Tony Federici Obituary, Death – Police have charged Anthony “Tough Tony” Federici, a native of Queens in New York City, with belonging to the Genovese crime family. He was born on July 28, 1940, and passed away on November 9, 2022. The US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations mistook Federici for a member of the Lucchese crime family in 1988. Federici is involved in a variety of business and charitable endeavors in the Queens neighborhood of New York City. He is the proprietor of Parkside Restaurant, a well-known Italian eatery in Corona, Queens.
Later, he participated in the event planning for a fundraiser that raised approximately $100,000 for Flushing Hospital. During a New York State Senate inquiry into fraud at the New York City District Council of Carpenters and the building of Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the middle of the 1990s, Federici came under fire. Dominick Lavaca, the longtime leader of the Queens-based local, has claimed throughout this investigation that Federici is a close friend of his.
Federici was detained on charges of menacing and criminal possession of a firearm on March 13, 1979, after being observed firing at hawks from the restaurant’s roof. Federici claimed to be defending his prized homing pigeons, which he kept in cages on the top, to the authorities. Federici used a 20-gauge shotgun to fire twice at the hawks.
The 19-year-old son of Anthony Federici, Jr., was almost fatally stabbed on August 4, 1981, in a nightclub in Queens. Two alleged members of the Gambino crime family, Nicholas Gambino, and Thomas Muschio were accused of the offense. Gambino ultimately entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to five years of probation. Muschio was adjudged not guilty in court.
Police in Queens apprehended Federici on January 26, 2004, after stopping his automobile and finding that he had six rounds, a set of brass knuckles, and a suspended license. Federici admitted admission to his first violation on June 23, 2004. (containing the brass knuckles and six rounds). He was punished with a $700 fine and community service.
Federici received a commendation for his civic involvement from Queens Borough President Helen Marshall in February 2004. There were a number of police officers from Queens’ 110th Precinct. Judge David A. Gross of Nassau County, New York, was accused of federal money laundering in 2005. The indictment was based on wiretap surveillance that was conducted at Federici’s restaurant, The Parkside.