Anthony “The Genius” Megale the one time underboss of the Gambino crime family passed away from an apparent heart attack. Megale was released from prison back in December after being sentenced to 11 years in prison back in 2006. He was indicted for 38 counts of extortion linked to a tri-state racketeering enterprise that was centered in New York state.
The Connecticut mobster made his way through the ranks of the Gambino family becoming a capo in 2001 and eventually the families underboss in 2002 after the arrest of Peter Gotti. The veteran New York mafia figure had a fairly long criminal past as a member of the mob before passing away at age of 62.