Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York

Geraldine Edwards
March 15, 2019

No arrests have been made at this time. A police spokesman was unable to provide a description of the...

Giovanni Gambino said that the 53-year-old was a constant feature in the NY charity scene and was a "good wise guy".

Cali was rushed to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to local media in NY, he took the helm of the Gambino family in 2015, replacing Domenico Cefalu. Officials, however, have not disclosed whether Cali was mowed down by the vehicle.

The Mafia's notoriety and influence have waned in New York City since then, but there have been flare-ups.

The New York Daily News reported in 2008 that Cali was among 62 people arrested on federal racketeering charges and he later pleaded guilty to conspiring to extort money.

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"The man was on the ground face-up". His head was by his SUV, and the truck was open'.

New York Police seal off the area around suspected Gambino crime boss Frank Cali's Staten Island home.

They said distraught family members ran outside after the shots were fired.

"Papa! Papa!" one man cried before laying down on the grass, sobbing, the witness recounted. Papa!' as a woman shouted into her phone: 'Why doesn't the ambulance come? Another woman "was just making loud noises", she said.

According to the New York Daily News, Cali, a native of Sicily, was part of the Gambino family ruling panel during this leadership vacuum.

Most likely, he was already dead by the time the pickup sped away into the night.

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Cali had been considered a unifying figure in the years after John Gotti, "Dapper Don", was convicted and sent to prison by cooperating mob witnesses, WPIX reported.

Prosecutors claimed that Cali was the Gambinos' ambassador to the Sicilian mobsters and the go-between for the two organisations.

Cali himself was jailed for 16 months for his connection to an extortion scheme surrounding an attempt to build a NASCAR track on Staten Island.

One of the most notorious gangs of NY is at the center of a new mob murder mystery. The others are the Bonanno, Colombo, Genovese and Lucchese families.

New York City Police officers (NYPD) investigate the scene where, reported New York Mafia Gambino family crime boss, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, was killed outside his home in the Staten Island borough of New York City on March 14, 2019.

A week ago, Persico died after serving 33 years in prison. The cases resulted in long prison terms for their bosses - Gotti included - and encouraged their successors to keep a lower profile.

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