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Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

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Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby thebadguy on Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:55 pm

Although several mob families across the Northeast have been hit with indictments over the last year, the Detroit Mafia has proved a more elusive target for federal investigators as reported by James Buccellato and Scott M. Burnstein for CBS News:

"They don't chase the news cameras like in other cities and a lot of them have been very adept of veiling themselves in legitimacy," said former federal prosecutor and organized crime task force member Keith Corbett, of the area's ruling mob powers. * * * Indeed, many would probably be surprised to find out that Detroit's mafia is still alive, well and racketeering in 2011.

One key to its stubborn endurance is the blood ties which bond the alleged crime families. Joe Zerilli, the "boss of bosses" over the suspected Mafia clans in the Motor City until his passing in 1978, made "it a requirement as early as the 1930s that his soldiers married other soldiers' daughters, sisters, nieces and cousins," and this keep-it-in-the-family strategy makes betrayal less likely and infiltration more difficult.

With the exception of a few minor prosecutions which resulted in minimal prison time for those convicted, the Detroit Mafia otherwise still runs the streets with impunity.

Although several mob families across the Northeast have been hit with indictments over the last year, the Detroit Mafia has proved a more elusive target for federal investigators as reported by James Buccellato and Scott M. Burnstein for CBS News:

"They don't chase the news cameras like in other cities and a lot of them have been very adept of veiling themselves in legitimacy," said former federal prosecutor and organized crime task force member Keith Corbett, of the area's ruling mob powers. * * * Indeed, many would probably be surprised to find out that Detroit's mafia is still alive, well and racketeering in 2011.

One key to its stubborn endurance is the blood ties which bond the alleged crime families. Joe Zerilli, the "boss of bosses" over the suspected Mafia clans in the Motor City until his passing in 1978, made "it a requirement as early as the 1930s that his soldiers married other soldiers' daughters, sisters, nieces and cousins," and this keep-it-in-the-family strategy makes betrayal less likely and infiltration more difficult.

With the exception of a few minor prosecutions which resulted in minimal prison time for those convicted, the Detroit Mafia otherwise still runs the streets with impunity.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/06/24/ ... -not-gone/
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby Allie Shades on Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Detroit is alive and well. They are te next most powerful Family behind The Outfit and the Colombo's
This is a chart made by Scott Burnstein, one of the writers of the article.


Detroit Combination (The Partnership) Legend:
IP - In Prison UI - Under Indictment L - Life Imprisonment

Administration:
1. Boss: Giacomo W "Black Jack" Tocco/84
Street Boss: Jack "Jackie the Kid/The Bathrobe/Jackie Sunglasses" Giacalone/60
2. UnderBoss: Joseph "Joe Hooks" Mirabile/77
3. Consigliere: Dominic “Uncle Dom” Bommarito/75
Counselor Emeritus - Anthony "Tony T/Tawn/Tic Toc Tony" Tocco/82 (Semi-retired), Antonino "Tony the Exterminator/TR" Ruggirello, Sr.
Street Boss Counselor – Henry Allen “The General” Hilf/70 (Jewish/Top Jackie the Kid confidant)/ Bernard "Bernie the Jew" Schrott (Jewish)



Capos:
1. Anthony "Tony Pal/Tony the Butterfly" Palazzola/70 - Wayne County, Canada, Eastern Market District
2. Anthony "Chicago Tony/Tony Lop" La Piana/66 - Unions/Downtown Business District
3. Joseph "Joey Jack" Giacalone/56 - Northern Macomb County, Livingston County, Tri-City Area
4. Peter "Specs/Black Pete/Blackie" Tocco Sr/63 - Oakland County
5. Frank "Frankie the Bomb" Bommarito/80 - Southern Macomb County (Liaison to Biker gangs)



