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Ex-con Danny Fama charged with the murder of Eddie Garofalo

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NEW YORK (PIX11)- It took the feds twenty two and a half years, but they finally got their man. Ex-con Daniel Fama is charged with the gangland murder of Eddie Garofalo who was gunned down right in front of his family’s home in Bensonhurst.

The brazen murder was one of the last “hits” ordered by mob super rat, Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, who admitted to ordering 19 killings.

Garofalo, a 49-year-old contractor and the father of three young children at the time was stalked and executed as he walked to his car back in August 1990.

Sources say Gravano, then underboss of the Gambino crime family headed by John Gotti, became paranoid and suspected Garofalo of becoming a government informant.

Gotti gave his nod of approval and on orders from Gravano, Danny Fama and two other gunmen carried out the hit.

A sealed indictment now charges the 48-year-old career criminal with murder.

Laura Garofalo, a daughter of the victim wants to know why justice took so long when the government had sworn testimony from two of the other participants identifying Fama.

If this case goes to trial, Gravano presumably will have to testify.

Fama now faces life in prison if he’s convicted of the top charge.



  • Marlyn

    Who is she to talk about anyone her father was a gangster her brother is in jail how does she go around making up stories about innocent people and ruining lives what a disgusting bitch her own father killed people and now she's pointing fingers low life trash trying to get the spot light she thinks she's a mob wife and maybe she will get her own show why don't you talk about your brother and let everyone know what he is in jail for google him and the father

  • Truth

    Indictment Unsealed Charging Colombo Family Administration Members
    Charges Include a Colombo Family Kickback and Extortion Scheme on Demolition Work at the World Trade Center Construction Site

    An eight-count indictment was unsealed this morning in Brooklyn federal court charging eight defendants – Theodore Persico, Jr., Michael Persico, Thomas Petrizzo," Edward Garofalo, Jr." James Bombino, Louis Romeo, Alicia Dimichelle, and Mike LNU variously with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, extortion, and embezzlement of union benefit funds.1 The defendants, who were arrested earlier today, are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge James M. Orenstein, at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Sandra L. Townes.

    The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, and Marjorie Franzman, Special Agent- in-Charge, New York Regional Office, Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General.
    As alleged in the indictment and the detention memorandum filed today by the government, Theodore Persico, Jr. is a member of the administration of the Colombo organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, Petrizzo is a Colombo family soldier, and Michael Persico,Eddie Garofalo, and Bombino are Colombo family associates. The indictment is the product of a multi-year investigation in which the FBI used a cooperating witness to infiltrate the Colombo family and make hundreds of consensual recordings.

  • Fact

    The indictment also charges Colombo associate Eddie Garofalo and his wife, Alicia Dimichelle, with embezzlement from the welfare benefit plan and pension benefit plan funds operated on behalf of union laborers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 282. As described in the detention memorandum, Garofalo and Dimichelle engaged in a double-breasting scheme in which they used Colombo-controlled non-union shell companies, including DM Equipment, Big R Trucking, T&E Leasing, and Roman Sand and Stone, to circumvent Local 282 collective bargaining agreement union benefit contribution requirements.

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