Saturday, June 8, 2019

Luchese boss changes in bloodless coup

Michael 'Big Mike' DeSantis, Matthew 'Matty' Madonna.Mafia boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso sent a coded letter from jail to underboss Steven “Stevie Wonder” Crea in 2017. Brooklyn Luchese wiseguy Michael 'Big Mike' DeSantis was to take the reins of acting boss from Matthew 'Matty' Madonna. Madonna, 83, agreed to step aside, averting a blood bath.

In the late 1980s and early ’90s more than a dozen Luchese members were murdered in a power struggle. Boss Vic Amuso and his then-top lieutenant, Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, carried out numerous murders.

Recent photo of former lucchese boss Vic Amuso