Sicilian Mafia Ordered Rudy Giuliani ‘Whacked’
Okay, so we don’t agree with much of what “America’s Mayor” stands for politically. But he was, very much to his credit, tough on organized crime during his years as a prosecutor, and the Sicilian head honchos were none too happy about it.
The Sicilian mafia wanted Rudy Giuliani to sleep with the fishes.
Crime boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina ordered the hit on Giuliani back in the 1980s when the future New York City mayor was a mob-busting federal prosecutor, Italian newspapers are reporting.
The source of that story is mafia turncoat Rosario Naimo, who spilled his secrets this week to Palermo-based prosecutors.
Naimo said Riina was alarmed that Giuliani was joining forces with Sicily-based prosecutors like the legendary Giovanni Falcone, the papers reported.
So Riina dispatched Naimo to New York City and told him to get the okay from the Gambino crime family to rub out Giuliani.
No way, said the alarmed Gambinos, who warned Naimo that if Giuliani was murdered the U.S. government would “annihilate the mafia,” the papers reported.