By Philip Carlo

Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, boss of recent York's Lucchese crime kinfolk, was once a Mafia famous person, accountable for greater than 50 murders. Now serving thirteen existence sentences at a federal criminal in Colorado, Casso has given journalist and big apple occasions bestselling writer Philip Carlo the main intimate, own investigate the realm of los angeles Cosa Nostra ever noticeable. by way of natural happenstance, Casso had lived round the corner to the relations of younger Philip Carlo and the writer used to be capable get into the brain, middle, and soul of 1 of the main crafty, ruthless mob bosses within the annals of crime historical past. In Gaspipe, Casso unearths the surprising information in the back of headline-making crimes and crime figures, such as:

-- The mob's determination that John Gotti needed to cross after whacking sizeable Paul Castellano with out approval—and how Casso bought the order to hit Gotti
--- A fly-on-the-wall view of the Mafia fee sit-down at which John Gotti was once made capo di tutti capi . . . the boss of all bosses - The insidious dating among los angeles Cosa Nostra and the Russian Mafia, and the way the Lucchese family members murdered the main feared murderer within the Russian mob
--- information of mystery sit-downs with mob bosses Vincent "The Chin" Gigante and John Gotti, and the infamous Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
--- How Gravano made fools of the U.S. Justice division and the FBI
--- the true tale of the Mafia police officers and the revelations of alternative legislation enforcement body of workers on Casso's payroll
--- How the Mafia controlled to get a decent stranglehold on so much unions in America
--- the reality at the back of the Mafia's genuine function in bringing narcotics into the U.S.
--- How federal criminal officers have been got and bought by means of the Mafia
--- The intimate info of the ladies in the back of the Mafiosi
--- the reality at the back of the assassinations of JFK and RFK
--- Who killed Jimmy Hoffa and the place his physique is
--- Why J. Edgar Hoover secure the Mafia

Chilling and illuminating, unvarnished and wonderful, Gaspipe is a rollercoaster experience right into a global few outsiders have ever dared to enter.

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A favor returned, he already knew, could be far more valuable than a few thousand dollars. Plus he now had a bond—an ally—with Capo Long John that would serve him well for years to come. CHAPTER 10 THE OPPOSITE SEX nthony Casso loved women and women loved him right back. He was usually dating several women at once. He always had new clothes, his pockets filled with cash. He was generous and spent freely. He also had a keen sense of humor and loved practical jokes just as much as he had when he was a schoolboy.

The war Al Capone—a neighborhood hero to these young toughs— had with Chicago’s Irish gangs was legendary, as was the war the Italians had in New York with Irish gangsters Vincent Coll “Mad Dog,” Eddie and Jack Diamond, “Big Bill” Dwyer, and Owny Madden. As history shows, the Irish gangsters were eventually decimated by the Italians . . by the Mafia’s jungle cunning and killing prowess. They fought, too, because of females . . an Irish girl becoming sweet for a dark-eyed, sexy Italian, or an Italian girl being charmed by an Irishman’s blue eyes, beguiling smile, and glib ways.

Casso stared at Mario, who had the hard jawline, overreaching brow, and deadpan eyes inherent in most Mob guys’ faces. ” Anthony asked. ” Rather than make a quick decision right then, Anthony politely thanked Gigante for his offer and said he’d let him know. They had dinner and parted as friends. Casso returned to Norwalk, New Jersey, not sure about what he should do. On the one hand, it was nice to be wanted, but he was not sure about the Genovese family—their contacts, their political connections, the wis- 34 PHILIP CARLO dom of its head, Phillip Lombardo—or about being inducted into it .

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