Louis DiBono (May 3rd, 1927-October 4th, 1990) was a soldier in the Gambino crime family. He is mostly remembered for being murdered and found in a car inside the underground parking garage in the world trade center.
Early Life Edit
Louis DiBono was born May 3rd 1927 in Corona, Queens, New York City. not much is known about his early life but he joined the Gambino crime family possibly when Albert Anastasia or Carlo Gambino were in charge. he was made sometime in the 1960's or 1970's, he was a member of Gambino Capo Pasquale Conte's crew.
Career in the Gambino Crime Family Edit
In the Gambino Crime Family he was involved in the construction business and operated a plastering and drywall company called Mario and DiBono's. in the early 1980's he entered into a business partnership with Salvatore Gravano, they had a dispute and Paul Castellano arranged a sitdown between them Gravano accused DiBono of withholding $200,000 in payments for subcontracts and threatened to kill him right then and there, Dibono wanted Gravano killed but Castellano negotiated a peaceful solution and the situation was resolved. Gravano still harboured a grudge against him but he was too powerful to deal with. by 1986 Mario and DiBono's was losing a lot of money due to DiBono's poor management and neglect of the company and these losses caught the attention of the government. in 1989 he was involved in a lucrative contract to install fireproof foam in the walls of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.He secured the contract through bribery. He pocketed millions from the funds for the project by cutting corners; in some cases entire floors of the Twin Towers had no fireproofing foam applied to the steel infrastructure. Louis DiBono's downfall later came when he had another disagreement with Gravano most likely the disagreement was over the Twin Towers contract, and Gravano selling his shares of the company when it was in financial difficulties. Gravano had finally found the excuse he was looking for to get revenge and have his old enemy killed. Gotti ordered his death because he was allegedly stealing from the family (by not giving Gotti a cut of the fireproofing money) and for refusing to attend meetings.
Louis Dibono was found murdered on October 4th 1990 at 3pm inside his 1987 Cadillac Deville in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center .He was shot 3 times outside his car but different eyewitness accounts say he was found in either the front seat or the trunk. the murder was ordered by John Gotti on behalf of Salvatore Gravano. Gravano's motives for having DiBono killed is most likely because he was jealous of DiBono's twin towers fireproofing contract which was worth millions, after the murder Gravano gained control of the fireproofing and made more money.
No one knows for sure who killed Louis DiBono but several people have been suspected of being involved in the murder. John Gotti (for ordering it) Salvatore Gravano (for ordering it) Frank Locascio (charged with the murder) Bartholomew Boriello (asked by gotti to kill DiBono) Charles Carneglia (possibly one of the people that killed DiBono) Pasquale Conte (possibly one of the people that killed DiBono) Daniel Marino (possibly one of the people that killed DiBono) John A. "Junior" Gotti (John Gotti's son, accused of killing DiBono).