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Saturday, May 25, 2013

I get slammed by a Milwaukee mob relative


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Milwaukee shirt tail Mob relative not happy with my posts.


His comments below and my response follows:
"Nice story but your talk of my shirt tail relatives only brings more mystery and imputed fear of nothing. Organized crime has been replaced by White Collar Crime namely banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and a host of conglomerates that have been effectively charged with strong-arm tactics, fraud, and prohibited practices over the last 10 years that amounts to 2 trillion dollars in losses to common people at a disadvantage to understand the ilk that has filtered into our business community like a festering pus filled infection. Their acts even include insurance companies who deny or delay coverage on operations and medical procedures knowing the person would die before they could appeal a ruling in court much less have the money to fight a conglomerate. When I read your story I have to chuckle that the misdeeds of a few gumbas should tarnish Carmen and Joes' good name. For your interest, Joe is the "tunnel king" one of the only people to have worked on both sides of the English Chunnel to France and engineered a lot of the equipment needed to build what is considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Just because a woman had difficulty with her marriage from an abusive relationship where the husband was most likely hiding or understating his assets as most wealthy men and their slimy attorneys do for them in divorce actions until the rules were changed doesn't mean she was bad.....if she was all mobbed up as you imply....then there would not have been any arguments under your theory....he would have never lived long enough to testify. I remember when I worked for Sally Papia who was also claimed to be a Mob Boss in Milwaukee, I had to laugh again. The Mob rules never allowed any woman to ever be in control of anything but the children. It was all a façade to divert the attention of the FBI who was constantly following her and wasting their time...no differently than how our government has been found to be profiling and illegally investigating people who are members of the Tea Party exercising their constitutional rights. The biggest present day crooks and killers are the politicians and bureaucrats who sold us into slavery with the bubble bursting in the real estate markets and the bailouts of those crooks that followed....that's the New Mob.


When you talk of Frank and the stronghold he had on the vending business it is a pale joke to the monopoly that Microsoft, the local power utility, or your local water utility has over your life and pocket book when they have charged Milwaukee area residents over 2 billion for sewers since 1969 and we are still flooding the same homes today as we did 50 years ago. It's all a ruse by a bunch of bandits who have arranged for new laws to be enacted to take every last nickel of it before we die....that's the New Mob you fail to point out that thrives today...!


A long time ago a business associate bought Frank Balistreri's Cabin Cruiser and found a brief case loaded with money...most likely his getaway stash. He freaked out not knowing what to do.....so I called one of Frank's sons and made inquiries....they told my friend to donate the money to Children's Hospital and he did. For everything bad said about my relatives or implied there are ten thousand events by crooked politicians and power brokers that have killed more than a million people in the last ten years....and then you have the temerity to say my family was "the Mob." Mexican drug dealers and their drug war killed 38,000 people last year alone and Obama provided them with the guns....now who is the "New Mob"? You should know that the "Old Mob" no longer exists, it was just replaced by a bunch of educated thugs who actually portend to call themselves respectable even when the courts fine them billions for bilking the everyday public."
My response:

Gwedo, thank you for your input.

Your comments seem to be directed at three of my mob posts.


Referring to Married to the daughter of a mob boss You wrote:
When I read your story I have to chuckle that the misdeeds of a few gumbas should tarnish Carmen and Joes' good name. For your interest, Joe is the "tunnel king" one of the only people to have worked on both sides of the English Chunnel to France and engineered a lot of the equipment needed to build what is considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Just because a woman had difficulty with her marriage from an abusive relationship where the husband was most likely hiding or understating his assets as most wealthy men and their slimy attorneys do for them in divorce actions until the rules were changed doesn't mean she was bad.....if she was all mobbed up as you imply....then there would not have been any arguments under your theory....he would have never lived long enough to testify.

