A Big Night for Chest Pains

Bugged by indictments, New York mobsters suddenly fall ill

For the aging leaders of the Mafia's New York crime families, the clean sheets of a hospital room looked much more inviting last week than the cold bars of the Metropolitan Correctional Center. FBI agents watching the Staten Island home of Aniello Dellacroce, 70, saw the longtime underboss of the Gambino family moving normally about the residence. But when agents arrived to arrest him, Dellacroce claimed to be sick and was taken to Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital. He joined Anthony ("Tony Ducks") Corallo, 72, boss of the Lucchese family, who had anticipated his imminent arrest and checked in earlier, claiming to...

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