Massino outside the Toyland Social Club in 1977.
photograph of Bonanno family members Joseph Massino and Gerlando
Sciascia in Whitestone, Queens. This photograph was taken the
morning after the May 5, 1981 murder of three rival Bonanno captains,
a murder masterminded by Massino and committed by both him and
Sciascia among others. Massino would have Sciascia killed
approximately 18 years later in April of 1999, and would become a
cooperating witness for the government in 2004 after being sentenced
to life in prison as well as facing the prospect of the death
penalty in a separate trial for Sciascia's murder.
photograph of Bonanno Family members Joseph Massino, Salvatore
Vitale and Frank Lino. This photograph was taken in 1986, as the
three headed to the wake of former Gambino Family underboss Frank
DeCicco, who was killed by a car bomb on April 13, 1986. By 2005,
all three of the men in this photograph would be cooperating
witnesses for the government.
Joseph Massino and Fran Coppa