Ex-con Danny Fama charged with the murder of Eddie Garofalo
NEW YORK (PIX11)- It took the feds twenty two and a half years, but they finally got their man. Ex-con Daniel Fama is charged with the gangland murder of Eddie Garofalo who was gunned down right in front of his family’s home in Bensonhurst.
The brazen murder was one of the last “hits” ordered by mob super rat, Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, who admitted to ordering 19 killings.
Garofalo, a 49-year-old contractor and the father of three young children at the time was stalked and executed as he walked to his car back in August 1990.
Sources say Gravano, then underboss of the Gambino crime family headed by John Gotti, became paranoid and suspected Garofalo of becoming a government informant.
Gotti gave his nod of approval and on orders from Gravano, Danny Fama and two other gunmen carried out the hit.
A sealed indictment now charges the 48-year-old career criminal with murder.
Laura Garofalo, a daughter of the victim wants to know why justice took so long when the government had sworn testimony from two of the other participants identifying Fama.
If this case goes to trial, Gravano presumably will have to testify.
Fama now faces life in prison if he’s convicted of the top charge.