Mob Families Called Summit —Over Medical Bills

They debated who would cover stabbing victim's costs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Mob Families Called Summit —Over Medical Bills
In this frame grab taken from Associated Press Television News video, the FBI escorts a mob suspect in Brooklyn.   (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)

Not even mobsters can avoid haggling over medical bills. In digging through the papers related to this week's massive mafia bust, the New York Post finds this gem: A low-ranking member of the Gambinos committed a breach of mob ethics by stabbing a rival in the Colombos without clearing it with higher-ups. As a result, the families has several meetings to figure out who would pay the victim's huge medical bills.

The Gambinos eventually agreed to cough up $150,000, with most of that coming from what it made off an annual Brooklyn fest called the Figli di Santa Rosalia celebration. Alas, the Gambinos never paid up, and the victim reportedly went to Italy to get free medical care. The Colombos, meanwhile, have been charged with extorting the Gambinos.
(More mob stories.)

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