Mobster of the New Jersey based Genovese crime family who was on the run for 11 years alongside his wife before being caught for murder charges. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
He was a made man late in the 1970s and became involved in labor racketeering, conspiracy, and extortion. He had already served close to 5 years for the latter two crimes.
He served time at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn and later at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta.
He married and was on the run with his wife Linda. He has sons named Michael Coppola Jr. and Vincent.
While on the run, he was featured on America's Most Wanted, hosted by John Walsh.