A lifelong resident in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, Consalvo reportedly joined the North Jersey based DeCavalcante crime family during the disappearing of longtime reputed Underboss, Louis "Fat Lou" LaRasso, in 1991, who Consalvo is reportedly to have murdered along with Gregory Rago and Anthony Capo in return for becoming made men. He is a nephew of Carmine and Francis Consalvo who are in-laws to Bonanno crime family capo Frank Lino. He is also the brother-in-law of DeCavalcante crime family capo Philip C. Abramo. In the mid 1990s, Consalvo and Rago began working in a social club on Mott Street in New York, as well as operating with various criminal activities on Manhattan, which eventually led to a dispute between the New Jersey and the New York families. At a sitdown in New York, reputed DeCavalcante crime family Acting boss, Giacomo "Jake" Amari and Consigliere Stefano "Steve the Truck Driver" Vitabile represented the family, along with Gambino crime family captain/street boss Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo and Colombo crime family acting consigliere Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi, where the represantives of New York meant that Consalvo's operations should've gone to one of the [Five Families, as those criminal operations were in New York City, and not New Jersey. The conflict was eventually resolved peacefully when it was ruled that the DeCavalcante crime family could no longer 'make' members outside of New Jersey and South Philadelphia, which was another area that the DeCavalcantes had traditionally recruited from.
Consalvo and Rago began operating back in New Jersey, and held their criminal interests in labor racketeering, loansharking, illegal gambling and extortion activities. But as Amari died in 1997, and Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo seized control of the DeCavalcante crime family that same year, massive indictments were put on 50 members of the family, including Consalvo, who was charged with various criminal activities, including the murder of Louis LaRasso in 1991. Consalvo reputedly pled guilty and was sentenced to 20-25 years in prison in 2002.