Leonard DiMaria
American mobster
Leonard DiMaria
Leonard "Lenny" DiMaria, also known as "Fatso" and "the Conductor", is a New York mobster and Caporegime in the Gambino crime family. He is considered by law enforcement to be a close associate of Nicholas Corozzo and has served as his right-hand-man for almost 30 years.
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Call Girl Linked to Spitzer Knew Reputed Mob Affiliate
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Federal investigators have developed information that the prostitute whom Eliot Spitzer is said to have met in Washington last month has some relationship with a man who the authorities contend is an associate of organized crime, according to people with knowledge of the matter. It was unclear on Friday whether the investigators had determined the
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Man Once Seen as Gotti's Chosen Successor Receives a 10-Year Prison Term
NYTimes - over 19 years
He was in line to become the head of a powerful Mafia organization, the designated successor to the imprisoned John Gotti, law enforcement authorities said. But yesterday, Nicholas Corozzo, known in the underworld as Little Nick and the Little Guy, was in line only to receive more prison time. Mr. Corozzo, 57, pleaded guilty in Federal District
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Reputed Aide to Gotti Admits Racketeering
NYTimes - over 19 years
Nicholas Corozzo, once the reputed heir apparent to John Gotti, the convicted New York crime boss, and five associates pleaded guilty today to Federal charges of conspiring to violate racketeering laws. The plea, resulting from a deal made with the United States Attorney's office here, may mean that control of the Gambino crime family's operations
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F.B.I. Agent Runs a Brooklyn Club to Snare a Mafia Outfit
NYTimes - about 20 years
From the outside, the Portofino Soccer Club in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn was just another nondescript social club. But inside, the authorities say, it was the rendezvous for a select gathering of men who arranged million-dollar business deals for products like dresses from Donna Karan and Liz Claiborne, exercise machines, computers,
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Reputed New Gambino Boss Is Arrested
NYTimes - about 20 years
The man who the authorities say replaced John Gotti only two months ago as the boss of the Gambino crime family was arrested in Florida yesterday on charges of attempted murder, loan sharking and racketeering. Federal agents arrested the man, Nicholas Corozzo, as he emerged from a swim in the Atlantic Ocean at the Sonesta Beach Hotel in Key
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GOTTI IS AQUITTED IN CONSPIRACY CASE INVOLVING THE MOB
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: John Gotti was acquitted of Federal racketeering and conspiracy charges yesterday in the Government's first major setback in its recent assault on organized crime. John Gotti was acquitted of Federal racketeering and conspiracy charges yesterday in the Government's first major setback in its recent assault on organized crime. Mr. Gotti, who
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GOTTI WITNESS RECEIVED IMMUNITY IN FOUR SLAYINGS
NYTimes - about 30 years
A key Government witness in the racketeering trial of the reputed mob boss John Gotti and six co-defendants said yesterday that he thought he made ''a fantastic deal'' in agreeing to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution for four homicides he committed. Under cross-examination in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, the witness, James
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GOTTI WITNESS RECOUNTS PLOT TO KILL F.B.I. AGENT
NYTimes - about 30 years
A hired killer testifying for the prosecution in the trial of John Gotti told a Federal jury yesterday that he plotted in 1982 to murder an F.B.I. agent who had made him angry. ''I was going to shoot him for lying at my parole hearing and forcing my mother, who was in chemotherapy and dying, to visit me in Sing Sing in bad weather,'' the witness,
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PROSECUTION STALLED IN GOTTI CASE
NYTimes - over 30 years
The plans of Federal prosecutors to open their case against John Gotti and six co-defendants with dramatic testimony from a witness who last year helped convict a state judge of bribe-taking ran into an unexpected snag yesterday. The lead-off witness was supposed to be Salvatore Polisi, a convicted drug dealer and bank robber. But the Government
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GOTTI TRIAL OPENING STATEMENTS TODAY
NYTimes - over 30 years
After six weeks of jury selection and six months of pretrial legal maneuvers, opening statements are to start today in the Federal racketeering trial of John Gotti, reputed boss of the nation's most powerful organized-crime family, and six co-defendants. All are accused of taking part, as members of the Gambino crime family, in loansharking,
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GOTTI, READY FOR TRIAL, TO FACE INFORMANTS, WIRETAPS AND AN ANONYMOUS JURY
NYTimes - over 30 years
On a chilly spring morning last year, while playing cards in a Queens social club, John Gotti was arrested on racketeering charges by a squad of Federal agents and New York City detectives. The arrest on March 28, 1985, had all the marks of a routine organized-crime case. Except to a handful of investigators and proscutors, Mr. Gotti was an obscure
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GOTTI PROSECUTOR SAYS WITNESS WAS APPROACHED
NYTimes - almost 31 years
The prosecutor in the Federal racketeering trial of the reputed crime boss John Gotti told the court yesterday that one of the Government's prospective witnesses had been approached twice within a week by two men and that these encounters represented ''a threat to the witness.'' The judge, Eugene H. Nickerson of Federal District Court in Brooklyn,
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PRINCIPAL FIGURES IN TRIAL
NYTimes - almost 31 years
Following are key figures in the Federal racketeering trial that involves men reputed to be members of the Gambino organized-crime family. Of the 10 original defendants, 2 are missing and 1, Aniello Dellacroce, is dead. Mr. Dellacroce, described as the underboss, or second in command, of the Gambino family, died last Dec. 2 of heart disease at the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leonard DiMaria
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 71
    DiMaria was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville. He was released from prison on August 31, 2012.
