GangsterBB.NET
Who's Online
6 registered (jonnynonos, DanteMoltisanti, GaryMartin, Nice_Guy, 2 invisible), 117 Guests and 155 Spiders online.
Shout Box

Site Links
>Help Page
>More Smilies
>GBB on Facebook
>Gina's Artroom
>Job Saver

>Godfather Website
>Scarface Website
>Mario Puzo Website
>Gangster TV Listings

>MobPosters.com
>Puzo Amazon Store
>Ebay: Godfather
>Ebay: Scarface

>Live Chatroom
Wanna help out?


More from MobPosters.com



Active Member Birthdays
No birthdays today
Today on TV
July 26, 3:01 am
Time (ET) Movie Chan
Unable to connect to DB
Newest Members
the_crazy_don, mikeyballs211, fanaledrinks, Carosophia, littledonnie
8504 Registered Users
Top Posters
Irishman12 54602
DE NIRO 42769
J Geoff 30293
The Italian Stallionette 24800
SC 21859
Mignon 18738
Don Cardi 18185
pizzaboy 17990
Sicilian Babe 17192
Turnbull 16625
plawrence 15058
Beth E 14900
Forum Stats
8504 Members
20 Forums
29939 Topics
766983 Posts

Max Online: 663 @ 05/27/12 05:37 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#689223 - 01/09/13 02:19 AM Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
On August 29, 1988, Bonanno family hit men, Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino ambushed Wilfred "Willie Boy" Johnson as he walked to his car and shot him to death. The gunmen fired 19 rounds at him. Johnson was hit once in each thigh, twice in the back, and at least six times in the head. The hit team then dropped jack-like spikes on the street to prevent the possibility of pursuit. Pitera had done this as a favor to Gotti.
In 1992, Thomas Pitera and Vincent Giattino were indicted and tried for the murder of Johnson. Giattino was found guilty. Pitera was acquitted, but was later convicted of six other murders.

Inmate Locator - Locate Federal inmates from 1982 to present
Name Register # Age-Race-Sex Release Date Location
1. - VINCENT GIATTINO - 29244-004 - 59-White-M - LIFE - BEAUMONT USP


Anyone know anything else on KOJAK - or even got any pics?

Top
#689382 - 01/09/13 07:33 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
tommykarate Offline

Underboss
Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 514
How was kojak found guilty but pitera aquitted
_________________________
One thing about wiseguys...the hustle never ends.-tony soprano

Top
#689396 - 01/09/13 08:26 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
andrewc Offline

Made Member
Registered: 06/17/12
Posts: 115

Top
#689399 - 01/09/13 09:03 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
Kojak Trial Real Trial Papers For Tommykarate - Click Link

https://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/104/104.F3d.354.95-1503.html

Top
#689404 - 01/09/13 09:26 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and oVincent "Kojak" Giattin [Re: DonMega]
Camarel Offline

Underboss
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2540

Loc: Scotland
Has anyone got a pic of Vincent "Kojak" Giattin? I've not seen a pic of him either

Top
#689406 - 01/09/13 09:32 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and oVincent "Kojak" Giattin [Re: Camarel]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
says he was a made member after the philis burdi murder which he recieved the life sentence for,he sounds like a serious fella thats why i was asking if anyone had a pic of him... bump

Top
#693830 - 02/01/13 06:05 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: andrewc]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: andrewc


hahahaah top hitman on list is "The Iceman" clap

Top
#694614 - 02/06/13 01:50 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
DiLorenzo Offline

Made Member
Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 226
Yeah, 225 of the 250 murders kuklinski took credit for were probably done by someone else. lol

For what its worth, i know someone who did time with tommy karate, and he said that he's quiet, stays to himself, and nobody messes with him !!

Top
#694617 - 02/06/13 01:57 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DiLorenzo]
Skinny Offline
X

Underboss
Registered: 01/03/13
Posts: 1546

Loc: North Jersey
Originally Posted By: DiLorenzo
Yeah, 225 of the 250 murders kuklinski took credit for were probably done by someone else. lol

For what its worth, i know someone who did time with tommy karate, and he said that he's quiet, stays to himself, and nobody messes with him !!



