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#685726 - 12/28/12 07:32 AM Buffalo Mob
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
2012-2013



Boss
Leonard "The Calzone" Falzone - Took over after Joseph Todaro, Jr. stepped down as boss of the family in 2006.
Underboss
Robert Joseph "Bobby" Panaro - Buffalo based soldier. Connected with the 1997 murder of Herbie Blitzstein in Las Vegas. Has close ties with the Los Angeles crime family. Convicted in 1999 of the Herbie Blitzstein murder along side Los Angeles crime family soldier Steven "The Whale" Cino.
Consigliere
Vacant
Capo of Utica, New York
Russell "Russ" Carcone - Son of Benedetto. Him and 24 others were indicted in 2000 on charges of conspiracy, grand larceny and possession of stolen property involving a $35 million shoplifting ring that included items like televisions, razor blades, batteries, radios, cd players, calculators, video games and cameras from Walmart, K-Mart and Staples.
Capo of Buffalo, New york
Frank "Butchie Bifocals" Bifulco - A 68 year old captain. He was indicted in 2001 in Buffalo on charges of fraud and arson.
Capo of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Joseph Pugliese - Nephew of John Papalia (murdered in 1997) and John's brother Frank.
Soldiers
Joseph Randazzo - Buffalo based soldier. Still active at 77 years old.
Pasquale "Paddy" Brindisi - Member of the Utica Crew.
Salvatore "Sam" Cardinale - A soldier based in Buffalo.
Paul "Paulie" Cipolla - Member of the Hamilton Crew.
John Pieri - Buffalo based soldier. Moved to Nevada in 2012. Brother of the late Joseph Pieri.
Frank Papalia - Member of the Hamilton Crew. Brother of John and the uncle of Joseph Pugliese.
Frank Marino - A 73 year old soldier. Member of the Utica Crew.
Vincent "Vinny" Lombardo - Member of the Hamilton Crew.
Dominick "Dom" Italiano - Acting Capo of the Hamilton Crew.
Peter Gerace - Buffalo based soldier. Joseph Todaro's son-in-law.
Frank Ferraro - A 70 year old soldier. Member of the Utica Crew.
Philip "Phil" Corelli - A 49 year old soldier. Member of the Utica Crew.
Ignazio "Harold" Bordonaro - Member of the Hamilton Crew.
Victor Sansanese - A 77 year old soldier. Member of the Utica Crew. Brother of the late Daniel G. Sansanese, Jr.
James "Jimmy" Feliciano - A 35 year old soldier. Member of the Utica Crew. Involved in the shoplifting ring with Russell Carcone.
Retired Made Members
Joseph Todaro, Jr. - Boss of Buffalo's crime family from 1995-2006. Owns La Nova Pizza.
Joseph "Lead Pipe" Todaro, Sr. - Boss of Buffalo's crime family from 1984-1995. Owned La Nova Pizza with his son. Died in 2012. Suspected of being involved in the murder of Charles Gerass in September 1965. Gerass was a real estate salesman who was shot and left in a car trunk.
Made Members Who Have Died Recently
Daniel "Danny" Domino - Died in 2002.
Frank "Chicky" Grisanti - Died in 2011.
Albert M. Billiteri - Died in 1998.
Frank Billiteri - Died in 2010.
Benjamin "Sonny" Nicoletti - Died in 2012.
John R. Catanzaro - Died in 2004.
Donald "Turtle" Pinepinto
Daniel G. Sansanese, Jr.
Joseph "Joey" Pieri - Died in 2011.
Benedetto "Benny" Carcone - Died in 2004.
Associates
Louis Tavano
Joseph Lombardo
Carl J. Mazza
Michele A. Szuba - Member of the Utica Crew.
Jack "Turk" Zogby - Member of the Utica Crew. Involved in the shoplifting ring with Russell Carcone.
Larry Panaro - Brother of Robert.
Joseph "Joe Dips" DePaolo - Member of the Hamilton Crew.
Joseph Sacco
Michael Muscarella
Leonard Mordino - Buffalo based associate. Arrested and charged for selling cocaine in 2006.
James H. Perkins
John C. Alberico
Gary J. Conigliaro
John Makuch - Member of the Utica Crew. Sentenced to three years in prison in 2010 for stealing $2,679 worth of DVDs from Walmart even though he was previously banned from the chain for his part in the shoplifting ring with Russell Carcone and others. He was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny.
Harry Dorsagno
Joel M. Galinn
Robert LaValla
John J. Meagher
Frank A. Meola
Joseph J. Tebsherany - Member of the Utica Crew.
Paul J. Cambria - A Buffalo area lawyer. Represented the Todaro's.
Paul Boreanaz - A Buffalo area lawyer. Represented many Buffalo mobsters.
Joseph Cardinale - Son of Salvatore.
Carmine Mambrino
Rocco Papalia - Brother of John and Frank Papalia. Uncle of Joseph Pugliese.












