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 Charlie "big Nose"lagaipa, danman this is of intrest for you
puparo
Posted: Apr 9 2009, 08:51 AM


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East Harlem’s 107th street gang (Manhattan) was dealing with members of the old California racketeer king Antone Parmagini “Black Tony” gang.

Jack W Morse
Jack W Morse and his wife Sally Elsie Morse had both been arrested in Norfolk (Va) many times. They went to Santa Monica (California) in 1942 when Morse was given a conditional release from prison on a 10 years sentence for a narcotics violation. In april and again in july Morse was arrested in possession of opium.

California racketeer king Antone Parmagini “Black Tony” partner William Levin
The 107th street mob also dealed with William Levin (former partner of California racketeer king Antone Parmagini “Black Tony”) who was just released from a 17 year prison sentence on drug charges. Levin got his drugs from Jack W Morse and his wife Sally Elsie Morse of Santa Monica. It was found out that William Levin was dealing with Jack Sieman in Vancouver (Canada) who had also been a member of the Parmagini druggang. Sieman send Canadian customs inspector Morris Irwin from Vancouver to Los Angeles with approximately 8000 dollar which was given to William Levin for 140 ounces of prepared opium. Irwin was arrested as he was about to board a train for Canada and got sentenced to 12 years. Sieman got 7 years and fined 1000 dollars. Lenneth F William was used by the Morses to deliver drugs. The Morses and William were arrested in a car on the highway en route from Santa Monica to San Francisco in possession of 70 ounces of opium which they had bought from the well known Mexican drugsmuggler Enrique Diarte. Jack Morse got 5 years, his wife 3 years and Williams 5 years. William Levin and his wife Elizabeth Levin were arrested following the seizure of 10 pounds, 1 ounce and 219 grains of prepared opium and William Levin was sentenced to 10 years and fined 2500 dollars. Elizabeth got sentenced to a year prison.

Enrique Diarte
Enrique Diarte’s man Jesus Velasquez and his wife Consuelo Landeros de Vasquez were arrested in San Diego with 175 ounces of prepared opium and 20 ounces of pure heroin. Enrique Diarte escaped to mexico and Jesus Velasquez and his wife fled also back to Mexico after posting bail.

Enrique Diarte killed
Enrique Diarte’s body was found in 1944 on a Mexican roadside he had been murdered with a shot through the heart, his throat was cut and his skull crushed. Frank Orbe was arrested in connection with the murder of Diarte.

Max J Cossman aka Max Webber
Max J Cossman aka Max Webber “Step and a half”of San Diego was arrested in Mexico and was also charged with the murder of Diarte who was killed in Tijuana when he argued with Webber over the price of opium. .

Max Cossman is attributed with having funded the activities of a druggroup in Sinaloa headed by Rodolfo Valdez “El Gitano”.

Killed Mexican trafficker Enrique Fernandez Puerta (Duerta??) had been protected by governor Luis Leon who had him released from Islas Marias prison.

The 107th Street mob had been sending men to California to obtain Mexican opium from LaGaipa’s druggroup

Los Angeles (California) murdercase Charles "Big Nose" LaGaipa
June ?, 1944 narcotics peddler and syndicate member Charles LaGaipa disappeared, his car was later found near the Southern Pacific depot in Oakland splattered blood and brain tissue on the dashboard. His place was taken over by his righthand Salvatore “Sam”Maugeri (FBN book page 45).

Salvatore “Sam”Maugeri (FBN book page 45) associates with California based Frank Monte Colombo (FBN book page 18) and Frank Cosenza (FBN book page 20)


The case started in NY when agents started to investigate the 107th street mob led by?? During the investigation was suspect Diarte killed, suspect Charles "Big Nose" LaGaipa disappeared and two suspects fled to Mexico. 31 persons were indicted and the trail led to Boston where several were arrested. 17 members were indicted: Charles Albero “Charlie Bullets”, Eugene “Gino”Tramaglino (FBN book page 661 and a keymember of Arnold Romano’s gang), Steve Armone, Joseph Tocco (of New York), Ralp C Carbone of Newark, Basil Herbert McKinney, Huckart W Bethel and Barton f Rave of Nassau, Bahamas.

