Thursday, September 18, 2008


Pete the Greek Diapoulas was Mobster, Joey Gallo's bodyguard . . Pete was sitting with "Crazy Joey" when he was shot to shreds in Umberto's Clam House. Years later the Greek was doing a show with Mafia Mobster's , Jimmy Fratianno ,and Anthony Fiato. . While sitting in the green room, Pete had Fratianno and Fiato busting-a-gut with a Gallo Gang story .. Seems.the gang was shaking down a restaurant up in the Bronx, and the stubborn owner wouldn't play ball with the bad guys from Brooklyn..".Crazy Joey" had the Greek get a dozen hamsters and dye them all black so they looked like rats.. Gallo sent three gang members into the joint during the dinner hour and turned the so-called rats loose in the place. Women screamed, and jumped up on the tables , waiters dropped their trays, others chocked on their food, the place was a mad house. .The next day the hump paid Joey to get rid of his rat problem.. .. When the Greek left to take a leak , Fratianno said to Fiato, " anyone who hires this fuck'en bum for a bodyguard , 'is committing suicide."..

Another true Hollywood Story. Anthony Fiato