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#618773 - 10/29/11 10:16 AM Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart
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Members of the Pittsburgh Mafia Organization

1. Michael Acquaro (1894-1964) Soldier
2. Frank Adragna (1892-1962) Soldier
3. George Adragna (1910-1984) Soldier
4. Giuseppe Agostino (1899-1966) Soldier
5. Frank "Big Frank" Amato Sr. (1893-1973) Boss
6. Frank "Sonny" Amato Jr. (1927-2003) Soldier
7. John Bazzano Sr. (1888-1932) Boss
8. John Bazzano Jr. (1927-2008) Boss
9. Santo Bazzano (1904-2002) Soldier
10. Ernest Biondillo (1942-1996) Soldier
11. Michele Bua (1884-1950) Underboss
12. Salvatore Calderone (1858-1933) Capo
13. Vincenzo Capizzi (1884-1937) Boss
14. Anthony Capizzi (1925-2007) Soldier
15. John Cancellieri (1885-1956) Soldier
16. Salvatore Cancellieri (1910-1947) Soldier
17. Eugene "Gino" Chiarelli (1925-2001) Soldier
18. Thomas "Sonny" Ciancutti (1929-Pr) Soldier
19. Giuseppe "Peppino" Cusumano (1881-?) Soldier
20. Anthony D'Allesandro (1920-1978) Soldier
21. Nick DeLucia (1921-?) Soldier
22. Vincent DeNiro (1922-1961) Soldier
23. Joseph DeRosa Sr. (1912-1981) Soldier
24. Joseph DeRosa Jr. (1931-1981) Soldier
25. Sam "Sammy Fashion" Fascionatta (1916-1985) Soldier
26. Augustine "Augie" Ferrone (1927-1998) Soldier
27. Pasquale "Patsy" Ferrucio (1917-2004) Soldier
28. John "Fon" Fontana (1917-1984) Soldier
29. Jack Gadazzo (1903-1934) Soldier
30. Felix Genovese (1914-?) Soldier
31. Fiore Genovese (1916-1971) Soldier
32. Francesco Genovese (1877-1965) Capo
33. Gabrial Genovese (1919-1983) Capo
34. Michael Genovese (1918-2006) Boss
35. Nick Gentile (1884-1963) Soldier - Turned FBI Informant
36. Joseph Gigliotti (1903-2001) Soldier
37. Anthony Grosso (1914-1994) Soldier
38. Robert "Bobby I" Ianelli (1930-Pr) Soldier
39. Charles "Murgie" Imburgia (1908-2002) Soldier
40. Sebastiano "John LaRock" LaRocca (1901-1984) Boss
41. John Leone (1945-2002) Soldier
42. Andrew Mangini (1893-1984) Soldier
43. Gabrial "Kelly" Mannarino (1915-1980) Underboss
44. Salvatore Mannarino (1920-1993) Soldier
45. Anthony Martrano (1950-2007) Soldier
46. Joseph Maruca (1925-1981) Soldier
47. Salvatore "Sam" Marino (1898-1974) Capo
48. Mauro Matone (1942-Pr) Soldier
49. Pasquale Meola (1899-1987) Soldier
50. Louis Miano (1890-1959) Soldier
51. Joseph Naples (1932-1991) Soldier
52. Cesario Norece (1885-1961) Capo
53. Giuseppe "The Ghost" Pangallo (1889-1932) Soldier
54. Joseph "Jo-Jo" Pecora (1919-1987) Capo
55. Giuseppe "Joe Peachey" Picci (1911-1943) Soldier
56. Giuseppe Pindelli (1897-1948) Soldier
57. Charles "Chuckie" Porter (1933-Pr) Underboss- Turned FBI Informant
58. Vincenzo "Briar Hill Jimmy" Prato (1907-1988) Soldier
59. Louis Raucci (1930-1995) Capo
60. Dante Strollo (1935-Pr) Soldier- Turned FBI Informant.
61. Lenine "Lenny" Strollo (1932-Pr) Soldier - Turned FBI Informant
62. Giuseppe Regino (1907-1985) Capo
63. Antonio Repepi (1902-1996) Capo
64. Paul Romeo (1892-1976) Capo
65. Michael Romeo (1920-2000) Soldier
66. Giuseppe Rosa (1898-1966) Soldier
67. Frank Rosa (1930-1982) Soldier
68. Joseph Sica (1908-1991) Consigliere
69. Giuseppe Spinelli (1894-1959) Soldier
70. Filippo "Joe" Spinelli (?-1935) Soldier
71. Pasquale Stanizzo (1911-1974) Soldier
72. Giovanni "John The Prince" Volpe (1894-1932) Capo
73. James Volpe (1897-1967) Soldier
74. Louis Volpe (1901-1987) Soldier
75. Arturo Volpe (1904-1932) Soldier
76. John Verilla (1924-1988) Soldier
77. Nicholas Stirone (1902-1984) Soldier
78. Henry "Zebo" Zottola (1935-1998) Soldier