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#685743 - 12/28/12 01:37 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Jimmy_Two_Times Offline

Underboss
Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 709

Loc: Your Mom's House
Very nice job! Looks pretty thorough. I like the way the Capo's run different cities in the region. Nice work.

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#685760 - 12/28/12 02:47 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
azguy Offline

Underboss
Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 779
There must be an Underboss and Consigliere, no...?
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#685766 - 12/28/12 02:56 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Five_Felonies Offline

Underboss
Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 1355

Loc: New Jersey
add todaro sr to the list of recently deceased...

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20121227%2FCITYANDREGION%2F121229426%2F1002
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#685787 - 12/28/12 04:10 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
TheKillingJoke Offline

Capo
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 471
The (presumably unreliable) wikipage of the Buffalo mob states that they have around 30-35 made members ( which sounds pretty realistic) but that they also have 250-400 associates. I think that may be a bit much for a small family.

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#685792 - 12/28/12 04:27 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
azguy Offline

Underboss
Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 779
I wonder what connection/contact they have with thye NY city based families.....or the rizuto clan, since they are inbetween both....
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#685813 - 12/28/12 05:54 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
NickyEyes1 Offline
Hawks Bears Bulls Sox

Underboss
Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 1893

Loc: Bamboo Lounge
I'm sure they're involved with the Rizutos since one of Buffalo's crew is in Canada.

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#685837 - 12/28/12 06:35 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6530
23 members were cited by the FBI back in 2006. Since then, at least 3 or 4 members have died, including Todaro Sr. So the total family membership is probably under 20 now.
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#685838 - 12/28/12 06:41 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: IvyLeague]
Five_Felonies Offline

Underboss
Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 1355

Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
23 members were cited by the FBI back in 2006. Since then, at least 3 or 4 members have died, including Todaro Sr. So the total family membership is probably under 20 now.

hey ivy, do you have any info on whether or not they still have anything going on in hamilton?
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#685840 - 12/28/12 06:49 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: Five_Felonies]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6530
Originally Posted By: Five_Felonies
hey ivy, do you have any info on whether or not they still have anything going on in hamilton?


I think a few members are still alive there but I'm not aware of any mob cases there over the past decade or so.
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#685844 - 12/28/12 07:01 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: IvyLeague]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
have been doing research on them for quite a while and from the info I have they have 20-22 made guys still kicking...

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#685845 - 12/28/12 07:03 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
The info on wikipedia is wrong.

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#685848 - 12/28/12 07:05 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
azguy Offline

Underboss
Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 779
Looks like Jr. is a rich man running his pizza and wing empire..
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#685854 - 12/28/12 07:14 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: azguy]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
La Nova will never get a 1 star on yelp, lol.

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#685881 - 12/28/12 10:21 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6530
Originally Posted By: stern49
Associates
Richard Todaro


If I'm not mistaken, he died in 2011.
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#685882 - 12/28/12 10:32 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: IvyLeague]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
Thanks Ivy. Took him off. I added John R. Catanzaro to the list of the dead. If you have anymore associates I can put on the chart let me know and I'll be glad to post their names under the list of associates.

