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Paul Castellano

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Born Jun 26, 1915

Constantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie" (or "PC" to his family), succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family, then the nation's largest Cosa Nostra family. The unsanctioned assassination of Castellano by John Gotti would spark years of animosity between the Gambinos and the other New York crime families.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Castellano was born in Brooklyn in 1915, to Giuseppe Castellano and Concetta (née Casatu). … Read More

TEENAGE

1926 11 Years Old Many sources state that Paul was married to Carlo Gambino's sister-in-law. Whilst this statement is technically true, it is also misleading as whoever married Paul would be Gambino's sister-in-law, after his sister Catherine had married Carlo in 1926. … Read More
1934 19 Years Old In July 1934, Castellano was arrested for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut for robbing a haberdasher. … Read More

TWENTIES

1937 22 Years Old Castellano's sister Catherine was married to Carlo Gambino, his cousin and a future boss of the Gambino crime family. Castellano married his childhood sweetheart Nina Castellano in 1937; the couple had three sons (Paul, Philip, and Joseph Castellano) and one daughter, Constance Castellano.

FORTIES

1957 42 Years Old In 1957, after Anastasia's murder and Carlo Gambino's elevation to boss, Castellano attended the abortive Apalachin Conference in Apalachin, New York. … Read More
1960 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 13, 1960, Castellano was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to withhold information.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1975 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, Castellano allegedly ordered the murder of Vito Borelli, his daughter Constance's boyfriend. … Read More
In 1978, Castellano allegedly ordered the murder of Gambino associate Nicholas Scibetta. … Read More
1980 65 Years Old In September 1980, Castellano allegedly ordered the murder of his former son-in-law Frank Amato. … Read More
1981 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, Castellano met twice with businessman Frank Perdue, the alleged cause of the 1975 Borelli murder. … Read More
1983 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1983, Castellano allegedly ordered Roy DeMeo's murder. … Read More
1984 69 Years Old On March 30, 1984, Castellano was indicted on federal racketeering charges in the Gambino case, including the Eppolitto murders. … Read More
On July 1, 1985, Castellano was indicted on loansharking charges and with tax evasion for not reporting the profits from his illegal racket. … Read More
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