Michael Mancuso

Michael "Mickey Nose" Mancuso, (born 1955), also known as "the Nose", is a Italian-American mobster and the official boss of the Bonnano Crime Family 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. Mancuso plead guilty to manslaughter and served ten years in prison. Upon his release in 1994, he began working for newly appointed Bronx- based capo Patrick Defillipo. By the late 1990’s, Mancuso had became a made man within the Bonanno crime family.

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, Vincent Basciano 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 pled guilty to murdering Pizzolo. On December 16, 2008 Mancuso was sentenced to 15 years and soldier Aiello was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Mancuso was imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution, Edgefield with a projected release date of March 12, 2019.

Sometime between 2012-2013 Mancuso was selected as the new official boss of the Bonnano family. He is 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. He appointed Joseph Cammarano Jr. as the Bonanno family street boss and also as the acting underboss in 2015.

In December 2018, Mancuso was released from prison into a federal halfway house. He was released from the federal halfway house on March 12, 2019 and is believed to have since officially taken over as boss of the Bonanno crime family.

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