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Hitman handed license plate to mob boss before shooting him to death

Alleged Gambino Crime Family Boss Frank Cali Shot Dead Outside Home US mobster shot in first major New York gang killing in more than 30 years
Steven Clarke | 16 March, 2019, 18:10

Shea said there has been a slight uptick in alleged mob-related violence in NY within the previous year.

"Anybody who was making a move on boss of a crime family - besides a one-off renegade, you know, insane character - would have to have the backing of captains in that crime family".

The Gambino family is one of New York's five historic Italian Mafia families - along with the Genovese, Lucchese, Colombo and Bonanno families.

This is the first hit on a Gambino boss since Paul Castellano was gunned down in 1985 in front of Sparks Steak House. He was pronounced dead at Staten Island University North hospital, according to police.

Cali was not only shot several times, his killers even ran over him with their vehicle, according to the New York Post.

His power and rise within the Gambino clan was owed in large part to his family connections in Palermo, Sicily; Cali reportedly married Rosaria Inzerillo, the daughter of a prominent Sicilian mob faction that was once one of the island's most powerful.

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Cali was sentenced to 16 months in prison and was released in 2009. Police are now investigating the matter and have yet to arrest anyone in connection.

"We thought those days were over", Mayor Bill de Blasio said of Cali's slaying.

Cali kept a much lower profile than Gotti and was killed in far less spectacular fashion than Castellano. "The word that I'm hearing is this: That there's old school tension and friction".

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. As prosecutors tried and failed to bring him down, he came to be called the Teflon Don. Gotti died in prison in 2002.

In that case, authorities intercepted conversations shedding light on his quiet underworld command.

According to local media, Cali ascended through the ranks, becoming a powerful capo of organised crime before turning 40 - less than 10 years after becoming an inducted member.

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