EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West’s ‘wife’ Bianca Censori is the daughter of a notorious Australian gangster jailed for heroin dealing and her uncle – dubbed ‘Melbourne’s Al Capone’ – was sentenced to DEATH in the 80s
- Rapper had an unofficial ceremony with Bianca in January
- Marriage came just two months after split with Kim Kardashian
- Bianca’s dad is Elia (Leo) Censori – a convicted criminal
- Leo’s brother Eris Censori escaped the gallows in 1983
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Rapper Kanye West’s new ‘wife’ Bianca Censori is the daughter of Australian Mob royalty.
The 46-year-old rapper reportedly had an unofficial wedding ceremony with the Melbourne architect, 28, in January – just two months after his divorce from Kim Kardashian was finalised.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Bianca’s father Elia ‘Leo’ Censori did hard jail time after being convicted in 1982 on a charge of possessing a prohibited import (heroin) and sentenced to five years with a minimum of three.
Leo is the brother of Eris Censori – a notorious gangland killer once dubbed ‘Melbourne’s Al Capone’.
Eris was sentenced to death in Western Australia for a murder, but the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.
The death penalty was abolished in Western Australia in 1984, although the last execution in Australia took place in 1967.
Eldest brother Edmondo, known as ‘Eddie Capone’, has convictions in Victoria for violence, including assaulting police, theft and threats.
Kanye West and Bianca Censori had an ‘unofficial’ wedding.
Leo Censori was a gambling kingpin who did hard time over a heroin bust
Leo Censori’s former wife ‘ratted’ him out on the front page of the Herald Sun in 1991
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As well as heroin dealing, Leo also has convictions for possession of a pistol and fully jacketed ammunition.
Daily Mail Australia approached the Censori compound on Friday, but his wife Alexandra refused to comment when asked about her husband’s criminal history.
Leo Censori also failed to contact the Daily Mail Australia after that visit.
In 1991, Leo’s former wife Faye Glascott spilled the beans on his illegal gambling empire.
She told Herald Sun reporter John Silvester that Leo had been involved in a cartel that controlled a large slice of a lucrative illegal gambling industry in Melbourne during the 80s.
Ms Glascott at the time said her former husband had made a fortune from illegal gambling.
‘I have seen the money,’ she said.
Bianca Censori is the daughter of a former Melbourne criminal
Bianca Censori was raised in one of Melbourne’s more affluent suburbs
The Herald Sun exposed Leo Censori in 1991 back when The Age’s John Silvester worked there
ERIS ‘MELBOURNE’S AL CAPONE’ CENSORI
Eris, who was known in the 1980s as ‘Al Capone’, worked in the pinball industry before he moved to Perth.
Eris – the youngest of the brothers – was sentenced to death for the murder of Perth waiter Michael Sideris.
The sentence was later commuted to life.
He started serving the term in Western Australia but was transferred back to Victoria in 1987 so he could be closer to his family.
Ultimately he was released on parole to end in 1999, but must now spend the rest of his life on parole.
‘Leo can stack money better than a bank.’
She said she had found rolls of money – up to $40,000 – hidden around their Alphington home and recalled seeing about $60,000 sitting on their coffee table.
Leo still resides in leafy Alphington, alongside his current wife Alexandra, who is the mother of Bianca and her sisters Angelina and Alyssia.
West, 46, who now goes by ‘Ye’, spent time with his in-laws just last month after he jetted off to Tokyo with his wife to be with them.
Angelina Censori shared a photo on Instagram of her famous sister clad in a pink bodysuit and leggings while shopping at a Hello Kitty store.
Throwback photos posted to social media show Bianca posing and partying alongside her pretty siblings Alyssia and Angelina, who have been compared to the Kardashian sisters.
Growing up in the well-heeled suburb of Ivanhoe, it is believed Bianca later lived in the $2.8million Alphington home where her parents still reside.
The leafy suburban property sits well away from busy streets, the bustling city, and the even louder world of media Bianca was thrust into after her ‘marriage’ to Kanye.
Leo Censori’s ex-wife blew the whistle on his life of crime in 1991 in Melbourne’s Herald Sun
Leo Censori as he appeared in the Herald Sun in 1991
The family home of Leo Censori
Kanye West (left) finally met his Australian in-laws in Tokyo, seven months after he tied the knot with Melbourne native Bianca Censori (right)
Kanye West’s new wife Bianca Censori, 28, (second, left) comes from a family just like his ex-Kim Kardashian. Pictured left is Bianca’s mother Alexandra, second right is Bianca’s sister Alyssia and far right is Bianca’s other sister Angelina
EDMONDO ‘EDDIE CAPONE’ CENSORI
The eldest brother in the clan, Eddie has convictions in Victoria for violence, including assaulting police, theft and threats.
He was known as ‘Eddie Capone’ and had been involved in the amusement machine business in Melbourne and Perth.
He arrived from Italy with his parents in 1960 and was known to hang around inner suburban coffee bars in Melbourne as a teenager.
He has previously given his occupation as a bouncer, labourer, machine operator, fitter, billiard marker and cafe proprietor.
Silvester, who went on to write the successful Underbelly series alongside fellow Melbourne reporter Andrew Rule, revealed Bianca’s dad had been marked for death in the 1990s.
‘Censori accepted a police guard when detectives discovered a group of bandits planned to kill him,’ he wrote then.
‘Police were told a gang intended to kill Censori in the garage of his home and steal his takings from the gambling machines. The gang expected him to be carrying about $60,000 cash. Police guarded Censori even though they knew he was heavily involved in illegal gaming.’
In her 1991 interview, Ms Glascott described her former husband as a ‘heavy criminal figure’.
‘The police should organise a big raid and confiscate every single machine, every single one,’ she said at the time.
‘If they took all the machines there would be nothing for Leo to operate. You would wipe him out.’
Leo served two years of his five-year sentence over the drug charges after an Australian Federal Police raid.
They found heroin in the kitchen.
‘I was fighting with him because he was going into the kitchen to measure things using my utensils. I didn’t like that stuff in my home,’ Ms Glascott told Silvester.
‘It was a nightmare.’
Alexandra Censori at her home on Friday. She refused to discuss her husband’s criminal history
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in happier times
Bianca Censori is the daughter of Melbourne gangster royalty
Ms Glascott and Leo divorced in 1989 after 15 years of marriage.
She told Silvester in the 1991 interview that her ex-husband had made a career out of studying gamblers and working out what they wanted.
‘He knows what gets them in. Some players lose large amounts of money and then try to win it back. They never do,’ she said.
Ms Glascott said Leo had made his fortune off the back of illegal gaming machines.
‘Those machines make wheelbarrows full of money,’ she said.
‘Some people in Carlton love him but they have to love him, his machines put money in their pockets … They are all creeps. They say that they like him because he makes them money. When he went to prison, none of them wanted to know about it.’
Ms Glascott suggested Leo ‘would never change’ his wicked ways.
‘I tried to coax Leo into going into a legitimate business; to use his money, to turn it into white money, to go into something where he didn’t have to worry about it,’ she said then.
‘But there is the criminal in Leo. He gets a buzz out of the police trying to catch him and he beats them by changing the programs on the machines. He gets a buzz out of that.
‘He loves the lifestyle; that’s why he’ll never change.’
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