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Mob war over ‘stolen’ pizza sauce

A family’s pizza recipe almost led to gangland war, a court heard, after a new outlet opened that offered near identical food to another takeaway.

Francis Guerra, a Colombo mafia family associate in New York, is on trial for extortion after demanding payment from a rival pizzeria that he said had stolen a recipe from popular L&B in Brooklyn.

Anthony Russo, a former Colombo mafia boss, told a jury in Brooklyn that he became angry after learning that a member of the Bonanno crime family had taken one of his recipes.