in the act. David, in the meantime, was ensconced in a Rio villa where he'd set up his mistress Simone Delamare.

Murdercase commissioner Calabresi
17 may 1972 was commissioner Calabresi killed.

Lorenzino Ingemi first appeared in judicial reports after the dynamite attack at Motel Faro owned by Valore. Ingemi was one of the important indicted in the attack but he was spoken free because of lack of evidence. 18 May 1972 the Pubblica Sicurezza (Public Safety) gives Ingemi obligation to stay in Comune di Guidonia (Rome). 20 June 1972 explodes a bomb in via U. Bassi, in front of Circolo 'Ariston' , it is one of the worst attacks at that moment, it is believed have to do with the fight between the groups that manage in Messina the illegal gambling dens. Two people were severely wounded. 31 May 1973 police arrest for the attack Lorenzino Ingemi and Francesco Molonia "Francu 'u Puddicinu” . According to the inquiry the gang of Ingemi was in conflict with the group of Benito Taglieri who protected the Circolo 'Ariston'. Benito Taglieri was arrested in 1982 for heroin trafficking between Syria and Milan. Ingemi had run Gabinetto di lettura and before there had been an attack at a person close to Domenico Gatto, one of the organizers at Gabinetto di lettura. At the trial in may 1975 said the boss Nicola Mazza: Ingemi said he ordered the attack at Circolo 'Ariston' . The judges don’t believe Mazza and acquit Lorenzino Ingemi.

Joseph “Jo” Brahim Attia dies
On 22 June 1972 Jo Attia died of throat cancer. But before he did he settled a score with a rival gang led by Georges Segard and Christian Jubin. Jubin had raped Nicole, the daughter of Jo “the Terrible”. Segard and Jubin were handed over to the police. Within hours of his death there were break-ins at Jo's apartment and at his restaurant, Gavroche. Someone wanted to be satisfied that no compromising material would end up in the wrong hands.

In june 1972 there was a meeting at the City Motor Hotel in Hamilton where John Gambino met members of the clan Caruana - Cuntrera, the intermediair was Peppino Settecasi. Present at the meeting were Giuseppe Cuffaro and Leonardo Caruana. Giuseppe Bono was named the representant in New York of the Caruana, Cuntrera clan.

Vito Rizzuto
His only significant conviction came in 1972 when he and his brother-in-law, Paul Renda, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit arson.

With Christian David behind bars in Illinois' Marion prison, only one important French narcotics ring remained active, and that was run by the Francisci-Venturi mob. Their network consisted of such pillars of the Marseilles underworld as Paul Mondolini, Jean-Baptiste Croce, Albert Bistoni and, until mid-1972, Etienne Mosca. Mondolini, the most highly respected of all, is considered Marcel Francisci's crown prince.

On 7 July 1972 Etienne Mosca was arrested in Lyons, stunning the entire French underworld.

Milan (Italy)
In 1971 arrived Ljubomir Magas in Italy and went to Milan. In 1972 started the criminal career of Rade Caldovic and he settled in Milan. Caldovic was shot in his stomach in Verona by Bata Glavac, Caldovic went to prison in Rome. The criminal yugo gang in Milan was formed by Ljubomir Magas, Rade Caldovic, Veljko Krivokapic, Slobodan Grbovic, Milan Civija, Dule Milanovic, Dragan Malesevic, Mile Ojdanic, Sava Somborac, Pera Oziljak, Marinko Magda, Zeljko Raznatovic "Arkan", Djordje Bozovic. They did holdups, murders and burglaries in Triest, Rome and Milan.

Rome, clan of Marseilles
After police rounded up the French Connection in 1972 a group of Corsicans settled in Rome, they were called the clan of Marseilles.

Italy, Raznjatovic "Arkan"
10 July 1972 Italy gave out an arrestwarrant for Raznjatovic "Arkan" for attempted thefts.

On 15 July 1972 French narks closed out a series of raids leading to the closing of three labs, all belonging to the Long brothers. A few days later President Nixon telegrammed congratulations to Pompidou for the great strides he had made.

Santa Ninfa (Trapani province)
Brothers Ernesto, Antonio and Mario Cordio. 5 August 1972 was Ernesto Cordio arrested for false lires.

In 1972 Badalamenti and Bontate went into prison after which Leggio organised the kidnapping of Luciano Cassina. 16 August 1972 was the son of count Arturo Cassina kidnapped with which the Corleonesi showed what the protection of the Palermitan bosses was worth against the Corleonesi. Because while Arturo Cassina was the head of the freemason lodge " Knights of the Holy Grave” and stood under the protection of Bontate and Badalamenti the father had to pay a ransom. Bontate and Badalamenti are angry about this breaking of the rules.

Vittorio Mangano
23 august 1972 were Vittorio Mangano, Antonio Vernengo and Antonino La Rosa arrested.

Marseille Caid (godfather) Gaetano Zampa attacks
In 1972 a heroinload is stolen from Francis “le Belge” by drugtraffickers who are close to Gaetano zampa. Zampa then decides to react before Francis “le Belge” will. 5 september 1972 kill Zampa’s men in Canet then Robert Di Russo, Jean Claude Bonello and Daniel Lamberti.

Investigation murdercase commissioner Calabresi
27 september 1972 was Gianni Nardi arrested when he returned from swiss with explosives , a Browning and a pistol with caliber 38. police also get into sight then a dutch weapontrafficker who had contacts also with the german RAF and the japanese terrorists who had done the massacre at Tel Aviv’s airport. One of the pistols had also been used in the murder of commisioner Calabresi

In october 1972 police arrested in Brazil Michel Nicoli and find several days later at a ship 61 kgs of heroin.

Marseille Caid (godfather) Francis le belge attacks
14 october 1972 was in Corsica one of the killers (of Robert Di Russo, Jean Claude Bonello and Daniel Lamberti) killed. The other killer was killed 28 october 1972.

