Former Gambino mobster Salvatore "Fat Sal" Mangiavillano is now a government informant, and yesterday revealed that he was part of a plot to whack "Sammy Bull" Gravano for ratting on the crime family as reported by Mitchel Maddux for the New York Post: "Mangiavillano . . . said he made several trips to Arizona to look for Gravano" but "before he could carry out the hit, 'Bull' was arrested for selling the drug Ecstasy."
Sounds like Gravano dodged a bullet.
Fat Sal made the admission on the witness stand at the racketeering trial of alleged Colombo mobster Francis "B.F." Guerra.
Mangiavillano claimed that Guerra "admitted participating" in the 1992 hit against Staten Island nightclub owner Michael Devine although the rat's testimony was contradicted by an FBI report as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News.