On This Day in 1940 Anthony Casso was Born

Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso – Lucchese Crime Family Underboss


On this day in 1940 a ruthless and cold-blooded mobster would be born. Anthony Casso would work his way up the mob ladder with a reputation as a violent and terrifying figure in the New York underworld, eventually confessing to involvement in Frank DeCicco’s death, Roy DeMeo’s death, and several attempts at John Gotti. Even though Amuso was the boss of the family, it was clear that Casso pulled the strings. Being at the top of a major crime family just fuelled Casso’s aggression which in the end would be the downfall of him.

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