Tormarancio (Rome) murdercase boxer Sergio Maccarelli
18 october 1972 was in Tormarancio before the bar tabaccheria of Italo Maurizi in Rome a group of men shot at and boxer Sergio Maccarelli (32) got killed with bystander Italo Pasquale. Boxer Sergio Maccarelli is a friend of Turatello’s associate and boxing fan Ettore Tabarani (himself killed in 1975). Soon it is said that boxer Danilo Abbruciati (his father was Otello Abbruciati, former boxing champion of Italy) was behind the murder of boxer Sergio Maccarelli because of a fight. It is the first murder Danilo Abbruciati is suspected of but not the last.

Brazil, Christian David
In early October 1972 the CIA and BNDD were finally ready to strike when, in Rio de Janeiro harbor, they discovered sixty kilos of heroin about to be shipped by the gang to Miami aboard the freighter Mormac Altair. Police picked up Michel Nicoli in Sao Paulo, and nabbed most of the other members within days. On October 17, a large police force was dispatched to Simone Delamare's house, where David's presence was no longer a secret. But Beau Serge was tipped off and managed to slip away one more time. On October 21, two alert policemen noticed an obviously nervous young woman shopping in Salvador, in the Brazilian state of Bahia. They followed her to a third class hotel in the seedier side of town. She looked too well-dressed and sophisticated to stay at such a dive, so the two officers brought her in. At headquarters they soon determined she was David's girl friend Simone. Shortly thereafter Beau Serge was packing up when six policemen smashed through the door to his room. He lunged for a pistol, but was grabbed before he could fire a shot. What followed was a tussle the officers won't forget. "He was a master of karate," one of them later reported. "He threw us around like balls. If there had only been four of us, I don't see how we could have handled him." Handcuffs and foot chains were needed to restrain Beau Serge. Nor did he relent as he lay on the floor, battered and exhausted, but rather tried bribing the Brazilian officers to release him. He offered each $100,000 plus tickets anywhere for their entire families. Leaving the hotel room, he managed, handcuffs and all, to grab a drinking glass, smash it and cut deeply into his wrist. His goal was a hospital where opportunities for escape were numerous. But his hospital stay was too short. Guards kept close watch as he was sewn up in an emergency room before being thrown into a cell. By the next day he was in a prison in Sao Paulo. In Beau Serge's valise police found one 9 mm Browning, one silenced Beretta, one short-barreled Smith and Weson revolver, three cartridges of a crippling poison, ninety bullet cartridges of various caliber, (Le Nouvel Observateur, 13 November 1972). and a Uruguayan diplomatic passport in the name of Edouard Davrieux, with a photo of Christian David. The arrest was greeted with mixed reactions in France. Worry, anger, and anxiety were aroused in certain circles, joy in others. At least one person was delighted: police lieutenant Bellemin-Noel, who looked forward to finally settling the score with the murderer of his predecessor Galibert —or so he thought. Just how great an effort the French made to have David extradited remains in doubt. Certainly some wanted him back to stand trial. Others preferred that he never again have the opportunity to talk. There were representatives of each persuasion in the highest political echelons. Since international law placed France in the driver's seat, its efforts at extradition must have been meek at best. Many were dumbfounded when Brazil extradited Christian David to the U.S.A. without first notifying the French government. Before extradition to the U.S.A., however, David shocked the world by "admitting" his complicity in the Ben Barka affair. He also cut the artery in his wrist a second time, and on the day before his transfer to the U.S.A., he got hold of a light bulb, crushed it, and swallowed the fragments. However, he received no medical treatment before arriving in the United States. According to his own later testimony, he was unaware of his destination when U.S. narks came for him. Presuming it was France, he resisted violently. The Americans, he claimed, pumped him so full of drugs he didn't know what was happening. During the trial that began within days of his arrival in Brooklyn, newspapers reported he had been a victim of torture. David himself said: "I was tortured by Brazilian police for thirty days and fed nothing for twenty-six. They stole all my money. Today I can't afford a lawyer, I haven't a cent." David and Michel Nicoli, who, with Claude-Andre Pastou, had been extradited to the U. S. before David — each claimed they had been hung head down over a steam-puffing pipe as the Brazilians administered electric shocks to their genitals. While David looked awful in court from his self-inflicted wounds, not a trace of the alleged torture could be seen on Nicoli. The story of torture certainly doesn't fit David's later desire to return to prison in Brazil. On December 1 the court handed down its sentences. Auguste Ricord, extradited from Paraguay two months earlier, had gotten twenty-seven years. David and Nicoli now got twenty. Pastou, who gave the Americans important information on the Delouette affair, got seven. Other Frenchmen in David's gang were extradited back to France, where they were wanted for murder and other capital crimes. The only one to avoid arrest was Andre Condemine, who went underground only to be murdered. Fernand Legros, the mystery man in this and earlier intrigues, was apparently placed under protective confinement in Rio shortly after David's sentencing in the United States. Officially he was arrested in connection with art frauds. (L'Aurore, 31 May 1976). Each day, though, he was brought lavish meals including lobster, champagne, cognac, and fat Havana cigars. The big French underworld shakedown began just as Legros was "imprisoned."

Vittorio Mangano arrested
26 october 1972 were Vittorio Mangano and the drugdealer Gioacchino Mafara arrested in a car.

Buscetta arrested
2 November 1972 police forces in the US and Brasil arrest 25 persons under whom Buscetta, his son Benedetto, Pino Catania, Carlo Zippo, Filippo Casamento, Homero Guimaraes Sr, his sons Nadar and Homero Jr., his daughter Maria Cristina, David and Cassalini for drugssmuggling. Franco Casamento and Antonino Napoli flee, the last settled permanently in Caracas, Venezuela. Catania turned state witness when he was arrested in the U.S. in 1973 on heroin charges. He confessed to having been implicated in a heroin smuggling ring that transported 330 kilograms to the U.S. and Canada in 3 years. His partners were Buscetta and a certain Carlo Zippo.

Giovanni Macaluso killed
14 November 1972 was Giovanni Macaluso killed.