That sounds like the complete opposite of what ive always heard... Hes still in Allenwood?

Top
#694618 - 02/06/13 01:58 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
Scalish Offline

Underboss
Registered: 07/24/12
Posts: 545
Would you mess with him, the guy is a fucking nut. Not to mention a martial arts specialist.

Top
#694620 - 02/06/13 02:03 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
Skinny Offline
X

Underboss
Registered: 01/03/13
Posts: 1546

Loc: North Jersey
Yea, prison probly mellowed him out.. That and old age

Top
#694622 - 02/06/13 02:07 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: Skinny]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: Skinny
Yea, prison probly mellowed him out.. That and old age


there was a prison pic of him on ganglandnews bout a year or 2 ago,jesus hes looks scary, pale albino white,black doll eyes not to mention he was in a happy mood & smiling lol

Top
#694623 - 02/06/13 02:08 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: Skinny]
LittleNicky Offline

Underboss
Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 523

Loc: Midwest
Is there a definitive article out there about how many murders the "Iceman" actually committed? My perception from broad readings is that the dude is lying about the vast majority of his criminal past. He was a low-level associate hitman whose impact has been greatly exaggerated.
_________________________
Should probably ask Mr. Kierney. I guess if you're Italian, you should be in prison.
I've read the RICO Act, and I can tell you it's more appropriate...
for some of those guys over in Washington than it is for me or any of my fellas here

Top
#694652 - 02/06/13 03:07 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: Skinny]
DiLorenzo Offline

Made Member
Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 226
Originally Posted By: Skinny
Originally Posted By: DiLorenzo
Yeah, 225 of the 250 murders kuklinski took credit for were probably done by someone else. lol

For what its worth, i know someone who did time with tommy karate, and he said that he's quiet, stays to himself, and nobody messes with him !!



That sounds like the complete opposite of what ive always heard... Hes still in Allenwood?
I'm not sure, my friend has been out for a while now..but that's how he described him..said he doesn't get close to anybody !!

Top
#694694 - 02/06/13 05:39 AM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
jace Offline

Underboss
Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 669
Were Giattino and Pitera locked up together at one time, after they were sentenced?
It may have been incorrect, but I saw somewhere they were in same prison as each other, plus Anthony Senter too. Quite a little group.

Top
#694838 - 02/06/13 08:37 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: jace]
GerryLang Offline

Underboss
Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 551
Originally Posted By: jace
Were Giattino and Pitera locked up together at one time, after they were sentenced?
It may have been incorrect, but I saw somewhere they were in same prison as each other, plus Anthony Senter too. Quite a little group.


I don't know. I know Giattino was a fugitive for a while and captured in Florida. Kojack and Billy Bright were the only guys close to Pitera that didn't flip. In Phil Carlo's book about Pitera is says Billy Bright was killed by the Aryan Brotherhood, they were hired by Mark Reiter, because his son or brother were killed by Pitera and Bright, don't know how true that is though.

Top
#695035 - 02/07/13 04:22 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
yeh when billy bright was arrested he refused to flip cause he knew how dangerous pitera was,and thought he might find him,so he decided to keep his mouth shut and do his time,but mark reiter & his family knew greg had gone to meet billy bright last,where pitera shot him in the face with a sawn-off,so mark reiter and his family wanted revenge seeing they cant touch kojak or pitera as there made guys,he targeted bright and paid the aryans "5 Grand" to do the job,the guys who stabbed him were both 3-time losers doing life.

Top
#700258 - 02/28/13 02:48 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: GerryLang]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
yes they are all in allenwood.. vine (fat Vinnie) they don't call him kojack.. Anthony senter ,tommy pitera ,chuckie russo.. tommy and Vinnie don't talk to each other..Vinnie wanted tommy to tell the courts that he didn't have anything to do with the willie boy murder. tommy said no he wouldn't and know they are enemys..I was in allen wood with all them...unit 2a with tommy,anthony ,chuckie and joe monty (my cellie)tommy and chuckie do not talk either tommy is shunned by most of them besides Anthony..they have there onw little war going on..a no talk war..and if you talk with him I don't talk to you bs..I know tommy vey well

