Postscript – “Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!”

As of the date of this writing, the Hector “Junior” Pagan saga as a government informant has runs its course. All the men whom Pagan taped for the Feds have pleaded guilty, including Pagan’s ex-father-in-law Anthony Graziano, Nicky Santora, and Vinny (Vinny TV) Badalamenti. By taking their pleas deals, these men are all facing approximately three-five years in prison, which these hard men, who are used to these sorts of things, can do standing on their heads.

Pagan, now knowing he won’t have to testify in court, is in the wind somewhere in the Witness Protection Program, and you can bet the ranch he won’t set foot in the New York/ New Jersey area again. No more Renee Graziano for him(for sure), and if Pagan’s son A.J. is smart, if his father ever tries to contact him, A.J. should tell Dad to take a long walk off a short pier.

Cheap crooks like Pagan hardly ever change their stripes. Sammy “The Bull” Gravano got a slap on the wrist from the government after he helped them put away mob boss John Gotti for life. This was in spite of the fact Gravano admitted to taking part in 19 murders. The Feds relocated Gravano to Arizona, under the guise of him being a successful construction-business owner, and in no time, Gravano slithered back into a life of crime; selling drugs with his wife, his son, and his daughter Karen. And there are countless more stories like Gravano’s, where crooks in the Witness Protection Program have gone back to being crooks because it’s the only life they know.

The bottom line is this: criminal activities are in men like Pagan’s blood. And it’s naïve for the government to think Pagan will stay on the straight and narrow, after he does what little time the government awards him in prison, if Pagan gets any prison time at all.

You can be sure that within a month, a year, or maybe a few years after he splits the can, Pagan will get himself arrested for committing a crime – hopefully not a violent crime – which he is wont to commit. Pagan, being the vile and crooked creature that he is, will wind up back in prison, and when that happens, he better live with his back constantly against the wall.

Rats are hated in prison, more than they are hated in the streets; the reason being – most of the men in prison are there because somebody turned state’s evidence against them in order for the informant to get a better deal for themselves from the government. And these incarcerated men will take out  their frustrations on guys like Pagan – men who violated the most sacred covenant of the streets; never tattle on your friends.

When Pagan gets what’s coming to him, and there’s no doubt that day will come, there will be more than a few smiles on the faces of people involved in organized crime, or any type of crime, for that matter.

Rats, canaries, stool-pigeons and informers always get their due.

That is the law of the streets since crime was invented and will remain so until the end of time.


2 Responses to “Postscript – “Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!””

  1. There is no such thing as “Trust” in the life of Cosa Nostra. People who live this life know what their own best interests are. This is no surprise. Paybacks are, I’m afraid, sometimes a real *itch.

    That brings another betrayal of trust within the Cosa Nostra organization to mind. Vinny’s friend, Belinda Rossetti, the paralegal who advocated for him at one time is another example of the “tit for tat” game that’s so often played. Sources revealed that she was writing a book on the inside of Cosa Nostra. Although some rumors indicated she had been possibly involved with Bonanno Boss, Vinny Basciano at one time, it was actually, Bonanno Underboss, Nicholas “Nicky Mouth” Santora who she was involved with.

    During her relationship with Santora, he gave her a lot of info on his activities and that of the Bonanno and Genovese crime families, not knowing she was documenting and writing a book. It was during his relationship with Rossetti that he introduced her to and influenced a Genovese crime family associate friend of his to rent an apartment to her in Middle Village. The two soon became very close and the associate broke a known rule and began a relationship with Rossetti who then ended her relationship with Santora. Nothing more shocking could come from his betrayal to Santora then when after she ended her year-long relationship with him, just as she did with Santora, it was revealed that she had been writing a book all along. Rossetti had used her close ties with various high-ranking members of the Bonanno, Genovese and Gambino families to gain information into Cosa Nostra. As a former girlfriend of a Bonanno Underboss she had access to info that she shouldn’t have had. It was Nicky’s bad habit of chatting too much that earned him the nickname, “The Mouth”.

    Reputed Acting Boss of the Gambino, Nicholas “Little Nick” Corozzo was also a close friend of Rossetti’s. Sources of Bureau of Prisons AdMax-Florence, Colorado, where Corozzo was originally housed, revealed that Corozzo telephoned Rossetti on a regular basis 2-3 days per week while at AdMax. Another member of the Gambino family that worked for Little Nick and his brother Joseph Corozzo, Sr., a reputed Consigliere of the Gambino family, went so far as to tell people he was her “brother” and considered her as such, looking out for her while the elder Corozzzo was away, knowing she took the advantage of the doors that were opened to her and penned all the details, including murders confessed by her then-Genovese associate boyfriend, a rival.

    During that relationship, Rossetti had been providing the details of her boyfriend’s involvement in the homicides to then-Assistant US Attorney, Greg Andres and Federal Agents. She ended the relationship only after obtaining the information she needed for her book and Andres. Sources revealed that although it’s not known to what extend, some of the info she obtained of her Genovese boyfriend was provided by a rival Genovese member who happened to be a close friend of Rossetti’s and whose father had been a former partner of her boyfriend’s father, both high-ranking made members of the Genovese family. Sources reveal that her book hits the stands sometime late this summer.

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