Investigation murdercase commissioner Calabresi
17 november 1972 was in Rome a pistol found, it turns out to be the pistol which had been used 17 may 1972 to kill commissioner Calabresi.

Dixie Mafia Murdercase Tracy Johnson, 34 and William Mulvey
Johnson, Tracy, 34 and William Mulvey, 32 - Dec. 6, 1972. Johnson was an Atlanta prostitute and Mulvey was an armed robber on parole. He and Johnson drove from Atlanta and checked into the Glenrose Motel in New Orleans, then went to the Black Hat Club in Covington, about a half-hour away. Two days later a woman looking for a Christmas tree in the woods in Hancock County discovered their bodies. Both had been shot and dumped into a ditch.

Misilmeri mayor
Giusto Bonanno was Misilmeri mayor from 15 december 1972 till 10 february 1977.

Oppido Mamertina
In december 1972 escaped Saverio Mammoliti ( a brother of Giuseppe) from prison.

Brothers Antonino and Gaetano Quartarano, the last is married with Gaetana Buscemi. 18 december 1972 was Pietro Torielli kidnapped, a suspect is Gaetano Quartarano.

Sicily, Regional President
23 Dec 1972 - 27 Mar 1974 Vincenzo Giumarra (2nd time) (s.a.)

Marseille Caid (godfather) Gaetano Zampa attacks
26 december 1972 Zampa’s men kill a man of Francis “Le belge”.

Rome murdercase Carlo Faiella
29 December 1972 police find the body of Carlo Faiella in a parked Citroen Ds, he had been shot and killed. The car is registered to Ernesto Diotallevi and Danilo Abbruciati is suspected again of a murder because Faiella was last seen while he met Ernesto Diotallevi and Danilo Abbruciati.

Salvatore D'Angelo killed
15 January 1973 was Salvatore D'Angelo killed.

Brothers Michele (28 september 1942), Calogero and Francesco Guzzardi (2 june 1934). 7 februari 1973 was Pietro Torielli set free and immediately were arrested the brothers Michele and Calogero Guzzardi.

Giuseppe Giusto Saitta killed
11 february 1973 was Giusto Saitta found killed at sicily.

Marseille Caid (godfather) Gaetano Zampa attacks
In february 1973 Zampa’s men kill again 2 men of Francis “Le belge” in Belle-de-Mai.

Roger Dadoun (Raphael Dadoun?)
13 March 1973 barowner Raphael Dadoun was killed, he had quarreled with the Zemour family. Among David's other friends who were knocked off in those hectic months, the first to go was Roger Dadoun. A former member of both Felix Lesca's gang and the international gunrunning Mob David had joined upon arrival in Latin America, Dadoun was shot down in the Paris suburb of Neuilly on 13 March 1973. Dadoun's best friend (and a close one of Beau Serge's as well) was Louis Nesmoz. He had sheltered Georges Figon during the Ben Barka affair and later helped the Orsini brothers smuggle heroin via Barcelona to David in Brazil.

Montelepre (Palermo province)
Brothers Salvatore (2 january 1937 and his son is Giuseppe ugone jr), Giuseppe Ugone sr (6 october 1939) the last is married with teresa Tino. In march 1973 Salvatore Ugone aquires near Catania ground.

Pentito Leonardo Vitale (cosca Altarello di Baida)
29 march 1973 Leonardo Vitale (32) became a pentito and told his story about kidnappings to carabinieri colonel Giuseppe Russo and Bruno Contrada the head of the murdersquad in Palermo. Police then start a trial against Leonardo Vitale and 32 others. The men on trial were Giuseppe Calo, Giovanni Battista "Titta" Vitale, Francesco Scrima, Salvatore Inzerillo, Emanuele La Fiura, Antonino Rotolo, Francesco La Fiura, Giuseppe Ficarra, Ciro Cuccio, Gabrielle Marciano, Salvatore Vitale, Francesco Di marco, Giuseppe Baldi, Andrea Lo Iacono, Gaetano La Fiura, Felice Calafiore, Spadaro Tommaso, unknown male "Totuccio", Vincenzo Di Miceli, Michelangelo Sirchia, Rosario Sansone, Raffaele Spina, Salvatore Ammannato, Ignazio Motisi, Michelangelo Davi, Giuseppe Zucchero, the brother of Imperiale Gioe, Nunzio LaMattina, Salvatore Riina, Vincenzo Anselmo, salvatore D'Alessandro and Giovani Marciano. Police didn't bring on trial because of weak cases: Rosario Camilleri, Filippo Vitale, Domenico Calafiura, Antonino Lo Sasso, Giuseppe Martorana, Francesco paolo Calo, Francesco Paolo Guddo, Antonino Ammannato, Giuseppe Guddo, Domenico Sirchia, Rosario Sansone, Francesco marciano, Gaetano scavone and Giovanni Armanno. Domenico Calafiore, Giuseppe Gambino,

Marseille Caid (godfather) Francis le belge attacks
On 31 March 1973 Ansan Bistoni was at Marseille’s du Tanagre bar restaurant with two of his lieutenants (under whom Joseph Lomini “le Toreador” , he was the target because he was one of the men who stole the heroin from “Le belge”). The door opened and in walked three men, pistols drawn. Seconds later Bistoni, his thugs and the restauranteur and small criminal Jean Claude Napoletano were dead. 31 March 1973, the "Belge's" men kill 4 men at Marseille’s Tanagre bar restaurant who are close with Zampa. Zampa retreats then to his city Nice and invades Grenoble (there he wars local mobsters which culminates into the arson of the dancing "le 5-7" in which die 147).

police officer Angelo Mangano attacked
5 April 1973 Leggio with the help of Camorra boss Michele Zaza and Zaza's nephew Ciro Mazzarella do an attack in Rome at police commissioner Angelo Mangano, he only gets wounded.

Louis Nesmoz (Pierre Nemoz?)
Louis Nesmoz avenged Dadoun's death by shooting Joel Arfoiulloux and Raymond Elbaz in Paris's Clemence bistro on 7 April 1973.

