Intimidating names for gangs

He’d walk around without a gun and always carried at least

He’d walk around without a gun and always carried at least $1,000 in his pocket.After all, who was going to mess with Scarface’s right hand man?With a cigar always set firmly between his teeth, it’s no mystery how Carmine “The Cigar” Galante got his nickname.The leader of the Bonanno crime family never went anywhere without a stogie.They summoned a meeting straight out of and decided it was time for Galante to sleep with the fishes.On July 12, 1979, the Cigar visited his favorite restaurant, Joe and Mary’s.He and his crew would hit shipments leaving airports and steal whatever the trucks were carrying.During these heists, Burke would take the truck driver’s license as a way of saying, “I know where you live.” But Burke didn’t want the truck driver to feel too bad, so he’d also leave a $50 bill in the guy’s wallet, earning him the nickname “Jimmy the Gent.” The Gent’s biggest claim to fame was the notorious Lufthansa heist, when he and a team of armed gangsters stole close to $6 million from the American government.

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He’d walk around without a gun and always carried at least $1,000 in his pocket.

,000 in his pocket.

Naturally, with their members dying and their profits shrinking, the other families felt Galante was out of control.While Galante relaxed on the patio in the back, a car pulled up to the front door.Three men got out, made their way to the back of the restaurant, and opened fire, sending Galante tumbling to the ground, covered in blood.It was the most money stolen in American history up to that point in time, and Jimmy got away clean, probably because he “silenced” a lot of the people involved.It was his murderous tendencies that got him in the end when Hill testified against Burke for the murder of drug dealer Richard Eaton.

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