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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:37 AM

Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home - 2nd BIG mob hit in 4 days

Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home: Sources

A man believed to be a leader in the Gambino crime family was shot to death outside his home on Staten Island, police and sources close to the investigation said.

Police responding to a 911 call around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday found Francesco Cali, 53, with several gunshot wounds to his torso outside his home on Hilltop Terrace in Todt Hill, the NYPD said.

Cali was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A law enforcement official briefed on the case told News 4 Cali is believed to be a ranking member in the notorious Gambino crime family.

More: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Person-Seriously-Injured-in-Shooting-on-Staten-Island-NYPD-507123481.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand&__twitter_impression=true


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Good thread at DU covering this and as its late, don't feel like bringing all the links over here.

Read it there or not.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211918906

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Reply Gambino Crime Family Leader Shot Dead Outside Home - 2nd BIG mob hit in 4 days (Original post)
RCW2014 Thursday OP
Troll2 Thursday #1
Currentsitguy Thursday #2
Troll2 Thursday #3
Currentsitguy Thursday #4
drunk_teddy Thursday #5
RCW2014 Thursday #6

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:44 AM

1. Normal process of selecting new leaders

Cali “was a real quiet old-school boss,” a police source told The Post.

He infused the family with a new crop of immigrant Italian gangsters and focused on the heroin and OxyContin trade, sources told The Post in September.

He had just one criminal conviction: on an extortion rap in 2008 for an attempted shakedown of a trucker working at a proposed NASCAR racetrack in Staten Island. Cali served just 16 months in the prison on the conviction.

The mob hit comes as New York has experienced a resurgence in mob activity in recent months.

In October, Bonanno associate Sylvester Zottola, 71, was gunned down at a Bronx McDonald’s drive-thru.

John Gotti’s brother Gene, 71, was recently put back on the streets after spending 29 years in prison for dealing heroin.

He was photographed by The Post outside his family home in Valley Stream, LI, following his release on parole from a federal lockup in Louisiana in September.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/13/gambino-crime-boss-frank-cali-shot-dead-outside-staten-island-home/

Cali’s killing comes less than a week after the death legendary mobster Carmine Persico, the longtime boss of the Colombo crime family. Persico, 85, was serving a 100-year federal prison sentence after his conviction on racketeering and murder charges in the famous mid-’80s “ Commission trial.”

Persico, whose health had deteriorated over the past few years, was blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other, and needed a wheelchair to get around. He died at the Duke University Medical Center last Thursday.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-staten-island-mob-boss-shooting-20190313-story.html

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:02 AM

2. Sounds like the first was less of a hit and more of an old age thing.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:13 AM

3. But it creates an opportunity for upwards mobility and the ensuing competition

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:14 AM

4. I wasn't questioning that. Just sayin'

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. The shots came from a Pick Up? in NYC a limo would be less conspicuous than a PU n/t

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Response to drunk_teddy (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:23 PM

6. Reminds me of a project I had in NYC where I decided to drive my new black GMC

Yukon GT circa 1994.

This was before SUV's were popular and it was amazing how people would gawk at that beast.

Even the taxis "made way" for us.

That very machine is undergoing a off-frame restoration as I type. Hoping to get her back by Memorial day!!!

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