Colombo mobster Michael (Mickey) Souza, The Don of Screwups, now begging for witness protection

| July 20, 2010 | 17 Comments

Colombo mobster Michael (Mickey) Souza, The Don of Screwups, now begging for witness protection

- Michael (Mickey) Souza -

The Colombo crime family must really be going to the dogs if this is the type of muscle they’re recruiting.

Meet Michael (Mickey) Souza.

Before legendary Colombo underboss John (Sonny) Franzese pricked Souza’s finger with a sterile diabetic needle in 2005 to make him a made man, Souza had built quite the fiasco-filled résumé.

There was the time he shot himself, Plaxico Burress-style, while tucking a handgun in his sweatpants. There’s his arrest for boating while drunk. And then there was the time he injured one of his fellow goons while the two busted up a funeral parlor.

If an organization is no better than its worst guy, then the Colombos are indeed in trouble.

And what thanks do they get for taking in this mopey mobster? He’s now turned stool pigeon.

Souza, 42, made his debut on the witness stand last week at the racketeering trial of Genovese gangster Anthony Antico in Brooklyn Federal Court.

He was facing 30 years to life for drug trafficking when he sought a cooperation agreement from the feds.

“‘Hello, John,'” he wrote to John Buretta, the chief of the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s organized-crime section, in 2008, offering to help “seal up” some federal cases.

“P.S. I am so ready to go to [the witness protection program] … can’t do this anymore,” Souza concluded.

His testimony – and dramatic turn against the bosses – speaks to the Colombos’ disarray and lowering of standards for supposed “men of honor.”

“Their [the Colombos’] roster is getting pretty thin,” conceded a law enforcement official.

Souza’s troubles go way back.

He was “honorably discharged” from high school because “I baseball-batted somebody on school property,” he testified. He instead graduated to loansharking, drug dealing and running a Staten Island gym called Evolution, where wiseguys and wanna-bes pumped iron.

And after assaulting his own wife, he was marked for death by his mobbed-up father-in-law.

But maybe worst of all was violating a previously unknown rule by exposing himself in a Staten Island bar owned by a gangster.

“You know, the rules, you don’t take out your private part in a wiseguy’s place,” Souza said on the stand, in describing his past with the mob.

In Souza’s bizarro world, “sitdowns” to settle beefs are now called “standups” – “you talk on the corner.” And he paid the medical bills for a guy whose eye he popped out during a grisly fight.

But Souza said he sees the Mafia more clearly now. “There’s no honor in this life. It’s all about the dollar,” he said.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Which family is in worse shape, the Colombos or the Bonannos? I get the impression that of the five, they’ve had it the worst in the last few years.

  2. Nicky Gallo says:

    Colombos definitely

  3. Joe says:

    Is this guy even Italian? Souza doesnt sound Italian to me. How could he have been made?

  4. Nicky Gallo says:

    If he can prove bloodlines it doesnt matter, this is America in 2010 everything is watered down, you think having an Italian last name means shit nowadays you’re lost, besides a lot of Siclians have Spanish last names, etc.

  5. matty says:

    what a scumbag this guy in, the colombos are in diss-array its terrible they dont have any leaders really.

  6. Joe says:

    Nicky Gallo, you are a jackass!!!

  7. Jimmy Pats says:

    Just punks now’days godbless fellas like these thick f ucks, steroid crazed, drug up wanna-bes are leaking into it now. The old timers need to start teaching the old ways and morals, honour and respect. Fu ckin lowlife wannabes its a f ucking shame a tell y’a !

  8. Jimmy Pats says:


  9. BJRossetti says:

    LOL Gallo has ALWAYS had it in for Sicilians…..

  10. Nicky Gallo says:

    Joe you’re obviously oblivious and know nada, thats why you ask questions like, “Hi my names Joe, is Souza even an Italian last name?” you’re a testa buddy, read a book or a paper, then get back to us on here who know the guidelines, is Joe an Italian name? stunat

  11. Joe says:

    As I said before JACKASS…and ya Nicky, I d like to ask you a few questions in person , you piece of work! See how you stand up , kinda :)

  12. Nicky Gallo says:

    ok Joe, meet me at Niagara Falls, right on the ledge, tomorrow at noon, on the Canadian side

  13. Joe says:

    I am not very hard to find , cretino , try it , I am telling you, you ll get me maybe on your first inquiry . Till then , dont waste no more ink talking to me, I dont talk to no Gallo’s or gallinas ( which probably describes you better ):)…. so, C ya:)

  14. nicky gallo says:

    Joe you’re really smart, see you at Sunday dinner

  15. BJRossetti says:


  16. Vinny says:

    This guy’s a fucking idiot. People are so stupid. Where are all the real bosses for the new decade?

  17. sil says:

    Mickey is portugese ,

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