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Valachi stated he had met the brothers “one time or another” through an intermediary. By identifying the Valenti brothers, the recognized leaders of Italian organized crime in the Rochester area, as Bonanno Family members, he indicated the Rochester rackets were under control of a New York City Family.
Exactly why Valachi would classify the Valentis as Bonanno members, despite Rochester’s geographical closeness to Buffalo, is unclear.
But it would also indicate the approval of the Bonannos was necessary for the Rochester Mafiosi to make changes in their leadership, or at least the Rochester Mafioso felt so.
It is not exactly clear how both the Bonanno and Magaddino Families gained their influence in the Rochester area.
Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College of CUNY; Introduction: Prof. Glazier, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Chapter 1.
Italian American Clubs - Past and Present; Chapter 8.