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February 2, 1988
A federal appeals court refused Monday to grant bail for Peter Milano, identified by authorities as the boss of the Los Angeles organized crime family, and two of Milano's alleged lieutenants. In a brief opinion, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court order denying bail for Milano, Luigi Gelfuso Jr., identified as a street boss of the organization, and Gelfuso's son Michael, named as an associate of the crime family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A local Teamsters Union organizer pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor conspiracy charge of accepting money from a man posing as a Hollywood producer seeking approval to make a non-union movie. Russell J. Masetta, an official with Teamsters Local 848 in El Monte, admitted conspiring with a reputed Mafia captain to accept about $1,000 from the film producer, who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors Tuesday released transcripts of a secretly recorded conversation between reputed Cosa Nostra chief Peter John Milano and one of his chief lieutenants in which Milano complained about the dangers involved in an upcoming financial transaction. "It is so dangerous," Milano told Luigi Gelfuso Jr. in a conversation recorded Aug. 5, 1985, at Milano's Westlake Village vending sales company. "I know what you're saying," Gelfuso replied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A suspected loan shark who was once the target of a mob shakedown has been indicted on charges of concealing earnings of up to 1% a week on his operation from the Internal Revenue Service, authorities announced Thursday. Daniel Mondavano, 59, whose operation was uncovered when former Arizona Democratic U.S.
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June 11, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Reputed mob leaders Peter John Milano and Luigi Gelfuso were ordered held without bail Wednesday by a Los Angeles judge who said there is evidence of a criminal organization that "deals in death, in the forms of drugs and vengeance." U.S. District Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez denied bail for the two San Fernando Valley men based, in part, on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month endorsing "preventive detention" for defendants believed to present a threat to the community. "It is a fact that Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The plan had the irresistible lure of easy money and an unexpected added attraction: It was legal. Peter Milano, a San Fernando Valley vending machine company owner who authorities say also heads the Mafia in Los Angeles, sat down with his son-in-law one day in 1985 to talk about the mob's latest moneymaking enterprise, a proposal to set up tourist junkets between San Diego and Las Vegas. The son-in-law, Russell J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Eight men identified as the top leadership of the Los Angeles Mafia were sentenced Monday to prison terms of up to 10 years, concluding a prosecution that authorities say halted the Milano crime family's efforts to gain a new hold on organized crime in Southern California. Peter J. Milano, the alleged boss of the Los Angeles family, was sentenced to six years in prison, and his brother, Carmen, purported underboss of the family, was ordered to serve six months of a two-year prison term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The reputed "street boss" of the West Coast Mafia and two other alleged mob associates pleaded guilty Wednesday to a variety of conspiracy charges, concluding a major federal prosecution that authorities said has "crippled" organized crime in Southern California. Luigi Gelfuso Jr.
NEWS
April 1, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The deathbed testimony of an FBI informant who helped collect debts for the mob in Los Angeles was played Thursday in federal court, revealing evidence of several key meetings in which reputed Mafia "street boss" Luigi Gelfuso Jr. and his lieutenants allegedly ordered shakedowns of gamblers and bookmakers behind on their payments.
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