Rick Porrello's - AmericanMafia.com
| Home | Books and Gifts | Photo Album | Mob Busters | Mafia Site Search |

Mob Hits ...
The Prince has done an outstanding job of putting together what must be the only list available anywhere that covers so many events of murder, attempted murder and other situations that allegedly involve the Mafia. We wanted to recognize The Prince's tireless effort by presenting his compelation to you.


Originally Posted by The Prince on Thursday, 20 May 1999, at 11:49 a.m. on AmericanMafia.com Forum
updated by The Prince January 2004

A Look At Mob Hits, Misses, Disappearances, and Deaths In America

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Year Unknown
Key       Notes

Name Nickname Condition Family Suspected Reason Alleged Rank/Occupation/Tie
1-William Bright   Dead Bonnano/Gambino Revenge For Old Hit Associate, Jailed Bonnano Drug Dealer
2-Joseph Fiametta* Joe the Meat Guy Dead Gambino Victim of Theft Ring Associate, Involved with Drugs
3-Louis Dorval Louie Dead Lucchese/Colombo Suspected Informer Associate, Was Indicted a Week Earlier
4-Louis Balancio   Dead Lucchese Bar Room Fight Bar Patron, Assailants Lucchese Connected
5-Eric Curcio   Dead Colombo Taking Full Credit for Hit Associate, Tied to Scopo&Sparacino Hits
6-Guy Gralto   Wounded Gambino Money Dispute Associate, Car Theft Kingpin, Now Informant
7-John Sparacino   Dead Colombo Fled Scene of Scopo Hit Associate
8-Rolando Rivera   Dead Colombo   Associate
9-Michael Alba   Dead Lucchese Refusal to Pay Shakedown Staten Island Car Service Owner
10-Benjamin Iadrola   Dead Bonnano Gambling Dispute Associate or Soldier
10b-Christina Iadrola Speranza   Dead Bonnano Was With Benjamin Bystander, Sister of Benjamin Iadrola
11a-Sabatino Lombardi Tino Dead Genovese Gambling Debt Dispute Associate, Bookie
11b-Mike D'Urso (Durso) Cookie Wounded Genovese Was With Lombardi Associate, Close Friend of Sammy Aparo
12-Carmine Polito Carmine Pizza Wounded Genovese Precurser to D'Urso Hit Soldier
13-Carlos Beltram   Dead (Found in 1998) Colombo Abusing Sister of Assoc. Drug Parolee, Boyfriend of Wiseguy Sister
14-Johanathan Illchert   Wounded/Dead (?) Colombo/Bonanno Nightclub Dispute Unclear, Attackers 2 Colombo Hitmen
NJ1-William Gantz Crazy Willie Dead Philadelphia: NJ Crew Consolidate Mob Power Key Associate, Joe Sodano's Main Man
NJ2-Kyle Veale   Dead New Jersey Genovese   Associate
P1-Michael Brennan Mickey Ice Dead Philadelphia   Associate, Involved with Drugs & Numbers
P2-John Veasey John John Wounded Philadelphia Various Misgivings in Mob Soldier, Now Government Witness
P3-Nicasio Zagone Nick Dead Philadelphia Mistaken Identity Nephew of John Stanfa
P4-Gaetano Scafidi Tommy Horsehead Not Hit (Car Shot At) Philadelphia Stanfa-Merlino War Soldier, Stanfa Faction
NE1-Richard Devlin   Dead Patriarca Power Struggle Associate of "Cadillac Frank" Salemme
NE1b-Richard Gillis   Wounded Patriarca Power Struggle Associate
NE1c-Stephen Rossetti   Not Hit Patriarca Power Struggle Associate of "Cadillac Frank" Salemme
NE2-Enrico Ponzo   Not Hit Patriarca Power Struggle Key Associate
NE2b-Michael Romano, Jr. Mikey Dead Patriarca Was With Ponzo Associate
NE3-Joseph Souza   Dead Patriarca Revenge for Romano Associate
NE4-Joseph Cirame   Wounded Patriarca Power Struggle Associate
NE5-Paul Struzella   Dead Patriarca Power Struggle Associate
NE6-Barry Kourmpates   Dead Rhode Island Patriarca Stealing from Mob Friends Safecracker, Burglar
NE7-Ronald Coppola Ronnie Dead Rhode Island Patriarca Disrespect Patriarca Aide Associate, Bookmaker,Loanshark
NE7b-Peter Scarpellino   Dead Rhode Island Patriarca Was With Coppola Associate
NE8-Matteo Trotto   Wounded Patriarca/Worcester Message to Independents Associate, Drug Dealer
NE9-Timothy O'Toole   Wounded (stabbed) Patriarca/Worcester Beef With Sean Cote Associate, Involved With Drugs
NE10-Mark Charbonnier*   Dead None Escape Effort by Parolee State Trooper, Killer is Low Level Associate
NE11-Joseph M. Medeiros   Dead New England/Mass.   Fall River Insurance Agent, Known Gambler
STL1-Frank Parrino*   Dead St. Louis Old Grudge; Not Mob Tied Top St. Louis Mob Figure
CH1-Giuseppe Vicari   Dead The Outfit   Associate, Northwest Side Restauranteur
O1-Mike Roman   Dead Cleveland Message to Informant Heroin Dealer, Friend of Paul Wiesenbach
CA1-Vincenzo Piazza   Dead (car bomb) Montreal   Unclear
UNY1-David Stuart   Missing, Suspected Dead Lucchese/Gambino Muscling In On Mob Garment District Executive
UNY2-Glenn Walker   Dead Lucchese (?) Resisting Shakedowns Xmas Tree Lot Owner
UNY3-Peter Frappollo* Apollo, Mr. Apollo Dead Colombo Divorce Dispute Con-man turned witness, Franzese associate
UNY4-Morris Binder   Dead New York   School Teacher, Known Gambler
D1-Russell Bufalino   Dead Bufalino Natural Causes Patriarch of Bufalino/Wilkes-Barre Family
D2-Ralph Gigante   Dead Genovese Natural Causes, AIDS Vincent (Chin) Gigante's Brother, Soldier
D3-Gregory Scarpa, Sr. Hannibal Dead Colombo Natural Causes, AIDS Key Capo, Long-time FBI Informant
D4-Mario Traina   Dead Gambino Natural Causes Capo
D5-Nicholas Bianco Nicky Dead Patriarca Natural Causes Top Enforcer for Raymond Patriarca
D6-John Tronolone Peanuts Dead Cleveland Natural Causes Acting Boss of Cleveland Family
D7-Joseph Abate Joe Dead Lucchese Natural Causes Capo, Daughter in Controversy Over Role
D8-Vito Palmieri Bruce Dead Genovese Natural Causes Capo, Key Confidant of Gigante
D9-Carl Civella Corky Dead Kansas City Natural Causes Top Kansas City Mob Figure
D10-Frank DeEcidue Daddy Frank Dead Tampa/Trafficante Natural Causes Underboss Since 1950s
D11-Milton Rockman Maische Dead Cleveland Natural Causes Noted Associate, Married to Scalish' Sister
D12-John D'Arco, Sr.   Dead The Outfit Natural Causes Former Alderman, Legislator, Linked to Mob
D13-Nick Scaglione   Dead Tampa/Trafficante Natural Causes Made Member, Retired Gambling Kingpin
D14-Charles Vince   Dead Rockford/ Outfit Natural Causes Boss of Rockford Family
D15-Michael Palma   Dead Philadephia Hit By a Train Associate, Was Cooperating in Stanfa Probe
D16-Louis Astuto Louie Fats Dead Gambino Natural Causes, In Prison Noted Soldier, Convicted in Spinelli Hit