Marseilles and Paris arrests
On 10 April 1973 the Marseilles and Paris forces teamed up on a major drive that sent thirty mobsters behind bars.

Salvatore Riina marries
16 April 1973 marry Riina and Antonina Bagarella.

Lorenzo and Carlo Ancona killed
12 May 1973 were Lorenzo and Carlo Ancona killed.

Louis Nesmoz (Pierre Nemoz?)
Next it was louis Nesmoz' own turn to taste lead. On 19 May 1973, as he and two of his men dined at the Gentilly restaurant in Paris, two men entered and shot the three of them. Pierre Nemoz then was shot to death in a restaurant and Gilbert Zemour admits only that he had once met Nemoz in the Pariscope bar owned by Yzi Spieghel.

Argentina president Hector Campora
When the Peronist Hector Campora became president of Argentina in May 1973, Chiappe was released and immediately recruited into the AAA.

Brothers Michele (28 september 1942), Calogero and Francesco Guzzardi (2 june 1934). In may 1973 was Francesco Guzzardi arrested in Milan.

Prison meeting
1 June 1973 met 3 politicians, under whom Vincenzo Cafari, the Calabrian mafiabosses Salvatore Scriva, Giuseppe Tripodi and Francesco Rugolo in prison. Cafari is a friend of them.

Sicily murdercase Aldo Serio
9 June 1973 was Aldo Serio killed.

Murdercase of the Lyons area SAC chief Jean Auge
15 June 1973 was Jean Auge, the Lyons area SAC chief and crime syndicate boss who had been in touch with Ricord in Paraguay and on good terms with David, Nesmoz, and Dadoun, found after a slow and painful death with eight bullets in his stomach. (A fifth member of this circle, Didier Barone, was also involved in heroin trafficking with both Jean Claude Kella and Christian David. What is especially interesting about Barone is his connection to Fernand Legros, with whom he was involved in art deals. )

16 July 1973 Ingemi was again indicted for extortion togather with Gaetano Costa, Alessandro De Tullio and Nicola Mazza, at the trial in Messina in february 1977 they were acquitted. Costa became a big boss in Messina who was close with the N’drangheta and Mazza was killed in october 1979 in an ambush in front of circolo 'Andrea Costa' in Gazzi.

15 days before the arrest of Ingemi for the explosion at circolo Ariston (may 1973), the palermitan entrepeneur Nicola Ancione (owner of an enterprise which worked at the route Messina- Patti) his car was blown up with gelignite, an explosice particularly used in those years by operating groups of extreme right who worked at the University of Messina. Ancione said that before the attack he had been approached by some mafioso who demanded pizzo from him. At the end of august 1974 were arrested for the attack Lorenzino Ingemi, Domenico Barrese (old mafioso from Giostra who had been convicted for trying to kill Diego Bongiorno in 1960) and Felice Bilardo. Also this time was Ingemi spoken free.

Sicily, Vito Adamo killed
In 1973 was Vito Adamo killed he was from Toronto.

Sicily, Antonio Fadiano killed
28 July 1973 was Antonio Fadiano killed.

Christian David
Police fished a drifting trunk from the Seine on 28 July 1973. Inside was the corpse of a man with bullets in his heart and neck. It was Andre Condemine, the David gang's minister of transportation and its only member to avoid arrest. Police investigation established he had been dead since February. Perhaps Condemine had had something to do with the arrest of Jean-Baptiste Croce. It was no secret that Condemine had sought to reconstruct a Latin American narcotics network and had settled on Mexico, Croce's territory.

Sicily, Francesco Cristofalo killed
In 1973 was Francesco Cristofalo killed.

Sicily, Gioacchino castellese killed
1 August 1973 was Gioacchino castellese killed.

On 6 August 1973, Chiappe's wife visited the Argentine prison commissioner on her husband's behalf, to request that he be placed in protective confinement. (L'Aurore, 31 May 1976). Chiappe had gotten the jitters after the discovery of his friend Condemine in the Seine. Besides, he was in constant danger of abduction by the Americans, who had long been demanding his extradition. The prison commissioner contacted the highest political authorities, and Buenos Aires' Villa Devote prison soon opened its doors. There Chiappe led the same charmed life as Auguste Ricord in Paraguay, and Fernand Legros in Brazil. His "cell" was outfitted with elegant furniture, TV and a radio, and first class food was brought in from town. Naturally he was "paroled" whenever Lopez Rega or Isabel Peron threw a party, and the threat of extradition ended when the new Argentine regime, on orders from Peron, said a final no to the United States.

Vincent Rizzo en Ledl
In august 1973 were in New York Vincent Rizzo and Ledl indicted for the world wide laundering of stolen securities with a worth of 16.000.000 dollars.

Sicily, Disappearance of Giovanni Milazzo
26 August 1973 disappeared Giovanni Milazzo.

Milan, Luciano Liggio
The same year (1973) Leggio invites in Milan Damiano Caruso who then gets killed by Nello Pernice. Caruso (the right hand of Riesi boss Di Cristina) had murdered Nino Guarano (a friend of Leggio) because Guarano had tried to dethrone Caruso's boss Di Cristina. Leggio then invites Caruso's girlfriend and her daughter, rapes them and then kills them.

Milan, leggio hidingplaces
From 1971 till september 1973 lived Leggio in via Cremosano 4 in an appartment which belonged to nello Pernice.

Milan, leggio hidingplaces
From september 1973 till his arrest Leggio lives then at via Ripamonti 166.

Italy, Raznjatovic "Arkan"
14 September 1973 Italy gave out an arrestwarrant for Raznjatovic "Arkan" for attempted thefts.

France, Zemour family
11 october 1973 the 9th body was found: Marcel Barokhel who had contacts with Zemour.

Marseille Caid (godfather) Francis le belge arrested ?????
In november 1973 was the belge arrested and sentenced to 14 years which ends the war.

