Carlo Gambino

Gambino, Carlo

Sicilian-American crime boss of the Gambino crime family (1902-1976). Check Endorsed, "Carlo Gambino / C[atherine?] or /T[homas?] Gambino," on verso- 3x8 1/4 inches; cancellation perforations and ink stamps affecting text (but not signature); folds.
$ 2,169 / 2.000 € (92011)

Check Endorsed, "Carlo Gambino / C[atherine?] or /T[homas?] Gambino," on verso, payable to him from business partners George Schiller and Henry H. Saltzstein of his own consulting firm S.G.S. Associates in the amount of $1,000, drawn on the Chase Manhattan Bank. Carlo Gambino was a Sicilian-American crime boss of the Gambino crime family. After the Apalachin Meeting in 1957, and the imprisonment of Vito Genovese in 1959, Gambino took over the Commission of the American Mafia until his death from a heart attack on October 15, 1976. During more than 50 years in organized crime, he served only 22 months in prison for a tax evasion charge in 1937.

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