Aniellio Paretti

by Jon Black

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Aniellio Paretti was a gun­man for the Navy St gang. He was involved with the mur­der of Joseph ‘Chuck’ Nazzaro.

On March 16th, 1917, Joseph ‘Chuck’ Nazzaro was shot and killed in Yonkers NY. Nazzaro had been spot­ted talk­ing to the Morello gang in Harlem, and was sen­tenced to death by the Neapolitan gangs in Brooklyn. Fevrola, Sgroia, and the Paretti broth­ers, all from the Navy St gang lured Nazzaro out to Yonkers under the pre­tence of killing Fevrola for giv­ing the police infor­ma­tion. They then shot Nazzaro and left his body on the trol­ley tracks.

Aniellio Paretti, of 23 Sherman Av, Brooklyn, was tried for the mur­der in November 1921, he was sen­tenced to the death house in Sing Sing. His lawyer imme­di­ate­ly appealed again­st the deci­sion, and on January 3rd, 1923, the Court of Appeals ordered a retri­al. DA Weeks then had the indict­ment dropped, and Paretti was a free man. He was released from Sing Sing in July 1923.