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Paul Vario
Paul Frank "Paulie" Vario (July 9, 1914 – May 3, 1988), was an American mobster and made man in the Lucchese crime family. Vario was a caporegime and had his own crew of mobsters in Brooklyn, New York. He was portrayed as 'Paul Cicero' by Paul Sorvino
Paul Sorvino
in the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.Contents1 Personal life 2 Mob associates 3 Rackets and businesses 4 Prosecution and prison 5 Release from prison 6 Return to prison 7 Family 8 Death 9 Popular culture 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksPersonal life[edit] Paul Vario
Paul Vario
was born in New York City, where he later became a member of the Lucchese Crime Family. In 1925, at age eleven, Vario was sentenced to seven months in juvenile detention for truancy.[1] Nicknamed "Paulie," Vario stood six foot three (190.5 centimeters) and weighed 250 pounds (113 kilograms). He was deceptively strong despite his girth
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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JFK International Airport
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA
FAA
LID: JFK) (often referred to as Kennedy Airport, New York-JFK or simply JFK) is the primary international airport serving New York City. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America,[5] the 22nd busiest airport in the world, the 6th busiest airport in the United States, and the busiest airport in the New York airport system. JFK handled just over 59 million passengers in 2017.[6] Over ninety airlines operate out of the airport, with non-stop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents.[7][8] JFK is located in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens, in New York, 16 miles (30 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan. The airport features six passenger terminals and four runways
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Colombo Crime Family
The Colombo crime family
Colombo crime family
(pronounced [koˈlombo]) is the youngest of the "Five Families" that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal organization known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). It was during Lucky Luciano's organisation of the American Mafia
American Mafia
after the Castellammarese War, and the assassinations of Giuseppe "Joe The Boss" Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano, that the gang run by Joseph Profaci
Joseph Profaci
was recognized as the Profaci crime family The family traces its roots to a bootlegging gang formed by Joseph Profaci in 1928. Profaci would rule his family without interruption or challenge until the late 1950s.[2][3] The family has been torn by three internal wars
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Joseph Colombo
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. (June 16, 1923 – May 22, 1978) was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.Contents1 Biography1.1 Background 1.2 First Colombo War 1.3 Italian-American Civil Rights League 1.4 Godfather movie 1.5 Shooting 1.6 Years as an invalid and death 1.7 Aftermath2 In popular culture 3 References 4 Further readingBiography[edit] Background[edit] Joseph Colombo, Sr. was born into an Italian American
Italian American
family. His father, Anthony Colombo, was an early member of the Profaci crime family, which would eventually be renamed after his son. In 1938, he was found strangled in a car with his mistress.[1] Joe Colombo attended New Utrecht High School
New Utrecht High School
in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
for two years, then dropped out to join the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1945, he was diagnosed with neurosis and discharged from the service
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Italian-American Civil Rights League
The Italian-American Civil Rights League was formed as a political group in and around New York City
New York City
in the early 1970s. Its stated goal was to combat pejorative stereotypes about Italian-Americans. The group began as the Italian American
Italian American
Anti-Defamation League[1] on April 30, 1970, when approximately 30 Italian-Americans, led by mobster Joseph Colombo, picketed the Manhattan
Manhattan
headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They were there to protest the recent arrest of Colombo's son, Joseph Colombo Jr., on a charge of conspiracy to melt down old U.S. silver coins (the mintage of which had ceased five years earlier) into ingots. (The charge was later dismissed when the chief witness against the junior Colombo admitted to having committed perjury)
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Federal Bureau Of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to/ both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[3] A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.[4][5] Although many of the FBI's functions are unique, its activities in support of national security are comparable to those of the British MI5
MI5
and the Russian FSB
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Rape
Rape
Rape
is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.[1][2][3] The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.[4] The rate of reporting, prosecuting and convicting for rape varies between jurisdictions
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Karen Friedman Hill
Karen Friedman Hill (born January 16, 1946)[1] is an American socialite, known for her involvement in the mafia through her husband Henry Hill, who was an associate of the Lucchese crime family. The events of their life were chronicled in the 1990 film Goodfellas and several books. [2]Contents1 Personal life 2 Later life 3 Portrayal in media 4 ReferencesPersonal life[edit] She was born in New York City and raised on Long Island
Long Island
around the Five Towns, the daughter of Jewish
Jewish
parents. She has two sisters, Sandy and Adrienne. She met Henry Hill
Henry Hill
through mutual friends, and at the time of their meeting she was working at a dental office. Her parents did not approve of their relationship at first and later insisted that he convert to Judaism, which he falsely claimed he did
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Gambino Crime Family
The Gambino crime family
Gambino crime family
(pronounced [ɡamˈbiːno]) is one of the "Five Families" that dominate organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The group, which went through three bosses between 1910 and 1957, is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963, when the structure of organized crime first gained public attention. The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California. Its illicit activities include labor and construction racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, prostitution,[3] fraud, hijacking, pier thefts[clarification needed], and fencing. The family was one of the five families that were founded in New York after the Castellammarese War of 1931
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John Gotti
John Joseph Gotti Jr.[1] (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an Italian-American
Italian-American
gangster who became boss of the powerful Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce, operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. The FBI
FBI
indicted members of Gotti's crew for selling narcotics, and Gotti took advantage of growing dissent over the leadership of the crime family. Gotti feared that he would be killed along with his brother and best friend by Gambino boss Paul Castellano
Paul Castellano
for selling drugs, so he organized the murder of Castellano in December 1985 and took over the family shortly thereafter
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FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to/ both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[3] A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.[4][5] Although many of the FBI's functions are unique, its activities in support of national security are comparable to those of the British MI5
MI5
and the Russian FSB
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Temperament
In psychology, temperament broadly refers to the aspects of personality which are biologically based, or innate, rather than learned
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Citibank
Citibank
Citibank
is the consumer division of financial services multinational Citigroup.[2] Citibank
Citibank
was founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York, and later became First National City Bank of New York. Citibank provides credit cards, mortgages, personal loans, commercial loans, and lines of credit.[1] The bank has 2,649 branches in 19 countries, including 723 branches in the United States
United States
and 1,494 branches in Mexico.[1] The U.S. branches are concentrated in six metropolitan areas: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Miami.[1] In 2016, the United States
United States
accounted for 70% of revenue and Mexico
Mexico
accounted for 13% of revenue.[1] Aside from the U.S
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East New York
East New York is a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of the borough of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
in New York City, United States. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Community
Community
District 5, covered by Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Community
Community
Board 5.[4][5] Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Cypress Hills
Hills
Cemetery to the north, the Borough of Queens
Queens
to the east, Jamaica Bay
Jamaica Bay
to the south, and the Bay Ridge Branch
Bay Ridge Branch
railway tracks next to Van Sinderen Avenue to the west. Linden Boulevard
Linden Boulevard
and Atlantic Avenue are the primary thoroughfares through East New York. Its ZIP Codes include 11207, 11208, and 11239
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Numbers Game
The numbers game, also known as the numbers racket, the policy racket, the Italian lottery, the policy game, or the daily number, is a form of illegal gambling or illegal lottery played mostly in poor and working class neighborhoods in the United States, wherein a bettor attempts to pick three digits to match those that will be randomly drawn the following day. In recent years, the "number" would be the last three digits of "the handle", the amount race track bettors placed on race day at a major racetrack, published in racing journals and major newspapers in New York. Gamblers place bets with a bookmaker ("bookie") at a tavern, bar, barber shop, social club, or any other semi-private place that acts as an illegal betting parlor. Runners carry the money and betting slips between the betting parlors and the headquarters, called a numbers bank or policy bank
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