Benny Trotta one of Baltimore’s “top hoodlums”

Benjamin “Benny Trotta” Magliano (1913-1971) was allegedly a member of the Baltimore faction of the Gambino Crime Family. Magliano was born on July 08, 1913, in Pueblo, Colorado to parents Rosaria Trotta (1894-1964) and Nicola Magliano (1893-1961) both born in Italy. According to newspaper articles, it stated that Benny started boxing when he was 16, first as a welterweight and then as a middleweight. He compiled a 17-and-3 record but a car accident cut short his career three years after he began. He then became a trainer, manager, and then a promoter. Magliano was known to promoted numerous boxing shows in Baltimore, Maryland managing several fighters which included Lou Transparent, Holly Mims, Jimmy McAllister, Young Raspi, and Pete Galiano. He had great success as a promoter. On August 15, 1951, he promoted the largest fight crowd ever in Baltimore as 18,215 fans watched Joe Louis and Jimmy Bivins at Memorial Stadium. Magliano is believed to have been a friend of Rocky Marciano. Some sources stated that Magliano took orders from New York’s Frankie Carbo who was a made member of the Lucchese crime family and was also close to Sam Zannino who was also a fight promoter and was Magliano’s partner before his 1952 murder, which Magliano was suspected of being involved with. A short, stocky man, Benny often was accused of having underworld connections which led to the suspension of his promoter license in 1955 and were jailed twice. In 1948, he was convicted of draft dodging and in 1963 of bookmaking. Since 1960, he and his younger brother August “Nick Trotta” Magliano (1917-1998) both manage the Club Troc on The Block. Magliano was a “Constant Companion” of Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr and may have ties to organized crime figure Frank “Blinky” Palermo (1905-1996). Benny also ran a booking agency. Magliano died on July 25, 1971, in Baltimore, MD, and is buried at the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery which is located in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Lou Transparenti & Manager Benny Trotta
The Club Troc aka Trocadero Democratic Club
Lou Transparenti & Manager Benny Trotta
Source of the photo: Baltimore’s Boxing Legacy: 1893-2003
Paul John Carbo, better known as “Frankie Carbo”, was a New York City Mafia soldier in the Lucchese crime family, who operated as a gunman with Murder, Inc. before transitioning into one of the most powerful promoters in professional boxing.
August “Nick Trotta” Magliano (1917-1998) the younger brother of Benny Trotta.
Frank “Blinky” Palermo (1905-1996) was an organized crime figure who controlled prize-fighters and fixed fights. He is best known for fixing the Jake LaMotta-Billy Fox fight in 1947, which was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie Raging Bull. Palermo was an associate of the Philadelphia crime family and also ran Philadelphia’s biggest numbers racket. Blinky’s partner was mobster Frankie Carbo, a soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family who had been a gunman with Murder, Inc.
Thomas Ludwig John D’Alesandro Jr. (August 1, 1903 – August 23, 1987) was an American politician who was a U.S. Representative from Maryland’s 3rd congressional district (1939–47) and subsequently the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland (1947–59). He was the father of the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi. It alleged that Julius “The Lord” Salsbury and perhaps “Benny Trotta” made Thomas mayor of Baltimore.
Sam Zannino, Max Bare, Jack Dempsey, and Benny Trotta.
The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
Sun, Feb 18, 1951 · Page 32
Pic of “Benny Trotta”
Obit of Benny Trotta
Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, Maryland)
27 Jul 1971, Tue
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