Catania born Salvatore “Sam”Maugeri (family of the famous Catania family Maugeri???)
LaGaipa’s principal lieutenant Salvatore “Sam”Maugeri was sentenced to twenty years and fined 10000 dollars for selling 630 ounces of prepared opium and 8 ounces of morphine for the sum of 22000 dollar in cash.

Joseph Dentico “Joe Bari”member of the 107th street mob went to Californa to deliver the 22000 in cash for the drugs and was arrested and indicted.

Joseph Tocco “the eye” (FBN book page 655)
Joseph Tocco “the eye”representative of Manhattan’s 107th street mob operating in New York and California. Joe Tocco “the Eye”was arrested changing trains in Chicago in possession of the drugs. He was sentenced to 10 years prison and fined 5000 dollars.

Antonio Campagna
Antonio Campagna (FBN book page 12) of San Fernando, California associated with Joseph “the eye”Tocco.

Charles “Bullets”Albero (FBN book page 333 and brother in law of Charles “Four Cents”salerno)
17 December 1946 was Charles “Bullets”Albero arrested.

Joseph “pip the blind”Gagliano suicide
10 April 1947 hangs narcotics peddler Joseph “pip the blind”Gagliano himself in prison, he had 5 to 10 years in Sing Sing.

Longshore Union racketeer Charlie Yanowsky friend Johnny DiBiasio killed
10?? august 1948 Johnny DiBiasio gets killed by gunfire. Harold “Happy” Meltzer (FBN book page 46) goes to Los Angeles and starts working for Mickey Cohen.

Harold Meltzer
Described as the man who most feared Bugsy Siegel’s grab at Mexico. Meltzer based his operation in Laredo directly across the border from Hill’s nightclub (Virginia Hill??).

Harold Meltzer was partner with Louis Tom Dragna in California Sportswear Co, 1024 So. Maple, los Angeles.
Fried Sportswear Company


Arnold “Allie”Romano
20 october 1948 was Arnold “Allie”Romano (described as the biggest narcotics seller in the USa) held without bail in Felony Court on charge he sold heroin to an undercover.

Los Angeles jewish boss Cohen associate Frank Niccoli killed
Cohen’s bodyguard Frank Niccoli was arrested for grieving great harm and Cohen stood garant for Niccoli’s bail with his house worth 50000 dollars and Frank Niccoli came free and was invited by Fratianno 2 september 1949 to talk at his home and he wanted him to betray Cohen who was at war with Dragna. Frank Niccoli refused and Fratianno had Sam Bruno, Joseph Dippolito “Joe Dip”, Nick Licata and Carmen Carpinelli enter his home and they strangled Niccoli and had his body disappear. It is suspected Frank Niccoli was buried at the Cucamonga Ranch of Charlie and Joseph Dippolito. Internet writer “Jiggy” wrote that also Gaspare Matranga was connected to the murder and disappearing of Niccoli.

Los Angeles jewish boss Cohen associate Dave Ogul killed
10 October 1949 Cohen man Dave Ogul was betrayed by Cohen man Happy Meltzer who brought him to his killers.

Max J Cossman "Max Weber" had associated with joseph sica. Joseph sica (FBN book page 59) and Alfred Gerardo sica (FBN book page 58)

In 1949 a narcotics case was developed against the sicas. In 1950 Sica was indicted with 15 others for conspiracy to distribute narcotics in California the case was dismissed after Abraham Davidian the starwitness was shot and killed at his mother’s home in fresno (California). Joe Sica is said to have connections with Sam Accardi from Newark.

