searching for info on Erie's mobsters

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tommyg

Wadsworth, OH

#1 Apr 20, 2011
I am looking for information on "mobsters" in the Erie area, Jimmy Salamone Ray Ferrito etc. I am especially interested in their connection to political scandals like Mayor flatley in the 50's or Barber in the 40's. If you have any good ideas please email me at tomgiles1961@yahoo.com

thank you.

“Love Freedom, Thank a Soldier”

Since: Feb 08

Erie,PA

#2 Apr 20, 2011
The Buffalo, New York, based Magaddino Crime Family, formerly headed by the late Stefano Magaddino, has historically exerted a significant degree of control over criminal operations in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Although many elderly members of the Family have remained residents of Erie, their status within the Family is probably best described as "retired."

The fact that former "LCN informant" Raymond Ferritto was able to operate a large-scale gambling operation in Erie without syndicate retribution may indicate that Erie is most probably an "open city" subject to no control by the traditional syndicates. Ferritto was, of course, a government informant, who had testified against James Licavoli, boss of the Cleveland LCN Family, John Colandra, and Tony Liberatore in the murder of Danny Green, the Irish "mob boss" in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite Ferritto's testimony and his eventual defection from the witness protection program, Ferritto runs one of the largest gambling operations in Erie, PA.

Joseph Todaro, of the Buffalo, New York, Crime Family, had been seen meeting with Nicodemo Scarfo and Edward Sciandra in Florida, lending support to intelligence data indicating Todaro has assumed control of the Magaddino Family.
Lou Tullio

Meadville, PA

#3 Apr 20, 2011
Who was Porreco's mob backer?
guido

Erie, PA

#4 Apr 20, 2011
Lou Tullio wrote:
Who was Porreco's mob backer?
Pizza Hut
just plain bill

AOL

#5 Apr 20, 2011
Geeshh I'd like to join the mob...damn, then I could sit back and let the money roll in just like those blacks on welfare....waiting for a check and other goodies they didn't work for.
place your bets

Wattsburg, PA

#6 Apr 21, 2011
khp33 wrote:
Ferritto runs one of the largest gambling operations in Erie, PA.
Bet that is doing real well when we have a legal casino in town. By largest do you mean 5-6 guys playing poker on Friday nights? Who would set up any serious criminal organization in a little town with it's own FBI office?

“Love Freedom, Thank a Soldier”

Since: Feb 08

Erie,PA

#7 Apr 21, 2011
place your bets wrote:
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Bet that is doing real well when we have a legal casino in town. By largest do you mean 5-6 guys playing poker on Friday nights? Who would set up any serious criminal organization in a little town with it's own FBI office?
That's just a copy and paste from an internet article. Ray's been dead for years.

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