By Allan Lengel
New York mobster Gregory DePalma, whose friends included celebrities Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Willie Mays, and who was embarrassed when he suggested an undercover Cuban-born FBI agent become a made man in the Gambino crime family, has died in prison at age 77, Gangland News reported.
DePalma became a “made man” under the late Paul Castellano regime, Gangland reported.
Gangland reported that DePalma predicted at his sentencing in 2006 that he wouldn’t survive his 12 year sentence. He died from a myriad of ailments last week at the federal prison hospital North Carolina.
He was embarrassed when it came out that he tried to get Cuban-born undercover FBI agent Joaquin Garcia into the Gambino crime family as a made man.
“The world is a better place without Greg,” Garcia told Gangland. “I hope Greg made his peace with God before he died, but if he didn’t, God better watch his wallet.”
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