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Why Barney Bellomo was so lucky? #951798
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Barney born in 1957 was made at the age of 20 in the most powerful NY family, was acting boss at 32 y and now is the alleged genovese family boss.

Who climbed the ranks so easly? Was the protégé of a high ranking member?And whacked someone or get the bottom due blood ties?

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https://www.nysun.com/new-york/barneys-bravado-gives-the-feds-fits/53741/

That article lays it out pretty well. His father was a soldier in the Genovese family and close to Fat Tony. He was put in Sammy Black's crew and must have impressed them so much that he was made at 20. He later must have impressed Chin enough to become acting boss at a young age too.

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Great article, DR.

lol @ the comments.


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Re: Why Barney Bellomo was so lucky? [Re: furio_from_naples] #951823
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Always wondered about this at a such a young age. Good article but still leaves you thinking why. Why was he made so young in the hardest family to be made in. What did they see that was so special? There must’ve been a large pool of wise guys of all ages, why barney. In his 30s he had already been made a long time and was well placed close to the admin so that’s slightly less of a mystery. Just don’t get how he got the hype to start off with.. The dad was only a soldier too. Nepotism via a soldier who may be good mates with one of admin never translates into the son getting so much favour. Barney must have massacred and done some fuckt up violent stuff whilst also portraying an intelligent earner. We will never know I suppose

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Re: Why Barney Bellomo was so lucky? [Re: furio_from_naples] #951824
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He was also sponcerd into the family by fish cafaro who fliped in 1987. It didnt damage his rep 1 bit.

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Still think its a debate whose the real boss him or danirl leo cause that guy jr rubeo was talking to capo rooster onfrio and clearly states leo isnt making anyone. This was recorded in 2015. They were talking about rooster proposing a springfield guy in his crew

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Another mystery! I reckon barney has done some crazy stuff that only admin know about. I mean where he has been shown to be fearless or brutal otherwise it doesn’t add up. Alternatively the chin may of just taken a like to the kid and had him as a project Like Vito done with him.

Technically chin should’ve been whacked for messing the hit up on Costello. If it was Chicago chin would’ve been found in a car with his throat slashed within a week.

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Have the feds recently acknowledged Leo as official boss at all? It says a lot of they haven’t though. Maybe street boss?

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Originally Posted by streetbossliborio
Another mystery! I reckon barney has done some crazy stuff that only admin know about. I mean where he has been shown to be fearless or brutal otherwise it doesn’t add up. Alternatively the chin may of just taken a like to the kid and had him as a project Like Vito done with him.

Technically chin should’ve been whacked for messing the hit up on Costello. If it was Chicago chin would’ve been found in a car with his throat slashed within a week.


Shit for all we know Barney may have been the go to guy that the Chin used to wack in those Philly meetings and many many others that went the wrong way .....fucking guy was / is well liked he must of clipped 6-8 guys and never spoke a word.


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He probably was actually! That would help explain his path!

We know Persico was a force at a young age however we know why - he was a top earner, was everywhere like valachi said, big rep as a hitter also, no nepotism involved either, came up hard through a street gang where he had already murdered.

We just don’t have the same level of info on barney like that

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Would be interesting to get some more info on his dad and what he was into, when he was made etc.

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the most mysteries family in all america
i bet he is one of the smarts and fearless guys ever in the mob

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Wasn't Barney close to Chin in the late 80s?

I'd say they knew he was capable and groomed him for a leadership position in the Genovese family.

A bright guy, not a braindead street thug.

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Originally Posted by streetbossliborio
Would be interesting to get some more info on his dad and what he was into, when he was made etc.


From blackhand forum

http://theblackhand.club/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3712&hilit=bellomo+family

Liborio Bellomo from Corleone
- Born May 1879. Died in the Bronx in February 1972.
- May have come into the US in 1913, traveling with a Salvatore and Vincenzo Bellomo. 
- Had a relative named Joe Bellomo who lived at the same address on the westside of Manhattan circa late 1910s, where Liborio was working as a shoemaker. 
- Traveled to Sicily sometime in the early 1920s and arrived back in the US in 1923, said to have a wife named Giuseppa Catania and arriving to meet a brother-in-law named Bellomo. From his 1926 travels we know that a brother-in-law was named Salvatore Bellomo, so this is likely the same guy and possibly the same Salvatore Bellomo he traveled with in 1913. 
- In 1907, a Salvatore Bellomo (b. 1879) married a "Frane" Bellomo, said to be the daughter of another Salvatore Bellomo. This could explain why the brothers-in-law shared the same last name. Other records point to Liborio's father also being named Salvatore, so "Frane" may have been his sister.
- Naturalized in 1933. 
- By WWII, he is a butcher living on 116th in East Harlem and lists his family contact as a Leo Bellomo.
- A Liborio Bellomo returned to the US from a travel to Sicily in 1947, heading to a Brooklyn address. May not be him, but a Vincenzo Bellomo had settled in Brooklyn so if he did head to Brooklyn that might explain it.

