Salvatore "Fat Sal" Scala (born 1944) is a New York mobster and caporegime in the Gambino Crime Family. A close associate of the late boss John Gotti, Scala was a suspect in the murders of Gambino boss Paul Castellano and underboss Thomas Bilotti. Scala is also the brother-in-law of mobster Edward Lino. He is a nephew of Genovese crime family associates Carmine Consalvo and Francis Consalvo from Fort Lee, New Jersey.
in 1983, Scala was arrested for heroin trafficking, but the case was dropped.In May 2001, Scala and Gambino soldier Charles Carneglia were found guilty of extortion of a Long Island video store owner after being tape recorded by the owner.
In March 2007, Scala and mob soldier Thomas Sassano were convicted of extorting $2.5 million from Manhattan's VIP adult entertainment club. According to U.S.Attorney Elie Honig, "Scala and Sassano used that club as a junior varsity to groom future mobsters". In addition, Scala was convicted of tax evasion. As of June 2008, Scala was still incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. Scala reportedly has cancer and cardiac problems. His projected release date is May 14, 2012.