The Gamboni Story
On April 12th 1985, Salvatore “Big Sal” Masserano, head of the Gamboni crime family and “Boss of all Bosses” was shot dead in broad daylight by three gunmen in front of a flower store across the street from the FBI headquarters in Manhattan, New York. After almost two decades of peace and prosperity for all five families the city now holds it’s breath on the verge of an all out WAR.
Word on the street is that this execution-style murder was a conspiracy of the Luchetti, Borghese and Garrone families who claim that Masserano was talking to the FBI. Other sources talk about the Montano family working together with Chinese Triad leaders wanting a piece of the Gamboni controlled gambling business or with the Russian mob for complete control over the weapons trade.
Another story is about John Gamboni being responsible in an attempt to reclaim the reign over his own family. Leadership passed to Salvatore Masserano - in stead of his second son John Gamboni - after Vito Gamboni died almost 20 years ago. As John Gamboni tried to convince Big Sal to reform he lost his patience for the once so respected “Big Sal” to appoint him as a successor.
Now it is time to restore order and take what is yours. There will be blood. All bets are off. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
This is WAR.
THE FIVE FAMILIES
Tony “The Bull” Blanco became head of the Montano family after his uncle and mentor Massimo Montano died in 1983 in an unfortunate accident visiting a construction site of a high rise condominium building in Queens.
Luca “El Professore” Luchetti was born and raised in Sicily, moving to New York aged 35. He studied Law and Economics in Palermo, Sicily. He earned his nickname “The Professor” for lecturing the other bosses on Italian traditions and Cosa Nostra codes of honor such as “Omertá” (code of silence) and so called “Ten Commandements.”
John “Lucky” Gamboni was lucky to escape from a fire that killed his older brother Carlo at the age of 13. Some say John started the fire himself but nobody ever lived to tell what John Gamboni’s response would be for this accusation.
Paul Borghese is the oldest son in a family of 8 children with 5 younger brothers and 2 older sisters. Unlike the other families, all 8 brothers and sisters have a say in important decisions. Some say “Big Paul” would not even know what to do without the guidance of his wife and especially his two sisters.
Jimmy “Frank White” Carna was adopted into the Garrone family after being caught stealing
thomb stones at the Queens graveyard. Story is that he had been stealing and sandblasting
them to re-sell for years before getting caught.
DISCLAIMER: ALL CHARACTERS APPEARING IN THIS WORK ARE FICTITIOUS. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO REAL PERSONS, LIVING OR DEAD, IS COINCIDENTAL.