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Year Unknown

NY: New York hit (also listed strictly by number)
NJ: New Jersey hit
NE: Boston, New England hit
P: Philadelphia Hit
UNY: Unclear New York hit
UNJ: Unclear New Jersey hit
UP: Unclear Philadelphia hit
D: Death, not by murder
*: turned out to be non-mob murder
RNJ: Recovered New Jersey hit; body found
Unclear: uncertain if the murder was mob-related, or the body wasn't found
O: Ohio
URNE: Unclear New England hit, bodies recovered
LV: Las Vegas Hit
CA: Canada Hit
UCA: Unclear Canada Hit
FL: Florida/Carribean Hit
CH: Chicago Hit
UCH: Unclear Chicag0o Hit
UFL: Unclear Florida Hit
MI: Michigan Hit
Uatl: Unclear Atlanta Hit

1-Boston, New England, and Patriarca can be used interchangeably many times
2-Incidents are not listed in chronological order outside of the year they occurred
3-While most incidents mentioned here were from the Americas, I felt Liggio and Buscetta were important enough to mention
4-If the family in question is strictly mentioned by the city or the term "mob connected" , then it was unclear who did it (unless the family is known by city)
5-All gaps in spread sheet are facts that are unknown to me about each incident
6-Gregory Scarpa, Sr., Michael Giagregorio, George Lubell, Vito Guzzo, Jr. and Steven Mancusi are all mentioned more than once; they are the same person each time.
7-All information here was gained from books, magazines, web sites, newspapers, and the forum, not from my own information.
8-I am not privy to any inside information. All information gained has been documented (see #7)


Copyright © 1998 - 2004 PLR International