|Albert "Ally Boy" Barese|
|Full Name||Albert Barese|
|Other Relatives||Lorenzo Barese (cousin)|
|Affiliation||DiMeo crime family|
|Behind the Scenes|
|First Appearance||"The Knight in White Satin Armor"|
|Final Appearance||"Rat Pack"|
|Portrayed By||Richard Maldone|
Albert "Ally Boy" Barese, played by Richard Maldone, a soldier in the Barese crew of the DiMeo crime family. He is a paternal cousin of the capo Larry Boy Barese. Albert was acting capo of the Barese crew when Larry Boy was in jail.
When Richie Aprile wanted to make a move against Tony Soprano, he approached Albert (who was acting capo at the time) for support, expecting sympathy since both of them had asked Tony for control over garbage routes and been rejected. Albert declined. Once Junior found out Richie couldn't get Albert's support, he decided it was in his best interest to side with Tony instead of Richie. As such, Junior informed Tony about Richie's intent to make a move against him.
The crew's contest for the routes continued as Albert was briefly involved in a "garbage war" with Ralph Cifaretto. This dispute disturbed Tony a great deal, primarily because it was making headlines due to the fires being set by those involved. Tony thought he settled the dispute between the two at a stand-up meeting in his backyard, in which Tony said, "No more fires." But Ralph continued to battle Albert, dispatching two men to severely beat one of Albert's garbage workers, smugly telling them: "Remember, Tony said no more fires." Interestingly, the FBI thought this "war" was likely the cause of Richie Aprile's "disappearance."
Albert was also at Eugene Pontecorvo's card game when Jackie Aprile, Jr., Dino Zerilli and Carlo Renzi tried to rob it - Christopher Moltisanti and Albert caught up with Dino as he tried to run away and, despite recognizing him and his pleas for his life, shot him dead. It was also at Albert's birthday party that the infamous "weight" remark was said by Ralphie about Ginny Sack.
Albert also has a reputation for repeating, verbatim, whatever is said to him in a conversation by the person speaking to him (Paulie refers to Albert as a parakeet). Albert was also outspoken with Silvio and Patsy, "off the record," about his suspicion (which he was correct about, unbeknownst to him), that it was in fact Tony that assassinated Ralphie over a horse (Pie-O-My), although in general Albert tended to agree with whoever spoke last. Albert was a good earner while Larry Boy was away. Silvio once commented to Paulie that Albert was bringing in more than him.