Throughout the years, the world has been enthralled by the stories of the modernmob. The Colombo crime family, the Genovese mob boss, and Liborio Bellomo, among others, have all been the subjects of great books and films. But there’s more to the modernmob than meets the eye.
Liborio Bellomo is a well-known Genovese gangster in the Big Apple. The infamous mobster was in the news quite a bit in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The gang was in bad shape and the feds were snatching at the shins left and right. Bellomo’s karma is still a tad fuzzy but that’s not to say he’s in the clear.
There’s no disputing the fact that Bellomo was a high-roller, but the real question is how the heck did the gang survive? Well, he’s still around in some capacity. The good news is that he’s got a nice set of lawyers on speed dial. Bellomo is a very busy man. Besides, he has to pay his dues or risk forfeiture of his $250,000 ill-gotten gains. It’s a tough slog in the modern underworld.
The big question is if Bellomo is still on the loose, who will be the heisst in the Genovese hierarchy? There’s a lot of competition for the mob’s top job and a lot of re-tooling going on.
Having worked in the insurance business, Orlando “Ori” Spado is well-versed in the art of negotiation. He made deals with top studio executives and racked up some owed debts in the process. He was also a proud member of the “Million Dollar Round Table” and owned several properties in Rome. Despite his shady past, Ori Spado is making a comeback.
Ori’s life is a tale of the small town boy who worked his way up to the big time. He made his mark as a leading insurance agent in the industry. He married twice and lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He also managed to get a small mention in the “Million Dollar Round Table” book. His biggest claim to fame is being a member of the “Memorial of the American Revolution” and a member of the “Military Intelligence Corps.”
Ori Spado is an interesting character. He was a jack of all trades. He worked for a number of famous people. In fact, he has been involved in more than one high-profile scandal.
Colombo crime family
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Colombo crime family dominated La Cosa Nostra. During this period, the family was active in loan-sharking and gambling, and they also participated in racketeering operations.
The family was led by Joseph Profaci, who was born in Sicily and emigrated to the United States in 1921. He created an olive oil empire and became the head of the Colombo family. Profaci’s commitment to aid the Bonanno family helped the family maintain power for decades.
The family was divided into numerous crews. Some crews, such as the “Colombo Brothers Crew,” were violent. Some of the crews tried to kill a member of the other crews.
The Colombo family is currently facing extortion and loan-sharking charges. They are also accused of threatening bodily harm to debtors. Two of their sons, Christopher and Anthony, are currently on trial for carrying on the family business.
The Colombos are one of five New York families that make up La Cosa Nostra. They are reputed to be the inspiration for The Godfather. They are currently undergoing federal shakedowns and have lost most of their numbers.
Genovese mob boss
Among the five Mafia families of New York, the Genovese family is considered the most powerful. The family engages in a variety of criminal rackets, including loan-sharking, pornography, gambling, labor union racketeering, and extortion. In addition to their criminal operations in New York, the family maintains a strong presence in Italy and the U.S.
Genovese is believed to have been the ‘boss’ of the gang for a time. He organized the Apalachin Meeting, a gathering of the Mafia dons in 1957. The event attracted over 100 Cosa Nostra mobsters. The meeting was held at the estate of Joseph Barbara, the boss of the Pennsylvania crime family. The meeting led to the arrest of more than 60 mobsters.
Among the mobsters arrested during the meeting were Joseph Sarcinella, an 83-year-old associate of Genovese, and Dominick “Quiet Dom” Cirillo, who pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in October. Cirillo was given 46 months in prison.
Genovese’s family was also involved in a plot to have Luciano’s arch-enemy Albert Anastasia murdered in 1957. Genovese ordered the killing of Anastasia, who was sitting in a barber’s chair at the time.