Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pictures link 'Goodfella' Frank Sivero to Gambino goon Charles Carneglia

Frank Sivero, who played wiseguy Frankie Carbone in "GoodFellas," seems like old pals with Gambino hit man Charles Carneglia in photo turned over by turncoat Kevin McMahon to the feds.
A "Goodfellas" actor made a couple of real-life cameos at the Brooklyn junkyard where prosecutors say Gambino hit man Charles Carneglia dissolved corpses in acid.
Frank Sivero, whose Frankie Carbone character was found hanging from a meat hook in a refrigerated truck in the flick, posed with Gambino crime family gangsters in several undated photos entered into evidence Wednesday at Carneglia's trial.
The government obtained the photos from mob rat Kevin McMahon, who testified the Sicilian-born actor visited the Fountain Auto Mall junkyard "a couple of times."
Sivero "had some kind of problem with somebody in jail, I am not exactly positive," McMahon said.
Sivero's agent, Mitchell Shankman, declined to comment.
The classic Mafia film has come up before in the trial. Carneglia was returning from the 1975 wedding of Luchese hit man Tommy DeSimone, played by actor Joe Pesci, when he was arrested by an off-duty court officer he is charged with killing.