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Victor Orena

Person from United States of America

Vittorio "Little Vic" Orena (born August 4, 1934) is a New York City mobster who became the temporary acting boss of the Colombo crime family. A challenge by Orena to boss Carmine Persico triggered one of the bloodiest Cosa Nostra wars of the late 20th century. Born in New York City, Orena's father died when he was a child. Orena spent time in a reform school and eventually dropped out of high school. According to his son, Orena entered the mob life because The wiseguys were the big figures in the neighborhood and the nice clothes,cars the "glamor" of it and the fact that some of these men had rough beginnings. In the early 1970s the new Colombo boss Carmine Persico allegedly had a few people "made" into his family, even though the "books" were officially closed, forbidding the introduction of any new members into the Mafia. One of these men was Victor Orena, who rose through the ranks and operated in Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey primarily in labor racketeering. Orena was a well dressed individual who projected a traditional business image. In 1985, Carmine Persico and "acting boss" Gennaro Langella were convicted in the Mafia Commission Trial and sentenced to 139 years in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1934-08-04
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Mafioso

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