Andrew Thomas Del Giorno - The Fate of Don Bruno

The Fate of Don Bruno

In 1980 Angelo Bruno was shot dead whilst sitting in his car as his driver John Stanfa pulled up to Bruno's house. His death had been arranged by Tony Caponigro who was soon murdered as well along with the gun man in the Bruno hit Alfred Salerno.

Some speculated that Genovese Boss Frank Tieri was involved in the plot to overthrow Bruno. Tieri wanted in on the Atlantic City casinos which were proving to be a cash cow for the Philadelphia Mafia. When Angelo Bruno refused to allow Tieri's family to operate in the City it's possible that Tieri saw red and conspired with Caponigro to remove Bruno from the leadership position.

Newark based captain John Simone was killed as well for his involvement with Caponigro. What role he played in the assassination of the aging Don is vague.

By then Frank Sindone had replaced D'Alfonso as DelGiorno's partner in their restaurant. DelGiorno soon began to suspect that Sindone had been involved in the murder of Bruno. Soon Sindone was killed as well and DelGiorno felt lucky he hadn't become part of his inner circle. After the Sindone murder Testa sent word to DelGiorno that Sindone's share of Cous' Little Italy now belonged to captain Frank Monte and Joseph "Chickie" Ciancaglini.

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