Liborio's possible mafia connections
- During a 1926 return to the US from Sicily, Bonanno member Nicolo Guastella was on the same ship as Liborio Bellomo. Guastella had strong ties to San Jose and would later move there, and interestingly on the ship manifest Guastella is listed alongside two Sciortinos (Giovanni and Paolo) from Bagheria going to San Jose. The San Jose family's first known leaders were brothers Onofrio and Carmelo Sciortino from Bagheria so could be a relation to these ones. 
- A fellow Corleonese of Bellomo on the same 1926 manifest was Concetto Cannella said to be meeting his cousin Salvatore Bellomo near the Upper East Side, who Liborio Bellomo is listed as meeting as well, with Salvatore described as Liborio's brother-in-law. It would appear that Cannella and Bellomo were traveling together and relatives of one another given the mutual connection to Salvatore Bellomo. 
- There was an early NJ member of the Profaci familynamed Salvatore Cannella (b.1885) who was likely a Newark member before that. I can't find where he came from, but New Jersey had an early Corleonese boss so would be interesting if Salvatore Cannella was from Corleone like Concetto Cannella and if there is any connection. Edit: Salvatore Cannella's WWII registration lists his hometown as Palermo.
- The 1940 US census record had Liborio Bellomo (b.1879) listed as a federal inmate in Springfield, MO at the time of the census. This means Liborio was involved in illegal activity of some kind while in his 50s or 60s which would lend itself to the idea of him being a mafioso or associate.
- A Vincenzo Bellomo was also the son-in-law of Toto Riina, infamous Corleone boss. Obviously too young to be the same one that traveled with Liborio in 1913, but shows that these names are recurring.
- JD mentioned that Charlie Majuri of the DeCavalcantes is a first cousin of the younger Liborio Bellomo. It can be more difficult to find modern records of these types of relations, so not sure what the specifics are, but it would imply that the relation is on Majuri's paternal side, which comes from Corleone (his mother's side is Riberesi). Some vague info points to Frank's father Calogero Majuri being involved in bootlegging in NJ and having previously lived in Corleonesi mafia areas of NYC before that, so he may have been a mafioso. Frank Majuri also used the alias "Frank Gagliano", the potential connection to early NYC Corleonesi with that name being pretty obvious. I haven't found any "familiar" Corleonesi surnames with the older generations of Bellomos, but if Charlie and Barney are first cousins it would mean a sibling of Frank's was married to a sibling of Barney's father or mother, or less likely, that Barney himself has some Ribera heritage and is related to Majuri's mother. Bellomo's father's brother Antonio was said to have married a sister of Barney's mother (which is why Barney and his cousin Liborio are "double cousins"), so the possibilities are fairly limited here and given the Corleone connection would suggest that the elder generation(s) of Bellomos and Majuris may have known one another.

Salvatore Bellomo, father of Barney
- Cafaro and Capeci implied that Barney's father Salvatore was a Genovese member who died in the 1970s. Closest SSDI match for Barney Bellomo's father is a "Salvatore Bellamo" b. April 25, 1915 who died in January 1980 (sometimes January dates indicate a rollover from 1979) in the Bronx. 
- An immigration record from 1932 has a Salvatore Bellomo matching this one's age arriving in the US, listing an address in East Harlem. Said to be born in NYC April 4th, 1915, so the month and year at least match the one who died in the Bronx ~1980.
- A Salvatore Bellomo b.1915 arrived in the US in 1948 listing an address on 187th street in the Bronx. A name below it is scratched out but lists the same address. I can make out the first name Giuseppa and written below is "nee Catania", so this is clearly the Giuseppa Catania Bellomo, wife of Liborio of Corleone b.1879, listed as his wife in his 1913 manifest. Her age is listed as 63 and Salvatore's as 33, so given the context it seems a pretty good indication she is his mother, meaning that this Salvatore is also the son of Liborio (b.1879). This is supported by Liborio's father being named Salvatore and his son Salvatore naming his own son Liborio in the typical naming tradition.
- Salvatore has a US passport while his mother has an Italian one, implying Salvatore was a US citizen, like the one who traveled in the early 1930s.
- Edit: There may be some discrepancies with this bit. Giovanna would have been on the older side to be Barney's mother so it's not clear if she is his mother; given the number of Salvatore Bellomos from Corleone, there could be confusion but I'll keep the info here for now. Salvatore was married to Giovanna DiGillio/DiGiglio/DeGiglio in late 1936. Not sure where her father Giuseppe came from. Records show that Giovanna "Jennie" Bellomo lived at an address associated with Barney Bellomo's immediate relatives and available info points to her being his mother.
- Despite rumors that Barney Bellomo and/or his father were born in Corleone, it's pretty clear they were both born in the US. However, Salvatore Bellomo and his father Liborio look to have traveled overseas quite a few times between them, so it appears they stayed close to their Sicilian roots at least through the 1940s.

