He and Sonny Franzese were said to have infiltrated and extorted the “peep show” vending machine business. In 1971, both were named in testimony before the SIC probing the pornography industry.
Lawrence (Larry Baccala) Abbandando was born in 1924 (?) in Brooklyn, New York. By the late 1950s, he’d relocated out to West Islip on Long Island. He eventually moved down to South Florida where he resided until his death. He was the son of notorious Murder Inc., gunman and executioner, Frank (The Dasher) Abbandando, who went to the electric chair in the 1940s for murder with his sidekick Harry (Happy) Maione.
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