So as I continue reading up on the Giannini's, I notice the media sometimes uses the term "wanna-be", to describe this crew. Really? They commited murder, armed robbery, arson, extortion, etc........ I think they're pretty much legit in that sense.
The Ragusa's are a fascinating family. The father, Filippo, owned a pastry shop somewhere in Ridgewood, and was part of the famous Pizza Connection. He went on the lam in 1983, and didn't resurface until 1989. At that point, he did 8 years in prison.
When Filippo got out, his son, Paul, then went on the lam for 1 1/2 years, until turning himself in fearing the feds would bring charges against his father and sister(Francesca) for lying. It's said that a young Paul watched his dad slide out the back door of the pastry shop when the feds came knocking in 1983. Guess he learned from his dad at a young age.
Where could Filippo have been for six years? Paul for 1 1/2? Interesting. Is there a network where mobsters can go to hide?