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#685915 - 12/29/12 02:36 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Scalish Offline

Capo
Registered: 07/24/12
Posts: 461
Stern,

Few things I've noticed,

You are missing Sal Cardinale's son's Joseph and Ronald as associates.

Carmine Mambrino is also an associate.

Robert Panaro is 68 years old and possibly the new underboss.

Joseph Pieri has died.

Paul Cipolla is retired and in bad health.

Frank Falzone was left out he is the brother of Leonard and also a lawyer.

Joey Pugliese is actually the nephew of John Papalia not John Pugliese.

Dominic Italiano is in charge of Hamilton now not Joey Paps.

James Feliciano is a made man.

You got Joey DePaolo but not his brother's Bruno and Mike DePaolo.

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#685919 - 12/29/12 03:21 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: Scalish]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
Scalish, thanks for the info but only a few of your associates were actually associates. You are right about John Papalia. I'll put those ones up. I saw another thing you wrote once, about there being an edwardo (which is Spanish) being a made guy in the Cleve. family but that guy nobody even heard of. The info I have on the made guys are from reliable sources. Though, I do appreciate you sharing.

James Feliciano is NOT MADE. The guy is just a 30 year old kid who definitely never was made.

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#685920 - 12/29/12 03:26 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
Please stop getting your sources from people who list these small families as being HUGE when they are almost gone.

I'm also not sure Joey Depaolo's bro's were ever involved in the mob, that would be guessing if I added them, and I'm trying not to do that.

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#685925 - 12/29/12 03:53 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
Joseph and John Pieri are still alive. They're the nephews of the late Sam Pieri of the Buffalo Mob. Sam Pieri's brother, Joseph Pieri, had two sons, John and Joey Pieri, who are made.

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#685936 - 12/29/12 04:33 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
dsbaloo Offline

Made Member
Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 191
Does anyone have any more info or articles on the boosting crew capo russel carcone ran? Sounds like he had some big stuff coming in and seems like a good hustle outside the traditional rackets.

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#685937 - 12/29/12 04:37 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: Scalish]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6530
Originally Posted By: Scalish
Robert Panaro is 68 years old and possibly the new underboss.


Unless he moved back at some point, he still lives in Los Angeles. And once again, I don't think he's even made.

Quote:
Joseph Pieri has died.


Do you know what year he died?


Edited by IvyLeague (12/29/12 04:42 AM)
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#685943 - 12/29/12 05:05 AM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: IvyLeague]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
Quote:
Joseph Pieri has died.



not sure about that...

Quote:
Do you know what year he died?


He's not dead, as far as I know, but his father died. I think he was confused on which Joe it was.

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#685976 - 12/29/12 05:10 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Scalish Offline

Capo
Registered: 07/24/12
Posts: 461
Joseph died in 2011. Also John A. Pieri his bro is living in Nevada.

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#685989 - 12/29/12 05:48 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
azguy Offline

Underboss
Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 779
They might be small, but it appears they are still there...
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#685995 - 12/29/12 05:53 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Scalish Offline

Capo
Registered: 07/24/12
Posts: 461
Nothing to major but they do still have some rackets out there.

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#686017 - 12/29/12 07:12 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: Scalish]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
If you show me any kind of proof that he died in 2011 I'll be glad to put in on the chart.

Yes, John lives in Henderson, Nevada, at the moment.

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#686019 - 12/29/12 07:15 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Scalish Offline

Capo
Registered: 07/24/12
Posts: 461
Stern,

I am trying to find it. If you google little joe shots something will come with Buffalo mob info.

It is pretty cool check it out let me know.

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#686021 - 12/29/12 07:18 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: Scalish]
stern49 Offline

Capo
Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 429
That guy Joe Shots has them down as having 40-50 made guys... I'm sure Ivy will agree that that is BS. Sorry but It's true.

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#686022 - 12/29/12 07:19 PM Re: Buffalo Mob [Re: stern49]
Mukremin Offline

Underboss
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1102
this is what i got for the Buffalo family, i dont think they have a classis structure left but still i made it back in 2011.
http://www.freeuploadshare.com/image/Buffalo_Cosa_Nostra_family.jpg

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