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Vincent "Vinnie" Salerno
Played by John Fiore
Former mafia head in Springfield and New York City
Tough man Vinnie Salerno appeared in town not long after Danny Santos got
out of the mob. He made his presence known immediately and sent thugs after
Danny’s cousin and business partner. As a result, Danny agreed to give him
all the Santos’ illegal operations in exchange for staying out of
Not long after this deal, it was revealed that Vinnie had previously
dealt with another Springfield resident, Eden August.
Vinnie laid low for a while and reappeared when Danny decided to run for
Mayor. He offered to finance the campaign and Danny refused. Later on that
year, Danny was
forced to concede the election amid controversy that he had won under
fraudulent circumstances. It was then that Danny went to work for him.
At the same time, Vinnie was harassing Eden, demanding that she break up
with her then fiancée, Bill Lewis. He blackmailed her into being the pickup
for a drug shipment although once she got the drugs she flushed them down
the toilet instead of delivering them. This obviously angered Vinnie
In retaliation he ordered a hit on Eden and asked Danny to take care of
it. There was a warehouse explosion and Eden was killed (or so it appeared).
During an undercover operation not too long after, Vinnie was arrested on
drug charges. He put two and two together and realized that Danny had been
in on it from the start.
Currently, Vinnie's in prison though I doubt it’s the last we’ve heard
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