Silvio was a mobster working in New York City when his organization was exposed to the media; Silvio was sentenced to ten years in prison. As the press wrote about the story, Silvio took offense to the journalists who would mention his family and his children in their articles. However, he noted and remembered that Ben Urich did not; this gave him a respect for Urich's as the man as well as his attitude towards his work.
Meetings with Ben Urich
Silvio had a meeting with Ben Urich to discuss the recent criminal activities in Hell's Kitchen. Silvio claimed the previous head mobster had been murdered and there was a new criminal leader, only nobody knew who it was and what they were planning. Silvio made it clear that the reason he had given Urich the information was that when the newspapers wrote articles exposing his mob, Urich was the only one who did not mention Silvio's family in his article. After the meeting with Urich, Silvio moved to Florida fearing he could become the next victim of the new leader.