Salvatore's membership in the Genovese family
- As Mentioned, Salvatore Bellomo was mentioned as a member of the Genovese family in the Saverio Santora crew (among other captains, not sure the timeline) at the time of his death by Fish Cafaro. This crew was very close to Tony Salerno.
- To my knowledge, Salvatore Bellomo is not identified anywhere else as a member and would have gone completely unknown if not for his son's infamy and Cafaro's information.
- The Santora crew seems to have had few members of Sicilian heritage by the 1970s, making Salvatore Bellomosomewhat of an outlier. However, before the non-Sicilian Coppola took over the crew in the 1930s, it was run by the Corleonese Ciro Terranova.
- Many, if not most, Corleonesi went with the Reina/Gagliano family after Giuseppe Morello joined the Masseria family, bringing with him relatives like Ciro Terranova and what would seem to be a minority of Corleonesi who remained loyal to Morello.
- The Genovese family, more than other families, tends to have more consistent crew assignments with fewer members (and their relatives) being moved around or assigned to random crews. Aside from examples of crews being split up or breaking off (and even then the crews seem to stay relatively consistent), my perception is that Genovese members tend to stay with the same crew for most of their lives. If Salvatore Bellomo was always with the former Terranova-Coppola crew and his father Liborio was indeed a mafioso, this could point to Liborio Bellomo(b. 1879) having been with the Terranova crew, which would make sense given they were both Corleonesi in a family that was increasingly non-Sicilian.
- With the last two points in mind, it is very interesting that the Bellomos didn't end up being Lucchese members like many Corleonesi. This could imply that if Liborio Bellomob.1879 was a mafioso, he had a reason to stay loyal to Morello and Terranova. Relation, close friendship, business relationship?
- Liborio's wife and Salvatore's mother had the surname Catania. Ciro Terranova's wife was also a Catania and his nephews Joe and Jimmy "Baker" Catania were mafiosi, with Joe Baker being infamously killed during the Castellammarese war. I can't find a relation between Giuseppa Catania Bellomo and the Terranova Catanias but it is oddly coincidental if nothing else that Salvatore Bellomo's mother was a Catania and he would be in this same crew.

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Interesting articles. Thanks for sharing, MightyDR and Furio.

Barney to me is basically a textbook example of why the Genovese family fascinates many, including myself: we don't really know anything about him. We can only faintly speculate on what he did to get where he is, but there's a next to 100% possibility he will never tell anything about this himself and nobody else will ever (dare to??) tell anything about it either. It's said he's "the real deal" and that's as much as we're probably ever gonna know.

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Originally Posted by furio_from_naples
Originally Posted by streetbossliborio
Would be interesting to get some more info on his dad and what he was into, when he was made etc.


From blackhand forum

http://theblackhand.club/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3712&hilit=bellomo+family

