THE MECOZZI CRIME FAMILY

Membership: Hassan Ibn Mohamet, Harold Magasy, Lou, Manuel Herrera, Mr. Mecozzi, others unnamed

Purpose: The Mecozzis are a New Jersey crime family who are trying to go legit, but have taken over the waste control business in New Jersey.

Affiliations: Revolutionary Jihad, UNISYM

Enemies: the Punisher, Rosetti Brothers

Base of Operations: New Jersey, owns 30% of the Gallagher Plaza

First Appearance: Punisher II#6 (February, 1988)

History: (Punisher II#6 (BTS))- Trying to take over the waste control in New Jersey, the Mecozzis ordered some of their men to take down the Rosettis. They killed at least three members of the Rosettis and parked their garbage truck at a seemingly abandonned warehouse, unaware that the warehouse was where the Punisher was hiding out at the time.

The Punisher asked Microchip and his son for help, learning who could have an interest in taking down the Rosettis. Junior managed to hack into the New Jersey Justice Department, and revealed that UNISYM had for the last three month been under investigation, and the corporation was run by C.E.O Harold Magasy, who was also a member of the Mecozzi Crime Family.

(Punisher II#6)- The Punisher decided to go to North Patterson to investigate UNISYM. While there he overheard a conversation between Harold Magasy and Manny Herrera, talking about Manny's illness as Manny believed himself to have leukemia. Harold wasn't convinced. After the conversation, Manny left in one of the trucks, while the Punisher snuck around the compound. Suddenly he was discovered by Harold, who threatened him with a gun. But before he could do anything, the Punisher threw his knife, hitting Harold in the throat and killing him instantly. One of the guards tried to kill the Punisher by shooting him, but the Punisher managed to kill the man. Looking through his pocket, he found that the guard's name was Hassan Ibn Mohamet.

Sneaking around the compound again, a telephone rang in Harold's office. The Punisher picked up the phone and learnt that it was Manny, who wanted Magasy to come to the place where they are to meet Yasir, of the Revolutionary Jihad. Later at the compound in South Jersey, Manny and one of his men met with Yasir and Ahmed. Yasir paid Manny a million dollars for some plutonium. Suddenly the meeting was interrupted by the Punisher, but the men tried to gun him down, although he managed to escape. Manny yelled at Yasir, telling him that the man (Punisher) who just attacked them must have followed him. Yasir told him that was impossible, and that it was his own fault for starting the vendetta against the Rosetti brothers. Outside the Punisher managed to take out a few of the Mecozzis when suddenly the compound was attacked by the Rosettis as well.

(Punisher II#7)- The Rosettis attack continued, as well as the Punisher's. The Punisher managed to bring down a wall in one of the buildings at the compound. Suddenly Manny came up on him from behind, threatening him with a gun, and asked the Punisher just who he was. The Punisher informed him that he was after the Arabs, and Manny became scared, believing the Punisher to be with Mossad. He let him go.

Later, Castle and Microchip listened to the radio and found mention of a major underworld struggle underway for the control of the New Jersey waste management business. It wasn't mentioned on the radio whom the struggling parts are, but Castle and Microchip knew that it was the Mecozzis and the Rosettis. Microchip asked the Punisher who picked up his garbage, whereto Punisher answered the Scotti Brothers a division of UNISYM.

Alongside Rose Kugel, Punisher returned to the Patterson compound to meet with Manny again. Lou was also present, and Manny told him to shut up, because the two of them were Mossad agents. The Punisher questioned Manny while Lou tried to reach for his knife to take him out, but the Punisher punched him in the face, taking him out instead. Manny told them about Ahmed, and that the Revolutionary Jihad planned to use the plutonium at the Gallagher building to take down the building as well as a nearby theatre where Mr. Mecozzi was present alongside the mayor and the secretary general of the UN.

While Mr. Mecozzi was in the theatre watching the premiere of the "1776" play, the Revolutionary Jihad attempted to bring down the theatre as well as the Gallagher building. He was saved when the Punisher and Rose Kugel thwarted their plans.

Comments: Created by Mike Baron, Davis Ross and Kevin Nowlan.


Hassan ibn Mohamet was one of the guards at the compound in North Patterson, and assaulted the Punisher after he had killed Harold Magasy. He was gunned down by the Punisher. -Punisher II#6












Harold Magasy was a lieutenant of the Mecozzis. He was also the C.E.O of UNISYM. Magasy was killed by the Punisher at the compound at North Patterson -Punisher II#6


















Lou was one of the Mecozzis men. He was present with Manny Herrera at the time the Punisher and Rose Kugel came to question Manny about Revolutionary Jihad. Lou tried to attack the Punisher, but was easily defeated by him. -Punisher II#7















Mr. Mecozzi was the head of the Mecozzi Crime Family. He was present at the premiere of the play "1776", unsuspecting that Revolutionary Jihad's plot left him in the line of fire. -Punisher II#6-7 (BTS)


by The Beetle

CLARIFICATIONS:
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Last updated: 09/18/03

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