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Peter Lovaglio

Gang Land’s Jerry Capeci writes, 

In a surprise move, federal prosecutors in Manhattan will showcase their latest Mafia defector at the racketeering trial next month of Philadelphia mob boss Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino, Gang Land has learned.

Mr. Capeci wrires,       The new cooperating witness is Peter (Pug) Lovaglio, a violent, hard-drinking Bonanno capo who blinded the owner of a Staten Island sushi restaurant in a vicious unprovoked barroom assault two years ago. Lovaglio is currently doing eight years for the incident in which he smashed a cocktail glass into his victim’s eye.

Mr. Capeci writes.  In court papers, prosecutors say Lovaglio will team up with John (J.R.) Rubeo, another controversial mob turncoat who tape-recorded hundreds of talks with scores of gangsters, Jagainst Merlino and Genovese capo Eugene (Rooster) Onofrio, the only defendants who haven’t copped guilty pleas in the 46-defendant case.      Gang Land News