Liborio Bellomo from Corleone
- Born May 1879. Died in the Bronx in February 1972.
- May have come into the US in 1913, traveling with a Salvatore and Vincenzo Bellomo. 
- Had a relative named Joe Bellomo who lived at the same address on the westside of Manhattan circa late 1910s, where Liborio was working as a shoemaker. 
- Traveled to Sicily sometime in the early 1920s and arrived back in the US in 1923, said to have a wife named Giuseppa Catania and arriving to meet a brother-in-law named Bellomo. From his 1926 travels we know that a brother-in-law was named Salvatore Bellomo, so this is likely the same guy and possibly the same Salvatore Bellomo he traveled with in 1913. 
- In 1907, a Salvatore Bellomo (b. 1879) married a "Frane" Bellomo, said to be the daughter of another Salvatore Bellomo. This could explain why the brothers-in-law shared the same last name. Other records point to Liborio's father also being named Salvatore, so "Frane" may have been his sister.
- Naturalized in 1933. 
- By WWII, he is a butcher living on 116th in East Harlem and lists his family contact as a Leo Bellomo.
- A Liborio Bellomo returned to the US from a travel to Sicily in 1947, heading to a Brooklyn address. May not be him, but a Vincenzo Bellomo had settled in Brooklyn so if he did head to Brooklyn that might explain it.

Liborio's possible mafia connections
- During a 1926 return to the US from Sicily, Bonanno member Nicolo Guastella was on the same ship as Liborio Bellomo. Guastella had strong ties to San Jose and would later move there, and interestingly on the ship manifest Guastella is listed alongside two Sciortinos (Giovanni and Paolo) from Bagheria going to San Jose. The San Jose family's first known leaders were brothers Onofrio and Carmelo Sciortino from Bagheria so could be a relation to these ones. 
- A fellow Corleonese of Bellomo on the same 1926 manifest was Concetto Cannella said to be meeting his cousin Salvatore Bellomo near the Upper East Side, who Liborio Bellomo is listed as meeting as well, with Salvatore described as Liborio's brother-in-law. It would appear that Cannella and Bellomo were traveling together and relatives of one another given the mutual connection to Salvatore Bellomo. 
- There was an early NJ member of the Profaci familynamed Salvatore Cannella (b.1885) who was likely a Newark member before that. I can't find where he came from, but New Jersey had an early Corleonese boss so would be interesting if Salvatore Cannella was from Corleone like Concetto Cannella and if there is any connection. Edit: Salvatore Cannella's WWII registration lists his hometown as Palermo.
- The 1940 US census record had Liborio Bellomo (b.1879) listed as a federal inmate in Springfield, MO at the time of the census. This means Liborio was involved in illegal activity of some kind while in his 50s or 60s which would lend itself to the idea of him being a mafioso or associate.
- A Vincenzo Bellomo was also the son-in-law of Toto Riina, infamous Corleone boss. Obviously too young to be the same one that traveled with Liborio in 1913, but shows that these names are recurring.
- JD mentioned that Charlie Majuri of the DeCavalcantes is a first cousin of the younger Liborio Bellomo. It can be more difficult to find modern records of these types of relations, so not sure what the specifics are, but it would imply that the relation is on Majuri's paternal side, which comes from Corleone (his mother's side is Riberesi). Some vague info points to Frank's father Calogero Majuri being involved in bootlegging in NJ and having previously lived in Corleonesi mafia areas of NYC before that, so he may have been a mafioso. Frank Majuri also used the alias "Frank Gagliano", the potential connection to early NYC Corleonesi with that name being pretty obvious. I haven't found any "familiar" Corleonesi surnames with the older generations of Bellomos, but if Charlie and Barney are first cousins it would mean a sibling of Frank's was married to a sibling of Barney's father or mother, or less likely, that Barney himself has some Ribera heritage and is related to Majuri's mother. Bellomo's father's brother Antonio was said to have married a sister of Barney's mother (which is why Barney and his cousin Liborio are "double cousins"), so the possibilities are fairly limited here and given the Corleone connection would suggest that the elder generation(s) of Bellomos and Majuris may have known one another.

