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:
EDWARD JOHN MC GRATH, was: Edward J. Mc Grath, "Eddie" Mc Grath
EDWARD JOHN MC GRATH, born 1/31/06, NYC, according to records NY State Crime Commission. No record of birth, Vital Statistics, NYC. FBI #20025. Subject allegedly resides in Apartment #1, Sun God Apartment Hotel, 7911 East Drive, Harbor Island, North Bay Village, Florida. Has lived Florida since 1951. No legitimate enterprises NYC area known. Formerly was ILA union organizer 1937-50. Was engaged in waterfront rackets activities, NYC, first as member MC GRATH-DUNN Mob; later was allegedly a top man, NYC Waterfront. MC GRATH now believed engaged gambling, policy and bookmaking Miami, Florida area.
THOMAS MILO, SR., was., Thomas Marlow, Thomas Marlw, Thomas Melle, Thomas Mille, Thomas Rome
THOMAS MILO, SR., FBI #108588, born 8/3/03, NYC (not verified), resides 25 Lamartine Terrace, Yonkers, NY. Alleged to own be the money behind Club Del Rio Bar and Restaurant, Venturo Holding Corp., Trade Winds Motel, Glenwood Grill, Ansab Holding Corp., all Yonkers, NY, and Sawdust Trails located White Plains Road, Bronx, NY. Subject alleged to be one of the top hoodlum racketeers in Westchester County and Northeast Bronx, NY. Also alleged to control gambling and shylocking in Westchester County. Alleged to be a lieutenant for NICHOLAS RATTENNI and affiliated with the Northeast Coast gambling syndicate. Alleged to have police and political connections in Westchester County.