On This Day in 1988 Paul Vario Died, Aged 73


On this day‬ in 1988 Paul Vario passed away at the age of 73 while serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Worth. Vario was a violent Lucchese Capo, who was responsible for bringing Henry Hill into the family, a move that would eventually lead to Vario’s prison time when Hill would testify against him and other mobsters in court. In prison, Vario lived on Mafia row, living lavishly, enjoying fine wine and food.

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