Daughter of legendary mob boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante requests leniency with cooperating nephew
The family of legendary Genovese boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante is back in court once again.
Gigante’s grandson, Vincent Fyfe, will return to Manhattan Federal Court for sentencing on Tuesday after cooperating with the feds against his half-uncle Vincent Esposito. Esposito pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy back in April 2019.
Two of Esposito’s sisters were present at Fyfe’s subsequent trial, where they shamed Fyfe calling him a “piece of s**t” and gave him the “malocchio”, which is the Italian evil eye.
Rita Gigante, Fyfe’s aunt and the Chin’s daughter, provided the federal court with a letter asking for mercy in Fyfe’s sentencing. She praised Fyfe for his “unflinching honesty despite a family history with generational ties to organized crime.”
“Vincent has empowered himself by finding his Truth, having the courage to speak his truth and has learned that his truth has set him free,” she wrote. “This realization has changed the course of his life forever and for the better as well as helped change the family lineage of the Gigantes.”
“I have had the honor of watching Vincent grow from a little boy into the man he is,” she wrote in a five-paragraph letter. “My deep connection with him comes from having the privilege of mentoring him over the years and helping him through his struggles by introducing spirituality to him.”
In 1995, Fyfe was hired at the position of union executive as a recommendation from his grandfather. He pleaded guilty to embezzling $15,000 in union funds between 2005-08.
Esposito, 53, is currently residing in a Brooklyn federal facility and is scheduled to be released on Valentines Day.