Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hollywood Mafia Nick Licata

Nick Licata became boss of the LA Mob after Frank De Simone died. He was called the “old-man” by the members of his Mob family – which is a tradition in the Mafia when referring to the boss . Licata was an ex-bootlegger from Detroit. He was old school and low-key. Nick provided mobster, Jimmy “The Weasel” Fratianno with a phony alibi the night Jimmy whacked out the Two Tony’s,Broncato and Trombino, on Jack Dragna’s orders. Nick was a big earner for the Dragna family before he became boss. . He owned barrooms and he operated as a Bookie and shylock out of a hangout on La Brea ave in Hollywood