NYC: “Gunman opens fire on mob-linked Brooklyn restaurant”

In 2008, restaurant owner Joseph (Marco Polo) Chirico, a reputed Gambino soldier, was busted in a sweeping mob indictment.

He was accused of passing $1,500 in tribute money from a mob associate to another Gambino soldier, but he wound up with a slap on the wrist — six months of house arrest for money laundering and permission to spend 10 hours a day at his restaurant.

Then-Borough President Marty Markowitz and his predecessor, Howard Golden, wrote letters of support on his behalf.

In 2014, Borough Hall celebrated him for a good act — he used his connections in Italy to help bring an exhibition of medieval texts from the life of St. Francis of Assisi to Brooklyn.

Chirico and his son Marco, who co-owns the restaurant, didn’t return messages seeking comment Sunday.


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