Frank Miceli was a soldier in the Gambino family of northern New Jersey. On May 6, 1975 Miceli was arrested as part of a sweep by New Jersey State Police in northern New Jersey.The roundup of Mafiosi involved numerous Gambino associates, including Anthony "Little Tony" Carminati. Prior to the arrests Miceli and Carminati had met at Carminati's office in Englewood Cliffs. The two had discussed threatening Clifton resident Richard Ruzzo about an outstanding debt. Miceli was also closely affiliated with Gambino family caporegime Joe Paterno.