Salvatore Bellomo, father of Barney
- Cafaro and Capeci implied that Barney's father Salvatore was a Genovese member who died in the 1970s. Closest SSDI match for Barney Bellomo's father is a "Salvatore Bellamo" b. April 25, 1915 who died in January 1980 (sometimes January dates indicate a rollover from 1979) in the Bronx. 
- An immigration record from 1932 has a Salvatore Bellomo matching this one's age arriving in the US, listing an address in East Harlem. Said to be born in NYC April 4th, 1915, so the month and year at least match the one who died in the Bronx ~1980.
- A Salvatore Bellomo b.1915 arrived in the US in 1948 listing an address on 187th street in the Bronx. A name below it is scratched out but lists the same address. I can make out the first name Giuseppa and written below is "nee Catania", so this is clearly the Giuseppa Catania Bellomo, wife of Liborio of Corleone b.1879, listed as his wife in his 1913 manifest. Her age is listed as 63 and Salvatore's as 33, so given the context it seems a pretty good indication she is his mother, meaning that this Salvatore is also the son of Liborio (b.1879). This is supported by Liborio's father being named Salvatore and his son Salvatore naming his own son Liborio in the typical naming tradition.
- Salvatore has a US passport while his mother has an Italian one, implying Salvatore was a US citizen, like the one who traveled in the early 1930s.
- Edit: There may be some discrepancies with this bit. Giovanna would have been on the older side to be Barney's mother so it's not clear if she is his mother; given the number of Salvatore Bellomos from Corleone, there could be confusion but I'll keep the info here for now. Salvatore was married to Giovanna DiGillio/DiGiglio/DeGiglio in late 1936. Not sure where her father Giuseppe came from. Records show that Giovanna "Jennie" Bellomo lived at an address associated with Barney Bellomo's immediate relatives and available info points to her being his mother.
- Despite rumors that Barney Bellomo and/or his father were born in Corleone, it's pretty clear they were both born in the US. However, Salvatore Bellomo and his father Liborio look to have traveled overseas quite a few times between them, so it appears they stayed close to their Sicilian roots at least through the 1940s.

Salvatore's membership in the Genovese family
- As Mentioned, Salvatore Bellomo was mentioned as a member of the Genovese family in the Saverio Santora crew (among other captains, not sure the timeline) at the time of his death by Fish Cafaro. This crew was very close to Tony Salerno.
- To my knowledge, Salvatore Bellomo is not identified anywhere else as a member and would have gone completely unknown if not for his son's infamy and Cafaro's information.
- The Santora crew seems to have had few members of Sicilian heritage by the 1970s, making Salvatore Bellomosomewhat of an outlier. However, before the non-Sicilian Coppola took over the crew in the 1930s, it was run by the Corleonese Ciro Terranova.
- Many, if not most, Corleonesi went with the Reina/Gagliano family after Giuseppe Morello joined the Masseria family, bringing with him relatives like Ciro Terranova and what would seem to be a minority of Corleonesi who remained loyal to Morello.
- The Genovese family, more than other families, tends to have more consistent crew assignments with fewer members (and their relatives) being moved around or assigned to random crews. Aside from examples of crews being split up or breaking off (and even then the crews seem to stay relatively consistent), my perception is that Genovese members tend to stay with the same crew for most of their lives. If Salvatore Bellomo was always with the former Terranova-Coppola crew and his father Liborio was indeed a mafioso, this could point to Liborio Bellomo(b. 1879) having been with the Terranova crew, which would make sense given they were both Corleonesi in a family that was increasingly non-Sicilian.
- With the last two points in mind, it is very interesting that the Bellomos didn't end up being Lucchese members like many Corleonesi. This could imply that if Liborio Bellomob.1879 was a mafioso, he had a reason to stay loyal to Morello and Terranova. Relation, close friendship, business relationship?
- Liborio's wife and Salvatore's mother had the surname Catania. Ciro Terranova's wife was also a Catania and his nephews Joe and Jimmy "Baker" Catania were mafiosi, with Joe Baker being infamously killed during the Castellammarese war. I can't find a relation between Giuseppa Catania Bellomo and the Terranova Catanias but it is oddly coincidental if nothing else that Salvatore Bellomo's mother was a Catania and he would be in this same crew.


Are you not going to give B. any credit for his research Furious?

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Would be interesting to get some more info on his dad and what he was into, when he was made etc.


From blackhand forum

http://theblackhand.club/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3712&hilit=bellomo+family

Liborio Bellomo from Corleone
- Born May 1879. Died in the Bronx in February 1972.
- May have come into the US in 1913, traveling with a Salvatore and Vincenzo Bellomo. 
- Had a relative named Joe Bellomo who lived at the same address on the westside of Manhattan circa late 1910s, where Liborio was working as a shoemaker. 
- Traveled to Sicily sometime in the early 1920s and arrived back in the US in 1923, said to have a wife named Giuseppa Catania and arriving to meet a brother-in-law named Bellomo. From his 1926 travels we know that a brother-in-law was named Salvatore Bellomo, so this is likely the same guy and possibly the same Salvatore Bellomo he traveled with in 1913. 
- In 1907, a Salvatore Bellomo (b. 1879) married a "Frane" Bellomo, said to be the daughter of another Salvatore Bellomo. This could explain why the brothers-in-law shared the same last name. Other records point to Liborio's father also being named Salvatore, so "Frane" may have been his sister.
- Naturalized in 1933. 
- By WWII, he is a butcher living on 116th in East Harlem and lists his family contact as a Leo Bellomo.
- A Liborio Bellomo returned to the US from a travel to Sicily in 1947, heading to a Brooklyn address. May not be him, but a Vincenzo Bellomo had settled in Brooklyn so if he did head to Brooklyn that might explain it.

Liborio's possible mafia connections
- During a 1926 return to the US from Sicily, Bonanno member Nicolo Guastella was on the same ship as Liborio Bellomo. Guastella had strong ties to San Jose and would later move there, and interestingly on the ship manifest Guastella is listed alongside two Sciortinos (Giovanni and Paolo) from Bagheria going to San Jose. The San Jose family's first known leaders were brothers Onofrio and Carmelo Sciortino from Bagheria so could be a relation to these ones. 
- A fellow Corleonese of Bellomo on the same 1926 manifest was Concetto Cannella said to be meeting his cousin Salvatore Bellomo near the Upper East Side, who Liborio Bellomo is listed as meeting as well, with Salvatore described as Liborio's brother-in-law. It would appear that Cannella and Bellomo were traveling together and relatives of one another given the mutual connection to Salvatore Bellomo. 
- There was an early NJ member of the Profaci familynamed Salvatore Cannella (b.1885) who was likely a Newark member before that. I can't find where he came from, but New Jersey had an early Corleonese boss so would be interesting if Salvatore Cannella was from Corleone like Concetto Cannella and if there is any connection. Edit: Salvatore Cannella's WWII registration lists his hometown as Palermo.
- The 1940 US census record had Liborio Bellomo (b.1879) listed as a federal inmate in Springfield, MO at the time of the census. This means Liborio was involved in illegal activity of some kind while in his 50s or 60s which would lend itself to the idea of him being a mafioso or associate.
- A Vincenzo Bellomo was also the son-in-law of Toto Riina, infamous Corleone boss. Obviously too young to be the same one that traveled with Liborio in 1913, but shows that these names are recurring.
- JD mentioned that Charlie Majuri of the DeCavalcantes is a first cousin of the younger Liborio Bellomo. It can be more difficult to find modern records of these types of relations, so not sure what the specifics are, but it would imply that the relation is on Majuri's paternal side, which comes from Corleone (his mother's side is Riberesi). Some vague info points to Frank's father Calogero Majuri being involved in bootlegging in NJ and having previously lived in Corleonesi mafia areas of NYC before that, so he may have been a mafioso. Frank Majuri also used the alias "Frank Gagliano", the potential connection to early NYC Corleonesi with that name being pretty obvious. I haven't found any "familiar" Corleonesi surnames with the older generations of Bellomos, but if Charlie and Barney are first cousins it would mean a sibling of Frank's was married to a sibling of Barney's father or mother, or less likely, that Barney himself has some Ribera heritage and is related to Majuri's mother. Bellomo's father's brother Antonio was said to have married a sister of Barney's mother (which is why Barney and his cousin Liborio are "double cousins"), so the possibilities are fairly limited here and given the Corleone connection would suggest that the elder generation(s) of Bellomos and Majuris may have known one another.

Salvatore Bellomo, father of Barney
- Cafaro and Capeci implied that Barney's father Salvatore was a Genovese member who died in the 1970s. Closest SSDI match for Barney Bellomo's father is a "Salvatore Bellamo" b. April 25, 1915 who died in January 1980 (sometimes January dates indicate a rollover from 1979) in the Bronx. 
- An immigration record from 1932 has a Salvatore Bellomo matching this one's age arriving in the US, listing an address in East Harlem. Said to be born in NYC April 4th, 1915, so the month and year at least match the one who died in the Bronx ~1980.
- A Salvatore Bellomo b.1915 arrived in the US in 1948 listing an address on 187th street in the Bronx. A name below it is scratched out but lists the same address. I can make out the first name Giuseppa and written below is "nee Catania", so this is clearly the Giuseppa Catania Bellomo, wife of Liborio of Corleone b.1879, listed as his wife in his 1913 manifest. Her age is listed as 63 and Salvatore's as 33, so given the context it seems a pretty good indication she is his mother, meaning that this Salvatore is also the son of Liborio (b.1879). This is supported by Liborio's father being named Salvatore and his son Salvatore naming his own son Liborio in the typical naming tradition.
- Salvatore has a US passport while his mother has an Italian one, implying Salvatore was a US citizen, like the one who traveled in the early 1930s.
- Edit: There may be some discrepancies with this bit. Giovanna would have been on the older side to be Barney's mother so it's not clear if she is his mother; given the number of Salvatore Bellomos from Corleone, there could be confusion but I'll keep the info here for now. Salvatore was married to Giovanna DiGillio/DiGiglio/DeGiglio in late 1936. Not sure where her father Giuseppe came from. Records show that Giovanna "Jennie" Bellomo lived at an address associated with Barney Bellomo's immediate relatives and available info points to her being his mother.
- Despite rumors that Barney Bellomo and/or his father were born in Corleone, it's pretty clear they were both born in the US. However, Salvatore Bellomo and his father Liborio look to have traveled overseas quite a few times between them, so it appears they stayed close to their Sicilian roots at least through the 1940s.

