Joe Bruno on the Mob – There’s New Gambino Sheriff in Town.

As was originally reported in Jerry Capeci’s “Gangland” website (I subscribe to Capeci’s “Gangland,” and it’s the best $45 a year I ever spend), the Gambino Crime Family has a new boss.

Sicilian born Domenico Cefalu, new Gambino chief, is diametrically opposed in style to the former Gambino head John Gotti.

Gotti was know for his dapper clothes, flashy cars, and daily haircuts and manicures. Gotti was also known for keeping a high profile, frequenting New York City’s fanciest nightclubs, taking liberally with the press, and even sometime signing autographs.

Cefalu has and does none of these things. He lives with his mother in Brooklyn and actually has a full-time job with a local bakery supply company. But one thing Cefalu does have in common with Gotti is that Cefalu’s considered a “ stand up guy,” like Gotti and would never become a government informant, as was Gotti’s underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.

Cefalu, who is presently on parole after serving time for drug dealing, has been warned by Federal judge Jack Weinstein not to associate with organized crime figures. So I guess that “Quiet Dom” will find a way to run the Gambino Crime Family without being seen in public.

Sit-downs in the basement of a local bakery??

Sounds logical to me.

The article below also appeared in Mafia Today, and on the WCBS radio station website. The link is below.

Report: Gambino Crime Family Picks Domenico Cefalu As New Boss
July 31, 2011 by Capo ·

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The Gambino crime family, knocked down again and again by federal indictments, has a new boss and he’s no Dapper Don.
As first reported by Jerry Capeci in his Gang Land column, the Gambinos have chosen a new boss who will keep it low key.
According to the report, 64-year-old Sicilian-born Domenico Cefalu is the man. He reportedly lives with his mother in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and actually works for a local bakery supply company.
Cornell reports Cefalu’s style is radically different from John Gotti’s: no fancy suits, no busy social club gatherings to attract the FBI and he’ll never flip. He has a reputation as a “stand up” wiseguy.
Cefalu is out of prison on supervised release after doing time for heroin trafficking. Federal judge Jack Weinstein warned Cefalu that if he associates with known mobsters, he’ll be back in the slammer.


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