Soldiers:
David J "Ace/Davey the Doughnut" Aceto/53 (Future Capo)
Eugene "Genie Boy" Baratta (Son-in-law to Giacomo "Black Jack" Tocco)
Joseph Barbara Jr
Vincenzo "Vinnie Meat Balls/Enzo the Greaseball" Bronzino/44
Pasquale "Patty Parts" Carlini
Anthony "Little Tony Long/Tony the Executive" Cimini Jr/48
Anthony "Nino/Tony the Scientist" Corrado Jr/53
Dominic "Chicago Dom" Corrado/39 - Chicago/NW Indiana
Paul "Cousin Paulie/Paulie the Fixer" Corrado/46
Paul "Big Paulie" Corrado Jr/51
Peter "Baby Bull" Corrado
Peter "Fat Pete" Corrado/52
Gerard "The Colonel" DiMichelle
Joseph "Joe D" DiStefano/57
Don Fragale/66
Patrick "Pat the Pimp" Gatto/57 (Might not be made yet)
Anthony "Fat Tony/The Manitee" Giacalone, Jr/60 (Demoted from capo in favor of younger brother)
Jack V "Jackie the Nose" Giacalone/59 - Florida
Joseph "Big Joey Jack/ Joe White" Giacalone/70 - Flint/ Ann Arbor, MI
Vincent "Vinnie Jack" Giacalone/43
Robert "Bobby the Animal/Bobby the Tiger" LaPuma/72
Peter “Pete the Clown/The Lion” Leonardo
Isodoro T "Teddy San Diego" Matranga/62 - San Diego, California
Joseph "Joe" Messina/53
Peter J Messina/54
James "Jimmy the Golfer" Nerra
Anthony "Little Tony Pal" Palazzola Jr
Salvatore "Sammy the Spark Plug/Sparky/Little Sammy Pal" Palazzola Jr
Anthony "Tony the Builder/Little Tony Razz" Randazzo Jr/43
Dominic Rubino
Antonio "Toto" Ruggirello
Joseph "Jo Jo" Ruggirello
Jack "Jackie Two Guns/Jack the Builder" Russo (Future Capo)
John "Johnny Bananas" Sciarotta/53 (Future Capo)
Anthony “Nino/Smitty” Tocco
Anthony "Little Tony T/Little Tawny" Tocco Jr
Jack "Miami Jack/Little Jackie Boy" Tocco Jr - Florida
Joseph "Joey T" Tocco Sr
Joseph "Little Joey T" Tocco Jr/33 (Might not be made yet)
Paul Tocco (Semi-retired)
Peter "Little Petey" Tocco Jr/31 (Might not be made yet)
Salvatore "Mops" Tocco/62 (Future Capo)
Vito Tocco (Future Capo)
Joseph "Joey the Trash Man" Tringali
Sam Ventigmillia - Texas
Frank "Frankie the Chink/Chinky" Versaci/83



Inactive Members:
Joseph "Joe Gravel" Gargalino - Florida
Vito "Billy Jack" Giacalone/87 (retired/ill-health)
William "Billy Lee" Loiacano - Florida
Sam Lucido
Sebastian "Buster" Lucido
Michael "Big Mike" Polizzi/86
Daniel N "Danny" Triglia
Dominic "Big Dom" Vivio/80 (Possibly deceased)
Anthony "Tony Z" Zerilli/82 (Shelved, Former Underboss, demoted upon release from prison in 2008)



Members Who Have Died Since 1998:
Dominic "Handsome Dom/Joey Craps" Allevato (1999)
Carlo Bommarito (2008) (Drug overdose)
Anthony "Tony Long" Cimini Jr (2005)
Anthony "Tony the Bull" Corrado (2002)
Vincent "Crazy Jimmy/Jimmy Jacobs" Finazzo (2003)
Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone (2001)
Jack "The Hulk/Jackie G" Gianosa (2003)
Salvatore "Sammy G" Giordano (2002) - Missouri Capo
Salvatore "Sammy Soup/Soupy/Sam the Driver" Lentine (2002)
Dominic Licavoli (2003)
Bernard “Bernie the Hammer” Marchesani (1998)
Joseph Matranga (1999) - California Capo
Vincent "Little Vince/Black Vince" Meli (2008)
Leonardo "Leo Monday" Monteleone (2006)
Anthony "Pretty Boy Tony" Munaco (2005)
Raffaele "Jimmy Q/Jimmy the Goon" Quasarano (2001)
Dominic "Lefty" Tringale (2007)
Pete Trupiano (2003)
Dominic Viccari (2001)



Members Who Have Flipped:
Nove Tocco/Soldier






Post-"Black Jack" Tocco:

