Anthony Salerno

Born Aug 15, 1911

Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno was a New York mobster who served as front boss of the Genovese crime family to family boss Vincent "The Chin" Gigante from the 1970s until his conviction in 1986. Usually seen wearing a fedora hat and chomping on a cigar, he was nicknamed "Fat Tony" due to his size.… Read More

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1911 Birth Born on August 15, 1911.


1948 36 Years Old In 1948, Coppola fled to Florida to escape murder charges, and Salerno took over the crew. … Read More


1959 47 Years Old In 1959, Salerno was a secret financial backer of a heavyweight professional boxing title fight at New York's Yankee Stadium between Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson and American boxer Floyd Patterson. … Read More


1978 66 Years Old On April 20, 1978, Salerno was sentenced to six months in federal prison for illegal gambling and tax evasion charges.
In early 1981, after his release from prison, Salerno suffered a mild stroke and retreated to his Rhinebeck estate to recuperate. … Read More
1985 73 Years Old On February 25, 1985, Salerno and eight other New York bosses on the "Mafia Commission" were indicted in the Mafia Commission Trial. … Read More
While awaiting the Mafia Commission trial, Salerno was indicted on March 21, 1986 in a second federal racketeering indictment. … Read More
1992 81 Years Old After his conviction and imprisonment, Salerno's health deteriorated because of his diabetes and suspected prostate cancer. In July 1992, Anthony Salerno died of a stroke at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri. … Read More
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