They’re a couple of “Chins” off the old block.
The daughters of late Genovese boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante fixed their federal informant nephew Vincent Fyfe with a malevolent glare and twice spit a scatological insult at their estranged kin during a pair of uncomfortable Manhattan Federal Court sessions last week.
“Piece of s–t,” was the epitaph hurled Fyfe’s way by Lucia and Carmella Esposito this past Monday and Tuesday as the pair watched the turncoat testify at the trial of Genovese family soldier Frank “Frankie G” Giovinco.
The siblings’ brother Vincent copped a plea to racketeering conspiracy in April, avoiding a trial where Fyfe would have testified against his uncle.
The festering family feud was first detailed on the GanglandNews.com website, where note was also taken of the Esposito sisters zapping Fyfe with the “malocchio” ― Italian for evil eye — as he ignored the vows of omerta sworn by a namesake grandfather who died behind bars rather than flip for the feds.
Mob boss Vincent Gigante ruled atop the mighty Genovese crime family for more than two decades, dodging jail for years with his “crazy act” — wearing pajamas and a bathrobe while feigning mental illness to avoid prosecution.
The man dubbed “The Oddfather” for his bizarre antics died behind bars in December 2005.
The Esposito sisters and brother Vincent were the children of Gigante’s long-running relationship with his Upper East Side mistress Olympia Esposito. Fyfe is the son of the former Yolanda Gigante, one of the Chin’s five kids with his wife (coincidentally also named Olympia).
Fyfe, 46, walked directly past his aunts to take the witness stand against Giovinco before recounting the $10,000-a-year shakedown payment that his “Uncle Vincent” extorted from him since 2001, when he took over as president of Local 2D of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union. (Giovinco is not charged with that extortion.)
Vincent Esposito, 52, is currently housed at the low security FCI Fort Dix in southern New Jersey, with a scheduled release date of Valentine’s Day 2021.
On Monday, one of the Esposito sisters was clearly heard calling Fyfe a “piece of s–t,” with Federal Judge Jed Rakoff warning that any repeat incident would lead to ejection from the courtroom. Yet the remark was repeated again Tuesday after the government witness finished testifying and was exiting the courtroom.