Mama Scoleri was the brains behind a criminal organization based in Albany, New York. When she heard her two sons were given the death sentence by the electric chair, Mama killed herself out of grief.  In late 1989, while the founding Ghostbusters stood trial at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, Winston concluded Judge Stephen Wexler already decided they were guilty, so he stepped outside the courtroom. He noticed two police officers with some of the Psychomagnotheric Slime confiscated from the First Avenue incident. Winston tried to warn them it was dangerous but they got irritated and snapped at Winston. They thought he should be brought up charges, too. Before they could finish calling him a scam artist, the ectoplasm collected enough negative emotions and Mama Scoleri manifested. The officers thought it was a publicity stunt to draw sympathy for the Ghostbusters and believed Mama was someone in a costume. They drew their guns and told her to freeze. Mama was amused and shoved them with low-level telekinesis. Winston returned to the stripped down Ecto-1 outside and found one Trap.
Mama, meanwhile, grabbed the officers by their collars. Winston decided to pull a "Venkman" and mocked Mama. She flew towards Winston and got trapped. Afterward, Ray Stantz told Winston about busting the Scoleri Brothers. Winston figured out he trapped Mama Scoleri. Several years later, Winston was asked out his role in the bust by Erik and Luis, who were writing a new book about the Ghostbusters. Winston told them the story to squash some conflicting stories and theories. Erik and Luis were stunned that's all that happened. Winston told them not every case was flashy.
Mama Scoleri displayed a form of telekinesis and was able to knock two men off their feet across a hallway.
- Mama Scoleri is visually based on Mama Fratelli from "The Goonies".
- Ghostbusters Annual 2017
- Where Winston Was
- Winston Zeddemore (2017). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Annual 2017" (2017) (Comic p.11). Winston Zeddemore says: "Turns out Mama Scoleri was the brains behind a criminal organization in Albany."
- Winston Zeddemore (2017). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Annual 2017" (2017) (Comic p.11). Winston Zeddemore says: "Killed herself out of grief when she heard her baby boys got the chair -- it was in all the papers."