Mob Arrest Frank Cali, FBI perp walk

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'Franky Boy' Cali's funeral reportedly paid for with suitcase filled with $45k cash

March 20, 2019 - 7:34 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Reputed Gambino crime family boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali has been laid to rest.

A cemetery worker told the NY Post that Cali's associates handed his supervisor a briefcase over the weekend containing $45,000 in cash for burial expenses.

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About a dozen people were at the funeral Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the 'Daily News' is reporting that the suspect in Cali's murder, 24-year-old Anthony Comello, showed up at gracie mansion last month asking to make a citizen's arrest of a number of democratci politicians including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Adam Schiff, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "stealing the election."

During a court appearance in New Jersey on Monday, Comello held up his hand to photographers. Among other thngs he had scrawled 'Maga Forever' on his hand.

A police source with knowledge of organized crime told the Staten Island Advance that Comello will have a target on his back the rest of his life – which will likely be a very short one. "He doesn’t have much longer on this planet. The concern now is for his family because they live on Staten Island," the source told the Advance, adding that Comello and his family will be placed in protective custody to keep them safe.

Anthony Comello
Ocean County Jail
Comello waived extradition back to New York in New Jersey on Monday and is expected to be back on Staten Island this week following the shooting of Gambino mob boss Frank Cali, who was killed outside his home on Staten Island Wednesday night while his family was home.

Reports say Comello may have believed that Cali stood in the way of his romance with the boss's niece and that it may not have been mob-related -- but an investigation into the motive continues.

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