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#618781 - 10/29/11 02:36 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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Dante Strollo and Ernest Biondillo were associates, not soldiers. They were never made.

I think Zebo was a capo, but don't hold me to that.

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#618845 - 10/30/11 04:42 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: Ivan]
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Actually they were made members. Check out the Dan James FBI Files and Mary Ferrell sites. Those are two sites you can trust, because they show real files on the LCN that are old and are now open to the public.

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#618850 - 10/30/11 06:22 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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I know they are identified as such by law enforcement, but I know people who know those people and they claim that Joey Naples and Lenny Strollo were the only made guys in Youngstown, even though law enforcement and the media say that Dante and Biondillo were also made. You also see Lenny Strollo identified as a capo a lot, but he was a soldier. Sometimes you see the Carrabias listed as made guys; none of them really were.

There has been a tendency to inflate the significance of the Youngstown guys.

But if you have proof they were made I'd really like to see it. Did Lenny Strollo come say those two were made or something after he flipped? I've never heard of these sites - could you provide links for them? I googled around but couldn't find what you're referring to.

Thanks!

Edit: Jimmy Prato was also a made guy in Youngstown, and of course Tony Dope Delsanter of the Cleveland family (I'm not sure if he actually lived there though).


Edited by Ivan (10/30/11 06:25 AM)

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#619067 - 11/01/11 04:40 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: Ivan]
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Well, I wouldn't argue with the FBI, they make it their lives to find everything there is to know about the mob.

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#619076 - 11/01/11 05:40 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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Mary Ferrell is a great site. She was an American historian (died in 2004), whjo accumulated an impressive range of information related to the Kennedy assasintion. Eventually the knowledge she'd collated was put onto the website, and while its nominally about the assasination, it also holds a wealth of great files on a bunch of mob guys. Great stuff, definitely check it out if you haven't already.


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#619077 - 11/01/11 05:43 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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#619088 - 11/01/11 07:55 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: Mickey_MeatBalls_DeMonica]
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Thanks for the link, bro.

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#619115 - 11/01/11 05:05 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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I searched that site and couldn't find anything about Ernest Biondillo or Lenine Strollo.

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#625410 - 12/17/11 09:29 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
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Hey Guys,

Maybe I could clear this up for you a little bit. Henry "Zebo" Zottola was a "high ranking associate" of the Pittsburgh LCN Family. He actually was the conduit btween Youngstown and Pittsburgh. Mike Genovese would only meet with Chucky Porter, Louis Raucci and Henry "Zebo" Zottola (1980's-1990's), and everything with him was done in cash, usually with Porter. Zottola was a very trusted associate, but never made acording to Roger Greenbank, head of the OC squad in Pittsburgh. Check this link out in regards to Laborers Union 1058. Some very good intel on this report. http://www.ipsn.org/pittsburgh/t2000-08t-03-9-2001.htm

The only guys who were made since Mike Genovese took over the family were Chucky Porter (1986) and Lenny Strollo and Joey Naples from Youngstown in 1987 (Jimmy Prato was made but it was by John LaRocca). Joey Naples had his own crew that consisted of Ernie Biondillo, Frankie Lentine, Bobby Poghen (who also did murder for hire for the Cleveland Family), Paul Holowatick (Joey Naples' Driver and chauffer), Bobby Armstrong and his brother Jimmy Naples (the only one of the Naples' brothers who died of natural causes)and Mike & Joey Serrecchio ("Cyrak" is the nickname for both father and son), who ran the largest numbers bank in Youngstown for many years (like the Pittsburgh numbers bank by Tony Grosso and later by Sal and Adolfo Williams).

