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Tony Cakes, the NYC mobster, was found to have beheaded a pedestrian with a truck.

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Antonio Conigliaro, popularly known as “Tony Cakes” and “Tony the Dessert Man,” has been recognized as the guy who died last week in a tragic event after being beheaded by a vehicle. Conigliaro, an 86-year-old, was formerly the acting captain for a well-known criminal family in Genoa.

Conigliaro met his untimely death on June 12 after he was struck by a municipal Department of Transportation vehicle in Brooklyn, the New York Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital. Law enforcement claims that when Conigliaro was crossing Dahlgren Place in a designated crosswalk against a “don’t walk” sign, a 31-year-old driver of a Ford F550 truck turned on a green signal and struck him. Conigliaro was declared dead at the spot, and the driver stayed there. No one was taken into custody.

Conigliaro was a well-known character in New York City’s dessert scene. He had an Italian ice and gelato kiosk in Little Italy and spent years in the wholesale cake business. Though he was successful in business, he had a troubled history. Federal authorities charged him in 2005 of participating in loan sharking and being a member of the Genovese criminal family. Conigliaro served a 13-month term after entering a guilty plea to a charge of racketeering conspiracy. In addition, he was charged with grand larceny in 2006 and criminal usury in 1999.

Conigliaro’s buddy and mafia lawyer Mathew Mari characterized him as a “kind, gentle, soft-spoken” man who succeeded in the dessert industry upon his release from jail. Mari remarked, “Later in life he became known as Tony the Dessert Man,” highlighting Conigliaro’s humanitarian endeavors.

As one of the Five Families that control organized crime in New York City, the Genovese family continues to have a significant influence on the underbelly of the city. The Colombo, Lucchese, Bonanno, and Gambino families are among the other families.

This sad event serves as a reminder of Conigliaro’s nuanced history, which combined a life of crime with a more compassionate side in the dessert industry.

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