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Utica Mob Files


Day One: As Special Prosecutor Robert Fischer left his office at 21 Hopper St. one wintry day nearly a half-century ago...

Day Two: Ciro Gargano had vowed to kill whoever squealed to police about the alcohol bootlegging operation he ran out of his East Utica garage in early 1927...

Day Three: As Salvatore Falcone was booked on federal charges of cheating the government out of alcohol taxes in early 1939, prosecutors boasted that the backbone of the region’s underworld had been broken...

Day Four: When Fred Morelli was gunned down outside the Ace of Clubs nightclub he owned in East Utica, those responsible for his death would forever remain a mystery...

Day Five: As Joseph Falcone went in front of the state Legislative Watchdog Committee in December 1957, he wasn’t about to explain why he and more than 60 other men suspected of underworld connections...

Day Six: As J. Schuyler Sackman sat in a car with Louis Charles King Jr. and Carl Mazza behind a restaurant in North Utica in November 1972, the Syracuse life insurance agent..



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