Marano camorra family Nuvoletta and the sicilians
Gaspare Mutolo of the Partanna Mondello family testified that in 1973 he had a leave from Poggioreale prison and attended a meeting with Riina and Saro Riccobono and Angelo Nuvoletta in which they fested the alliance between the Corleonesi and the brothers Ciro, Angelo and Lorenzo Nuvoletta.

Brothers Antonino and Gaetano Quartarano, the last is married with Gaetana Buscemi. 14 November 1973 was Luigi rossi di Montelera kidnapped, a suspect is Gaetano Quartarano.

Sicily, Carmelo Giordano killed
14 November 1973 was Carmelo Giordano killed.

beemoe - July 15, 2006 10:00 PM (GMT)
This is no question Puparo! You`re all across the map here, have you ever considered sticking to a hand full of topics? as usual very good info. from you.

So do you think Provenzano`s arrest brings Palaozzlo out of SA?

puparo - July 16, 2006 11:11 PM (GMT)

Beemoe i guess you mean topics like:

Mexico’s presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon
President Vicente Fox took office in 2000. Felipe Calderon of Fox party became the new president in mid july 2006.

In the harbours and the seas around the Caribean islands (under which Aruba) annually an estimated 155 tons of coke goes through. Through Mexico goes even a larger amount.

Tijuana Cartel- The Arellano family

Mexico, Arellano Felix family
The cartel is allegedly led by brothers Ramon Eduardo, Benjamin and Javier Arellano Felix. Ramon Eduardo is on the US FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list till he was shot and killed by police. Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero, the Arellano Felix cartel's second in command.

DOB: 03/12/52
(Alt 11/08/53)
(Alt 08/11/55)

Benjamin Arellano-Felix assumed leadership of the Arellano-Felix organization after Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was arrested in 1989 for his involvement of the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. Benjamin manages and oversees all of the cartel's drug trafficking operations.

Benjamin was arrested on June 18, 1982 in Downey, California for receiving 100 kilos of cocaine smuggled through the San Ysidro border. He is currently a fugitive based on a federal indictment issued in San Diego on May 2, 1989 for conspiracy, money laundering, controlled substance trafficking, aiding and abetting and operating a criminal organization.

On May 11, 2000 U.S. authorities unsealed a 10-count indictment charging Benjamin Arellano-Felix and his brother Ramon with operating a drug smuggling organization and kidnapping and murdering rival drug traffickers, informants and law enforcement officers. Benjamin Arellano-Felix has also been included in the $2 million reward offered for information leading to the arrest of his brother Ramon, who has been on the FBI's most wanted list for three years.

DOB: 08/31/64
(Alt 11/29/46)
(Alt 07/29/45)

Ramon Arellano-Felix, considered the most violent brother, reportedly coordinates the organization's security, often recruiting personnel from violent street gangs. The AFO's security forces, described by Mexican law enforcement officials as paramilitary, are well-trained and well-armed. One of Ramon's responsibilities is to plan the murders of rival drug leaders, those law enforcement officials not on the take, and any members of the AFO who fall out of favor with the cartel leadership.

Ramon was issued an arrest warrant on June 16, 1993 for drug and arms violations. In September 1997, his picture was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. He had been secretly indicted by a San Diego grand jury for money-laundering and drug trafficking. Ramon and his brother Benjamin were indicted on May 11, 2000 for operating a drug smuggling operation and maintaining it through violence, threats and bribery. The two were also designated appropriate for sanctions on June 2, 2000 through the Kingpin Act, which targets the activities of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis.

The U.S. State Department has offered a $2 million reward for information leading to Ramon Arellano-Felix's capture.

DOB: 11/12/69

Reportedly the third-ranking member of the cartel after brothers Benjamin and Ramon, Francisco Javier controls the organization's finances. In 1997, An arrest warrant was issued for him in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on drug and arms violations. He was also included along with his brothers Benjamin and Ramon in the $1 million reward offered by Mexican federal prosecutors for their capture.

DOB: 10/24/49

The eldest Arellano-Felix brother, Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix, coordinated the buying and selling of narcotics for the organization. On December 4, 1993, he was arrested by the Mexican Federal Judicial Police in Tijuana, who seized $150,000.00 from him. As of October, 2000, he is the only Arellano-Felix brother currently behind bars, Francisco is incarcerated at the Almoloya De Juarez Maximum Security Prison in Toluca, Mexico, on violations of illegal arms possession, drug charges, and complicity in the murder of Cardinal Posadas Ocampo. Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix continues to serve his seven-year sentence, but with time off for good behavior, he could be released at any time.

DOB: 11/10/56

Eduardo Arellano-Felix reportedly coordinates the smuggling of cocaine shipments to the United States. In 1982, he was arrested along with his brother Benjamin and wife Maria Esperanza Martinez de Arellano in Downey, California. They had received 100 kilograms of cocaine smuggled through the San Ysidro, California Point of Entry. In 1993, the Southern District Court of California issued a warrant for his arrest for weapons offenses.

DOB: 08/20/55

Carlos Arellano-Felix's role in the Tijuana Cartel is to reportedly coordinate the smuggling of narcotics into the U.S. He currently is not wanted in the United States.

DOB: 01/26/66

Luis Fernando Arellano-Felix allegedly runs the family-owned businesses, which are reportedly used for laundering the drug proceeds for the Arellano-Felix Organization. He currently is not wanted in the United States.

Tijuana (Mexico)
Tijuana is a city with 1,2 million inhabitants. According to government reports, there were 800 murders in Tijuana in 1996 and of those 600 were characterised by a "profusion" of violence. 75 percent of Tijuana's murders were violent executions apparently between gangs of drug traffickers.

Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo killed
Local Tijuana drug barons, brothers Benjamin and Janvier Arellano Felix, reportedly led the 24 May 1993 attack against Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo who was killed at Guadalajara's international airport.

