Antonio Pollina

Antonio Pollina

Caccamo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death 27 Feb 1993 (aged 100)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 39, Row 22, Grave 59
Memorial ID 6231800 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. he became the Boss of the Philadelphia Organized Crime Family after Joseph Ida fled the country for Sicily in 1957. In 1959, he plotted to kill Angelo Bruno, who was his main rival within the Family. When Bruno was informed of the plot against him, he went to the Mafia Commission and requested permission to act against Antonio Pollina. The Commission decided to remove him and make Bruno the new Boss of the Philadelphia Family and advised him he could have Pollina murdered for plotting against him. However, instead of killing him, Bruno demoted him, thereby avoiding a war with the Pollina supporters. He died in 1993, at age 100.

Bio by: Bill Heneage

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  • Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
  • Added: 2 Mar 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6231800
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