By Frank Dimatteo
Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie pictures. Jospeh “Little Lolly Pop” Carna. Larry “Big Lolly Pop” Carna. Salvatore “Sally Boy” Marinelli. Johnny Tarzan. Louie Pizza. Sally D, Bobby B, Roy Roy, and Punchy.
They have been THE PRESIDENT road BOYS of Brooklyn, New York.
Frank Dimatteo used to be born right into a kinfolk of mob hitmen. His father and godfather have been shooters and bodyguards for notorious Mafia legends, the Gallo brothers. His uncle was once a capo within the Genovese crime kin and bodyguard to Frank Costello. take into account that, DiMatteo observed and heard issues boy shouldn’t see or hear.
He knew every person locally. and so they knew him. . .and his kinfolk. And does he have a few wild tales to inform. . .
From the old-school Mafia dons and notorious “five households” who referred to as all of the pictures, to the new-breed “independents” of the ballsy Gallo gang who didn’t resolution to nobody, Dimatteo pulls no punches in describing what it’s fairly like transforming into up within the mob. Getting his cheeks pinched through loopy Joe Gallo till tears got here down his face. falling by the wayside of faculty and placing gangster-style with the men on President road. looking at the Gallos salary an all-out warfare opposed to wiseguys with extra energy, more cash, extra weapons. and eventually, revealing the surprising deathbed confessions that might blow the lid off the sordid deeds, attractive betrayals, and all-too-secret background of the yank Mafia.
Originally self-published as Lion within the Basement
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“As an area child I grew up round President highway and be aware of firsthand the trap of ‘the existence’ as a police officer and as a child that escaped the entice. i will inform you the blind loyalty that the crews had for his or her bosses—unbounded, unlimited, and unsafe. because the Prince of President road, Frank Dimatteo, is consultant of a misplaced iteration of Italian american citizens. If any of this staff were given a good shot initially they might were geniuses of their selected field.” —Joseph "Giggy" Gagliardo, Retired DEA Agent, manhattan City
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