Salvatore's membership in the Genovese family
- As Mentioned, Salvatore Bellomo was mentioned as a member of the Genovese family in the Saverio Santora crew (among other captains, not sure the timeline) at the time of his death by Fish Cafaro. This crew was very close to Tony Salerno.
- To my knowledge, Salvatore Bellomo is not identified anywhere else as a member and would have gone completely unknown if not for his son's infamy and Cafaro's information.
- The Santora crew seems to have had few members of Sicilian heritage by the 1970s, making Salvatore Bellomosomewhat of an outlier. However, before the non-Sicilian Coppola took over the crew in the 1930s, it was run by the Corleonese Ciro Terranova.
- Many, if not most, Corleonesi went with the Reina/Gagliano family after Giuseppe Morello joined the Masseria family, bringing with him relatives like Ciro Terranova and what would seem to be a minority of Corleonesi who remained loyal to Morello.
- The Genovese family, more than other families, tends to have more consistent crew assignments with fewer members (and their relatives) being moved around or assigned to random crews. Aside from examples of crews being split up or breaking off (and even then the crews seem to stay relatively consistent), my perception is that Genovese members tend to stay with the same crew for most of their lives. If Salvatore Bellomo was always with the former Terranova-Coppola crew and his father Liborio was indeed a mafioso, this could point to Liborio Bellomo(b. 1879) having been with the Terranova crew, which would make sense given they were both Corleonesi in a family that was increasingly non-Sicilian.
- With the last two points in mind, it is very interesting that the Bellomos didn't end up being Lucchese members like many Corleonesi. This could imply that if Liborio Bellomob.1879 was a mafioso, he had a reason to stay loyal to Morello and Terranova. Relation, close friendship, business relationship?
- Liborio's wife and Salvatore's mother had the surname Catania. Ciro Terranova's wife was also a Catania and his nephews Joe and Jimmy "Baker" Catania were mafiosi, with Joe Baker being infamously killed during the Castellammarese war. I can't find a relation between Giuseppa Catania Bellomo and the Terranova Catanias but it is oddly coincidental if nothing else that Salvatore Bellomo's mother was a Catania and he would be in this same crew.


Are you not going to give B. any credit for his research Furious?


Yes,I just knowed that Barney father born in 1915 and died in 1980 . So I think the rest is true.

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Originally Posted by streetbossliborio
Another mystery! I reckon barney has done some crazy stuff that only admin know about. I mean where he has been shown to be fearless or brutal otherwise it doesn’t add up.


This.

No one has touched base about his character. He most likely made a remark or gesture which displayed fearlessness and they instantly took a liken to him, or he could of been a project like you said and used by the old guys for a specific thing. No one really knows what he's like. A tape of Barney would be helpful and possibly some info about his dad if he was a tough guy / who he was close to etc all these factors come into it.

No offence MightyDR but when you said his dad was a soldier that doesn't mean shit

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Doesn't he also have a cousin with the same name that even authorities have confused in the past?


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Originally Posted by OakAsFan
Doesn't he also have a cousin with the same name that even authorities have confused in the past?


Yes they are double cousins. Their fathers were brothers and their mothers were sisters. They have different middle names though.


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Here is some great info from The blackhand forum. A poster named Wiseguy posted this. He summed up an old post from the old RD fourm. Credit goes to him for posting this.


* Barney's father was a made guy around Fat Tony. Barney came up under Sammy Santoro.

* Barney hung around a deli on Eastchester Rd. Had his own following since he was 16 years old. He volunteered as a kid to help the old timers with anything they needed and was given responsibility at a young age.

