Andrew Biondo was born in 1918 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. By the early 1960s, he had relocated out to 7 Grossman Street in the Melville, NY area of Suffolk County.
He was considered a Genovese Family “associate” and a close aide to Vincent (Jimmy Nap) Napoli, a Genovese “capo” and arguably one of the largest policy rackets figures in the country. Napoli was certainly considered to have controlled the largest policy network in the New York and New Jersey areas.
Biondo was Napoli’s “master controller” for this $30,000,000-a-year numbers gambling ring. He was the one who oversaw the “policy bank” where all bets were eventually tallied and winners calculated. Police discovered this “bank” was hidden away in a Melville residence.
Biondo was also active in horses/sports bookmaking as well as policy. He was also the owner and operator of the Cascade Laundromat on West Hills Road in Melville.
He had been arrested numerous times on gambling-related charges including policy (five times) and bookmaking (twice.) He was convicted of policy (four times and jailed for nine months on one conviction) and bookmaking (twice.)
He was not publicly heard from again after the mid-1970s. No DOD was available.