On This Day in 1902 the Genovese Crime Family mobster, Angelo DeCarlo aka Gyp was born. Gyp was probably most notorious because he was the subject of a two-year FBI undercover operation from 1961 until 1963 which would tie Frank Sinatra to the mob, as well as exposing the extent of corruption in New Jersey.
His main activities for the mob were dominating loansharking operations in the New Jersey area, and running his own crew.
He died from cancer in 1973 at the age of 71, and ironically he died 5 days before the deadline to pay $20,000 for a fine from a 1970 conviction.
DeCarlo is portrayed by actor Christopher Walken in the 2014 film Jersey Boys.
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