Tijuana murdercase PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio
the most colossal murder case in Mexico, the slaying of PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio at a Tijuana campaign stop in 1994

In maart 1994 wordt PRI presidentskandidaat Luis Donaldo Colosio vermoord in Tijuana, hij zou van plan zijn geweest de drugshandel hard aan te pakken. Het campagneteam van Colosio huurde een groep ex politieagenten met banden met de mafia in om de presidentskandidaat te beschermen. Op de videobeelden lijken zij de weg vrij te maken voor Mario Aburto Martinez (25) die hem een kogel door het hoofd schiet waarop ex politieagent Othon Cortes Vazquez ook Colosio in de buik zou hebben geschoten. Openbaar aanklager Jesus Romero Magana ondervraagd Aburto en zegt dat er een 2de schutter is. Colossio wordt opgevolgd door zijn campagneleider Ernesto Zedillo, die 5 maanden later met gemak de presidentsverkiezingen won. Hetzelfde jaar geeft vakbondsleider Velazquez de regering het advies de Zapatista guerillas van het EZLN in Chiapas uit te roeien.

Tijuana murdercase president candidate Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Luis Donaldo Colosio, the handpicked successor of then-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was widely regarded as an honest reformer. As a result, he was killed at a Tijuana rally. Luis Donaldo Colosio, who was assassinated on 23 March 1994 while campaigning in Tijuana for the office of President of Mexico. A few weeks later, the Tijuana police chief who was investigating the possibility that state police were involved in Colosio's murder was also assassinated.

Het campagneteam van Colosio huurde een groep ex politieagenten met banden met de mafia in om de presidentskandidaat te beschermen. Op de videobeelden lijken zij de weg vrij te maken voor Mario Aburto Martinez (25) die hem een kogel door het hoofd schiet waarop ex politieagent Othon Cortes Vazquez ook Colosio in de buik zou hebben geschoten. Openbaar aanklager Jesus Romero Magana ondervraagd Aburto en zegt dat er een 2de schutter is. Colossio wordt opgevolgd door zijn campagneleider Ernesto Zedillo, die 5 maanden later met gemak de presidentsverkiezingen won.

In 1994 geeft vakbondsleider Velazquez de regering het advies de Zapatista guerillas van het EZLN in Chiapas uit te roeien.

Since 1994 travelled Mexico's drugbaron Amado Carillo Fuentes regularly to Cuba where he got under a false name a vip house from the Cuban government in the heavily protected elite borough El Laguito where also Fidel Castro owns a villa just like Mexico's former president Carlos Salinas. Carillo Fuentes adjudant is Manuel de jesus Bitar Tafich. Salinas would party with Amado Carrillo. Now Salinas his brother is in jail another recently got killed.

In 1994 was 51000 dollars accepted from the Colombian Jose Castrillon Henao a leader of the Cali cartel for the electioncampaign of the later president Ernesto Perez Balladares.

Chihuahua drugbaron Amado Carillo Fuentes
Because the bosses Garcia Abrego (gulfcartel) and Arrellano Felix (Tijuana) were wanted in Mexico for murder, Carillo came fast up because of his connections with the Cali cartel. He smuggled coke via Mexico which he delivered to the Colombian men of the Cali cartel in the US. Since 1994 Mexico's biggest druglord Amado Carillo Fuentes visits regularly Cuba where he occupies under a false name a vip house of the Cuban government in the heavily guarded elite borough El Laguito where also Fidel Castro owns a villa just like Mexico's former president Carlos Salinas. Carillo Fuentes underboss is Manuel de jesus Bitar Tafich. Fuentes and his cartel smuggled about 50 to 80% of all cocaine to the US. The governors of the Mexican states Sonora and Morelos who are Manlio Fabio Beltrones (the worst of both) and Jorge Carillo Olea created opportunity for Amado Carillo Fuentes and his airplane fleet to flood the US with cocaine. Amado Carrillo Fuentes is a partner of Cali boss Miguel Rodriguez. Fuentes was latest seen in june in Cuba where he stayed for 3 weeks in Havana. Manlio Fabio Beltrones shared his briberies with Raul Salinas de Gortari (the brother of former president).

Mexico drugbaron Zambada
Originally from Sinaloa state where Mazatlan is located, Zambada got his start as an enforcer and hit man for the Juarez cartel based in the border city of the same name. Zambada remains a bitter enemy of the Arellano Felix gang, but is close to accused Juarez cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes and has reached out to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a convicted drug lord who escaped from prison and specializes in building drug tunnels under the U.S. border, authorities say.

Tijuana policechief Jose Federico Benitez Lopez killed
Tijuana police chief Federico Benitez was investigating the murder of PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio. Jose Federico Benitez, the new police chief of Tijuana was gunned down in his car 28 April 1994. Less than 48 hours earlier, in the presence of Washington Post reporter Tod Robberson, Benitez had discovered that all the files on his primary suspect, Jose Rodolfo Rivapalacio. A shaken Benitez told Robberson that he had retained a personal bodyguard, who was later murdered with him. Tijuana police chief, Federico Benitez Lopez, who was investigating the killing, was slain and files were taken from his office. The lawyer of an important witness in the case also died last year in a car accident. Prosecutor Gutierrez discovered Benitez had apparently turned down a $100,000 bribe from drug traffickers shortly before he was killed. Witness testimony placed the federal commander Garcia at the scene of Benitez' assassination.

Arellano Felix member Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero
Higuera Guerrero also faces a homicide charge in a Baja California state court for his role in the 1994 slaying of Tijuana's federal police commander, Federico Benítez López.

Arellano Felix member Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero
The federal charges filed against him stem from the capture in 1995 of an airplane carrying 10 tons of cocaine.

former operations chief of Baja federal police Sergio Armando Silva killed
The 23 February 1996 slaying of Sergio Armando Silva, a former operations chief of Baja federal police, was followed five days later by the gangland-style murder in Tijuana of his close friend, Rebeca Acuna.

Former Baja California region justice chief Jose Arturo Ochoa Palacios killed
Former Baja California region justice chief at the time of the 23 March 1994 assassination in Tijuana of
presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, Jose Arturo Ochoa Palacios, was shot dead at close range as he exercised at a Tijuana health club 17 April 1996. Media reports say Ochoa was to testify in the Colosio case the same week he was killed and that two persons had him under surveillance for several days.

