Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Mob "Plots" Uncovered

Big news for organized crime buffs: Today's New York Post reports that the FBI has just uncovered a "Gambino graveyard" in Ozone Park, Queens. The backlot, overgrown with weeds, is between three and four feet thick with concrete. But beneath are the remains of possibly 15 victims of both the Gambino and Bonnano crime families. If authorities are correct, the bodies are a Who's Who for mob aficionados, including Tommy DeSimone, the real-life "Tommy DeVito" played by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Bonnano capos Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, Philip "Philly Lucky" Giaccone, and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato--their murders were portrayed in Donnie Brasco--and, sadly, doomed neighbor John Favara. The latter was not a gangster, but driving on his way home one day in 1980, Favara accidentally hit and killed a kid riding on his bicycle. The kid happened to be the son of John Gotti. Shortly after, Favara disappeared.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the New York Daily News is to be believed, it was John Gotti's wife, Victoria, who pressed her husband to revenge the accidental death of their son by killing Mr. Favara.

Two comments about this awful incident:

(1) What sort of entity believes that revenge is the appropriate response to an (admittedly tragic) accident? Not any human being I've ever met.

(2) It would seem that the utter depravity of the Gotti household wasn't confined to the male part of it.

Will the world never be quit of such ugliness and those who beget it?