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Alfred "Sharkey" Cupola Jamaica, Queens Genovese Soldier

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Alfred Cupola was a Genovese crime family soldier who worked directly for caporegime Anthony "Tony Fat" Salerno. A 1961 FBI report sent to director J. Edgar Hoover names Cupola as a top assistant to Salerno. In the 1980s Salerno's reign as Genovese boss was curtailed by a stroke. Eventually dying in prison, Tony suffered another stroke in 1989. Cupola was one of seventeen men, five of them mobsters, who were cited for contempt in 1970. All of them had refused to give testimony before a grand jury investigating organized crime.

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