iOS app Android app

Michael Persico

Feds Steer Big Mafia Case to Government-Friendly Judge

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Court records show that the office of the U.S. Attorney has steered the massive new Colombo family indictment to a decidedly pro-government judge.

Mob Busters and Mob Prince Play Let's Make a Deal

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The Law came calling on a Colombo crime family mob prince recently, but the encounter was settled peacefully -- in fact, quite happily if you can believe it.

Persicos Finally Win One -- Michael Persico Goes Home

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

It's been a long time since anyone named Persico has won anything in the never-ending court battles the family has been waging for more than half a century all around the town.

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.

Feds Probe Love Story Mob Hit

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Armed with a new inside source about the Colombo crime family hierarchy, the feds are taking a hard new look at a grisly, 18-year-old gangland-style slaying.