Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Corpse found in water identified as NYC mob family member

The corpse found in cement overshoes in the waters off Brooklyn over the weekend has been identified as Carmine Carini, 35, a member of a notorious local mob family. The body was found with a cinderblock brick bound to his legs by an electrical cord and his body wrapped in a blue tarp and sealed with duct tape. Carini died from blunt-force trauma to the head and had also been stabbed.

Carini’s father — also named Carmine — is an associate of the Colombo crime family. Carmine Sr. spent nearly a quarter-century behind bars for a 1983 killing.

Carmine 'The Snake' Persico
Two cousins of Carini were recruited by Colombo boss Carmine Persico to assassinate William Aronwald, a former prosecutor with the Justice Department, but they offed the prosecutor’s elderly father instead. The bungling wiseguys were found dead a few months later. Then, the hit men who had killed the hit men were killed.

One of the Carini brothers
The younger Carmine Carini had his own lengthy rap sheet. He was arrested for robbery in 2003, 2004 and in June last year and also had a drug-possession charge in 2010. He spent five years in the slammer for the 2003 robberies, in which he committed 10 muggings in an hour by driving around in a van and threatening strangers for money with a machete. He earned the moniker the 'Machete Mugger'.

He was released in 2009 but was back behind bars again in 2011 and 2014.