The city's furriest mob associate is up for adoption, The New York Daily News reports. The old men who inherited a black cat when they took over former gang social club Cafe Liberty in Ozone Park say they can't pay the rent anymore, and need someone to take the feline off their hands.
5 years ago, Alfred (Freddy Hot) DiCongilio--the same wise guy who allegedly killed Frank Boccia inside Cafe Liberty in 1988--adopted the cat from a rescue. The four-legged creature killed rats and was a beloved pet to the crime family, most of whom have died or are now in prison.
Its name? Obama. From The News:
The club members describe themselves as right-wingers, so why did they name the pet Obama after the 2008 election? "He does what he wants to," said Arthur Giallorenzo, 83.
The story is yet another tale of the mafia's rapidly diminishing presence in New York. In January 2011, over 100 mafia members were arrested in a massive raid in Brooklyn
Any interested parties in Obama should email Spay Neuter Intervention Project, SNIPNYC@aol.com and make an offer they can't refuse.