Nicholas “Jiggs” Forlano (died 1977) was a capo in the Colombo crime family. Forlano ran a largescale loan-sharking operation along with Jewish mobster Ruby Stein, and they were said to have had millions of dollars out on the streets earning them interest. Forlano was also heavily involved in the numbers racket for the Colombo family. He had a lengthy criminal record dating from 1930 with arrests for petit larceny, narcotics, bookmaking, policy rackets, felonious assault, second degree.

Nicholas “Jiggs” Forlano (died 1977) was a capo in the Colombo crime family. Forlano ran a largescale loan-sharking operation along with Jewish mobster Ruby Stein, and they were said to have had millions of dollars out on the streets earning them interest. Forlano was also heavily involved in the numbers racket for the Colombo family. He had a lengthy criminal record dating from 1930 with arrests for petit larceny, narcotics, bookmaking, policy rackets, felonious assault, second degree.

Nicky Rizzo...According to mob expert Jerry Capeci, Rizzo is a feared and respected mobster in the Colombo Crime Family, who became a millionaire from legit and not so legit sources and enjoyed a lengthy career in the mob while staying out of the limelight.

Nicky Rizzo...According to mob expert Jerry Capeci, Rizzo is a feared and respected mobster in the Colombo Crime Family, who became a millionaire from legit and not so legit sources and enjoyed a lengthy career in the mob while staying out of the limelight.

Cosa Nostra News: John "Sonny" Franzese Released from Federal Prison...

Cosa Nostra News: John "Sonny" Franzese Released from Federal Prison...

Anthony Senter from the Gambino Family and Boss of the Colombo Family Carmine Persico in prison #tbt #gangster #colombo #mob #italian #whiteboy #gambino #mafia #newyork

Anthony Senter from the Gambino Family and Boss of the Colombo Family Carmine Persico in prison #tbt #gangster #colombo #mob #italian #whiteboy #gambino #mafia #newyork

Dominick Cataldo, (March 19, 1923 – April 27, 1997), known as "Little Dom", was a Sicilian-American soldier in the New York Colombo crime family.  Dominick Cataldo was born in Lower East Side, Manhattan in a small apartment on Essex Street, his father Samuel Cataldo was a Sicilian immigrant from San Cataldo and member of the Profaci crime family. Dominick and his brother Joseph Cataldo both joined the Colombo family.  In 1972, Cataldo started an illegal bookmaking operation and casino out…

Dominick Cataldo, (March 19, 1923 – April 27, 1997), known as "Little Dom", was a Sicilian-American soldier in the New York Colombo crime family. Dominick Cataldo was born in Lower East Side, Manhattan in a small apartment on Essex Street, his father Samuel Cataldo was a Sicilian immigrant from San Cataldo and member of the Profaci crime family. Dominick and his brother Joseph Cataldo both joined the Colombo family. In 1972, Cataldo started an illegal bookmaking operation and casino out…

Salvatore "Sally the Shiek" Mussachio In February 1961 Profaci street soldier Joseph "Joe the Blond" Gallo along with his brothers concluded a violent gang war by kidnapping several key members in a show of their power. While a ten year conviction curbed Gallo's further attempts, one of his "victims" was Salvatore "Sally the Shiek" Mussachio and he was eventually released. This report has never been fully confirmed and Mussachio was far from a victim. In his time he had chaulked up twenty…

Salvatore "Sally the Shiek" Mussachio In February 1961 Profaci street soldier Joseph "Joe the Blond" Gallo along with his brothers concluded a violent gang war by kidnapping several key members in a show of their power. While a ten year conviction curbed Gallo's further attempts, one of his "victims" was Salvatore "Sally the Shiek" Mussachio and he was eventually released. This report has never been fully confirmed and Mussachio was far from a victim. In his time he had chaulked up twenty…

Murdered Colombo soldier John minvera , he was originally on the persico side during the war but switched sides . In March 1992 John Minerva was killed on Long Island along with Michael Imbergamo who had been acting as Minerva's bodyguard. Joe Monteleone had been seen in an agitated state at a bar only a short distance from the Minerva murder just before it happened.

Murdered Colombo soldier John minvera , he was originally on the persico side during the war but switched sides . In March 1992 John Minerva was killed on Long Island along with Michael Imbergamo who had been acting as Minerva's bodyguard. Joe Monteleone had been seen in an agitated state at a bar only a short distance from the Minerva murder just before it happened.

Greenpoint’s Notorious Sonny Franseze Released from Prison at Age 100

Greenpoint’s Notorious Sonny Franseze Released from Prison at Age 100

Joe Profaci was a Brooklyn mob boss until his death from cancer in 1962.

Joe Profaci was a Brooklyn mob boss until his death from cancer in 1962.

Francis “BF” Guerra (Born 1966) is a longtime associate in the Colombo Crime Family. Guerra is a Brooklyn-based mobster. He is close pals of former Colombo acting boss Alphonse Persico and Colombo capo Theodore Persico Jr. His nickname is a short form of his old 1980s moniker, "Big Frank." On March 26, 1990 Guerra and Alphonse Persico, who was in prison at the time, were both allegedly involved in the plot to kill federal informant Vincent Lafaro (Scoobie), who was killed in a drive-by…

Francis “BF” Guerra (Born 1966) is a longtime associate in the Colombo Crime Family. Guerra is a Brooklyn-based mobster. He is close pals of former Colombo acting boss Alphonse Persico and Colombo capo Theodore Persico Jr. His nickname is a short form of his old 1980s moniker, "Big Frank." On March 26, 1990 Guerra and Alphonse Persico, who was in prison at the time, were both allegedly involved in the plot to kill federal informant Vincent Lafaro (Scoobie), who was killed in a drive-by…

Joseph Colombo was boss of the family from 1963 to 1971.

Joseph Colombo was boss of the family from 1963 to 1971.

Body of Joe Gallo taken from hospital to morgue

Crazy Joe is killed at a Little Italy restaurant in 1972

Body of Joe Gallo taken from hospital to morgue

Anthony "Rom" Romanello (born 1938) is a capo in the Genovese Crime Family operating from Corona Avenue in Corona, Queens.     In 2006, federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Romanello with threatening to use violence to extort the owner of a bakery. He was convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice by tampering with a witness and placed on two years probation   In December 8, 2010 Romanello was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges for allegations that date back to the…

Anthony "Rom" Romanello (born 1938) is a capo in the Genovese Crime Family operating from Corona Avenue in Corona, Queens. In 2006, federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Romanello with threatening to use violence to extort the owner of a bakery. He was convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice by tampering with a witness and placed on two years probation In December 8, 2010 Romanello was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges for allegations that date back to the…

100-year-old mobster John Franzese released from federal prison

100-year-old mobster John Franzese released from federal prison

New York Daily News coverage of Joey Gallo case from April 8, 1972.

Crazy Joe is killed at a Little Italy restaurant in 1972

New York Daily News coverage of Joey Gallo case from April 8, 1972.

Greg Scarpa, called the "Grim Reaper" because of the amount of murders he committed, died from AIDS he contracted during a blood transfusion.    Scarpa was also an FBI informant for more than 30 years.

Greg Scarpa, called the "Grim Reaper" because of the amount of murders he committed, died from AIDS he contracted during a blood transfusion. Scarpa was also an FBI informant for more than 30 years.

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