Lucchese capo "Big" John Ormento (born 1 august 1912) imprisoned in FBN drugcase 226
In march 1951 there were 21 man accused for drugssmuggling in FBN drugcase 226 under them are Harold "Happy" Meltzer and Max J Cossman "Max Weber" (the last had been imprisoned in Mexico for the murder of a narcotics agent after which he escaped during which escape he shot and wounded 2 mexican police officers of which one dies), John Ormento, Salvatore Santora “Tom Mix”(FBN book page 626), Joseph Vento (FBN book page 673) and Mario Livorsi (brother Frank Livorsi??). In june 1951 Harold "Happy" Meltzer pleaded guilty and got in New York 5 years. In 1951 Ormento (39) was convicted for narcotics violation and was sentenced to 2 years prison. Max J Cossman "Max Weber" (64) will die in august 1960 in a Mexican prison where he was doing his sentence of 24 years.

Charles Albero- Joe marone

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Posted: Apr 9 2009, 09:15 AM


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Rodolfo Valdés Osuna, known as El Gitano (The Gypsy) (ca. 1905, Aguascaliente, Sinaloa, Mexico—August 29, 1963, Culiacán, Sinaloa) was a leader in the violent White Guards (Guardias Blancas) organized by large landowners to oppose Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas's program of land reform. In his state of Sinaloa the White Guards not only threatened and murdered campesinos, but also protected the cultivation and trafficking of opium. During Cárdenas's six years as president, the White Guards were estimated to have murdered 2,000 campesinos.

By the age of 30, Valdés Osuna was said to have killed 40 persons. He was an expert shot. During his sprees in Mazatlán, he was accustomed to shooting daisies out of the hair of the young women who accompanied him. He was always successful, except for one time when the victim moved as he pulled the trigger.

On February 20, 1944 he assassinated General Rodolfo T. Loaiza, governor of Sinaloa, in the Hotel Belmar during carnival festivities. His motive for this crime is not known. Valdés was also accused in the assassination of Pablo Macías Valenzuela, another general who aspired to the governorship. He was tried, but not convicted.

On April 8, 1944 the new president, Manuel Ávila Camacho ordered federal troops to occupy southern Sinaloa. In July they began fighting the White Guards. Valdés Osuna was wounded, and took refuge in a cave. On January 16, 1945 he turned himself in to the authorities. He was sentenced to 26 years in prison. He was translated to Mazatlán, where a special cell was constructed for him in the military prison. Nevertheless, on May 14, 1949 he escaped.

He was arrested again in October 1952, after further denunciations by ejidatarios in the southern part of the state. This time he was transferred to Culiacán. He died there in 1963 as the result of a stab wound he received in the prison.

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Posted: Apr 10 2009, 04:16 PM


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Arnold "Allie" Romano had brother named Dominick, both died in prison. At sentancing, Arnold was dying of cancer, his brother Dominick asked for judge to give brother a break, let him die outside. Judge, a smartass, gave Arnold some time in prison, then told Dominick he would add time to his sentance "So you can do some of your brother's time also."

In th e case mentioned, Allie Romano lost money, agents were taking heroin in raids of ships, and it was dissapearing. An informent from California was working New York end of things for fed drug enforcement.

I believe Allie Romano beat 1948 case, along with a codefendent, but was busted and sentanced years later in another case. He was from lower East side of new York, as were most of the other New Yorkers mentioned. For some reason they got that '107th street gang" name. Probably did some of their deals there.
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danmann
Posted: Apr 12 2009, 07:45 PM


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Pupuro, I have New York Tmes article related to your post, it is from late 1930's I think. Maybe early 1940's. "Narcotics agents seize 8" is headline, Steve Armone is listed. I can't put it up, if you can find it by using headline search you may want to.
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Posted: Jun 14 2009, 09:06 PM


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Gene Tramaglio. mentioned in the above, is listed in New York Times articles as boss of gang in 2 seperate arrests, one in 1930's, other in late 1940's. Steve Armone is listed as member of his crew, along wth a few others mentioned above.
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