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Robert Spinelli

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

A mob associate who helped try to kill the sister of a turncoat mob capo – an incident that arguably marked the low point in the history of the American Mafia – is now the government’s key witness in a major new racketeering indictment against his old gangster cronies, Gang Land has learned.

Mr. Capeci writes,   Robert Spinelli was one of five mob hoods who stalked a Brooklyn mother of three for weeks before ambushing her as she returned from dropping two of her kids at school. The failed 1992 hit was a brazen effort to convince the woman’s brother not to take the witness stand against now imprisoned-for-life Luchese boss Vittorio (Vic) Amuso.

Mr. Capeci writes,  Today, it’s Spinelli who is a much-prized federal witness, and his undercover work, sources say, was crucial to the blockbuster indictment of 19 Luchese gangsters on May 31. Among those charged in the case are the crime family’s top three mobsters, and one of their sons, who are accused of a slew of racketeering charges, including the murder of former Purple

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