Back Stories: Covering ‘Don Carlo’ Gambino’s Wake

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In today’s Back Story, former WCBS reporter Steve Reed looks back on when he was “sent to a wake – a mob wake in Brooklyn.”

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The services were for Carlo “Don Carlo” Gambino.

“I said, does he really expect me to go? What am I supposed to do at a mafia wake?” Reed recalls. “I’m certainly not going inside. So it’s me and the feds outside.

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