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Dec. 11, 1987 file photo of Albert “Baba” Scibelli,made member of the New York-based Genovese crime family in Spingfield,MA

By Patrick Johnson, The Republican

SPRINGFIELD – Albert A. “Baba” Scibelli, a member of the mob family that used to run Springfield, has died at age 91.

He was the brother of the late Francesco “Skyball” Scibelli, a regional boss for the New
York-based Genovese crime family.

Frankie “Skyball  Scibelli  served as the mob boss of Spingfield from the early 1980s until about two years before he died of natural causes in 2000 at the age of 87.

Albert Scibelli, who had succeeded his brother, was said to have quietly made millions with illegal poker machines until he was caught up in a broad federal racketeering indictment in 2000 along with a dozen other mobsters and associates.  read more   Here