Bonanno family capo Nicky Santora declines plea deal


Nicholas “Nicky Mouth” Santora reputed captain in the Bonanno crime family rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors. If he agreed to plead guilty to one count of enterprise corruption prosecutors he would of been looking at sentencing guidelines of 7-21 years. The deal could of shaved approx a year of the minimal sentence he is going to face if he goes to trial and is found guilty. Defense lawyer Michael Alber said his client did not like the deal being offered and that prosecutors were attempting to link people who don’t even recognize each other except for their time in court.



“From left: Vito Badamo, Ernest Aiello, Anthony Santoro and Nicholas Santora in court.”


Nicky Mouth Santora now 71 inspired the character played by Bruno Kirby in the 1997 mafia movie “Donnis Brasco”. He along with eight other mob associates were busted on multiple charges of typical mafia related rackets including loan sharking and drug dealing. Each of the defendants is facing a possible sentence of up to 25 years in prison.


Anthony “Skinny” Santoro was also offered a plea deal of 9-18 years in prison if he plead guilty but like his fellow mobster rejected it. It would of been the second longest term behind that offered to Nicky Mouth. Tim Parlatore the defense attorney for Santoro called the offer ridiculous for a non-violent gambling offense. Santora remains behind bars but bond was set at $1 Million dollars.



Stallone to play role of former Colombo mobster Greg Scarpa in upcoming movie

Greg “The Grim Reaper” Scarpa a former capo in the Colombo crime family and FBI informant could be played by Sylvester Stallone in upcoming movie. A screenplay about the life of the infamous mobster by Nick Pileggi who also wrote both Casino and Goodfellas is set to be made into a movie.   It will cover the mafia life of Scarpa and the numerous murders he was involved in along with his career as a top echelon FBI informant. Pileggi called it a fabulous story and according to him Stallone is definitely interested in playing the part of Scarpa. It would be produced by Irwin Winkler of Rocky fame along with Avi Lener, who did The Expendables series.

Greg Scarpa

“Greg Scarpa”


He was a proven hard core mobster and rose through the ranks of the New York Mafia as part of the Colombo family becoming one of families more powerful capo’s. He ran a crew which included many members who themselves went on to be high ranking Colombo members. His was known for his violence and brutal ways which earned him the nickname “The Grim Reaper”. As the chief enforcer for former Colombo boss Carmine Persico he was responsible for at least three murders during the bloody Colombo family war in the early 1990′s.

Besides his life as a made man in the Colombo family Scarpa also led a very interesting life as an informant having had a hand in the famous “Mississippi Burning” case. J. Edgar Hover then the FBI director called upon Scarpa to help find the bodies of the missing civil rights workers down and bring the killers to justice. The Grim Reaper proved to be a good choice as he orchestrated the kidnapping of a member of the local Ku Klux Klan and tortured him for days. According to reports he pulled the Klan members finger nails out and pistol whipped him repeatedly before finally threatening to blow is brains out if he didn’t supply the information he needed.

Mob Wives Alicia DiMichele agrees to new plea deal


Alicia DiMichele the sexy former “Mob Wives” reality TV star and wife of Colombo crime family mobster Edward “Tall Guy” Garofalo Jr has agreed to a new plea deal. DiMichele handled the books for her husbands mafia linked trucking company and helped to embezzle funds from Teamsters Local 282. She has plead guilty previously but withdrew that guilty plea when the union demanded $2.8 million dollars in restitution. The new plea agreement calls for the former Mob Wives star to pay $40,000 in restitution and faces up to six months in prison.

DiMichele’s lawyer claims that years of litigation and her husband being in jail on murder conspiracy charges has take a toll on the family financially. Her brother Anthony had to step in a assist her with the first payment of $20,000 of the $40,000 restitution that is to be paid. Alicia resigned from the show Mob Wives earlier this year but was reported to be making $8,000 per episode during her time on the show and she is still the owner of New Jersey based Addiction Boutique.


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“Alicia DiMichele”

She is scheduled to appear in Brooklyn Federal Court next month where she will plead guilty as agreed upon in the latest plea deal. Whether or not she will join her mobster husband behind bars is still unknown.



Turncoat Bonanno mobster Cicale asks judge to show leniency for Vincent Basciano’s son


Former Bonanno crime family captain turned informant Dominick Cicale wrote a letter to Judge Richard Sullivan asking for leniency for the son of former Bonanno family boss Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano. Oddly enough it was the testimony of Cicale that helped to put Vinny Gorgeous behind bars for life. Dominick was facing two life sentences for the same murders that Basciano was eventually convicted of but decided to turn rat and was awarded for his cooperation getting released in 2013 after serving only eight years in prison. In his letter he asked for leniency for Vincents son Joseph Basciano who was busted along with his two brothers Vincent Jr and Stephen for running a marijuana enterprise.


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“Joseph Basciano”


Cicale wrote that everyone in jail will be watching Joseph and grooming him out of respect for his father and his status in the mafia world. He said he feared the good young man could walk out of prison feeling like he was the next John Gotti. Time in jail may only lead the young man and his brothers down the path of becoming lifetie wiseguys the letter said. He recalled Joseph as being a smart college boy back when he knew him and before he decided to help convict papa Basciano.

Joseph was already cut a break by Judge Sullivan with only a six month sentence considering he was facing a possible sentence of up to two years under the plea deal he agreed to. So there may not be much room left for leniency even with the urging of the mob turncoat.



Nicky Scarfo Jr Convicted in First Plus Financial Case


Nicodemo S. Scarfo also known as Nicky Scarfo Jr reputed Lucchese crime family soldier has been convicted on multiple charges including racketeering conspiracy in the takeover and looting of mortgage company First Plus Financial. He was convicted along with his side kick Salvatore Pelullo who prosecutors claimed played a key role in the operation. Also convicted was the former First Plus CEO John Maxwell and his brother and lawyer William. Three other attorneys Gary McCarthy, Donald Marino, and David Adler also charged in the case were acquitted on all counts. Scarfo and the others convicted were found guilty on more then 20 seperate counts. Scarfo and Pelullo both with prior convictions on their records are facing up to 30 years in prison at sentencing.



Nicky Scarfo Jr

“Nicky Scarfo Jr”



Scarfo Jr is the son of jailed Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo. After a failed attempt on his life back in 1989 in Philadelphia his father arranged for him to become a made member of the Lucchese family of the New York mafia for his protection according to law enforcement.


He then moved to New Jersey and became an active member of the a Lucchese crew. It is believed by law enforcement that former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino was the shooter in the Scarfo Jr hit as he and his crew of young turks were looking to take control of the Philly mafia and Nicky Jr was seen as a possible proxy for his jailed father.