Michael Persico is the son of Carmine Persico and the brother of Allie Boy Persico. Michael was always known as the straight son. Michael was never inducted into the Colombo Family but he didn't need to be because he was the son of the boss and the brother of the acting boss.
Michael Persico has lived with all the perks of being a Mafia Boss without the exposure. He has watched as his father went away for a hundred years, his brother for life and many relatives. Never has Michael been in trouble until recently and that is mostly because of a man named Steve Marcus. I met and recorded Steve and his son Jeremy while I was wearing a wire. Jeremy was the part paper owner of D.M. Equipment Leasing with Eddie Garafolo's wife Alicia and he was a bouncer at a Mob run stripclub in Manhatten.
Michael took a really good plea deal where he would plead out to one count of extortionate extension of credit, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. This was a great deal considering what he was charged with at the time. Michael gave Anthony Preza $100,000 for a shylock loan and he gave it to Teddy Persico Jr, James Bombino and a Cooperating Witness. Michael did this to disguise the fact that he was giving the loan.
The Feds claim in the indictment and his sentencing memorandum that he took part in the murder of Joseph Scopo. They claim that he passed on the order for the murder along with his cousin Teddy Persico Jr for the hit. They also write that Michael assembled the team of shooters to carry out the job. They were Frank Guerra, Eric Curcio, Johnnie Pappa, Anthony Russo and John Sparacino. He then provided the guns that would be used for the hit.
They would murder Joseph Scopo and not long after Eric Curcio and John Sparacino would be murdered. Johnnie Pappa would murder John Sparacino and then with the help of Anthony Russo they would cut off his penis, place it in his mouth before setting his body on fire.
These are wonderful people and they are what helped Michael Persico live the life of a Mafia Prince. He ran a number of businesses thanks to his father and brother. I was told by his cousin Teddy Jr that he would bring word from Carmine who was in Lompoc Federal Penitentiary.
There was a man named Michael Devine who lived on Staten Island and he owned a nightclub. Michael never had anything to do with the mafia, never wanted to have anything to do with them.
Michael fell in love with a woman named Tori Persico and that would be his bad luck.
Tori Persico was the estranged wife of Allie Boy Persico who was locked up at the time.
Allie Boy was very jealous of the relationship so he had some of his men wait outside Michael’s condo complex on Staten Island. When he pulled into the garage they were there and they shot him twice in the head and twice in the groin. The next morning Michael was found in his still running 1991 Pathfinder dead.
The FBI had a tape of Michael Persico speaking with his brother Allie Boy about Michael Devine. Michael Persico was able to get the recording suppressed but that does not mean that he was not part of it.
The Cosa Nostra or Mafia was never supposed to be about settling personal scores but the Persicos have broken every rule in the Mafia. They had Law Enforcement murdered, sold drugs and committed many other off-limits crimes.
Carmine Persico was charged a long time ago in a hijacking case but he kept fighting it long after everyone else took their time which was not bad. The case started in 1960 and it took five trials and 8 years for Carmine to be found guilty. He ended up getting sentenced to 8 years in Federal Prison. Lets hope they grant Michael the right to a new trial and he gets a long time!