Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gentile's Pueblo connection

October 2020 Issue contents - Feature

Pellegrino Scaglia’s murder fractured Mafia

Gentile’s Pueblo connection

By Sam Carlino


"Nicola Gentile was a respected figure in the Onorata Società (Honored Society), commonly referred to as La Cosa Nostra or the Mafia. His book, Vita di Capomafia, was the first 'tell-all' written by a high-ranking member of the elusive secret society. In the volume, Gentile provided details about famous historical occurrences as well as many arcane events. He discussed the little known Pueblo Colorado Mafia. Gentile’s connection to Pueblo boss Pellegrino Scaglia effectively put Pueblo on the map of Mafia host cities. Recently discovered information about Gentile and the notorious Carlino brothers has been related in the book Colorado’s Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire..."

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