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Roy DeMeo’s crew was based in New York City in the 1970’s and early 80’s.  This was the deadliest crew of murderers ever assembled since the days of Murder, Inc. in the 1940’s.

Nino Gaggi was DeMeo’s crime boss.  Gaggi handed out death sentences, DeMeo would assign crew members to carry out the contracts.  The DeMeo crew killed with knives and guns.  The bodies would be dismembered and buried in cement or thrown into rivers. The victims were wiseguys and potential witnesses.  DeMeo ruled his organization with an iron fist.

DeMeo was a big earner for the Mob, he bought drugs from Central America, sold stolen cars to Kuwait, managed a loansharking business and sold kiddie porn.  After subtracting the mob’s cut, DeMeo averaged $100,000 per week.

The DeMeo crew killed over 200 people, most of the killings were done without provocation.  The Mob became worried.  DeMeo was so feared, no one would volunteer to talk to him for fear of retaliation.

Away from Mob activities, DeMeo lived a charmed life.  He and his family lived in a mansion on the outskirts of Long Island. DeMeo was a devoted dad to his three kids.

Dom Montigilio was the nephew of DeMeo’s boss, Nino Gaggi. Montigilio was a decorated Green Beret.  When he returned from the service, Nino lured him into the family business.

Montigilio began collecting on loanshark payments for DeMeo, he was on a salary of $250 per week, after his wife had their third child, he asked for an increase, DeMeo declined.  To supplement his income, Montigilio sold cocaine at Studio 54.  His customers included celebrities and he started an affair with a former Penthouse Pet Of The Year.

The authorities compiled enough information on Montigilio to issue an arrest warrant, he packed up his wife and kids and fled to Los Angeles where he worked as an enforcer for a drug crew.   During this time, Montigilio developed a drug habit and was short on cash.  He remembered, he had an outstanding loansharking debt to collect on in New York City.  He contacted the man who owed the debt, they agreed to meet at an restaurant.

Montigilio hailed a cab from the airport and went straight to the restaurant.  As soon as he entered the restaurant, he was arrested without incident.  The authorities had enough evidence on his criminal activities to warrant a long arrest. Montigilio became a government informant.

Montigilio’s cooperation led to the indictments of Roy DeMeo and Nino Gaggi. Before he could testify, DeMeo was assassinated and stuffed in a trunk, a chandelier covered his body.

Nino Gaggi was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.  He would die in prison of a heart attack.   Various other DeMeo crew members were convicted and are currently serving long sentences.

Dom Montiglio divorced his wife and currently lives in the Witness Protection Program.  He is the owner of a successful merchandise business.

Source: “Murder Machine” by: Gene Mustain and Jerry Capeci

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