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The Mobster Murderer – Vito Genovese

Posted 01 Jan 2014 | Documentary, Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Johnny Torrio

John “Papa Johnny” Torrio (January 20, 1882 – April 16, 1957), also known as “The Fox”, was an Italian-American mobster who helped build the criminal empire known as the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s that was later inherited by his protégé,Al Capone. He also put forth the idea of the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s and later became...
Posted 11 Jun 2012 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Frank Nitti

Frank Nitti was born on January 27, 1888 in Sicily. He came to the United States at the end of World War I and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There, he went into business as a barber and also bought and sold stolen jewelry on the side. His underworld dealings...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Al “Scarface” Capone

Al Capone was born January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. His neighborhood was pretty tough and as a child he was a member of two gangs: the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Al dropped out of school when he was fourteen, despite being intelligent. Al worked...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

John Gotti

John Gotti was born in the Bronx on October 27, 1940. His family moved into a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn when he was 12. John began to love the streets and dropped out of school in 8th grade. After spending years performing small crimes and gaining respect in the...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Anthony Spilotro

Anthony Spilotro was born in Chicago on May 19, 1938. His family was good to him and he was doing good in school, but he decided to drop out. He joined a gang of other dropouts from the same school soon after and started performing petty crimes like shoplifting...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Joe Adonis

Joe Adonis was born Giuseppe Antonio Doto in Montermarano, Italy on November 22, 1902. He managed to enter the United States illegally by stowing away on a boat in 1915 and sneaking ashore to New York City. Once in the United States, he survived by picking pockets and stealing...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino was born on August 24, 1902 in the city of Palermo, Sicily. He moved to the United States at the age of nineteen and started to settle down in Brooklyn with the assistance of relatives already living there. He got involved with the darker side of the...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Featured, Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia was born on September 26, 1902 in Tropea, Italy. His original name was Umberto Anastasio, but he later changed his name slightly to prevent his family’s reputation from his illegal activities. When he was young, he hid on a cargo ship headed for America with his brother...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Featured, Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Paul Castellano

Paul Castellano was born on June 26, 1915 in New York City. His parents were recent immigrants from Sicily and he was the youngest of their three children. His father was a butcher, but also ran an illegal gambling operation, which Paul began helping out with after dropping out...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments
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