Micheal Persico son of jailed Colombo family boss Carmine Persico indicted for murder

August 19th 2011 | Posted by UnderBoss


Michael Persico the son of jailed Colombo crime family mob boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico has been indicted for murder. Authorities claim that he ordered the hit on mobster Joseph Scopo which is considered to be the finally killing in the infamous Colombo family mob wars. Persico was indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court along with two other associates for the hit which was carried out in 1993. The younger Persico who is the brother of Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico the reputed former acting boss of the Colombo family has long had a reputation as a legit businessman owing a restaurant and limousine service and had no prior convictions but that has come to an end.


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Last year Michael was arrested and accused of racketeering involving Ground Zero debris removal contracts and he was released on bail. This latest indictment claims that he targeted Scopo because he had taken sides with the Orena faction of the Colombos during the Colombo wars. Court documents also claim prosecutors believe Persico arranged the firearms that where to be used in the Scopo hit. Court documents claim that the Scopo murder was carried out to secure the power of the Persico family and their hold on the crime family.

Mobster John Pappa was convicted in 1999 for killing Scopo as he left a car outside of his home in Ozone Park, Queens along with three other mafia murders. Recording secretly made by a mob turncoat claiming to be in a nearby car as Scopo was murdered tied Michael Persico to the murder says court documents. The feds claim that in the car along with the informant were Persico’s co-defendants Theodore “Skinny Teddy” Persico and Francis “B.F.” Guerra. Guerra is also being charged with the murder of Michael Devine in 1992 who was killed because he was dating the wife of then action boss Alphonse Persico who along with Carmine Persico is serving life sentences in prison.

Gerard McMahon a lawyer for Guerra has identified the governments mafia snitch as Anthony “Big Anthony” Russo who flipped on his fellow mobsters six months ago. Theodore Persico is already incarcerated and prosecutors plan to ask that Michael Persico and Guerra be remanded in a court hearing scheduled for next week.



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