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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pay back

Paul Saragusa was mixed up with some gangsters in Little Italy until he decided to double cross them. Paul, we are told, had ties to Frankie Uale and in 1926 he pulled his funny business and skedaddled to Norfolk, Virginia for safety after his ruse had been discovered.

Paul returned to town four years later on May 14. Four years wasn't long enough. While sitting in a restaurant on this date in 1930 Paul received a phone call. Could he meet someone at somebody on the corner? Sure.

When Paul arrived at the intersection a guy popped out of a doorway with a gun and opened fire. One bullet struck a youngster and a few went into Paul who ran for a gas station but fell down. His man down, the killer casually strolled up and pumped two more shots into Paul before making his getaway.

Police tell us it was revenge from those he double crossed.

10 comments:

John D. said...

I guess time doesn't really heal all wounds. But it does wound all heels.

Pat Downey said...

Forgive and forget isn't in the gangster philosophy.

lee dumett said...

pat have you a picture of providence bootlegger danny walsh. he was kidnapped in 1933, and they say he was dumped in the sea, with his feet in a tub of cement.

Pat Downey said...

Nope. No photo of Mr. Walsh.

lee dumett said...

any pictures of big bill dwyer. i have my own pictures of him, but have you got any.

Pat Downey said...

Maybe one buried somewhere. He's wearing round glasses.

lee dumett said...

yes, william vincent dwyer was KING OF THE RUM RUNNERS. legs diamond used to hijack dwyer liquor shipments, and was shot in oct 1924, as he drove along fifth ave.

lee dumett said...

dwyer was a man of vision. he used his booteg profits to promote ice hockey.

lee dumett said...

pat, when is your book on legs diamond being published.

Pat Downey said...

Hopefully very soon.