Former Baja California region justice chief Sergio Moreno Perez killed
Sergio Moreno Perez, the state's top prosecutor for a year until January 1996 was kidnapped with his adult son in Michoacan in May 1996. Their bodies later were discovered in a car in the Mexico City suburbs. A predecessor, Arturo Ochoa Palacios, was shot at close range as he exercised at a Tijuana health club April 17.

former Baja federal police commander Isaac Sanchez Perez killed
A former Baja federal police commander, Isaac Sanchez Perez, was shot dead 19 July 1996 in Mexico City, where he was an anti-narcotics deputy police commander.

Baja federal police commander Ernesto Ibarra Santes
Ernesto Ibarra Santes was named to his post in mid-August 1996 when Mexico's Attorney General Antonio Lozano Gracia announced the firing of more than 700 allegedly crooked federal police nationwide, a shake-up that resulted in the replacement of the Baja commander and the dismissal of half the 120 agents there.

Tijuana prosecutor Jesus Romero Magana killed
The police firings were a suspected motive in the 17 Augustus 1996 killing of Tijuana prosecutor Jesus Romero Magana--who handled narcotics cases--a few steps from his doorway. But Romero also was the first federal prosecutor to interrogate Mario Aburto, the only triggerman convicted in the killing of Mexican presidential heir apparent Luis Donaldo Colosio at a Tijuana rally in March 1994.

Baja federal police commander Ernesto Ibarra Santes killed
14 september 1996 killers in Mexico City gunned down the Baja federal police commander, Ernesto Ibarra Santes, along with his two bodyguards and a cab driver. Ibarra, who was well-liked by U.S. law enforcement authorities, had vowed to go after the Arellano Felix brothers and purge the Mexican federal police ranks of any corrupt agents who stood in his way.

Tijuana district chief of the federal anti-narcotics agency Jorge Garcia Vargas killed
22 September 1996 assassins tortured and killed the Tijuana district chief of the federal anti-narcotics agency and three of his aides (the second slaying within a week of a Mexican anti-drug officer and it was the seventh grisly murder this year of a law enforcement official who had dealt with narcotics cases in Baja California). Jorge Garcia Vargas, 43, and three federal agents who served as his bodyguards were found strangled early Saturday in a black Dodge Ram Charger in the middle-class Mexico City suburb of Cuajimalpa, according to the attorney general's office of the federal district of Mexico City. The four men's wrists had been bound and their bodies badly beaten, officials said. Garcia Vargas directed the Tijuana offices of the Institute for the Combat of Drugs, which has close ties to its U.S. equivalent, the Drug Enforcement Administration. Garcia Vargas had taken over the agency's Tijuana branch in October after an assignment in Mazatlan. His predecessor, Ricardo Cordero Ontiveros, was jailed on corruption charges in Tijuana after he publicly stated that corruption and indifference had made Mexico's anti-narcotics effort "a joke." Garcia Vargas' body was found with those of his aides, men evidently working as his bodyguard, personal secretary and driver. Along with Garcia Vargas, the three--Reynaldo Perez Aguirre, 35, Rafael Esparza Villalobos, 45, and Gustavo Alberto Luz Tijerina, 44--were found by police who had been called by residents of the street where the sports utility vehicle was abandoned.

Ricardo Cordero Ontiveros, Former Deputy Director at the National Institute for the Combat of Drugs (INCD)

Tijuana prosecutor Hodin Armando Gutierrez Rico killed
In January 1997, a Tijuana prosecutor, Hodin Armando Gutierrez Rico (Hodin Gutierrez), was shot more than 100 times outside his home and run over by a van by unknown assailants. the eighth killing in 11 months of prosecutors or police commanders involved in drug related investigations. Gutierrez had been investigating the murder of former Tijuana police chief Federico Benitez who, in turn, was investigating the murder of PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio at a Tijuana campaign stop.

former commander of the federal police force in Tijuana, Baja California Rodolfo Garcia Gaxiola
Authorities believe that former commander of the federal police force in Tijuana, Baja California Rodolfo Garcia Gaxiola, the former federal commander under investigation, wanted Gutierrez eliminated because he was seeking Garcia in connection with the assassination of municipal police chief, Jose Federico Benitez Lopez. It was reported that during the investigation, Gutierrez discovered Benitez had apparently turned down a $100,000 bribe from drug traffickers shortly before he was killed. Witness testimony placed the federal commander Garcia at the scene of Benitez' assassination. Federal police are in charge of investigating drug trafficking cases and U.S. authorities believe the case is more evidence that drug traffickers are corrupting the federal police force.

Arellano Felix member Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero
as well as the murder of Tijuana's police chief, Alfredo De la Torre Márquez last February.

Tijuana policechief Alfredo de la Torre killed
27 February 2000 was Tijuana's police chief Alfredo de la Torre (49) killed when they riddled his car with bullets. De la Torre's officers have in recent months cracked down on the growing number of rings that smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. According to Baja California Attorney General Juan Manuel Salaza the killers were to be paid by assistant policechief Juan de Dios Montenegro and officer Praxedis Osuna Solis. The murder was ordered by Vicente Zambada Niebla the son of drugtrafficker Mario Zambada from the northwestern state of Sinaloa.

Arellano Felix member Jesus Labra arrested
Labra is said to be an uncle and top adviser to the Arellano Felix brothers The 11 march 2000 arrest of the Arellano Felix drug cartel's alleged financial controller, Jesus "El Chuy" Labra, who is described as the financial wizard. On March 11, 2000, Mexican soldiers armed with automatic weapons nabbed Jesús "El Chuy" Labra Avilés, the AFO's financial mastermind, as he watched his son play football in Tijuana. Accused of illegal possession of a firearm, Labra Avilés was flown to Mexico City, where a judge placed him under house arrest for three months. In May of 2000, Mexican prosecutors filed new charges against both Higuera Guerrero and Labra Avilés, accusing them of drug trafficking and organized crime. Labra was subsequently transferred to the maximum security prison Almoloya de Juarez.

