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Michael Paradiso

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes

In a surprise move in the wake of the murder of underboss Francesco (Frank) Cali, the Gambino family has tapped a tough, old capo who once punched John Gotti in the face and got away with it, to serve in the crime family’s Administration, law enforcement sources tell Gang Land.

Mr Capeci writes, The sources say that 79-year-old Michael (Mickey Boy) Paradiso, who has spent about 25 years behind bars during a crime spree that’s lasted 55 plus years, will technically serve as the family’s consigliere, or number three man in the family hierarchy. Paradiso will serve alongside two powerful members of the family’s Sicilian faction, Domenico (Italian Dom) Cefalu, 72, and Lorenzo Mannino, 60.

Gang Land’s sources waffle on the specific ranks of Cefalu, whom the FBI has carried as the family’s acting boss since 2011, and Mannino, who has been identified by the feds in recent court filings only as a “powerful capo.” Some law enforcers say Cefalu is still the boss, but others say Mannino is the real leader right now, even if he doesn’t have the official title.

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