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Late Lucchese capo Paul (Paulie) Vario, seen here in handcuffs.

The late capo was played by Paul Sorvino in the classic film expertly slicing garlic

John Marzulli for Daily news writes   The great-nephew of a legendary gangster immortalized in “Goodfellas” is suing the crane operators union for barring him from membership because of his family ties.

Thomas Vario comes from a long line of mobsters in the Luchese crime family — most notably his great-uncle, the late capo Paul (Paulie) Vario, who was played by Paul Sorvino in the classic film expertly slicing garlic in prison while cellmates cooked the tomato sauce and grilled steaks.

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