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Eugene Boffa Sr.

New Jersey Bank

and Mail Fraud

Published by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr. at Smashwords

Copyright 2018 by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.

Eugene Roger Boffa Sr. (March 21, 1915-March 30, 2007) was a La Cosa Nostra associate who was specifically linked to the Russell Alberto Bufalino (1903-1994) Figure 1 Russell Bufalino crime family. In 1981 he was convicted of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. (RICO). He was sentenced to twenty years in prison and forfeited assets worth $250,000.

On July 14, 1980 a grand jury returned an original eleven count indictment against Boffa. United States of America. Plaintiff. v. Robert Boffa Sr. (Eugene’s brother) and Chandler Lemon. Defendants. Crim. A. No. 81-36.

Eugene was the son of Sabato Antonio Boffa (1883-) and Jennie Cherie. In 1930 he lived with his parents at 44 Montgomery Avenue in Richmond, New York. An Italian immigrant who owned a home valued at $8,000, Sabato was a carpenter. He came to the United States in 1905.

Born in Staten Island in 1915, by 1940 Eugene Boffa lived on Lexington Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. Age 26, he’d completed three years of college. He earned $1,500 annually as a route salesman. He was married to the former Marie F. Bennette (1915-).

As a close friend of mobsters Boffa owned a car company that proffered favors on Buffalo Mafiosi like Bufalino and Teamsters leader Frank the Irishman Sheeran (1920-2003) Figure 2 Frank Sheeran

. Boffa was closely associated with Anthony Tony Pro Provenzano (1917-1988) sidekick Salvatore Briguglio (died 1978), alias Sally Bugs. Briguglio was a Genovese mobster and a main suspect in the July 30, 1975 murder of former International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Riddle Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1975).

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