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Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#21 Aug 16, 2011
Interesting wrote:
Robert Dorler of Ohio was convicted of killing Bolo Dovoshaw in his basement. Caesar testified against Dorler and granted immunity. Ferritto and Ciotti found the body in the basement along with the old icepick to the eyeballs. The first cop called was Frank Rotunda, an ex-Bob Owen associate and confidant while Caesar's alibi was that he was at the Sports Page sucking up a few at the time of the killing. Rotunda was later found guilty of a "murder-for-hire" plot involving ex-con Jimmy Troop and die penitentiary time along with Montevecchio and Ciotti. All but Owen, Ferritto and Dovoshaw are out walking the streets. By the way, Nigsy Arnone was implicated but later acquitted of the murder of Dovoshaw. I guess Nigsy had a lot of gambling debts which they tried to prove was the motive.
Do you have any idea how Arnone got the name "Nigsy"? I'll tell you as I know a guy who grew up in Erie's "Little Italy" and was a childhood friend of "Nigsy".
Apparently Arnone as a kid spent one particular summer down in Florida with a relative.When he came back to Erie for the start of school all his local pals could not help but notice how dark his skin had become spending all that time in the sun.So.... they decided to give him his nickname..... one that has stayed with him forever.True story.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#22 Aug 16, 2011
stevie wrote:
@ Intersteing, So y was Bolo Killed execution style, Was he robbed?
Frank "Bolo" Dovishaw also known by some as "Ash Wednesday" because of a darkened birth mark on or around his forehead area.
Yes sir,those were the days in Erie crime lore!
Ned Digs

Meadville, PA

#23 Aug 16, 2011
Those dagos were(are) all alike. Robbing, cheating people and murder are all they know. Most have the iq of a monkey. Never worked a day in their life.
stevie

Erie, PA

#24 Aug 16, 2011
Any cool stories about what use to happen back then anybody?
stevie

Erie, PA

#25 Aug 16, 2011
what did reflections night club use to be like or the old Calabrees club?
aiuto

Wadsworth, OH

#26 Aug 16, 2011
are there any freelancers in town anymore?
TommyG

Wadsworth, OH

#27 Aug 16, 2011
Ciotti, Montevechio, Ferrito, all "big names" in Erie's "hall of shame" but the godfather, if you will, of it all was James "Westfield Jimmy" Salamone who took over the Erie bootlegging business at the end of a gun and was a chancre sore on the mouth of Erie until his part in the scandal that got Mayor Flatley imprisoned in the 1950's.
greg streets

Erie, PA

#28 Aug 17, 2011
reflections was a dump, bunch of fake gangsters
sammy the bull

Erie, PA

#29 Aug 17, 2011
Did any of these guys have any real money or did they just run around with what they had in there pocket?
sammy the bull

Erie, PA

#30 Aug 17, 2011
Who was the man in erie back then
DaVinci

Pittsburgh, PA

#31 Aug 17, 2011
Ned Digs wrote:
Those dagos were(are) all alike. Robbing, cheating people and murder are all they know. Most have the iq of a monkey. Never worked a day in their life.
So what race and ethnicity are you? We can make a list of the criminals in that group or groups whatever it may be.
jewish mob

Erie, PA

#32 Aug 17, 2011
where these guys in the mafia or just ran around doing crimes??????
stevie

Erie, PA

#33 Aug 17, 2011
@tommyG, what did Ciotti do, was he mafia or a fake?
Ned Digs

Meadville, PA

#34 Aug 17, 2011
DaVinci wrote:
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So what race and ethnicity are you? We can make a list of the criminals in that group or groups whatever it may be.
certainly not a dago
cherio

Saint Marys, PA

#35 Aug 17, 2011
100watt wrote:
Italians=North Africans
You are such a dimwit. I would say the Spanish are more african that any Italian I know.
Interesting

Erie, PA

#36 Aug 17, 2011
sammy the bull wrote:
Who was the man in erie back then
I think Ray Ferritto was "The man" back in the 60s and 70s with his Youngstown/Cleveland connection. When people mention you as a hitman and you admit, people tend to fear you. Surprises me tho, all his kids are decent kids. There was a name Altadonna/Giamanco that had a Buffalo connection also but I don't know how they were correlated with Ferritto. I believe Fat Sam Esper pulled a few triggers in his day - he was a goon and a stooly and a rat who's now under the witness protection plan at some Phat Farm.
cherio

Saint Marys, PA

#37 Aug 17, 2011
Too bad the mafia can't rub out all the ng's in Erie. And illegals as well.
stevie

Erie, PA

#38 Aug 17, 2011
@ interesting, how come after ferrito told on everyone in cleveland he came back to erie after leaving the witness protection program and took over all the booking, y was nobody ever sent to do him? he had to live everyday thinking they were coming to get him living a hour away from clev?
Dee

Meadville, PA

#39 Aug 17, 2011
Wonder which one of uz on this thread is the Five 0. Too many questions for me. Put this crap to bed.
Atupid

Dublin, OH

#40 Aug 17, 2011
All these guys re dying or dead. Y would a cop b on here asking questions about a bunch o dead people. U idiot. It's just interesting stuff

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