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'Rob the Mob' almost undone by story's mafia connections
'Rob the Mob' almost undone by story's mafia connections

Even in the annals of dumb crooks, Tommy and Rosemarie Uva weren't the sharpest tools in the shed. In the early 1990s, the young Queens couple decided to stick up Mafia social clubs. In the abstract, the choice of location made sense. The clubs were filled with guys with fat wallets and even chunkier jewelry, and they didn't carry guns for fear of government raids and were not likely to call the police for help. But their plan had one obvious and ultimately fatal flaw: The Uvas were, after all, stealing from the Gambino and Colombo crime families. Fatal being the key word here. When screenwriter Jonathan Fernandez heard of the Uva's imprudent Bonnie-and-Clyde scheme, he...

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