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Most mob bosses wet their appetite before they got  Whacked


With John Gotti’s fate decided by a jury of his peers, it is interesting to note the varied ways that predecessors of the natty don ended their days. Many took the Big Bang route to eternity.

While Black Hand methods flared in Italian communities here in the 1880s, the first New York Mafia “bosses” came from the infamous Morello family.

First there was Antonio, oldest brother who rubbed out some 40 Manhattanites in the 1890s, then brother Joe, whose killings had a ghoulish tinge, and finally young Nick, a crafty gang leader with a vision of “syndicate” that foretold Charles (Lucky) Luciano.

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NY Daily News

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