Better known in New York’s underworld as Mr. Gribbs, Carmine Tramunti was a very well-rounded mobster active in many lucrative mob rackets.
At one time, he was said to have served as a strong-arm man, enforcer, and personal bodyguard for John (Johnny Dio) Dioguardi in the labor rackets. He steadily rose up the ranks and eventually became the overall boss of the Lucchese Family.
But was he truly the Lucchese boss or was he just a “seat warmer” until Anthony (Tony Ducks) Corallo was paroled from prison? Either way, for Carmine Tramunti, it all came crashing down in the 1970s.