The FBI ramped up its investigation into the Mafia following several 1957 events which "served to focus public attention on the mobsters and racketeers operating in the New York area" including "the attempted assassination of FRANK COSTELLO, the well-known racketeer, on May 2, 1957 in New York City; the killing of the notorious ALBERT ANASTASIA in New York City on October 25, 1957 and the Italian hoodlum meeting November 14, 1957 at the home of JOSEPH BARBARA, Apalachin, New York" according to a January 8, 1958 memo. This document "set[s] forth a thumbnail sketch of each of the 54 New York Office Top Hoodlums, most of whom are regarded as the most powerful and influential mobsters in New York racketeering." Each day Friends of Ours is republishing two of these FBI thumbnail sketches:
JOSEPH MAGLIOCCO, was., Giuseppe (TN), Joe
New York 92-668
Subject born June 29, 1898, Portella di Mare, Italy. Naturalized on August 5, 1926. Immigration and Naturalization Service record reflected subject's name appeared in reports of Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, United States Senate. Subject married [name redacted] on April 10, 1932. No children. Subject resides 279 Bay 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York, and Bayview Avenue, East Islip, New York (summer). Subject allegedly owns Sunland Beverage Corporation, is a stockholder in Ward Trading Company, is Secretary of Peerless Importers and is suspected of being owner of Alpine Wine and Liquor Distributors. Records reflected subject is Vice-President of 181 Lawrence Avenue Realty Corporation. Subject has three brothers, [names redacted]. Two nephews, [names redacted] are employed at Sunland. Subject's automobile registration for 1955 Cadillac, New York Number SF5775. Subject has special nonpublished telephone number [redacted]. Credit record reflects suit against subject on June 2, 1953. Arrested 1928, Cleveland, Ohio, at alleged Mafia Meeting. Arrested New York City, 1928, for carrying concealed weapon without a permit. Criminal activities unknown.
THOMAS ALOYSIUS MARINO, was., Salvatore Gaetano Maiorana (true name), Gaetano Marino, Godo Marino, Salvatore Marino, Thomas Marano, Toddo Marine, Tatto, Toddo, Toddy, Todo, Toto, Totto
New York 92-669
THOMAS ALOYSIUS MARINO, FBI Number 1644357, was born June 9, 1898, in Milazzo, Province of Messina (Sicily), Italy, and resides 286 19th Street, Brooklyn, New York. Subject arrested by Immigration and Naturalization Service on May 26, 1953, for deportation on a warrant issued under Section 241 (A) (4) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act in that he had been convicted of two crimes involving moral turpitude; namely, petty larceny and attempted burglary, third degree. On March 15, 1956, in District Court, District of Columbia, Judge TAMM rendered a decision awarding the subject summary judgment, cancelling the order of deportation and declaring it null and void. MARINO has reportedly been engaged in bookmaking, receiving stolen goods, narcotics, Italian lottery, stolen cars, pier activities, and the vending and amusement machine business.