Defamation of Anthony La Piana
False Correlation of Anthony La Piana of NIAC to the Detroit Partnership
It has come to my attention that several years ago an anonymous source on a website blog has associated me, well, someone with the
similar name as myself, Anthony (Tony) La Piana/Anthony Lapiana, with the Detroit mob, a.k.a. Mafia or Partnership. Worse, they
wrongfully tied that Anthony Lapiana to our organization, NIAC, as being the President of the National Italian American Council. The
content of that website has now migrated onto an offshore website in a country not governed by our U.S. laws.
This posting occurred several years ago on a site called “geocities.com” where people could anonymously post unsubstantiated stories
without any professional journalism and fact checking to determine the accuracy, veracity and correctness of their statements; nor do
they reference sources. From what we can determine, one of these sites, geocities was purchased by Yahoo, who subsequently disabled
this site, possibly because the liability associated the other scandalous stories posted on this site.
Unfortunately, even though Yahoo disabled this site, the contents of this site was copied to other sites, mostly off-shore, where they
remain exposed on the internet where they can disseminate these inaccuracies and lies without any accountability nor repercussions,
nor do they have a simple means to correct their intentional or inadvertent falsehoods and fabrications. One is geocities.ws, which
appears to point to a webserver in France. The .ws domain is an abbreviation for "Western Samoa", a small island/country in the South
This puts us in a difficult position where we’d prefer to correct or delete the untruths, but because these sites are not governed by
U.S. Law nor our integrity standards, and the parties associated to these off-shore sites are nearly impossible to find and contact to
compel them to correct the content through friendly communication or litigious means. Therefore we must, at least for the
foreseeable future, live with the assumption that these allegations about that Anthony (Tony) LaPiana and the Detroit Mob and this
person’s false link to NIAC will remain exposed on the web and searchable though search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
We are taking steps to remediate as much of this as we can, but for now we will have to revert to a rebuttal, clarifying these
inaccuracies, and explaining why this anonymous posting is false, how Anthony LaPiana of Lombard, Illinois is in no way associated to
the Detroit Mob, the Mafia nor any other alleged illegal organization or activity, nor is he the same LaPiana from Sterling Heights,
MI, near Detroit.
Please note: we are not responsible for the content of these links, please follow with caution as many are hosted
on offshore sites not governed bu U.S. Law
“Anthony… became a proponent for the mistreatment of Italian Americans while denouncing the portrayal of all minorities by the media…
Anthony is also the President of the National Italian American Council. “
Anthony Lapiana, Jr
Anthony E. La Piana
Not a Junior (Jr).
Born and Raised
1943 (December 20)
Sterling Heights, MI
Former Teamsters union heavyweight
Father was in the [painting and decorating business] all his life.
U.S. Health and Life Insurance
Automated Benefit Services
American National Marketing Org, Inc.
In 1967, La Piana incurred his lone criminal indictment, a federal collar
for hijacking and charges
Brother William, John and sister Mary.
Reported by ACTION on 2015-12-28
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