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Vinny Gorgeous

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Vinny Gorgeous

The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster

By Anthony M. DeStefano

Lyons Press, Paperback, 9780762785414, 264pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

A vain man of good looks but no family ties to the Mob, Vincent \u201cVinny Gorgeous\u201d Basciano worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to prison in 2003. When the Mafia.

About the Author
Anthony M. DeStefano is a staff reporter for Newsday, covering legal affairs and criminal justice in New York City. Formerly a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Fairchild News Service, he has appeared on Biography Channel programs about Joseph Massino and Mafia killer Thomas Pitera as an expert on organized crime.

Praise For Vinny Gorgeous

Critical acclaim for Anthony M. Destefano’s King of the Godfathers:

“DeStefano’s book tracks the downfall not only of Massino himself but all of the old
organized crime families. ... DeStefano gives us unique insights.”
New York Law Journal

“The last word and best work on the life and times of Joe Massino ... DeStefano brings the story to life … and adds special insight into Massino.”
—Jerry Capeci, creator of

“Thrilling American crime writing.”
—Jimmy Breslin, author of The Good Rat and winner of the Pulitzer Prize