Administration:
1. Boss: Jack "Jackie the Kid/The Bathrobe" Giacalone/59
Street Boss: Peter "Specs/Black Pete/Blackie" Tocco Sr/62 - Oakland County
2. UnderBoss: Anthony "Chicago Tony/Tony Lop" La Piana - Unions/Downtown Business District
3. Consigliere: Anthony "Tony Pal/Tony the Butterfly" Palazzola - Wayne County, Canada, Eastern Market District



Capos:
1. Salvatore "Sammy the Spark Plug/Sparky/Little Sammy Pal" Palazzola Jr - Wayne County, Canada, Eastern Market District
2. Jack "Jackie Two Guns/Jack the Builder" Russo - Unions/Downtown Business District
3. Joseph "Joey Jack" Giacalone - Northern Macomb County, Livingston County, Tri-City Area
4. Vito Tocco/Salvatore "Mops" Tocco/61 - Oakland County
5. Frank "Frankie the Bomb" Bommarito/80 - Southern Macomb County
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby thebadguy on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Great info Allie, What Is It about the midwestern LCN that, they seem to have their shit together so to speak..?
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby Allie Shades on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 pm

thebadguy wrote:Great info Allie, What Is It about the midwestern LCN that, they seem to have their shit together so to speak..?


almost all of these guys r related by blood or marriage in Detroit. they have only had one made member flip, and even though he was a Tocco, he was extemely low level and did little damage. they have a lot of legit stuff, but are still active in the traditional mob rackets.
as far as the Midwest goes, they don't have nearly the media attention that New York does, plus they have tried to become as legit as possible while still holding on to a few street level rackets. most importantly the Midwest has little Federal Law enforcement attention on these families and have devoted their resources elsewhere.
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby purplegangster on Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:28 pm

well with the exception of some minor names who may or may not be just associates thats pretty much The Partnership top to bottom. And from what i have heard Nove would not have been made had his last name not been Tocco, the story goes he was prety much an imbicile but of course thats what is being said after he flipped so who really knows. a more impessive list would be all the legit businesses they have their fingers into. I've heard them connected with everything from waste hauling and shady land deals to owning golf courses and chicken restaurants. Of course they are also alleged to still have a lil weight with the unions in the Motor City and still run all the gambling. its actually a bit of a bummer being a mob watcher in Detroit because they do such a great job at keeping a low profile and in the past 30 years there hasn't been one high profile or even medium proflie hit. there was an alleged Chaldean mobster and an alleged Russian mobster that have been murdered in the past 30 yrs but no links to The Partnership. and trust me if you met most of these guys you'd just assume they were business men with out an evil bone in their body! thats what they do best i think; they don't act like mobsters and neither do thier kids.
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby Allie Shades on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:04 pm

purplegangster wrote:well with the exception of some minor names who may or may not be just associates thats pretty much The Partnership top to bottom. And from what i have heard Nove would not have been made had his last name not been Tocco, the story goes he was prety much an imbicile but of course thats what is being said after he flipped so who really knows. a more impessive list would be all the legit businesses they have their fingers into. I've heard them connected with everything from waste hauling and shady land deals to owning golf courses and chicken restaurants. Of course they are also alleged to still have a lil weight with the unions in the Motor City and still run all the gambling. its actually a bit of a bummer being a mob watcher in Detroit because they do such a great job at keeping a low profile and in the past 30 years there hasn't been one high profile or even medium proflie hit. there was an alleged Chaldean mobster and an alleged Russian mobster that have been murdered in the past 30 yrs but no links to The Partnership. and trust me if you met most of these guys you'd just assume they were business men with out an evil bone in their body! thats what they do best i think; they don't act like mobsters and neither do thier kids.


Nove Tocco was I think under Tony Zerilli and he and some others were apparently going around acting like idiots, and when they all got busted and Nove flipped, Tony Z was put on the shelf after that, and has since retired in bad standing when he got out of prison.
there are a few recent low level hits thought to be LCN related, though they can't come close to proving it.

