Sunday, June 28, 2020

Wise guy Frank Giovinco going away for 48 months

Genovese soldier Frank Giovinco, 52, was convicted in December. He was sentenced to four years in prison for extortion and racketeering conspiracies. He “instilled fear in victims and perpetrated kickback schemes to tighten the Family’s stranglehold over two labor unions."

Giovinco first came onto the scene in the 1990’s when the family inserted him into a scheme to control the waste carting industry in New York City. He rose through the ranks as an enforcer, working mainly with Brooklyn labor unions.
Giovinco and others committed “a wide range of crimes, including multiple acts of extortion, honest services fraud, and bribery.” Giovinco extorted for a cut of commissions made on union investments. Audio recordings captured Giovinco planning to “rattle the cage” of a victim, and to have the other’s “feet held to the fire.”

The call was recorded by Vincent Fyfe, a union official-turned mob informant. Fyfe got the union job through his grandfather, mob boss Vincent Gigante.
Giovinco also extorted 'tribute' payments.