Carmen "Flipper" Milano was a balding pot bellied slob. He looked more like a down-at-the-heel hobo than a high-level Mafia member. He was dead broke,- and just disbarred from a dismal law practice.-- when he got the not-so -bright idea to tie up with his older brother Pete -- who was the new boss of the L. A..Mafia . Pete slipped Flipper into the second slot as his Under boss --which in the L.A.mob , was the equivalent to slipping into the second spot in a soup line... Pete used Flipper as a go-between, him, and other Mafiosi .. Flipper became the target of all the heat meant for Pete. , Flipper's mob career mirrored his calamitous career in law. The FBI busted a gut when they picked up Flipper on a wire tap mooching a double saw-buck off of another crumb-bum, Capo, Louie Gelfuso , who was broker than he was
Another true Hollywood Story
Flipper Milano is mentioned in Anthony Fiato's book " The Animal In Hollywood "