The Modernmob is a series that follows the lives of some of the most infamous mob bosses of all time. These include Vic Amuso, Ori Spado and the Genovese family. They also discuss the Colombo crime family.
Ori Spado is a man of many hats. He is an insurance salesman by day, and Hollywood mob boss by night. As a result, he is a fixture in Los Angeles. In his time here, he has rubbed elbows with a wide range of famous and infamous individuals. A few of his more notable peers include Frank Costello and Sonny Franzese.
The best part about his storied career is that he’s still around to tell his tales. From his days at Kelsey-Hayes, to his days as the leading agent in the world, he’s been in a slew of high-profile crime organizations. At one point in his career, he even owned a small but impressive smattering of properties in Rome. His other claim to fame is that he is a multi-millionaire by marriage.
Vic Amuso, also known as Little Vic, has been the head of the Lucchese crime family since 1980. His crime reign was one of the bloodiest in Mafia history.
Amuso, who was born in Brooklyn in 1934, became a prominent member of the family. He started as a bodyguard for Carmine Tramunti. Later, he was promoted to a higher position in the organization and became the boss of the New York-based Brooklyn faction.
During his trial, he was charged with ordering at least 10-12 slayings. In addition, Amuso was arrested for possession of three pounds of heroin. However, he is currently serving a life sentence for a number of crimes, including racketeering and drug trafficking.
Amuso’s crime family is smaller than the Genovese and Colombos, but it is still larger than the Gambino and Bonanno crime families. It is run through Local 580 of the Iron Workers Union, which was the organization’s front for kickbacks.
Genovese mob boss Liborio Bellomo
Liborio Bellomo is the modern mob boss of the Genovese family. He was inducted into the family in 1977 and has risen to the top in a very short amount of time. During this time, the Genovese family has been involved in numerous criminal activities. The family has been a fixture in the New York mob scene.
Several members of the Genovese and Bonanno families have been convicted of various crimes. In fact, the “Pizza Connection” case uncovered extensive Bonanno family drug trafficking.
Liborio Bellomo was also indicted on charges of labor racketeering, extortion, and ordering the death of a former associate. However, he was able to avoid a lengthy prison stint by working out a plea agreement.
A 60-count indictment was filed against 12 defendants, charging them with 31 racketeering acts. The grand jury also indicted five other Genovese organized crime family members in connection with two murders. One of the murders took place at LaGuardia Airport, while the other occurred in the backyard of a home in the suburbs.
The Colombo crime family
The Colombo crime family is one of the most prominent New York Mafia families. They are often compared to the Gambino and Bonanno families.
During the 1970s, the Colombo family dominated La Cosa Nostra. This made them a target for law enforcement. Their activities included loan-sharking, gambling, racketeering, and gambling.
The Colombo crime family has recently been shaken down by federal prosecutors. A recent indictment charges the organization with multiple acts of extortion. It alleges the group used a two-decade extortion scheme to extort a union.
According to the indictment, the Colombo organized crime family used extortion and violence to control management of the Labor Union. They also formulated a scheme to launder money from Health Fund contracts.
On Tuesday, 11 reputed Colombo members were arrested in New York and New Jersey. Two of them surrendered. Other defendants include Joseph Bellantoni, David Permut, and Michael Uvino.