Anthony Provenzano Biography
(American Gangster Who was a Powerful Caporegime in the Genovese Crime Family New Jersey Faction)
Birthday: May 7, 1917 (Taurus)
Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Anthony Provenzano was a senior member of the Genovese crime family New Jersey faction. He was known by his nickname ‘Tony Pro’ and rose to prominence as a powerful leader of ‘International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ for Local 560’, in New Jersey. He was born to immigrant parents and dropped out of school at an early age, taking up menial jobs. He joined the ‘Teamsters Local 560’ and worked his way up slowly to the position of president. His rise was aided by illegal businesses like racketeering, kickbacks, gambling, etc. and in some cases, even murder. He served multiple prison sentences during his lifetime, one early in his career for extortion, and spent the last decade of his life in prison for murdering a ‘Teamsters’ officer. He was also involved in the disappearance of trade union leader, Jimmy Hoffa. Most believe he had him killed, but was never convicted of the crime. He died in prison of heart failure and left almost his entire estate to his wife. He has been depicted in popular culture too.