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Tony Bianchi is a fictional character from the novel and movie series The Godfather, where he was the Tattaglia family's senior caporegime.

Biography Edit

The oldest, more experienced and senior of the three caporegimes, Bianchi had been a good friend of Philip Tattaglia since their boyhood days in Brooklyn.

He was known to take more than a professional interest in the family's business of prostitution. This interest existed all through his life, and has always been regarded as a good laugh and party-character and important for mainting the Tattaglia's control in Brooklyn among there many Prostitution Rackets.

Demise Edit

After the death of his friend Donnie Marinelli, the Corleone family feared Bianchi's vengeance so Salvatore Tessio, the Corleone family's savviest capo, sanctioned his death. Bianchi was known as a regular at the St. Sebastian Hotel, the Tattaglia family's most famous hotel/brothel. Whilst making time with a hooker, he was garroted by Aldo Trapani.

Regime Edit

Bianchi's regime included soldiers Mikey Saleri and Squeegie McNeese, who was also the racket boss in charge of the Verona Warehouse, which the family used to control Little Italy. Beneath Saleri and McNeese were Mickey Mancini and Bobby Baretta (who despite their high status in the racket chain could not be made due to their Irish heritage), Johnny Randazzo and Jack Dougan. In fact, Bianchi's regime was primarily known as the Irish mob.

Bianchi was known to have a large cadre of followers who were loyal, but dangerous. His most trusted soldiers were garroted along with their boss in the hotel, where, nine years later, Bianchi's friend Philip Tattaglia was murdered by Trapani and Rocco Lampone in the same hotel.