Lenny Strollo's crew consisted of Lawrence "Jeep" Garono, Bernie "The Jew" Altshuler, his brother Dante (Danny) Strollo as well as politicians who tuened their back on illegal activities. Lenny was a partner with Bernie the Jew and Ernie Biondillo in an illegal casino in Campbell, OH (just east of Youngstown) called the All American Club. When the FBI busted it, it was said to be the most profitable illegal casino outside of Atlantic City and Nevada). Dominic Strollo was actually a legitimate businessman who made the mistake of trusting his brother Lenny with an investment that ultimately got Dominic in hot water with the FEDS. Dominic's wife and daughters never spoke to Lenny again and were always embarrassed of the Strollo name.

Some of the major players in Youngstown, OH were the following:

1. Dominick Barber-Youngstown's first Mafia Boss, killed 10-24-1924. His brother Frank was killed exactly one year later on 10-24-1925.

2. Dominic Mallamo (a.k.a. Big Dom, Big D)-Big Dom ran Youngstown from the 1940's until he retired in the early 1980's. Youngstown was a wide open territory for many years until the 1970's when it was split between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

3. Jimmy Prato (a.k.a. Briar Hill Jimmy, Two Guns Jimmy)- Jimmy was the nephew of Big Dom Mallamo, and also was credited with grooming Joey Naples to take it over upon his retirement.

4. Sandy Naples- Older brother to Joey, was killed by a shotgun blast in March of 1960 (I think-I know it was the 60's) along with his girlfriend on her front porch. He was partners with Vince DeNiro in the Youngstown numbers bank known as "the bug."

5. Billy Naples- Older brother of Joey and younger brother of Sandy, killed in his garage by a remote detonated car bomb in 1963. He was the hothead of all the brothers.

6. Cadillac Charlie Cavallaro-Killed in the 1960's by a car bomb on Market Street and his son was with him in the car and was badly disfigured and maimed.

I have most of the FBI files on alot of these players. You can call the FBI in Washington or send them an email under the freedon of information act and they can copy their files and send them to you for a fee.

Here is another piece of info that is interesting from the now defunct Pennsylvania Crime Commission, since most people don't know about John Verilla from Altoona, part of the LaRocca Family in Pittsburgh. http://clevelandmob.com/files/Penn1985Rptpart5and6005.pdf

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#625423 - 12/17/11 09:55 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
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Great info JCB1977! I didn't know Zebo was never made.

BTW, I think Cavallaro had two songs with him when he was bombed - one died, one lived but was badly injured.

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#625499 - 12/18/11 06:53 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
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Originally Posted By: JCB1977
Hey Guys,

Maybe I could clear this up for you a little bit. Henry "Zebo" Zottola was a "high ranking associate" of the Pittsburgh LCN Family. He actually was the conduit btween Youngstown and Pittsburgh. Mike Genovese would only meet with Chucky Porter, Louis Raucci and Henry "Zebo" Zottola (1980's-1990's), and everything with him was done in cash, usually with Porter. Zottola was a very trusted associate, but never made acording to Roger Greenbank, head of the OC squad in Pittsburgh. Check this link out in regards to Laborers Union 1058. Some very good intel on this report. http://www.ipsn.org/pittsburgh/t2000-08t-03-9-2001.htm

The only guys who were made since Mike Genovese took over the family were Chucky Porter (1986) and Lenny Strollo and Joey Naples from Youngstown in 1987 (Jimmy Prato was made but it was by John LaRocca). Joey Naples had his own crew that consisted of Ernie Biondillo, Frankie Lentine, Bobby Poghen (who also did murder for hire for the Cleveland Family), Paul Holowatick (Joey Naples' Driver and chauffer), Bobby Armstrong and his brother Jimmy Naples (the only one of the Naples' brothers who died of natural causes)and Mike & Joey Serrecchio ("Cyrak" is the nickname for both father and son), who ran the largest numbers bank in Youngstown for many years (like the Pittsburgh numbers bank by Tony Grosso and later by Sal and Adolfo Williams).

Lenny Strollo's crew consisted of Lawrence "Jeep" Garono, Bernie "The Jew" Altshuler, his brother Dante (Danny) Strollo as well as politicians who tuened their back on illegal activities. Lenny was a partner with Bernie the Jew and Ernie Biondillo in an illegal casino in Campbell, OH (just east of Youngstown) called the All American Club. When the FBI busted it, it was said to be the most profitable illegal casino outside of Atlantic City and Nevada). Dominic Strollo was actually a legitimate businessman who made the mistake of trusting his brother Lenny with an investment that ultimately got Dominic in hot water with the FEDS. Dominic's wife and daughters never spoke to Lenny again and were always embarrassed of the Strollo name.

