Edcia was a company formed by “Mob Wives” Alicia Garofalo and Debra Specchio and operated under the name Big R Trucking. It was listed the office at the same address as a porn company and later had its trucks at the Bonafide yard in Brooklyn. On February 11, 2005, Edcia filed an application for an exemption from licensing and a trade waste registration with the City of New York Business Integrity Commission.
If you look at the name you can see where they came up with Edcia. Eddie and Alicia.
Debra Specchio is the wife of Steve Marcus who would later wear a wire against Eddie and the Persicos. Steve was caught on tape by me and the FBI was able to go up on their phones. Steve was confronted by the FBI and they made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Steve joined Team USA.
On August 18, 2006, the Commission issued a 15-page recommendation that the application be denied.
Eddie and Steve Marcus were already doing business all over New York and parts of New Jersey.
One of the reasons the Commission denied the company and exemption was Eddie’s friendship with Teddy Persico Jr. Teddy was released from prison on April 28, 2004 after 16 years for dealing cocaine. Eddie knew full well what Teddy was going to do when he got out. Eddie arranged Teddy’s limo ride home. Eddie knew Teddy was going to eat at a restaurant in the city with other Colombos. Eddie was supposed to keep Teddy out of trouble while he got acclimated to being free. Eddie knew Teddy most of his life and after Eddie’s father was killed Teddy stepped up for him so he could make a living. Eddie knew without a doubt that Teddy was in the Colombo family.
Eddie was recorded by the Commission telling them he knew Teddy all his life and they were friends and that he did believe he was what they claimed. The Commission used the tape I made in Eddie’s truck with Teddy yelling about Craig Marino and his brother Carmine having dirty bullets in his gun.
Eddie also claimed to the Commission that he was helping out Teddy because he had no family and his father was in prison. Really? Danny, Sean, Carmine and all the cousins?
May 27, 2004 a month after Persico’s release and during the same time period Persico possessed the gun charged in the indictment, Persico incorporated T&E Leasing Corp. (“T&E”) which is for Teddy and Eddie. Eddie had him buy some trucks and then lease them to him so he had something to show money coming in monthly.
Eddie told the Commission that he did not know Teddy was a member of Organized Crime until he got Teddy’s indictment from his brother and he read about Teddy.
Even after Teddy took the plea deal Eddie still would not believe he was a Colombo.
The biggest farce is that Michael Persico loaned Eddie the money to start Edcia on a handshake and promise. Don’t most people get 100k on just a handshake from the boss of the Colombo family's son? He had to go back and ask Michael for an extra 50k.
Eddie worked for Edcia for free and did not take a salary. I wonder how he paid for his gambling and vacations? He told the Commission that he was his wife’s “fire man,” “If there is a fire, I go put it out.”
Eddie is now free and back with his family. Teddy is locked up and Michael is still awaiting sentencing. He and his wife sure got off easy.