||New Jersey| Charles Majuri
Birth: December 28, 1940
Charles "Big Ears" Majuri was a made-man of the DeCavalcante crime family and is the son of the DeCavalcante's long-time Consiglieri, Frank Majuri.
When the acting Boss of the DeCavalcante family, Jake Amari, died of stomach cancer the actual boss, John Riggi (incarcaerated at the time) decided to re-structure the New Jersey mafia. He created a panel of high-ranking mafiosi to oversee the running of the family, amongst the members were Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo, Giralomo "Jimmy" Palermo and Charles Majuri. Majuri had been involved, due to his father's criminal office, in the DeCavalcante crime family since he was a teenager. His arrests include gambling, larceny, stolen property and bookmaking. Majuri became furious when he heard about how the panel's plans wouldn't benefit him and secretly planned to murder both Giralomo Palermo and Vincent Palermo (the two were not related). When Giralomo and Vincent heard about this they sent two made-men Anthony Capo and Jimmy Gallo to murder Majuri. To add to people's despising of Majuri he controlled a union, in New Jersey, and had been kicking mobsters off the payroll.
The two hitmen, Capo and Gallo, failed to murder Majrui and flew down to Florida to tell their boss, Vincent Palermo, that they had failed. In the end Palermo decided not to cause too many power rifts by murdering a made-man, with the New Jersey mafia already in such a delicate state and knew that it was only in a fit of rage that Majrui had ordered his death, so he called off the hit. In 2000, two years after he had nearly been murdered, he was indicted for 19 counts of conspiracy to commit murder, illegal bookmaking, loansharking, extortion and racketeering. On the Indictment his character and charges were described as "An acting boss on the ruling panel of the DeCavaclcante Cosa Nostra crime family. Among Majuri's criminal activities were participation in a conspiracy to commit murder, the collection of extortionate extenions of credit (i.e. loansharking), an illegal bookmaking business and the extortion of money from various businesses. Following his indictment, he was officially excluded from the State of New Jersey on March 17, 2004.
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