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1972, ‘Some' of the men responsible for the assassination of mobster Joseph ‘Crazy Joe' Gallo (UL) are in protective custody of the police, a high police source confirms 5/3. The source identified one man now in protective custody as Joseph Luparelli, believed to be a close associate of Joseph Yacovelli (UR), the acting head of the Joseph Colombo crime family. The source also said Luparelli identified the other alleged killers of Gallo as Philip Gambino (LR) said to be a distant relative of…

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Gangster Chic: Joey Gallo

Crazy Joe Gallo claimed he was one of the trigger men in the murder of Albert Anastasia in the Park Sheridan Hotel Barbershop. Gallo was later gunned down himself while stuffing his face with Italian seafood in Umberto's Restaurant on Mulberry Street.

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Mobster Joey Gallo was born April 7, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. The man commonly known as Crazy Joey also had a softer side. He liked to write poetry and became known for befriending pop stars and poets. But his self promotion did not sit well with New York's mafia leaders, and he was gunned down in mid-bite at his favorite New York restaurant on April 7, 1972.

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Crazy Joe Gallo: The Mafia's Greatest Hits - Volume 2

Mob boss Joe Gallo (left) with his brother Larry Gallo in this 1961 picture. Joe was killed while celebrating his birthday in 1972.

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