Some of the major players in Youngstown, OH were the following:

1. Dominick Barber-Youngstown's first Mafia Boss, killed 10-24-1924. His brother Frank was killed exactly one year later on 10-24-1925.

2. Dominic Mallamo (a.k.a. Big Dom, Big D)-Big Dom ran Youngstown from the 1940's until he retired in the early 1980's. Youngstown was a wide open territory for many years until the 1970's when it was split between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

3. Jimmy Prato (a.k.a. Briar Hill Jimmy, Two Guns Jimmy)- Jimmy was the nephew of Big Dom Mallamo, and also was credited with grooming Joey Naples to take it over upon his retirement.

4. Sandy Naples- Older brother to Joey, was killed by a shotgun blast in March of 1960 (I think-I know it was the 60's) along with his girlfriend on her front porch. He was partners with Vince DeNiro in the Youngstown numbers bank known as "the bug."

5. Billy Naples- Older brother of Joey and younger brother of Sandy, killed in his garage by a remote detonated car bomb in 1963. He was the hothead of all the brothers.

6. Cadillac Charlie Cavallaro-Killed in the 1960's by a car bomb on Market Street and his son was with him in the car and was badly disfigured and maimed.

I have most of the FBI files on alot of these players. You can call the FBI in Washington or send them an email under the freedon of information act and they can copy their files and send them to you for a fee.

Here is another piece of info that is interesting from the now defunct Pennsylvania Crime Commission, since most people don't know about John Verilla from Altoona, part of the LaRocca Family in Pittsburgh. http://clevelandmob.com/files/Penn1985Rptpart5and6005.pdf
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#625546 - 12/18/11 02:48 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: phatmatress]
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Hey guys,

Yes I am very interested in the now defunct Pittsburgh LCN. Here is an article for your review on Henry "Zebo" Zottola and his and his group of associates in trying to take over the Sand Diego Rincoln Indian Casino. Good intel on Zottola.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/930823/archive_015665.htm

Regards,

JCB1977

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#625548 - 12/18/11 02:58 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Hey Guys,

Here is an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It features Roger Gennbank of the FBI's OC squad, who I have had the pleasure of working with on research projects. This article was written by Torsten Ove of the post gazette, who I consider to be a very honest, resourceful investigative journalist and very knowledgeable on the Pittsburgh LCN.

I have FBI files on Genovese, LaRocca, and a very interesting capo from Pittsburgh named Antonio Ripepi. Ripepi is from the same region in Reggio Calabria, Italy as my whole family as well as many "early" racketeers from Youngstown. He was maybe as powerful as LaRocca because of his direct connections to the Ndrangheta, which is Calabria, Italy's version of the mafia. They are feared and brutal. Ripepi's son in law was John Bazzano Jr., who's father was one of the first mafia bosses in Pittsburgh/Western PA. He was an old time "zip." I will post a few more articles that are very repuatble and accurate. I have included articles on bazzano Jr. and Ripepi. Stay tuned.

http://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20001105greenbank1.asp

http://www.lacndb.com/php/Info.php?name=Antonio%20Ripepi

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08211/900171-122.stm

Regards,

JCB1977


Edited by JCB1977 (12/18/11 04:34 PM)

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#625549 - 12/18/11 03:04 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Loc: Southeastern Massachusetts
Hey Guys,

Check this article out. It reiterates that Joey Naples and Lenine Strollo were made in 1987 (in which they were the only made members for the entire 22 year reign of godfather Mike Genovese. Genovese took over in late December of 1984 and died on Halloween night of 2006.

http://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20001106mobhistory2.asp

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#625550 - 12/18/11 03:05 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
JCB1977 Offline

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Correction-

Naples and Strollo were the only two made member from Youngstown,OH. Chucky Porter was also made in 1986 and promoted immediately to underboss.

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#625552 - 12/18/11 03:12 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Loc: Southeastern Massachusetts
Hey Guys,

Here is a very well written article from a small publication in Cleveland, OH called The Scene Magazine. This provides some detailed insight into the world of Youngstown, OH and the Mahoning Valley.

