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Trusted Pal Nets 'Tall Guy' and Persico Cousins for FBI

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo Jr. has been around long enough to know that there is no free lunch -- especially in Gang Land. More than likely, someone -- somewhere -- is setting you up.

Feds Probe Mob Prince in Vending Machines Scam

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The son of legendary Colombo crime boss Carmine (Junior) Persico is the focus of a federal grand jury probe into one of the oldest of mob scams: the placement of candy and soda machines.

Feds: Mob Prince a Sweet-Talking Racketeer; Wiseguy Cousin a Violent Thug

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Say this for Michael Persico, the handsome, smooth as silk 53-year-old heir to a legendary mob family: He managed to stay out of trouble for a very long time.