Charles "Buddy Musk" Muccigrosso has died from lung cancer at the age of 70 while out on bail awaiting trial on labor racketeering and fraud charges in Newark, NJ as reported by Joe Ryan for The Star-Ledger:
The reputed mobster once spit in a State trooper's drink at a Belleville pub, then attacked him with a beer mug. Another time, he fired two shotgun blasts through the front window of a house owned by a police detective's father. * * * A beefy man, Muccigrosso was born in Newark and, authorities say, was a member of the Gambino crime family. He was among six alleged mobsters convicted in 1993 of running John Gotti's crew in New Jersey. The marathon trial was as memorable for its 10-month duration as it was for its chaos. A juror's car wound up riddled with bullet holes. Union members held regular demonstrations outside the courthouse supporting one of the defendants. And midway through the trial, Muccigrosso was arrested for the Belleville bar brawl after the off-duty trooper accused him of being drunk.