Is business slow in the underground crime world? It would certainly seem that way. Ex-con Lawrence Persico, the son of notorious Colombo family mob boss Carmine (the Snake) Persico, is now apparently making a living delivering pizzas in Brooklyn.Talk about going from upper-crust crime to pizza crust carrier. Persico, 60, was observed by The Daily News delivering pizza out of a Nissan Altima for Mia’s Pizza Shop in the Brooklyn Dyker Heights neighborhood.
“My, how the mighty have fallen,” observed a police officer said. “I guess that’s how he gets his dough.”
Carmine Persico, 82, is currently in jail for murder. He, along with heads of the Genovese and Luchese families were found guilty of racketeering, extortion, and other crimes.
Lawrence is Carmine’s middle son. His eldest son is serving a life sentence in jail and the youngest will likely be prosecuted soon for loansharking and is set to serve a term of at least three years.
The family lawyer insists that Lawrence does not actually work for the pizzeria.