2006 - Richard Loury - employee of Greektown Casino (the only of the three Detroit-based hotel and casinos with any allegations of mob ties) killed in driveway of his residence
2010 - David Widlak - bank executive killed
2010 -Gary Lupiloff - reputed mob associate who once served time for an alleged mob-backed odometer scam, gunned down in his driveway
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby purplegangster on Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:02 am

knew about Widlak but rarely do any of the news peeps here mention his and his bank's possible ties to the mob. (but i hear he owed some major dough and may have backed out of some kinda deal. ie laundaring gambling money) had no idea about the others, so once again Allie you are an excellent source of info. it seems that the media in Detroit is not really all that concerned with mob coverage until one of the old timers dies or there is actually a RICO case. alleged mob hits rarely get coverage. guess there are enough senseless murders being committed by DPD to keep the masses happy. and why cover the mob when our former mayor was the biggest crook in town! would love to know if you have heard of any ties between the digraced Kwame Kilpatrick and The Partnership? i assume there is just based on how much he and his cohorts were into construction bid rigging.
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby Allie Shades on Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:57 pm

purplegangster wrote:knew about Widlak but rarely do any of the news peeps here mention his and his bank's possible ties to the mob. (but i hear he owed some major dough and may have backed out of some kinda deal. ie laundaring gambling money) had no idea about the others, so once again Allie you are an excellent source of info. it seems that the media in Detroit is not really all that concerned with mob coverage until one of the old timers dies or there is actually a RICO case. alleged mob hits rarely get coverage. guess there are enough senseless murders being committed by DPD to keep the masses happy. and why cover the mob when our former mayor was the biggest crook in town! would love to know if you have heard of any ties between the digraced Kwame Kilpatrick and The Partnership? i assume there is just based on how much he and his cohorts were into construction bid rigging.



supposedly there are a few recorded conversations between Kilpatrick and a go-between for capo Anthony "Chicago Tony" La Piana that came up during the RICO investigation into Kilpatrick. I doubt anything comes out of it though, as it has not been mentioned in the papers.
another thing i forgot to mention about Detroit... allegedly, Black Jack Tocco has held 1-3 making ceremonies since he got out of prison in 2002, and had at least 1 before he went away in 2000 (Carlo Bommarito was made in this ceremony). from this it seems that Black Jack wants to continue the Family, yet still push it into as much legitimacy as possible, while still controlling certain street level rackets. These guys r the new Mafia.
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby purplegangster on Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:11 am

i personally think getting more legit while maintaining a silent hold on things like gambling is the only smart thing families can do these days and you are right The Partnership should be the template for the new Mafia. Keep things way off the radar, keep things in the 'family' and the less murders the less people seem to care about some guys who are just questionable businessmen. I would love to hear those tapes of Kwame though. and Allie it irks me to no end that you are more intune with my Detroit boys; especially since i grew up in Grosse Pointe. props man. there is a book called The Violent Years:Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs by Paul Kavieff you might want to check out. its not the best book but very informative. its so hard to find good info on the mafia in detroit and both the freep and Det. News really dont cover them so its that much harder.
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Re: Detroit Mafia Avoids Federal Detection

Postby Allie Shades on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:27 am

purplegangster wrote:i personally think getting more legit while maintaining a silent hold on things like gambling is the only smart thing families can do these days and you are right The Partnership should be the template for the new Mafia. Keep things way off the radar, keep things in the 'family' and the less murders the less people seem to care about some guys who are just questionable businessmen. I would love to hear those tapes of Kwame though. and Allie it irks me to no end that you are more intune with my Detroit boys; especially since i grew up in Grosse Pointe. props man. there is a book called The Violent Years:Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs by Paul Kavieff you might want to check out. its not the best book but very informative. its so hard to find good info on the mafia in detroit and both the freep and Det. News really dont cover them so its that much harder.



Few people recognize it, but Black Jack Tocco is probably the best LCN Boss of the last 30 years. He's been at the helm since 1979, and his Family is still intact and seems to be prospering with few law enforcement problems. hell, he was an LCN Boss that got convicted on RICO and he got 2 years. though if u ask the Prosecutor of that case, he will swear up and down that Tocco paid the judge off.
another thing i forgot to mention, Tocco and his entire administration (as well as others in the Crime Family) went to college and recieved degrees, so they r not idiots and know how to runs businesses in the legit world.
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