Ralph Mosca

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Ralph "Ralphie Bones" Mosca, (pronounced "MOSS-kah") also known as Funzie, was a Queens/Bronx-based Gambino crime family caporegime. Mosca's crew was involved in labor racketeering, specifically through the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, loan sharking and gambling, and was responsible for receiving tribute payments from Greek-American gangsters operating in Astoria.

Mosca's bagmen in the Carpenters Union were his son Peter, a soldier who was inducted into the family in 1977 the same night as future boss John Gotti, and associate Dominick LoFaro, who eventually flipped and wore a wire in meetings with Mosca, soldier Carmine Fiore, and Genovese crime family associate Attilio Bitondo. He is the brother of Gambino crime family mobster Louis Mosca born 1946.

On September 20, 1991, Mosca was indicted for operating a massive gambling business in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, New Jersey and Upstate New York since the 1980s.[1]

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  1. ^ "3 Gotti Associates Charged". New York City: NYTimes.com. 1991-09-21. Retrieved 2016-06-01.