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Gerald Shargel, Lead attorney for multiple members of the Gambino crime family including Teflon Don John Gotti and Sammy Gravano, as well as other criminals including Machinegun Johnny Eng, James Rosemond/Jimmy Henchman, James Coonan and others dead at 77 from alzheimer's complications. 

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Mentioning a few remaining Mafia bosses, cpts, caporegimes, etc born in the 1920s here...interesting stories, not sure if all of these are still alive and the list is incomplete.

 

Salvatore "The Engineer" Greco (1924-?) Powerful member of the Sicilian Mafia, international fugitive since 1963. Was alive in 2001, could've died since.

Luigi Manocchio (1927) Boss of the Patriarca Crime Family 1996-2009. Old school mafia boss with a criminal record dating back to the 1940s.

George McLaughlin (1927) Irish-born US Charlestown Mob member. Alive? Only has an Italian wiki and according to it he's still in jail.

Gaetano "Corky" Vastola (1928) Captain for DeCavalcante crime family in New Jersey, first arrest was in 1946. Also worked as a concert promoter for Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. John Gotti didn't succeed in murdering him.

Louis "Bracciole" Ricco (1929) Gambino caporegime, excluded from the casinos of Atlantic City. Suffers from diabetes and hypertension and other ailments.

Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo (1929) Briefly the Genovese crime family acting boss when Chin Gigante was imprisoned. Boxer, wrestler in the 1940s. Allegedly ordered the murder of his son on Mother's Day 2004. Currently a consigliere, advisor to the boss. Or possibly retired. Seems to be very frail now.

Thomas Gambino (1929) Gambino caporegime, son of Don Carlo Gambino. Portrayed by the late John Sirico in 1998 TV Film Witness to the Mob.

Louis "Bobby" Manna (1929) Genovese crime family consigliere. Involved in a lot of murder plots, unfortunately for him the FBI recorded his conversations. Currently incarcerated at Federal Medical Center, Rochester, meaning that he might be a goner soon.

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20 hours ago, arghton said:

George McLaughlin (1927) Irish-born US Charlestown Mob member. Alive? Only has an Italian wiki and according to it he's still in jail.

According to a comment from 3 years ago posted by Emily Sweeney's "Boston Organized Crime" facebook account he is, or atleast was back then, still alive and still in prison! There's also someone who claims he met him in prison ca. 1999. He pretty much started the Boston Irish Gang War when he, while drunk, groped the wife of a member of the Winter Hill Gang in 1961. The aftermath of this led to the end of the Charlestown Mob, the death of his two brothers and the rise of the Winter Hill Gang, later lead by Whitey Bulger.

 

20 hours ago, arghton said:

Louis "Bracciole" Ricco (1929) Gambino caporegime, excluded from the casinos of Atlantic City.

Bracciole Ricco is an ill man according to facebook posts, suffering from atleast diabetes and hypertension.

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Interesting that this thread got bumped but NOT for the Chicago bookmaker I am posting.  

 

The Chicago Outfit has lost one of its most colorful characters.
Despite having won a legal wager in court that allowed him freedom during his final months, Greg Paloian, a well-known bookmaker for the Chicago mob, died June 8 at age 67.
That final bet by Paloian paid off for nearly a year as he managed to stay out of prison to fight a malignant brain tumour.

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Former bank robber turned "good" turned journalist and author turned father of bank robber turned hermit John McVicar, whose escape from Durham was glorified in the film McVicar starring Roger Daltrey, reportedly died of a heart attack on 6 September: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19911090/ex-bank-robber-john-mcvicar/

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574714/

 

 

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