Friday, September 23, 2011
I knew that the Mafia today was much smaller and less powerful than it had been even 25 years ago. But I had no idea how far it had fallen until I saw THIS item posted on GangLand News. The underboss of the Colombo crime family apparently "copped a plea deal last week" in connection with two extortion schemes. One of which was described as, "A Bonanno associate was slapped around and made to pay $4,000 to the Colombos for stealing a pizza sauce recipe from a legendary Brooklyn pizzeria-restaurant and using it in his copycat eatery in Staten Island."