Lucchese Mafia Hitman Frankie Pasqua Tells His Violent Life Story (Full Interview)

In this VladTV exclusive, Frankie Pasqua detailed his time as a former hitman for the Lucchese crime family. As a third-generation mobster, he explained why his family started with the Gambinos before switching to the Lucchese. Despite studying pre-med in college, Pasqua soon dropped out and helped run a prostitution ring in addition to providing protection for one of the Bonanno family’s biggest drug dealers. He described his time in prison and his torture tactics and hits as a hitman. Pasqua also described how his father snitched on him before he himself ended up cooperating with the feds. After cooperating, Pasqua avoided a life sentence and served five years in prison due to drug charges. Check out the above interview to hear him describe his time as a mafia hitman.

Frankie Pasqua on Lucchese Mafia Telling Him to Kill Purple Gang Leader (Part 8)

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Part 7: https://youtu.be/cGJle45Qyw8
Part 1: https://youtu.be/LuHtQyx_P54
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In the latest clip, Frankie Pasqua talked the mob asking him to carry out a hit on Purple Gang leader Michael Meldish after Pasqua had just completed a five-year stint in prison. He recalled being conflicted by the request, considering his friendship with Mike’s brother Joey, but ultimately knew he had no choice in the matter. Pasqua decided to work with the government in order to escape mob life after receiving the request and told viewers not to start a family if they want to be a gangster. As the clip concludes, he also describes living in protective since being released from prison.

Lucchese Hitman Frank Pasqua on Grandfather Part of French Connection, 80% of Heroin to US (Part 1)

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In the first clip of Frankie Pasqua’s interview with VladTV, the former hitman for the Lucchese crime family talked about his upbringing as a third-generation mobster. While his grandfather was a made man, he was never made despite being involved in "the life" since he was 14. He talked about his grandfather being involved with the French Connection, which was responsible for bringing in 80 percent of the heroin in the United States. He also revealed that his mother prevented him from establishing a relationship with his grandfather and claimed mobsters frowned on selling cocaine but accepted heroin.

John Pennisi on Becoming Made Man in Lucchese Mafia, Working w/ FBI Against Them (Full Interview)

In this VladTV exclusive, John Pennisi, former made man of the Lucchese crime family, opened up about growing up in Queens before getting involved with the mafia at 14. He started off by driving a truck for a racket dealing with lost airline luggage. Pennisi later described his relationship with John Gotti Jr. and talked about serving 17 years for a non-mafia-related murder. He also explained how he ended up working with the mob again five years after his release. After Pennisi described the process of becoming a made man, he explained why he ended up cooperating with the feds. To hear his explanation and how he currently feels about his involvement with the mafia, take a look at the full interview.

John Pennisi: I’m Embarrassed I Became a Made Man in Lucchese Crime Family (Part 12)

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Part 11: https://youtu.be/1bUQBudt1aA
Part 1: https://youtu.be/F0tDLXQ3qWM
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In this clip, John Pennisi spoke about former Colombo associate Larry Mazza saying that he felt like he sold out his family when he joined the mob, not when he testified against his mob brothers in court. John said that he feels like he embarrassed his family and himself while involved with the Lucchese family, which he says he didn’t see when he was active. To hear more, including John say that he regrets joining the mob, hit the above clip.

John Pennisi on Lucchese Mafia Members Getting Life in Prison After He Took Stand (Part 9)

John Pennisi on Lucchese Mafia Members Getting Life in Prison After He Took Stand (Part 9)

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Part 8: https://youtu.be/3sIs_WQC7_M
Part 1: https://youtu.be/F0tDLXQ3qWM
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In this VladTV clip, John Pennisi spoke on mafia members getting life in prison after he took the stand. Pennisi noted that he was sickened to take the stand against the family, and that his testimony against the family was a part of his FBI deal. Watch above.

John Pennisi on Why He Took the Stand Against His Former Lucchese Mafia (Part 8)

John Pennisi on Why He Took the Stand Against His Former Lucchese Mafia (Part 8)

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Part 7: https://youtu.be/MWaHy06mLjY
Part 1: https://youtu.be/F0tDLXQ3qWM
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In this clip, John Pennisi spoke about his decision to cooperate with the FBI and testify against his former Lucchese family brothers in court in three different trials. He explained that part of his deal with the FBI involved him taking the stand in the trials, and John added that it was a sickening feeling to take the stand. He then added that he felt betrayed by the Lucchese family when he was wrongly labeled as a snitch, which could’ve gotten him killed, and John stated that he wished they would’ve just let him leave in peace. To hear more, including the outcome of the trials he was involved in, hit the above clip.

Made Man John Pennisi on Deciding to Cooperate With FBI Against Lucchese Mafia (Part 6)

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Part 5: https://youtu.be/E3-Ip368jF4
Part 1: https://youtu.be/F0tDLXQ3qWM
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In this clip, John Pennisi speaks about the 2017 bust involving the Lucchese family, which saw 19 members and associates indicted on federal and state charges. John explained that he was wrongly labeled a snitch following the bust, and he realized that something was wrong when he saw guys staking him out on his block. From there, John left New York and moved to Georgia after feeling betrayed by the Lucchese family, and he wanted to walk away from the life. Shortly after, the Lucchese famiy tried to get him to come back after realizing they had made a huge mistake by wrongly labeling him, but John still wanted to leave. To hear more, including more big busts involving the family, hit the above clip.

John Pennisi Details His Ceremony to Become Made Man for Lucchese Mafia (Part 5)

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Part 4: https://youtu.be/VHP0RhKfQGs
Part 1: https://youtu.be/F0tDLXQ3qWM
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In this clip, John Pennisi detailed the steps involved in the ceremony to be a made man for the Lucchese family. He explained that his ceremony took place at a home in Staten Island, where he was asked a series of questions, including if he would kill for the family, told a set of rules, and introduced to other higher ups in the room. John also spoke about making money for the family, which you can hear more about above.