Crime boss known as a member of the Italian Colombo family. He was sentenced to fifty years in prison for various bank robberies in 1970 but was released in 1978.
He was first arrested on assault charges in 1938 and was later discharged from the U.S. Army during World War II.
He gave tips on how to dispose of a corpse to Gaetano "Guy" Fatato, who was actually recording the conversation as an undercover agent.
His son is fellow mobster Michael Franzese.
He and Albert Anastasia are both infamous Italian-American mobsters.