cloudyn.png
Wednesday June 19th, 2019 5:01AM

A top leader of Gambino crime family is slain in New York

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the borough's Todt Hill section just after 9 p.m.

Cali was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests.

No other information was provided by police.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organization, related through marriage to the Inzerillo clan in the Sicilian Mafia.

Multiple press accounts since 2015 said Cali had ascended to the top spot in the gang, although he never faced a criminal charge saying so.

His only mob-related criminal conviction came a decade ago, when Cali pleaded guilty in an extortion conspiracy involving a failed attempt to build a NASCAR track on Staten Island. He was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison and was released in 2009.

The last crime family boss to be shot in New York City was Paul Castellano. The Gambino crime boss was assassinated outside Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan in 1985.

The Gambino Family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the U.S., but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent its top leaders to prison and diminished its reach.

  • Associated Categories: U.S. News, Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top U.S. News short headlines, Top General short headlines
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for analysis
Flight data recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have arrived in France for analysis
8:11AM ( 14 minutes ago )
A top leader of Gambino crime family is slain in New York
A man with reported ties to organized crime has been shot and killed in New York City
8:07AM ( 18 minutes ago )
US immigration agents find ways around 'sanctuary' policies
Despite scores of "sanctuary" laws around the country to shield immigrants from deportation, federal authorities are still getting under-the-table cooperation from some local law enforcement agencies
6:17AM ( 2 hours ago )
U.S. News
Shiffrin, Paris win World Cup super-G titles
Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her 10th career crystal globe, and Dominik Paris secured the men's title by winning the season-ending race at the World Cup Finals
8:25AM ( 1 minute ago )
UK lawmakers gear up for vote on Brexit delay request
British lawmakers face another tumultuous day Thursday ahead of a vote on whether to request a delay to the country's scheduled departure from the European Union
8:08AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings
A group of former British soldiers are set to learn whether they will be prosecuted in the deaths of 13 civil rights protesters in an incident known as Bloody Sunday.
8:03AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid
Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hoping to turn buzz from a surprisingly close November loss in Texas' Senate race into a White House bid
6:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
Rejected in 2016, Sanders hopes for a warmer reception in SC
Bernie Sanders is heading back to South Carolina, the state where he was badly beat in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary
4:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Malaysia won't drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing
Prosecutors say Malaysia's attorney general has ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother
3:16AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP National News
Coaches and parents in college scheme find jobs in danger
Colleges and companies are moving swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme
10:13PM ( 10 hours ago )
Charity masked web of fraudulent college donations, feds say
Prosecutors and tax documents say the mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes
9:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire
Fire investigators say one of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds
9:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for analysis
Flight data recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have arrived in France for analysis
8:11AM ( 14 minutes ago )
US immigration agents find ways around 'sanctuary' policies
Despite scores of "sanctuary" laws around the country to shield immigrants from deportation, federal authorities are still getting under-the-table cooperation from some local law enforcement agencies
6:17AM ( 2 hours ago )
Charity used in fraudulent college donations, feds say
Prosecutors and tax documents say the mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that funneled money from wealthy parents to bribe coaches and others to get their children into elite universities
5:53AM ( 2 hours ago )
Boeing's newest plane becomes its biggest headache
Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner ever has turned into its biggest headache
3:56AM ( 4 hours ago )
Parents charged in admissions scheme roll through US courts
Parents charged in the college admissions scheme have been appearing in courts across the U.S. as schools and companies move to distance themselves from the scandal
3:08AM ( 5 hours ago )