Vincenzo Giglio

by Jon Black

Alias: Vincenzo Giglio

Born: 1880

Nationality: Sicilian

Died: 5th May 1914

Where: Atlanta Penitentiary

Cause: Illness


Vincenzo Giglio was born in 1880, in Bivona, Sicily. He arrived in New York in 1895, before trav­el­ling to Tampa with Salvatore Cina, who went on to mar­ry Giglio’s sis­ter. In 1904, he returned to New York and bought a farm in Milton Turnpike, Highland with Cina. The prop­er­ty was described as a “42 acre farm with two hous­es, three hay barns and a sta­ble”. The farm was list­ed as hav­ing “500 vine plants, 1000 peach trees, 300 pear trees, 50 apple trees and 3000 plum trees”.

In 1909, Giglio was involved with a coun­ter­feit­ing ring run by the Morello gang.

On January 5th, 1910, agents arrived at Giuseppe Palermo’s store, ‘Joe Palermo & Co’, 11 Duane Street, Poughkeepsie. They arrest­ed Cina and Giglio, the result­ing court case saw Giglio sen­tenced to 15 years hard labour and a $1000 fine. 

He died from ill­ness in Atlanta Penitentiary on 5th May, 1914.