sticks wrote:My bad bro i dint know the horse was running the family then, i thought you meant present day. How old is benny eggs?? Isnt he legally blind?? How come little mikey generoso is not on your list?? He took ovwr his old mans crew? Right? Who is on this ruling panel these days??? You said tino and larry d- those are jersey capos. Does the panel have one from each part of the family? BK, BX, & NJ? And if barney b is considered the boss-would he be on the panel or surpervise it and have a guy like patsy parello represente the bronx?
Back in 2005, Ianniello was indicted as "an" acting boss. A subtle, but crucial, distinction from "the" acting boss. To me that suggests he was on the ruling panel, which is basically a group of acting bosses. But, again, that was 7 years ago. Benny Eggs is 90. While the article back in 2009 said he was one of the "recently released" members running the family, I imagine its' not really on a direct, day-to-day basis. Generoso is 90, himself, and I think he's been retired for a while now.
All we know is what the FBI tells us, and that is usually in bits and pieces here and there; especially with the Genovese family. To review:
Danny Leo was acting boss up until he was indicted in 2007. He lives in Jersey but his crew is based in Manhattan and the Bronx. I've always wondered if he is from Bellomo's crew because it's the same territory and other guys in Bellomo's crew have served as acting boss in the past. But it's also possible Leo took over the Ardito crew, which is also based in the Bronx, after Ardito died.
It seems it was after Leo went to prison that the "recently released" guys such as Bellomo, Muscarella, Benny Eggs, and Larry Dentico took over on a "rotating" basis. Bellomo and Muscarella are from the same crew. And Muscarella was acting boss, himself, before he was indicted in 2003. Dentico is Jersey based. As was Tino before he died. It may have been simply that Tino was on the ruling panel (along with 2 other guys) at the time he died.
It doesn't seem like the panel is based on geography. If you look back over the past few decades, virtually all of the family's bosses or acting bosses have come out of the Manhattan and Bronx factions. Several from Barney's crew - Barney, himself, along with Farby Serpico, Muscarella, Nigro, possibly Leo. A few years ago, when Leo was indicted again, it was alleged that Leo had put Anthony Palumbo in charge of the family's Jersey operations. Palumbo was acting captain in Ninny Bruschi's crew. And I'm still wondering if Bruschi is from the same crew Dentico is. I really don't think that meant Palumbo was the boss over the other Jersey captains but, rather, he was the intermediary between them and the NY leadership.