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  • 2008
    Age 67
    On June 4, 2008, DiMaria pleaded guilty to racketeering and extortion-related charges.
    More Details Hide Details DiMaria further admitted to conspiring to extort money from contractor/trucker Joseph Vollaro. Vollaro, a former Mafia associate, had become an informant to avoid prosecution and recorded conversations with other mobsters over a three-year period.
    In February 2008, DiMaria was indicted in Operation Old Bridge, a massive federal investigation of the Gambino family.
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  • 2005
    Age 64
    Released from prison in 2005, DiMaria returned to running racketeering and loansharking operations in Queens, Brooklyn, and South Florida for Corozzo and John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico.
    More Details Hide Details It was speculated that DiMaria might have become underboss.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 57
    In January 1998, DiMaria pleaded guilty to the Florida charges.
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  • 1997
    Age 56
    On November 3, 1997, DiMaria pleaded guilty to 15 New York charges, including racketeering, extortion and loansharking. and received a 10-year prison sentence, to be served in Cumberland, Maryland.
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  • 1996
    Age 55
    On December 18, 1996, DiMaria was arrested at his home in Flatlands, Brooklyn on loansharking and racketeering charges in Florida.
    More Details Hide Details While out on bail, DiMaria was indicted a month later on separate loansharking and racketeering charges in New York after a three-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The New York indictments were based partly on evidence gathered at the Portobello Soccer Club in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The club was a sting operation that purchased stolen designer clothing, computers, and other goods from Gambino mobsters. DiMaria reportedly became friends with the FBI uncover agent who ran the sting and was seen hugging him on surveillance video. After six weeks in house arrest, DiMaria and Corozzo were sent to a federal lockup to await trials in New York and Florida.
  • 1995
    Age 54
    In 1995, DiMaria, and Gambino capos Ralph Davino, Jr. and Anthony Ruggiano, Jr., together with Anthony "Tony Pep" Trentacosta, started operating in Florida on behalf of Corozzo.
    More Details Hide Details These three capos would be called the "South Florida Crew", operating from both New York and Florida.
  • 1994
    Age 53
    In 1994, his fellow captain and associate Nick Corozzo became a member of the Gambino family 'Ruling Panel', which was meant to run the family with John Gotti in prison.
    More Details Hide Details DiMaria was now one of the main chiefs in the family, controlling everything from loansharking and illegal gambling, to racketeering and murder for hire. At age 53, DiMaria now had one of the best positions in the family, and soon began a lucrative partnership in Florida.
  • 1991
    Age 50
    After Gotti was sent to prison in 1991, DiMaria was promoted to caporegime of a crew in Queens.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 44
    In 1985, DiMaria, Corozzo, John Gotti, and other Gambino gangsters were indicted on racketeering charges in New York.
    More Details Hide Details During the trial, as each witness passed the defense table after testifying, DiMaria would stand, smile, extend his right hand, and say: "Gee, thanks for coming." In 1987, the defendants were acquitted.
  • 1983
    Age 42
    In the early 1980s, DiMaria became a soldier in the Gambino Crime family, along with his driver Thomas "Spade" Muschio, Age 24, who was incarcerated in 1983 to Raiford, Florida State Prison till his release in 1985, after the work release program he was then put on probation till 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Muschio now resides in North Carolina, and Toms River, New Jersey. Muschio was an upcoming member of the Gambino Crime Family at an early age. They both operated loansharking and extortion operations in both Queens and Brooklyn in the early days. They both soon became a close associate of Nicholas Corozzo.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Age 0
    Born in 1941.
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