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Innocenzio Johnny The Bug Stoppelli


Genovese Soldier


Published by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr. at Smashwords


Copyright 2019 by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.


Innocenzio John Stoppelli (1907-1993) was a soldier in the Genovese crime family. He worked under the supervision of caporegime Pasquale Patsy Ryan Eboli. Stoppelli was co-owner of Tommy’s Bar on Bleecker Street.

A trustee of Genovese lynchpin Anthony Strollo (1899-1962), aka Tony Bender, Stoppelli was an integral accomplice in the Genovese narcotics operation. Stoppelli was also involved in bribing a government official.

Pasquale Patsy Ryan Eboli headed up the Greenwich Village crew of the Genovese crime syndicate in Manhattan, New York City. Patsy was the younger brother of future Genovese acting boss Thomas Tommy Ryan Eboli (1911-1972).

From the 1920s the Greenwich Village crew was heavily immersed in racketeering, bookmaking, loansharking, extortion, gambling, conspiracy, and labor racketeering. The Genoveses were closely affiliated with the Gambino, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo crime families.

John Stoppelli’s criminal record dates from 1924-1948. By the beginning of the 1960s Johnny the Bug was onc of the most active large-scale wholesale narcotics traffickers in the United States. Stoppelli was listed as an associate of Genovese family boss Vito Don Vitone Genovese (1897-1969). Among Genovese’s other close affiliates were Anthony Strollo, Vincent Mauro, Arnold Romano, Salvatore T. Tom Mix Santoro Sr.(1915-2000), John Batista and John Ormento (1912-1974).


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