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Image caption A 2008 file image of Frank Cali handed out by US police. It's a situation that could have been scripted by Hollywood. Frank Cali, reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, was gunned down outside his Staten Island home in New York, just a few minutes' drive from the residence that serves as Don Corleone's compound in acclaimed film The Godfather. Officials say the killer shot the 53 year old six times before fleeing the scene in a pickup truck. It marks the first targeted killing of a Mafia boss in the city since the death of the then head of the Gambino family, Paul Castellano, in 1985. Such scenes have long been the fodder of TV dramas and big-budget blockbusters. But aft... Full story

14 March