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Mobsters Square Off In Pizza-Sauce Dispute

06/15/2012 10:25 am ET | Updated Aug 15, 2012

When two of New York's most infamous crime families need a sit-down, it's important to find neutral ground. That's presumably why members of the Colombo and Bonnano clans, when faced with a potentially explosive dispute over a stolen pizza recipe, retreated to the least likely venue imaginable for a sit-down over old-school Italian food: a Panera Bread café.

According to the court testimony of Colombo crime family capo Anthony Russo, Colombo associate Francis Guerra accused Eugene Lombardo, affiliated with the rival Bonnano clan, of stealing the secret pizza-sauce recipe from square-pie specialist L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn.

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