Carmine Persico Biography
(American Mobster and Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)
Birthday: August 8, 1933 (Leo)
Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Carmine John Persico was the boss of the Colombo Crime Family, one of the five families that run organized crime across New York City. Carmine is considered as one of the most dangerous criminals of all time as before being sentenced to 139 years in prison in 1987, he was responsible for the murder of hundreds of people. Also known as ‘The Snake,’ Persico became the most feared gangster when he almost strangled his close friend Larry Gallo to death. In a span of four years, he murdered more than 250 people and ordered the killings of more than 3000 people. Carmine ‘The Immortal’ Persico was responsible for bringing down many leaders of the Colombo family and ruled over as its leader for more than 30 years. However, he spent most of this time behind bars. His unrelenting thirst for power made him one of the most feared gangsters. He was sentenced to 139 years in federal prison and died after serving 33 years of his prison sentence.