McLaughlin Murders – CORNELIUS HUGHES

Connie Hughes was one of the feared Hughes brothers.  The Hughes brothers were the tough guys in the McLaughlin gang that people feared the most. Frank Salemme would say in his deposition that “the Hughes brothers, they were dangerous guys, just enough to keep your distance, you know.” Like the McLaughlins, they were also longshoremen. …

McLaughlin Murders – RAYMOND DISTASIO and JOHN O’NEIL

The murders of Raymond DiStasio and John O’Neill at Mickey Mouse Lounge occurred a week earlier than the time Colonel O’’Donovan arrested Jimmy Flemmi.  Jimmy Flemmi, at that time, did not know what evidence the police had about the murder. When questioned about their murders, he blurted out out of the blue, “It was someone …

The Murders of the McLaughlins from Charlestown – EDWARD “PUNCHY” MC LAUGHLIN

Punchy McLaughlin was murdered by Roxbury Gang members Steve Flemmi and Frank Salemme. The McLaughlins did not blame the Roxbury gang for killing Punchy. They pinned it squarely on the Somerville gang led by Buddy McLean. We know that because nine days after Punchy was gunned down, Buddy McLean was murdered by the McLaughlin associates, …

ROXBURY ITALIAN GANG WAR

The Martorano brothers were friendly with some of the Roxbury Italian gang. Yet they were not an intricate part of this group of Roxbury gangsters who were allied closely over the years with Wimpy Bennett’s Gang, such as Steve Flemmi and Vincent “Jimmy the Bear” Flemmi, and Frank Salemme. I’ll call Vincent Flemmi by the …