Although most mob aficionados are at least somewhat familiar with Utica mob bosses Salvatore and Joseph Falcone and the fact that they were major mafiosi who attended the infamous Apalachin Mob Meeting in 1957, not much was ever known about the crew they ran.
And aside from an old list naming a few members, nearly nothing has ever been written about the men in their regime. Until now.
This is the first in a series of in-depth biographies profiling members of the Falcone regime.
John Melito was one of the more shadowy mafiosi to ever live and operate in Upstate Central New York. For that very reason, he piqued my interest.
Although his name had been listed among a dozen or so soldiers serving in the Utica-based Falcone regime, very little has ever been researched or written about his life and underworld exploits.
So, I decided to do a deep dive into John Melito to see what I could find out about him. I think you’re gonna like what I found.