Gaetano (Tommy) Masotto was a Mafia powerhouse, but a sleeper for his entire life.
A little-known or written-about blood cousin of Mafia boss Carlo Gambino, Tommy Masotto served as one of Carlo’s top capos and closest aides and advisors for many years.
Born in Palermo, Sicily and immigrating to New York City as a young boy, Masotto came from a bloodline with deep roots in the Sicilian Mafia. As he grew older, he was automatically absorbed into what would later become the Gambino Crime Family, first as a soldier and then rising to a capo position.
And aside from his many blood relatives including Gambino and Paul Castellano, Tommy Masotto associated with many other powerful mafia figures in the New York underworld including Gambino capo Carmine (The Doctor) Lombardozzi and Lucchese Family soldier and noted labor racketeer John (Johnny Dio) Dioguardi.
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