The recent release of the film Anna Karenina has reminded many of Tolstoy's wry comment, "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." So it is for the infamous family whose tale is told in The Godfather's Daughter.
A big hurdle the feds have to overcome in their prosecution of legendary gangster John (Sonny) Franzese is getting jurors to look past whatever disdain they acquired for the mobster's spoiled-rotten son.
After biding his time for several years, powerful waterfront racketeer Tino Fiumara has been flexing his prison-hardened muscles in recent months and reasserting himself as the Genovese family's go-to guy.
The Genovese boss of Springfield, MA was arraigned here on March 24 for the mob murder of Arillotta's predecessor as chief of the crime family's Bay State rackets. But we didn't even have a chance to say hello.
The feds say the nonagenarian wiseguy John (Sonny) Franzese is so well-versed in the art of the modern day mob hit that they want jurors at his upcoming racketeering trial to hear him expound on his style.
Words currently being spoken about Todo Anastasio in Brooklyn Federal Court can be quite costly for him. If convicted at an ongoing racketeering trial, Anastasio, now 80, faces up to 20 years behind bars.