Lasher Removed from Waterfront for Association with Members of Organized Crime and Fraud on His Application
June 23, 2014
Today, the Commission ordered the removal of lasher Francis Mangano, Jr. from the waterfront by accepting his Withdrawal of Application and Surrender of Registration with Prejudice. That acceptance has the same effect as a revocation. Mangano had been facing charges in an administrative hearing.
Specifically, a Notice of Hearing charged that Mangano represented a danger to the public peace or safety and had associated with convicted racketeers, capos, soldiers, and associates of the Bonanno and Colombo Crime Families, including Bonanno Capos Peter Lovaglio and Anthony “Bruno” Indelicato; Colombo Capo Joseph Amato and Bonanno Soldiers Anthony “Ace” Aiello and “Big Frank” Pastore.
The Notice of Hearing also charged Mangano with committing fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in connection with his application for registration by failing to disclose his association with Bonanno capo Peter Lovaglio, which predated the filing of his application.
The case against Mangano was the product of investigations by the NYPD’s Organized Crime Investigation Division, the U.S. Probation Department for the Eastern District of New York, the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, and the Waterfront Commission.