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Daniel Marino

Daniel Marino (born October 7, 1940)[1] is an Italian American mobster and member of the Gambino crime family. He was identified as a member of the family's leadership panel, alongside John Gambino and Bartolomeo Vernace, in 2009.[2]

On June 23, 1963, Marino pleaded not guilty to assault. He and several cousins were charged with assaulting an FBI agent outside a Catholic church in Brooklyn. A requiem mass was being conducted at that time for Carmine Lombardozzi, a crime family figure and Marino's uncle.[3]

On April 20, 1993, Marino was indicted with others on conspiracy to murder charges. The victim was Thomas Spinelli, who had been planning to testify before a grand jury on Cosa Nostra control of the private trash hauling industry in New York City.[4]

In 1995, Anthony Casso, a Lucchese underboss who turned state's evidence, identified Marino as a co-conspirator in a failed assassination attempt on Gambino boss John Gotti.[5]

In 2010, Marino pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for approving the murder of informant Frank Hydell (Marino's nephew on his wife's side).[6][7] The Gambino family suspected that Hydell had become a government informant and requested permission from Marino, then in prison, to kill Hydell.[8] Marino was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in 2011.[9] He was released from prison on August 27, 2014.


  1. ^ "Daniel J. Marino". Division of Gaming Enforcement exclusion list. State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  2. ^ Zambito, Thomas (2009-06-07). "Beyond Gotti: New ways to make loot". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  3. ^ "Four in Lombardozzi Case Plead Not Guilty to Assault". New York Times. July 26, 1963. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ Fried, Joseph P (April 20, 1993). "Charges Link Trash Industry To the Mafia". New York Times. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ Raab, Selwyn (1995-01-24). "Defector Says Bomb That Killed Underboss Was Meant for Gotti". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  6. ^ Shifrel, Scott (2011-01-07). "Gambino mobster Onofrio Modica's guilty plea will help pals cut a deal with prosecutors". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  7. ^ "Last of 14 Gambino Crime Family Members and Associates Plead Guilty to Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy, Extortion, Sex Trafficking, and Other Crimes". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  8. ^ Weiser, Benjamin (April 20, 2010). "Charges Called 'New Low' for Gambinos". New York Times. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  9. ^ Shifrel, Scott (2011-01-25). "Local mob boss Daniel Marino sentenced to five years for approving murder of nephew Frank Hydell". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-02-26.