Monday, March 12, 2018

Wiseguy set to take plea deal in mob loansharking case

Ronald 'Ronnie G' Giallanzo
Prosecutors say Ronald 'Ronnie G' Giallanzo, an acting capo in the Bonanno crime family, ran an operation in Howard Beach that hauled in $26 million between 1998 and March 2017. In one May 2013 incident, Giallanzo and an associate beat a deadbeat behind on payments for a $250,000 credit. The victim soiled himself while Giallanzo screamed “Where’s the fucking money?”

Giallanzo is the nephew of 82-year-old incarcerated “Goodfellas” gangster Vincent Asaro. The aging capo was sentenced in December for a case where he ordered the arson of a vehicle that cut him off in traffic. In 2015, Asaro was acquitted for his role in the 1978 Luftansa heist depicted in “Goodfellas.”