The New York Daily News offered an excerpt from Larry McShane and Dan Pearson's book about former Philadelphia Cosa Nostra boss Ralph Natale.
Philadelphia mob hit man/union fixer Ralph Natale reported directly to the family boss, Angelo Bruno — until Natale landed behind bars on arson and drug charges.
On the night of March 21, 1980, in an act of treachery that sent the Mafia family into a death spiral, consigliere Anthony (Tony Bananas) Caponigro targeted longtime Philly mob head Bruno in a shotgun street hit.
In this excerpt from “Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale,” Bruno’s right-hand man Natale recounts learning about the execution while locked inside a Florida jail.
You can read the excerpt via the below link:
You can also read an earlier post on Ralph Natale via the below link: