New York pedestrian decapitated by metropolis truck was Genovese household mobster | EUROtoday

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An 86-year-old man who was decapitated after being struck by a truck in Brooklyn was revealed to have been a former mobster-turned-baker as soon as referred to as “Tony Cakes.”

Antonio Conigliaro, was hit by a 31-year-old Department of Transportation truck driver at 3.30pm on June 12 when the 86-year-old was crossing the road “against the don’t walk sign in a marked crosswalk,” NYPD informed The Independent in an announcement. The incident occurred on the intersection of 92 Street and Dahlgren Place in Bay Ridge.

Conigliaro was as soon as a “soldier” of the Genovese Crime Family and was additionally known as “Tony Cakes,” “Tony Watches” and “Little Tony,” a 2005 federal indictment revealed. He pleaded responsible to the racketeering costs and was sentenced to 13 months in jail, data present.

Years later, he transitioned from crimes to muffins. The as soon as appearing mob captain additionally owned a “cheesecake distribution dessert business,” court docket data present.

“Later on in life he became known as Tony the Dessert Man,” Mathew Mari, Conigliaro’s pal and former lawyer, informed the New York Post, which first reported on Conigliaro’s background.

One police supply remarked on the ironic finish to Conigliaro’s life, telling the New York Post: “He spent his life looking over his shoulder, but he forgot to look both ways before crossing the street.”

Conigliaro was pronounced useless on the scene, whereas the Department of Transportation (DOT) driver was not arrested, police mentioned, including that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

One supply informed the outlet: “Now we know why that DOT guy was crying… he’s probably asking for witness protection.”

The Genovese crime household is one in all New York’s so-called Five Families of Italian-American mafiosi, whose energy reached its top between the Forties and the Seventies.