Mexico murdercase lawyer Gustavo Galvez Reyes
Days after Labra's arrest, his lawyer Gustavo Galvez Reyes (32) , was found tortured and killed. attorney Gustavo Galvez Reyes, was found tortured and suffocated to death in Mexico City after failing to win Jesus Labra's release from house arrest following his arrest in Tijuana on March 11. Authorities said he was beaten before he was suffocated. Gustavo Galvez Reyes, 32, was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped on a Mexico City street three days after Labra's arrest.

Arellano Felix member Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero
He has also been linked to the slayings of the three anti-drug agents in Tijuana last April,

Wednesday, April 19, 2000: PJF Suspected in Triple Homicide in Baja California
Mexico's special prosecutor for drug-related crimes, Mariano Herrán Salvatti, said that his office will investigate the possibility that agents of the Federal Judicial Police (PJF) were involved in the April 10 execution of three federal agents in Baja California. The agents were found dead in an overturned van about 200 meters from a stretch of highway known as La Rumorosa. Herrán Salvatti said that officials from the Special Forces on Crimes Against the Public Health (FEADS) will investigate the possibility that PJF agents supplied information to members of the Arellano-Felix Cartel based in Tijuana which led to the agents' deaths. In a press conference, Herrán Salvatti confirmed that the three PGR (federal police) agents were murdered, and that the automobile accident was probably a staged cover-up. The three agents had been investigating the murder of the lawyer for Jesus Labra, an alleged high-ranking member of the Arellano-Felix Cartel who was arrested earlier this year. According to autopsy reports, the three agents were killed by being hit with a blunt object, fracturing bones in their faces and their skulls. The reports also asserted that the time and place of the deaths did not coincide with the staged accident. Eduardo González, direct of Expert Services for the PGR, studied the forensic evidence and declared that the officers were "tortured and assassinated." Herrán Salvatti said that there are currently 69 Public Federal Ministry officers, 130 PJF agents, two helicopters, and one airplane committed to the fight against organized crime in the Tijuana area.

2000 Apr, Three Mexican special agents, probing the Arellano Felix cartel, were found killed along the Rumorosa Highway between Tijuana and Mexicali. In October 3 former federal police officers were arrested for the killing.
(SFC, 10/4/00, p.A12)

2000 May 3, Police arrested Ismael Higuera Guerrero, a senior member of the Arellano Felix drug gang, along with his son (15) and 8 others near Ensenada.

Arellano Felix member Ismael "El Mayel" Higuera Guerrero DOB: 03/17/61
Higuera Guerrero ran cross-border drug trafficking operations and directed the kidnapping, murder and torture of cartel rivals for the Arellano Felix. He has been described as one of the main contacts between lower level drug smugglers and the Tijuana Cartel. On May 4, 2000, Mexican soldiers and federal police arrested Higuera Guerrero and eight others after a raid on his beachfront home in Ensenada. Following his arrest, federal prosecutors in San Diego unsealed an indictment against Higuera, accusing him of drug trafficking and money laundering. The federal charges filed against him stem from the capture in 1995 of an airplane carrying 10 tons of cocaine. Higuera Guerrero also faces a homicide charge in a Baja California state court for his role in the 1994 slaying of Tijuana's federal police commander, Federico Benítez López. He has also been linked to the slayings of the three anti-drug agents in Tijuana last April, as well as the murder of Tijuana's police chief, Alfredo De la Torre Márquez last February. Higuera Guerrero had formed a group of collaborators including his son Ismael Higuera Flores, who was arrested by the PGR in May of 1998 for possession of weapons and drugs and subsequently freed on bail. His other son, Gilberto Higuera Ávila, reportedly controls the cartel's drug trafficking operations out of Mexicali. Mexican prosecutors filed new charges of drug trafficking and organized crime against Higuera Guerrero in May. He is now being held at the maximum-security prison Almoloya de Juárez prison in Mexico City.

Mexico murdercase lawyer Eugenio Zafra Garca
In july 2000 a second attorney for a man accused of being a major drug trafficker was found shot to death. The body of Eugenio Zafra Garcia (65) was found in front of his house in Toluca, the state capital west of Mexico City. He had been shot numerous times. The brazen daytime killing of Eugenio Zafra Garca, 65, sent a chill through Mexico's legal community. Zafra's clients included the cartel's alleged financial adviser, Jesus "Chuy" Labra Aviles, a Tijuana businessman arrested in March while watching his son play football.

puparo - July 18, 2006 11:35 PM (GMT)


You still don't understand

when you complain about too much subjects from all over the world in the same texture:

it is all:

"Cosa Nostra"


puparo - November 12, 2006 07:09 PM (GMT)

David that is fun:

just got from Dave C

that as far his concern:

since 1940 is free for us to do

i like that


puparo - November 12, 2006 07:39 PM (GMT)

forgot some:

Naples Senior Civil Affairs Officer Charles Poletti ‘s adjunct Vito Genovese arrested
27 August 1944 was in Italy Vito Genovese arrested, he was the adjunct of Charles Poletti. When Genovese was grabbed up in Naples, Italy for black market activities, there was a guy living in the apartment below Vito, who was supposedly good friends with him, he was a Mobster from St. Louis, who supposedly had been deported as well, His name was Umberto Costello. He went by the name Humbert Costello in St. Louis. He was a lt. in the Hogan Gang and its chief gunman. He was deported after spending jail time for a jewelry store robbery. His boss, Edward Hogan, kept getting continuances for him, but he was finally deported in probab1y 1936, his real name was probably Umberto Miri.

Michele "Mike" Miranda
He was identified as being in Italy in 1944. The Shadow indictment eventually "faded away" and at some point Miranda {and Genovese} returned to the US. Miranda was said to be a "powerhouse" in the garment industry and allegedly involved in extortion and was on the international narcotics "list" { person #229}

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