Carmine "Tootie" Franzese (1932-1990) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family. He was the brother of Underboss John "Sonny" Franzese and the uncle of Capo Michael Franzese. He was active in the family from the 1970s until his death in 1990. He was also an assosiate of Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Massino. In May 1976 Franzese murdered Colombo family associate Joseph "Doo Doo" Pastore who was Joseph Massino's partner in and untaxed cigarette smuggling operation.
2005 Photo by Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News via Getty Images Bonanno boss Joseph Massino, who had been convicted the previous year on federal racketeering charges, is sentenced to two life terms, after pleading guilty to ordering the killing of an underling.
Dominick (Quiet Dom) Cirillo (in suit) may have given the order to kill his own son, according to a conversation between ex-Bonanno boss Joseph Massino and acting boss Vincent Basciano. The presumed murder of the son of high-ranking Genovese gangster Dominick (Quiet Dom) Cirillo may have finally been solved – a top mobster says the order to kill him came from the victim’s father. Nicholas Cirillo‘s fate came up in a candid conversation between ex-Bonanno boss Joseph Massino and acting boss…
Bonanno capo Philip Giaccone also known as "Philly Lucky" and "The Priest" (July 12, 1932 - May 5, 1981) was a Bonanno crime family member who was murdered by loyalists of crime boss Joseph Massino. Fellow capos Trinchera and Indelicato were with Giaccone when they were murdered. Courtesy of Pat Murphy.