Sunday, May 9, 2021

Gambino associate guilty in ‘pants on fire’ torching of Mercedes

Tuccio faces a mandatory 10 years.Peter Tuccio, 27, pleaded guilty to felony extortion for torching the Mercedes of a Queens businessman who stopped making payoffs to a miffed mob captain. The arson didn’t go quite as planned: co-conspirator Gino Gabrielli set himself on fire. Gabrielli, accompanied by Tuccio, turned up at hospital for treatment of 3rd degree burns.
In December 2015, Tuccio and two others chased a businessman at high rates of speed through the streets of Queens. The unnamed businessman wanted to stop making $400 annual extortion payments to a Gambino crime family captain. Tuccio has been linked to Mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rudy Giuliani - 'Filthy Few' - Update VII

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen responded to reports that Rudy Giuliani is pressing the Trump camp to help pay for his growing legal bills. Cohen predicts that Trump won't pay Giuliani "two cents" and may as well try to "slingshot himself to the moon."
Cops confiscated Guiliani’s electronic devices as part of a search warrant. Feds raided the Upper East Side apartment of Rudy Giuliani as part of a criminal probe into his dealings in Ukraine.
Giuliani is suspected of illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukranian officials and Russian spies in 2019.
More than 3,100 lawyers, including a former Attorney General, 14 ex-federal judges and three dozen former prosecutors at the office Rudy Giuliani once led, have joined a call for his law license to be revoked. More than 4,000 non-lawyers also signed the petition. Giuliani is being spanked for his continuous election lies and incendiary rhetoric in support of Trump. "Let's have trial by combat," he said.
Kremlin-backed news network RT kicked off its Election Day coverage with an interview with Rudy Giuliani. Rudy spread misinformation about the vote and repeated his discredited attacks on Hunter Biden, a story that Russian state media has perpetuated in the face of disinterest from legitimate news outlets. RT News is a "registered foreign agent.”
POTUS lawyer Rudy Giuliani has hit the news about warnings made to the White House by the CIA and others about his contacts with Russian agents. Andrii Derkach has been identified by the Treasury Department as a Russian agent. That connection led spies to learn about Giuliani's dealings with other Russian operatives. The FBI has been investigating Giuliani as a counterintelligence risk.Giuliani and Derkach.
In 1986 Giuliani and Senator Al D’Amato posed 'undercover' to show how easy it was to buy crack. Giuliani dressed in a Hells Angels cut, complete with club patches, including one that read “Filthy Few.” To wear the HA 'Death Head' in public when not a HA member is ill advised and the 'Filthy Few' patch is reserved for those HA who have killed for the club.

Steven Blais being framed probably

Steven Blais, 32, of Providence, R.I., faces multiple charges including possession of a controlled drug, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, disobeying a police officer, conduct after an accident, reckless operation, and several traffic violations. He started a meth/crackhead high speed chase and was busted by cops after eventually losing control and crashing into trees. Nobody was hurt.

A model girlfriend and a Rolls Royce: Memories for Darren Mohr

The party was over for Darren Mohr in 2020. The Oz 'businessman' involved in a drug syndicate that tried to import more than a tonne of cocaine into Australia was sentenced to 18 years in jail. Mohr flaunted his wealth and extravagant lifestyle on social media extensively before his arrest. His Sydney-based drug ring was dismantled by police following raids on Christmas Day 2016 at the Sydney Fish Markets.
Mohr was refused bail and has spent all his time in custody. Mohr's group tried to import five shipments of cocaine and heroin from South America, including 600 kg of cocaine worth $197m that was intercepted by the French Navy in Tahiti in March, 2016. The 1.1 tonne seizure is the largest in Australian history. A 32 kg haul of heroin was also seized in Fiji.

Friday, May 7, 2021

“DWI Dude,” James Balagia off to jail

For years Texans charged with DUI and drug possession turned to the attorney known as the “DWI Dude.” James Morris Balagia touted his skills in getting people accused of serious crimes off or their charges lowered. His motto; “Busted? Call the dude!”
Balagia was sentenced to 188 months. Balagia, 65, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for pocketing money from drug traffickers. He claimed he could bribe officials for favorable treatment in their cases.
Balagia was ratted out by the drug dealers he tried to rip off.

Harry 'Pittsburgh Phil' Strauss

Harry 'Pittsburgh Phil' StraussHarry 'Pittsburgh Phil' Strauss was a prolific contract killer for Murder, Inc. in the 1930s. He purportedly killed over one hundred men including: shooting, ice picks, drowning, live burial, and strangulation. Killers were paid a regular salary as retainer as well as an average fee of $1,000 to $5,000 per hit. Strauss was arrested 18 times but wasn't convicted until he was found guilty of the homicide that sent him and fellow Murder, Inc. hitman Martin 'Bugsy' Goldstein to the electric chair.
After hitman Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles turned informant, Strauss was arrested for the murder of Irving 'Puggy' Feinstein.
Strauss tried to avoid conviction by feigning insanity in the courtroom and on death row. Strauss and Goldstein were convicted September 19, 1940, and executed by electrocution using Sing Sing's Old Sparky on June 12, 1941.

Harry Strauss and Martin 'Bugsy' Goldstein.
Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Island raids net drugs, cash, HA gear

Hells Angels marked their 35th anniversary in B.C. in 2018 with a party in Nanaimo. RCMP seized drugs, guns and $42k in a pair of raids in Saanich and Sooke. Two pickup trucks, a car, a Harley-Davidson, eight long guns and Hells Angels gear also goes to the state.

Reginald “Tex” Arthurell

NSW triple-killer Reginald Arthurell has been granted parole from his/her 24-year term for murder. Arthurell, 75, came out as a transgender woman in prison.

Eugene "Boobsie" Castelle screwed

Castelle is a soldier in the Lucchese crime family. He was convicted in 2019 for racketeering conspiracy and running an illegal gambling house. In 2008, he had completed an 88-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. He was sentenced to 77 months in a federal penitentiary, a three-year supervised release, $100,000 fine and forfeiture of $188,955 in criminal proceeds.
He was freed on appeal, which was eventually dismissed. Shifting gears, the career mobster tried to claim a serious threat from Covid in jail. His latest claim has also been dismissed and Boobsie will remain caged. John Pennisi, a family member turned FBI informant, ratted the family out. He recorded a mob initiation ceremony.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mr. Sidewalk dies at 71

Nicolo Milioto was a Montreal businessman known as “Mr. Sidewalk”. Milioto was a middleman between the Mafia in Montreal and construction companies, an accusation Milioto flatly denied. Milioto was caught on the RCMP’s hidden cameras 236 times at the Café Consenza from 2004 to 2006. He denied that he demanded a 2.5% “pizzo,” or tax, on behalf of the Rizzuto family. Milioto said he'd never heard of the Mafia.
His habit of handing over large wads of cash while inside a Mob headquarters to the boss who stuffed them in his socks was explained. Milioto said it was a security measure and the money was linked to the Cattolica Eraclea association, an Italian community organization.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

These shoes are made for smuggling

The Georgia woman was returning from Jamaica. A 21-year-old woman was arrested at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for attempting to smuggle three pounds of cocaine hidden in the soles of seven pairs of shoes. "Shoes are made for walking and not smuggling narcotics," US Customs and Border Protection said.