Anthony Ciccone

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Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone (pronounced "chee-KOH-neh") (b. July 19, 1934) is a New York City mobster and a captain of the Gambino crime family.[1] For over twenty years, Ciccone controlled the Staten Island and Brooklyn waterfronts.[2]


Ciccone was born to Sebastian Ciccone and Gelsamina Piccolla from Pacentro, Italy. One sister, Rosaria. Before his incarceration, Ciccone briefly lived in Springfield, New York.

On December 19, 1991, in a consent decree to a civil suit brought by the federal government, Ciccone agreed to resign his posts with Local 1841 of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). This decree also barred Ciccone from participating in any ILA or waterfront activities.[3]

From 2000 until 2001, Ciccone helped direct a Gambino bookmaking racket in Costa Rica.[4]

On June 4, 2002, Ciccone was indicted on charges of exerting illegal control over ILA locals 1 and 1841, in violation of the 1991 consent decree. [5] Ciccone was also accused of attempting to extort money from actor Steven Seagal. [6] On March 17, 2003, Ciccone was convicted on extortion charges.[1][7]

Ciccone served his sentence at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was released on April 24, 2013.[8]


  1. ^ a b Glaberson, William (18 March 2003). "Peter Gotti Is Convicted In Mob Trial". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Glaberson, William (January 15, 2003). "Another Gotti Case Opens, This Time With 2 Marquee Names". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Ronald (December 19, 1991). "Officers of Dock Union, Linked to Mafia, Agree to Quit". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Menn, Joseph (2010). Fatal system error : the hunt for the new crime lords who are bringing down the Internet (Rev. and updated. ed.). New York, NY: PublicAffairs. p. 85. ISBN 1-58648-907-0. 
  5. ^ Jacobs, James B. (2006). Mobsters, unions, and feds the Mafia and the American labor movement ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). New York: New York University Press. ISBN 0-8147-4273-4. 
  6. ^ Rashburn, William K. (June 5, 2002). "U.S. Indicts Gottis, Saying They Operated Dock Rackets". New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  7. ^ The Associated Press (18 February 2004). "Steven Seagal's ex-partner sentenced". USA Today. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Inmate Locator". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jacobs, James B., Christopher Panarella and Jay Worthington. Busting the Mob: The United States Vs. Cosa Nostra. New York: NYU Press, 1994. ISBN 978-0-8147-4230-3
  • Saggio, Frankie and Fred Rosen. Born to the Mob: The True-Life Story of the Only Man to Work for All Five of New York's Mafia Families. New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 2004. ISBN 978-1-56025-559-8