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Mob boss gunned down in Mafia hit outside his home

Mob boss gunned down in Mafia hit outside his home

A man said by federal prosecutors to have been a top leader of New York's notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island.

The New York Daily News reported Cali, also known as "Franky Boy", was shot six times then hit by a blue truck in which the suspects fled.

"There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing", a statement said.

He was the first NY crime family boss shot in 34 years, according to the station.

Meanwhile, on March 13, two heads of the Bonanno family, Joseph Cammarano Jr. and John Zancocchio, were acquitted in court on conspiracy and racketeering charges, the New York Times reported.

Now, authorities are turning a watchful eye to just-out-of-jail Gene Gotti, brother of the late John Gotti, who was released from prison six months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin, reports the New York Daily News.

Gambino family mobster Francesco "Frank" Cali has been murdered in what local media say is the first major NY gang killing in more than 30 years.

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Suspected Gambino crime boss Frank Cali was fatally shot outside his home in NY on Wednesday.

After all, it had been 34 years since a Mafia don like him had been "whacked" on the streets of NY.

New York's major crime families, the Gambinos, the Luccheses, the Genoveses, the Bonannos and the Colombos, have seen some decline over the past few decades, as federal law enforcement agencies have tried to extricate their influence from construction and other major industries.

Business Insider said Cali essentially was in charge of New York City's city's food industry and was worth an estimated $30 million. "Very surprising, but I guess old habits die hard".

It wasn't the first such spattering of gore in recent years, however.

In October, reputed Bonanno associate Sylvester Zottola was fatally shot while waiting for a cup of coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx.

Pandrella, 59, is accusing of shooting Zito in his own home and stealing money from him - before returning to the scene of the crime hours later to grieve with the older man's family.


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