Friday, August 20, 2021

Mob Boss Carmine 'The Snake' Persico an FBI rat

The New York Daily News is reporting that Carmine Persico was a “Top Echelon Informant” for the FBI.
Carmine John Persico Jr. was born in 1933 in Brooklyn. Persico took over the Colombo Family in the early 1970s when it was at the height of its powers. In the summer of 1986, he was convicted of racketeering and murder in a prosecution of mob bosses led by then U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani.
Sentenced to more than a century in prison in 1987, Persico exerted authority over the Colombo family from behind bars for decades. Persico was the last surviving defendant of the mid-‘80s 'Commission' trial, which put three of New York’s five crime family bosses in prison.
Persico died in prison in 2019 at age 85 while serving a 139-year sentence.