Top
#700260 - 02/28/13 02:50 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
yes the ab did kill billy... and would of tommy too. but they all are locked up since then and are not on the yards anymore..first actually fact that is right that I heard on herer yet..most of it is bs people making up..i just did tem years in the feds..usp Beaumont ,allewood ,mcreary

Top
#700261 - 02/28/13 02:52 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
well that's a bunch of bs..he wasn't anybody..but a made up person by carlo trying to sella book

Top
#700262 - 02/28/13 02:54 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DiLorenzo]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
b.s I was in allenwood with tommy and become very close to him..of course he didn't talk about mafia stuff. but he is very friendly and respectfull and very very smart..history weapons..who is your friend? I was there and probably know him..the usp is a small world

Top
#700274 - 02/28/13 03:41 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
DonMega Offline

Capo
Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 328

Loc: Ireland
i dont think if tommy sweared that kojak had nothing to do with willies murder it wouldnt have helped him anyway,they had gravano who was underboss at the time telling the feds everything.

Top
#701222 - 03/06/13 04:20 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
right, but my point is that that was why they do not talk to each other anymore.

Top
#701223 - 03/06/13 04:22 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DiLorenzo]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
I don't think that iceman killed anybody..from what tommy said he was a guy who came around selling stuff when he boosted stolen stuff...he was a nobody..straight from tommy piteras mouth..

Top
#701224 - 03/06/13 04:24 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
fat Vinnie was transferred to Beaumont when they opened the pen back up in 2012...he was not even a made man.he was trying to get into tommys crew.

Top
#701226 - 03/06/13 04:26 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: LittleNicky]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
you are exactly right. tommy pitera told me he was a nobody.. sold stolen goods. that's it..the whole iceman book is a lie..thats what tommy pitera said to me. I was in allenwood with him for 4 years. same teir 4 cells down from him..

Top
#701238 - 03/06/13 05:44 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: coryp]
SnickersMagillicutti Offline

Made Member
Registered: 03/05/13
Posts: 181
Originally Posted By: coryp
you are exactly right. tommy pitera told me he was a nobody.. sold stolen goods. that's it..the whole iceman book is a lie..thats what tommy pitera said to me. I was in allenwood with him for 4 years. same teir 4 cells down from him..


Could be true.

I respect Tommy Pitera. He could have easily thrown Kuklinski under the bus and said "Yeah that guy killed all those people."

Even if he knows that, he won't admit it. He keeps his mouth shut about everything. A true old school mobster.


Edited by SnickersMagillicutti (03/06/13 05:45 PM)

Top
#701565 - 03/08/13 03:24 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: SnickersMagillicutti]
coryp Offline

Wiseguy
Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 17
all the mob guys laughed at that book.. even Anthony..carlo gave 10,000 to help him write that book and say those things...that was the biggest fraud ..iceman..lol...the mob in there hayday..with kllers like the demeo crew..anthomy senter, joey testa..other guys like tommy pitera. are gonna hire some jew to make some of there biggest hits?? NOWAY..he even tried to say he was in on the castelanno hit..demeo,galante. all the big ones. bullcrap....there is no could be true...if anybody knows ..I think tommy pitera and anthony senter..tommy lived in cell 227 Anthony 222..i lved 232..they are still in the same cell...all they BOTH said was that GUY WAS NOBODY AND LAUGHED

Top
#714443 - 05/07/13 05:35 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: DonMega]
dianamarie3118 Offline

Associate
Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 2
Vinny Giattino is my cousin by marriage. I remember him when i was a small child hes my great aunts stepson!

Top
#714458 - 05/07/13 07:25 PM Re: Thomas Pitera and Vincent "Kojak" Giattino [Re: coryp]
Iceman999 Offline

Capo
Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 300
Originally Posted By: coryp
b.s I was in allenwood with tommy and become very close to him..of course he didn't talk about mafia stuff. but he is very friendly and respectfull and very very smart..history weapons..who is your friend? I was there and probably know him..the usp is a small world


Something I was wondering about Pitera, was he still practicing karate when you were there with him?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Don Cardi, J Geoff, SC, Turnbull