Sunday, May 9, 2021

Gambino associate guilty in ‘pants on fire’ torching of Mercedes

Tuccio faces a mandatory 10 years.Peter Tuccio, 27, pleaded guilty to felony extortion for torching the Mercedes of a Queens businessman who stopped making payoffs to a miffed mob captain. The arson didn’t go quite as planned: co-conspirator Gino Gabrielli set himself on fire. Gabrielli, accompanied by Tuccio, turned up at hospital for treatment of 3rd degree burns.
In December 2015, Tuccio and two others chased a businessman at high rates of speed through the streets of Queens. The unnamed businessman wanted to stop making $400 annual extortion payments to a Gambino crime family captain. Tuccio has been linked to Mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino.