Bonanno crime family
| 10 years (1984)15 years (2008)|
Incarcerated at the FCI Edgefield
Manslaughter (1984)Murder (2008)
Joseph Massino, Vincent Basciano, Domenico Cefalu, Steven Crea, Carmine Persico
Mickey Nose, The Nose
Michael Mancuso Wikipedia
Michael "The Nose" Mancuso (born 1955), is an American mobster. He is a member of the American Mafia (Cosa Nostra) and the boss of the Bonanno crime family, one of Five Families in New York City.
During the early 1980s, Mancuso was an associate of the Purple Gang. In 1984, Mancuso fatally shot his wife Evelina and left her body on a bench in front of Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. Mancuso pleaded guilty to manslaughter and served ten years in prison.
In 2004, acting boss Vincent Basciano promoted him to the acting underboss position. He became acting boss in November 2004, after Basciano was imprisoned. In May 2005, Joseph Massino implicated Mancuso in the 1999 murder of Gerlando Sciascia. In early 2006, Basciano allegedly ordered Mancuso's murder.
On February 16, 2006, Mancuso was arrested for ordering a 2004 murder. Mancuso and imprisoned Basciano ordered the November 30, 2004, murder of Bonanno associate Randolph Pizzolo. The hit was carried out by soldier Anthony "Ace" Aiello. On August 6, 2008, Mancuso and soldier Aiello pleaded guilty to murdering Pizzolo. On December 16, 2008, Mancuso was sentenced to 15 years and soldier Aiello was sentenced to 30 years in prison. As of April 2015, Mancuso is imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut. He has a projected release date of March 12, 2019.
In June 2013, Mancuso, while imprisoned for the next five years, was picked as the new official boss of the family. He is the first mobster in the family to hold this title since boss Joseph Massino became a government witness in 2005. Mancuso is controlling the family through his Bronx associates and underboss Thomas DiFiore, who is serving as street boss.