composite photo by pat migliaccio
I believe you are referring to Joseph and Carmen Vaccaro. Joe was our Milwaukee pediatrician in the 1950’s until well into the 1970’s, a doctor! What would he have been doing working on the English Chunnel? I only stated that Carmen’s father was a high ranking member of the Milwaukee mob. If you look at the picture of the dinner with Rocky Graziano, Pasquale and Joseph were shoulder to shoulder with mob connected people. Even the owner of the restaurant was connected. That wasn't my assertion, but the FBI’s and many others. Pasquale was smart enough to keep a very low profile and I could find no record of any arrest. I’m quite certain that if Pasquale wanted Dr. Vaccaro whacked, he could have easily arranged it. He punched him in the face in a court hallway! Who knows what Carmen (or Joseph for that matter) knew about her dad’s activities, I wasn't trying to trash her or Joe, but the very contentious divorce was all over the Milwaukee newspapers. Maybe, I should have stated, I was way too young to know Dr. Vaccaro and what kind of husband he may have been. What I was trying to do was tell an interesting story of my seeing a photo in a book of mob history and recognizing a familiar face that I hadn't seen in about 50 years!

I remember when I worked for Sally Papia who was also claimed to be a Mob Boss in Milwaukee, I had to laugh again. The Mob rules never allowed any woman to ever be in control of anything but the children. It was all a façade to divert the attention of the FBI who was constantly following her and wasting their time......
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Nowhere was it stated in my post that Sally Papia was a mob boss in Milwaukee, however I do concede that the title of my post could lead to that assumption. Gary Magnesen, in his book "Straw Men" actually came up with that title for her. There are numerous accounts that Sally liked to portray herself as mob connected. She dated a Chicago Outfit mobster (“Big Frank” Buccieri) for many years and Frank Balistrieri himself was quoted saying he thought she was a “mobster wannabe in a friggen skirt”! She had two federal convictions and served time. A facade to divert attention? I would like to pose that question to the chef who almost had his hands crushed with baseball bats by a couple of Sally’s wannabe gangster employees! Sally and five of her employees went to prison for it!
You stated that you worked for Sally, I would be interested to know what your job was and the side of her that you saw.

When you talk of Frank and the stronghold he had on the vending business it is a pale joke to the monopoly that Microsoft..........Power Utility.........
A long time ago a business associate bought Frank Balistreri's Cabin Cruiser and found a briefcase loaded with money...most likely his getaway stash. He freaked out not knowing what to do.....so I called one of Frank's sons and made inquiries....they told my friend to donate the money to Children's Hospital and he did.
....and then you have the temerity to say my family was "the Mob."
frank "mad bomber" balistrieri
This last one caused me some consternation, as you seem to imply that the mob’s history of murder, brutality and preying upon people (many who were) of their own ethnicity should not be known? How about the mob buying rancid meat, treating it with formaldehyde and grinding it up into sausage and hamburgers, selling it to schools and hospitals? See The beef that didn't moo - Wisconsin ties to the New York mob!  Microsoft and the utilities, insurance & credit card companies are worse, is that what you are saying? You can’t justify bad behavior by pointing out other bad behavior.
Frank’s stronghold on the vending business was a “pale joke”? I would like to ask that of the wife and kids of the murdered Anthony Biernat, a Kenosha vending business owner found dead in a shallow grave! A small business owner that went to work every day to support his family and refused to “share” with Frankie. His murder was never solved, but the FBI believed that Steve DiSalvo, Frankie’s right hand man was the one that did the hit and that Frankie ordered it.
I've read a lot of transcripts of the FBI recorded tapes of Frank Balistrieri, he was a disgusting and vile man. FBI undercover agent Joe Pistone noted in his book that he was surprised at how arrogantly Frankie treated his sons and brother, talking down to them as if the was the great “don” and they were his slaves.

And I certainly did not mean to impugn that your entire family was "mobbed up". There are so many great Italian Americans that abhorred that kind of behavior, worked hard and had productive lives. There were some very good comments by a nephew of Joe Alioto in the Frank Balistrieri post. I had the pleasure of working for a great Italian American, Leo Frigo of Green Bay, WI.

I do appreciate your comments and will allow all thoughtful points of view to be seen here. Thank you for your contribution and I’d be happy to hear from you anytime.
Dan

Other of my links to related Mob posts:
"Mr. Fancy Pants" Balistrieri - Tracking Milwaulee's most dangerous mobster


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