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Dominick Cirillo

member of the Genovese crime family
Cirillo in 1990

Dominick Vincent "Quiet Dom" Cirillo (born July 4, 1929) is an American gangster. He is a high-ranking member of the Genovese crime family, who briefly served as acting boss for the imprisoned Boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante.[1] He was born in Harlem, New York.

Cirillo represented the Genoveses in their dealings with the other Mafia families of New York City after Gigante was jailed, though Gigante remained in overall charge of the family. In this way, Cirillo served as "acting boss", and was seen by US authorities as the most powerful member of the Genovese family. However, in 1998 Cirillo stepped down as acting boss because of a heart attack.

On August 22, 2008, the 79-year-old Cirillo was released from federal prison after serving more than three years.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Raab, Selwyn (September 15, 1997). "'Quiet Dom' Is Seen as Heir to Gigante as Crime Family Boss". New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. "Dominick Cirillo". Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
American Mafia
New title Genovese crime family
Messaggero

1981-1997
Succeeded by
Andrew Gigante
Preceded by
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante
as boss
Genovese crime family
Acting boss

1997-1998
Succeeded by
Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello
Preceded by
Ernest "Ernie" Muscarella
Genovese crime family
Acting street boss

2003-2005
Succeeded by
Mario Gigante
Preceded by
Lawrence "Little Larry" Dentico
Genovese crime family
Consigliere

2008-present
Incumbent