Michael Sam’s boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, is the grandson of former Kansas City mob boss William “Willie the Rat” Cammisano, as documented by The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly. According to a US Senate witness, the mafia head, who died from lung cancer in 1995, earned his nickname “Because he killed people and stuck them in the sewers so the rats could eat them.”
Upon his grandfather’s death, Vito’s uncle, William Cammisano Jr., who was convicted in 2011 for operating an online gambling ring with servers in Costa Rica, took over. Vito’s father, Gerlarmo (Jerry) Cammisano, also served time for his role in the gambling ring, as well as in the 1990’s for refusing to testify in a money laundering case.
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