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Louis Manna

Louis Manna

American mobster
Louis Manna
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American mobster
Is Mobster
From United States of America
Type Crime
Gender male
Birth 2 December 1929
Age: 90 years
The details


Louis Anthony "Bobby" Manna (born December 2, 1929 in Hoboken, New Jersey), is a New Jersey mobster and former consigliere of the Genovese crime family.

Genovese family

Manna was a close associate of family boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante; he rented an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York to be close to Gigante's headquarters at the Triangle Social Club. Louis stands at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and weighs 155 pounds (70 kg) with brown hair and brown eyes. However, Manna's power base was in New Jersey. He is the brother-in-law of Genovese crime family mob associate Gerald Dirazzo. He supervised four caporegimes while also serving as consigliere. He ran his personal criminal operations out of an Italian eatery called Casella's at 615 First Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. With the March 1980 murder of Angelo Bruno, boss of the Philadelphia crime family, the family's territory in New Jersey suddenly became open. Manna became the lead man for the Genovese family in discussions with the Gambino crime family on how to equitably divide up that area. Up until his conviction he lived in Bricktown, New Jersey.

Gambino family

In 1987, Manna began pushing the Genovese family to murder John Gotti, the new boss of the Gambino family. A Gambino capo, Gotti had arranged the murder of Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985 and taken control of the Gambino family without the approval of the other four New York crime families. Manna was especially unhappy about Gotti's unsanctioned coup against Castellano. In addition, Gotti wanted to take the lucrative South Jersey holdings that used to belong to the Philadelphia family and leave the less desirable North Jersey territory to the Genovese family.


Between August 1987 and January 1988, the Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded 12 conversations in which Manna and other Genovese mobsters discussed murdering John Gotti, Gene Gotti, and New York contractor Irwin Schiff. On August 8, 1987, Schiff was shot in the head while dining in a Manhattan restaurant. While discussing the John Gotti murder, Manna advised the hitman to wear a disguise as the target area was fairly open.

On September 27, 1989, Manna was sentenced to 80 years in federal prison for racketeering and conspiring to murder the two Gottis and Schiff.

As of November 2015, Manna is incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Fairton in New Jersey. His projected release date is February 20, 2056, effectively life without parole.

The presiding judge in this case was Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of businessman turned President of the United States Donald Trump.

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