Frank "Frankie Loc" LoCascio (born 1933) is a New York mobster who became the Consigliere to the Gambino crime family, under Boss John Gotti. LoCascio is the father of Salvatore Locascio, a caporegime (captain) in the Gambino family.
Criminal Career Edit
LoCascio was born to first generation immigrants from Baucina, Sicily. Becoming a made man during the 1950s, LoCascio was a bookmaker and loanshark for the Gambino family. Later on in the 1970's, he was promoted to caporegime of a crew in the Bronx, New York.
After the assassination of boss Paul Castellano on December 16th 1985, Gotti became the new Gambino boss and LoCascio joined his inner circle. When underboss Joseph Armone went to prison, LoCascio became acting underboss; When Gotti reshuffled his administration later on, promoting Salvatore Gravano to Underboss, LoCascio became acting consigliere.
On Trial Edit
On December 11, 1990, Locascio was arrested alongside Gotti and Gravano and indicted for racketeering. At the time of his arrest, Locascio was still publicly identified as the Gambino family's underboss.
In 1992, John Gotti, Locascio, Salvatore Gravano and Thomas Gambino were all indicted on federal racketeering charges. At this time, Gravano decided to become a government witness and testified against his former associates. On June 23, 1992, both Gotti and LoCascio were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for racketeering and conspiracy charges. Locascio was also convicted of one murder that of Louis DiBono on October 4th 1990 When asked to comment at his sentencing, LoCasico made the following remarks:
"First, I would like to say emphatically that I am innocent," "I am guilty though. I am guilty of being a good friend of John Gotti, And if there were more men like John Gotti on this earth, we would have a better country."
Gambino captain Joseph Corozzo later replaced LoCascio as consigliere. As of December 2011, LoCascio is imprisoned at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts. He has no projected release date. Locascio is pulling out all the stops to try and secure parole from prison. as of 2005 he has poor health and has to use an oxygen tank due to respiratory ailments.
Popular culture Edit
In the 1996 television movie Gotti, LoCascio is portrayed by actor Raymond Serra
In the film Witness to the Mob, LoCascio is portrayed by actor/singer Frankie Valli.
People Murdered by Frank Locascio Edit
Frank Locascio was convicted for one murder in his 1992 trial.
1.Louis DiBono/Soldier/Gambino Crime Family/October 4th 1990/Personal/ DiBono was murdered because he was stealing from the Gambino crime family. Locascio was convicted for this murder so he may have personally murdered DiBono.