Silvio is a former mobster in New York City who, after retiring from his life of crime following his incarceration, began feeding information to Ben Urich about the criminal organizations in New York.
Silvio was a mobster working in New York City when his actions were exposed, leading to Silvio being sentenced to ten years in prison. As the press wrote about his story, Silvio took offense to the journalists who would mention his his children in their articles. However, he noted and remembered that Ben Urich did not; this gave him respect and a sense of gratitude towards Urich.
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.