Mar 15 2019
The elder John Gotti grandson, also named John Gotti, was arrested on drug charges in the summer of 2016 in an investigation dubbed "Operation Beach Party".
Francesco Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso in the NY borough of Staten Island, the NYPD said. Cali was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to NBC New York, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had described him as the underboss of the Gambino crime syndicate and was related through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Sicily. News accounts since 2015 said he had ascended to the top spot.
The last crime family boss to be shot in New York City was Paul Castellano.
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A witness told The New York Daily News: 'There were like six shots, and then there were three more.
Cops retrieve evidence from the scene where Mob boss Francesco Cali was clipped late Wednesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
"The Gambino crime family during Castellano's reign was the largest criminal organization in the USA, with law enforcement estimating it had some 250 "'made" members" and "more than 550 lower-ranking "associate' members".
Experts agree that Francesco Cali was the individual responsible for consolidating the Gambino family after John Gotti was sent to prison on murder and racketeering in 1992, leaving the mob outfit in a power vacuum so conspicuous, even the casual observer could sense their grip on the criminal underworld was on the fritz. He was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison and released in 2009.
The Gambino family is one of New York's five historic Italian Mafia families - along with the Genovese, Lucchese, Colombo and Bonanno families.
Police sources described Cali's murder as "disrespectful" because it happened right outside his family home. Unlike the well-dressed Dapper Don of the late 80s and early 90s, Cali had kept a low profile.
Last October, Bonanno crime family associate Sylvester Zottola, 71, was gunned down at a Bronx McDonald's drive-thru as he waited for a coffee.
Cali, who served on the family's ruling panel for several years, was elevated to acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu.
India accuses Pakistan of withholding information on bombing site
He was later released as a unilateral goodwill gesture for peace by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan said the strike only damaged three trees in a forest.
Real Madrid disintegrate in humiliating 4-1 loss to Ajax Amsterdam
The report also indicates that Perez spoke with Solari after the Ajax defeat to demand an explanation for the performance. He has been rumored to be the top candidate for the Madrid job ever since he was sacked by Manchester United past year .
Janice Freeman, contestant on 'The Voice,' dies at 33
Miley Cyrus honored the life of " The Voice " star Janice Freeman after she passed away on March 2 due to a tragic blood clot. Janice earned a spot on "Team Miley Cyrus " back in 2017 when she featured on season 13 of the popular United States series.
Mar 12 2019
Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning issued by MET Eireann
The "yellow" warning will be in place from 9pm tonight (Sunday, March 10) until 10am Monday morning (March 11). Met Éireann has issued several weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Gareth this week.
Mar 11 2019
Lok Sabha elections: Polling in DK, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru on April 18
The last date for scrutiny of nomination is March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29. The 2019 General Election will be held in 7 phases and it will be held from April 11 to May 19.
Mar 10 2019
FIR registered against IAF Pilots for bombing 'trees' in Balakot
He said Pakistan desires to sort out all issues with India which are hindering peace between the two countries. Those arrested so far include JeM head Masood Azhar's brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and son Hammad Azhar.
Mar 10 2019
Chicago grand jury indicts actor for alleged hate attack hoax
Smollett was released on $100,000 bail, and his attorneys have previously denied that he played a role in the attack . Smollett has been written out of the rest of Empire's fifth season, which is now airing on Fox .
Mar 08 2019
LeBron passes Jordan for fourth on all-time National Basketball Association points list
James scored his 13th, 14th and 15th points against the Denver Nuggets on a drive to the basket, collecting an and-1. This achievement was particularly special to James , who grew up in OH idolizing Jordan .
Mar 05 2019
NFL Combine: Big men moving fast highlight Day 3 of workouts
NFL.com rates Campbell as an "Instant Starter" who draws comparisons to former Vikings Pro Bowl receiver Percy Harvin. Many experts believe Metcalf cemented himself as the top wide receiver prospect in the NFL Draft .
Mar 05 2019
Philadelphia Weather: What Types Of Precipitation To Expect During Winter Storm Sunday
That advisory , which includes Centre, Clearfield, Clinton and Lycoming counties, will be in effect from noon Sunday to 7 a.m. The hazardous conditions could impact those traveling Sunday night, and the Monday morning commute.
Mar 05 2019
Democrats Expand Investigations into Donald Trump Targeting His Family and Businesses
Trump has met with Putin five times since he was sworn in, including at least once when no other American was present. Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives, with Republicans holding the Senate.
Mar 04 2019
United States president, North Korean leader wrap up expanded negotiations at Hanoi summit
Trump says that he considers it "a good idea", adding that it should happen "both ways". State Department said in a statement.
Mar 03 2019
India says many militants killed in Kashmir retaliation strike
There was no immediate explanation for the differing accounts, although India and Pakistan routinely contradict one another. New Delhi has accused Pakistan of granting safe haven to the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist groupthat carried out the attack.
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