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Carmelo Coppolino

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Carmelo Coppolino
Born(1907-06-03)June 3, 1907
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
January 11, 1984(1984-01-11) (aged 76)January 11, 1984(1984-01-11) (aged 76)
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Carmelo "Charlie Bananas" Coppolino (June 3, 1907 – January 11, 1984) was a Labor Union Organizer[1] and allegedly a Caporegime with the Genovese crime family.[2]

Activity in and around NYC'S Waterfront[edit]

Charlie frequently associated with the likes of Anthony Scotto[3], Anthony Anastasio[4], Angelo Ieole [5] (brother of Frankie Yale ), and his own brother-in-law and fellow Union Longshoreman, Matty "The Horse" La Torre[6] [7] an alleged soldier in the Genovese crime family[8] . Coppolino was questioned as to participating in at least 8 homicides [9] [10] [11], including that of New York Police Department Patrolman Charles Sauer, [12] Policy Racketeer Louis Weber[13], and mobster Ferdinand Boccia.[14]

From the 1930s through the 1980s, Coppolino was linked to the Brooklyn docks; rising to the rank of Organizer within the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1814.[15] He was a top official and Lieutenant in Anastasio's regime representing the Genovese Crime Family interests.[16]

References[edit]

  1. https://books.google.com/books?id=1wBaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=charlie+bananas+coppolino&source=bl&ots=9FQhZbKqb5&sig=ACfU3U1_a9hGokmKp3NzafnLtQvFrKTeFA&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRtfeiuOblAhVHq1kKHVCrBeYQ6AEwAnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=charlie%20bananas%20coppolino&f=false
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/05/07/archives/waterfront-agency-told-to-reconsider-decision-court-orders-a-review.html
  3. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920978/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  4. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38921364/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  5. http://mafiamembershipcharts.blogspot.com/2016/01/genovese-family-bios-of-early-members.html
  6. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/05/07/archives/waterfront-agency-told-to-reconsider-decision-court-orders-a-review.html
  7. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920336/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  8. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/05/07/archives/waterfront-agency-told-to-reconsider-decision-court-orders-a-review.html
  9. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38921195/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  10. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38921134/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  11. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920336/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  12. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920677/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  13. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920336/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637
  14. http://mafiamembershipcharts.blogspot.com/2016/01/genovese-family-bios-of-early-members.html
  15. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/05/07/archives/waterfront-agency-told-to-reconsider-decision-court-orders-a-review.html
  16. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/clip/38920978/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/?xid=637


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