Wednesday, October 7, 2009
"For Christopher J. Christie, it was inescapably an uncomfortable family connection. Tino Fiumara, the brother of his aunt's husband, was a fearsome and ranking member of the Genovese crime family: twice convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, and linked by investigators to several grisly murders, including one in which a victim was strangled with piano wire. ... But when Mr. Christie became New Jersey's top federal prosecutor in January 2002, his distant family ties became a potential problem. ... So as he runs for governor, the connection to one of the state's more notorious and violent gangsters emerges as a somewhat startling footnote in the biography of a man who has built his campaign, and career, as a crime fighter. ... David Halbfinger and David Kocieniewski at the NYT, 24 September 2009, link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/nyregion/24christie.html.
What's the problem? Jon Corzine, New Jersey's current governor used to be a "Goldman mob" capo. As for homicides, read WC Varones' Greenspan Body Count, which is over 100. How many of these deaths did Goldman have "some part" in?