On this day in 1894 Guarino Moretti was born in Puglia, Italy. Better known as Willie Moretti, he played a part as underboss in the Genovese Crime Family through the 1940’s. With Hollywood connections and Frank Costello as a cousin Moretti was going places. Unfortunately, he got caught up in the 1950 Kefauver Hearings. Instead of taking the fifth like so many other mobsters called to the stand he didn’t and broke the code of Omerta publicly.
He was gunned down in a restaurant the following year.