* One of the early jobs he had was managing a 2 table card room and he turned it into a cash cow with blackjack, craps, shy, book, hookers, etc. Barney was always business first. He also said to have a big numbers bank for his age. When Barney got involved with heroin trafficking, he sold by the key and his guys under him bought on credit and sold by the ounce. He was rumored to be a millionaire by the age of 25.

* Barney was rumored to have done his first couple hits (at the request of the older guys) at the age of 18 or 19.

* Guys around Barney included Nicky Auletta, Anthony Fiorino, Patty Falcetti, Lou Dinapoli, Ernie Mucarella and his brother Jimmy, Scop Deluca, Artie Nigro, Jimmy D'elia, Carmine Dellacava, Michael Ragusa, Ralph Coppola, and Barney's cousin of the same name who owned Sigma Builders.

* In addition to his involvement with the Javits Center and Carpenters Union, Barney also owned a sanitation company that cleaned sewers.

* Whereas Barney was always low key, Ralph Coppola was flashy. Barney was godfather to Ralph's first son.

* Barney was always surveillance-conscious and would have meetings in strange places, including in the front of cars with the hood up and the engine running, on medians and traffic islands, and at black clothing stores (where a fed would stand out).

* The last time this guy saw Barney in person was around White Plains Rd and Gleason Ave. Barney was dressed in jogging pants and a fordham hoodie. At the time Barney was still living in his nice place in Pelham Manor.

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Some interesting info guys especially the long posts from furio and Michael Giovanni. Some amazing research has gone into that and it makes a great read. This Black forum that ppl been referring to for years - The research that comes out of that is impressive.

And japs I agree would be good to hear a wire of him.

And the cousin with the same name is hilarious. Nightmare for the feds.

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TheBlackHand forum is best forum for info out there,almost all good posters moved to there when RealDeal went down.


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Some great research coming out of there!

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Very interesting stuff guys! I have read so much I had never heard.....

But didn’t Fish also not give him up and maybe even possibly withhold or mess with a wire that could have really jammed him up? Very possible I’m mixing up a story if not..

And no knock on him ... luck plays a huge role in everyone’s career whether your in corporate America or the underworld!

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Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
* Barney was always surveillance-conscious and would have meetings in strange places, including in the front of cars with the hood up and the engine running, on medians and traffic islands, and at black clothing stores (where a fed would stand out)..


That's great.


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The Bellomos are from Corleone barney is fluent in sicilian.


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* Barney was always surveillance-conscious and would have meetings in strange places, including in the front of cars with the hood up and the engine running, on medians and traffic islands, and at black clothing stores (where a fed would stand out)..


That's great.


It's genius is what it is.

If you want to join the Mob or the underworld for that matter, you better pay close attention to Barney and do it right wink lol

From what Michael Giovanni said Barney seems like he didn't / doesn't take any shit from anyone. From having a following at such a young age and clipping people at 18-19 he must of been one serious pitbull. You would have to be. Getting the attention from guys like that I expect he took on some big people and some big jobs risking death in the underworld & the death penalty. One serious guy

Guys like these last a long time. He obviously didn't care about how he looked to the wannabes, he played it quiet and smooth. That's how its done. It surprises me he has that mindset because of the wild era and environment he grew up in

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TheBlackHand forum is best forum for info out there,almost all good posters moved to there when RealDeal went down.



They have 2 outright Nazi's on there, one who puts up a Happy James Earl Ray Day profile picture every year on Martin Luther King Day. He is the the same person who kept joining here under SS members name and getting kicked off as joke. They also had people saying the church shooting and murders of Black people last year was 'A good start" There information is no different than what is on here. The owner fo that site asks people for money to run it, then kicks them off if they argue with him. That site is a disgrace, but people from there keep trying to recruit form here to bring this site down and build that one up.

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TheBlackHand forum is best forum for info out there,almost all good posters moved to there when RealDeal went down.



There information is no different than what is on here. The owner fo that site asks people for money to run it, then kicks them off if they argue with him. That site is a disgrace, but people from there keep trying to recruit form here to bring this site down and build that one up.


Have to disagree. The info and research that is done on that board is by far greater than was is posted here. Not trying to put down this place but it’s true. And from what I’ve seen the majority of posters on BH have nothing good to say about this site so the idea of them trying to recruit members from this board is a stretch. Unless you have proof to back up your claims about them recruiting.

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