Eddie loved to gamble. He used to have pictures of himself with those huge checks that you get when you win big. Uncle Manny used to say "Ask him how much he lost to win those" Eddie was a bad gambler.
I spent a lot of time with Eddie. I used to go to his old truck lot in Downtown Brooklyn on Butler. It was the old Bonafide Fuel Oil Truck lot. He had Big R trucking based out of his cousin Keith's porn warehouse.
Big R was named after Eddie's son. Later he would move to a truck lot on Staten Island that was owned by his Gambino cousin Eddie "The Chink" Garafolo. I made some great recordings at both lots. I recorded Eddie and Teddy there. I also recorded Steve Marcus and his son. Today they are all paying, well except Uncle Manny!
The wife of a Colombo mobster yesterday admitted in Brooklyn federal
court that she not only knew about “the family” business — she was in
Stunning mom-of-three Alicia DiMichele, 38, the wife of
jailed wiseguy Edward “Tall Guy’’ Garofalo Jr., appeared in court to cop
to pilfering union-pension funds while working for a mob-tied
“My role was that I worked as the bookkeeper
for DM Trucking and Big R Trucking, and I prepared the invoices and
reports with knowledge that they were false,” the faltering mob-ette was
forced to acknowledge to the judge as part of a deal that could land
her up to six months behind bars.
So how long will Eddie and Teddy get? Then ask this question: who else around them flipped?