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Two Men Indicted for Attack on Brooklyn Racketeer Lawrence Gallo

Oct. 5, 1961 - Two men linked to Brooklyn's underworld were indicted today on charges of attempting to kill Lawrence Gallo, a 33-year-old Brooklyn racketeer, in a Flatbush tavern on Aug. 20. The two defendants are Carmine J. Persico (pictured center), 28, and John Scimone, 49. District Attorney Edward S. Silver said today that the attempted strangling of Gallo and the killing of Gallo lieutenant Joseph Magnasco on Wednesday were linked to a rivalry between the Gallo and Persico gangs for control in Brooklyn. Brooklyn police are still seeking the killer of Magnasco.


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