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Daily Archives: July 18th, 2010

Mike Morello

Michael “Big Mike” Morello, reputed Boston Mafia hoodlum of 1940’s and 50’s

Big-time bookie and gambler, Mike Morello was acquitted in 1949 of the Hotel Bostonian murder of a Charlestown gunman who had held up one of his dice games the night before. In 1957, after testifying before the Crime Commission, Morello (real name Michael LaMorte) assaulted a Record-American photographer, Arthur Howard, on Somerset Street. For that assault, Big Mike got two months in jail and a $50 fine.