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/end-of-the-line/Content?oid=1472059

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#625553 - 12/18/11 03:14 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Another article written in November of 2000 in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

http://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20001106mobnow6.asp

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#625554 - 12/18/11 03:24 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Hey Guys,

Here is another interesting article on maybe the most powerful Ohio made mafia member, more powerful than Strollo/Naples and we was from Canton, OH. He was a mde member of the LaRocca Family but worked with the Lonardo's from Cleveland as well. He is described by the FBI as a liason between Pittsburgh & Cleveland. His power stretched all the way back to Kelly Mannarino, LaRocca's underboss from New Kensington, PA, who was partners with Lucky Luciano, Russell Bufalino (Bufalino Family of Northeast PA) and Meyer Lansky in the Sans Souci Casino in Havana, Cuba. Very interesting guy, I have the FBI file and he was connected all over the country with New York and Chicago being very reliant on his video poker machines.

http://mob-who.blogspot.com/2011/04/ferruccio-pasquale-patsy-1917-2006.html

Regards,

JCB1977


Edited by JCB1977 (12/18/11 03:25 PM)

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#625555 - 12/18/11 03:28 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Loc: Southeastern Massachusetts
Here is an article from 1997 in the LA Times regarding the infiltration of the Rincon Indian Casino in San Diego.

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-19/news/mn-50405_1_organized-crime

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#625556 - 12/18/11 03:32 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Hey Guys,

Here is article from the testimony of Angelo "Big Ange" Lonardo, underboss of the Cleveland La Cosa Nostra Family from 1988. At the time, he was the highest ranking member of the mafia to ever testify and turn state's evidence.

http://www.nevadaobserver.com/Reading%20Room%20Documents/Cleveland%20LCN%20-Statement%20of%20Angelo%20Lonardo%20(1988).htm

JCB1977

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#625558 - 12/18/11 04:42 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Hey Guys,

Here is the obituary of Freank "Sonny" Amato Jr in Pittsburgh, another capo who had his own territory and was the son of Frank Amato Sr., one of the earlier mob bosses in Pittsburgh.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=20031107&id=r-cyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=g3ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6525,4998999

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#625559 - 12/18/11 04:46 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
Ivan Offline

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Great stuff JCB, this will keep me busy for some time.

Maybe I should start a "Dante Strollo and Ernest Biondillo were never made" thread and have the mods sticky it. lol

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#625563 - 12/18/11 05:26 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: Ivan]
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Wow! This guy is talking to himself. Cough....... Huuahhh!


Nice try and ZEBO was made by the way!!!!

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#625564 - 12/18/11 05:29 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
Ivan Offline

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Originally Posted By: NJBoy55
Wow! This guy is talking to himself. Cough....... Huuahhh!


Huh?

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#625579 - 12/18/11 08:38 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Not trying to upset you, just stating the facts of my research. Zottola was NOT made as Genovese never opened the books again because of the 1990 racketeering trial of Porter and Raucci. Source for this info is the FBI in Pittsburgh and the testimony of key informants during the trial in 1990. Show me your proof that he was made. Give me a source.

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#625582 - 12/18/11 09:20 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Again...Genovese only made 3 guys during his 22 reign, Porter, Naples and Strollo. After his "right and left" hands (Porter and Raucci) were convicted in the biggest racketeering trial in Pittsburgh history, he never opened the books again to make anybody else. Zottola was well respected and trusted, but never made. The Genovese family in NY had to give the permission to open the books since they represented the Pittsburgh family. Mike Genovese was well insulated. After Porter perjured himself on the stand during trial, he later cooperated with the Feds but couldn't testify because he already was deemed not credible as a witness. His information did lead to the take down of the Strollo enterprise in Youngstown including Zottola who would have been in jail if he didn't die in 1998. Porter also helped the Feds in averting mob hits in NJ, Pittsburgh and New England.

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#625586 - 12/18/11 09:39 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
Ivan Offline

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Originally Posted By: JCB1977
Mike Genovese was well insulated.


Indeed. He died peacefully of natural causes a free man.

So he got away with it - all the Youngstown mayhem, the drug dealing, everything. Did he ever do any time at all?

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#625590 - 12/18/11 10:33 PM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: NJBoy55]
JCB1977 Offline

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Mike genovese did do some time back in the 1960's for refusing to answer questions in regards to Apalachin and the Kefauver Hearings.

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#625617 - 12/19/11 02:31 AM Re: Pittsburgh LCN Family Chart [Re: JCB1977]
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You guys have the same IA, so you're either great friends, live with eachother or the same person.

You should appreciate a chart somebody took a lot of time into and say "thank you," like a real person who is not insecure and/or jealous that somebody else came up with the same thing you wanted to. Spark is the one who made it, I just reposted with better info.

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