Vincent Louis Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005), also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005.
Vincent Gigante - known as the "Oddfather" - was an Italian-American mobster, boss of the Genovese crime family. He was known to wander the streets of Greenwich Village in a bathrobe, an elaborate act to make him seem insane. In 2003, this bizarre gangster admitted to have faked his mental problems for decades to protect him while on trial. He died in 2005 at medical center for federal prisoners.
GANGSTER VILLAIN..Vincent Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005), also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005.
TRIANGLE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION -- 208 Sullivan St., ManhattanOnce a meeting place for Genovese boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante, who lived nearby with his mother and performed a decade-long crazy act roaming the streets of Greenwich Village in robe and slippers. Gigante is shown in photo in a more lucid state outside the club. Today the club is shuttered and padlocked, painted black over graffiti. A tenant of the building said it's been empty for years: 'I never see it open.' (Pictured…
Liborio Salvatore Barney Bellomo (born January 8, 1957) is a high ranking caporegime (captain) and street boss of the Genovese crime family in New York City. Bellomo is one of the fastest rising Mafia members in the United States today, becoming a captain in his mid-twenties. Bellomo was considered Vincent Gigantes logical successor as boss of the Genovese family until Bellomo was sent to prison in 1996.
Vincent Gigante Gigante began working for the Genovese crime family after a brief stint as a professional boxer his nickname Vincent Gigante The "Chin". In his later years, he displayed erratic behavior mental illness to avoid prison. He made failed murder attempts on a New York City gangster frank costello and the boss of the john gotti Gambino crime family.
Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante (CD-Audio)