This Saturday, the son of notorious mob boss Wild Bill Cutolo joins us live from an undisclosed location -- he's out of the witness protection program and is in no mood to dodge bullets while living it up on Outlaw Radio's TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED.
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William Cutolo Jr. still can't believe the mobsters who put a bullet in his father's head were stupid enough to bury the body - or disrespectful enough to leave him in his loafers.
The body was wrapped in a tarp. Loafers protruded from the burial shroud - an old-world Mafia no-no, Cutolo said.
"When a man such as my father, a made man [is killed], the old-timers believed it was a sign of respect to remove their shoes so that when their bodies were ever found, and there were no shoes, it was a sign of respect," Cutolo said.
His dad, William (Wild Bill) Cutolo, was underboss of the Colombo crime family when he was killed in 1999. His murder was ordered by acting boss Alphonse (Allie Boy) Persico, who feared losing control to Wild Bill, a charismatic rival.
Federal prosecutors didn't need Wild Bill's body to convict those responsible. The evidence they used included incriminating tapes secretly made by Bill Jr who wore a wire for the feds to avenge his father's death. The mob scion dubbed his undercover work Operation Payback.
Bill Jr and Bill Sr -- in the long run, crime didn't pay for Wild Bill or his former "friends" who murdered him.
No longer in the witness protection program, Bill Jr (Billy Cee) is thrilled and delighted to appear on his favorite true crime radio show. Yes, Billy Cee is a long time listener and good friend of Outlaw Radio and True Crime Uncensored.
"I havn't seen Billy Cee in years," said Burl Barer, co-host of True Crime Uncensored. "We were together for the Mob Sit Down in Las Vegas, and have been trying to reconnect ever since."