Ben “Bugsy” Siegel

Ben Siegel was born on February 28, 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. It was obvious that he had potential as a criminal from the beginning since he found enjoyment in setting fire to vegetable carts whose owners weren’t paying him for “protection”. Soon he was dubbed “Bugsy” for his...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Gangster | 0 Comments

Rags To Riches

Posted 01 May 2011 | Music | 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

Tommy DeSimone

Not much is known about Tommy DeSimone’s early life, but he is remembered as a psychopathic hitman for the Lucchese crime family in New York City. Tommy grew up under the wing of Lucchese capo Paul Vario, who used Tommy to steal trucks and perform other crimes for the...
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Dominick Napolitano

Dominick Napolitano aka Sonny Black was born in New York City in 1930. After a short stint as a solo criminal, Napolitano was recruited by the Bonanno crime family, headed by Carmine Galante. Over the years, he established himself as a leader in the family, reaching the rank of...
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Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa was born in the town of Brazil, Indiana on February 14, 1913. His father was a coal miner and died when Jimmy was only seven years old, leaving him to live alone with his mother. Jimmy dropped out of his school in Detroit at the age of...
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The FBI’s Wiseguy

The FBI undercover agent who brought down high-level mobsters tells how he infiltrated the Gambino family and shows his face for the first time, undeterred by the Mafia’s penchant for revenge. Armen Keteyian reports.
Posted 30 Apr 2011 | Documentary, Featured | 0 Comments

Carlo Gambino boss of Gambino Family

Carlo “Don Carlo” Gambino, (August 24, 1902 – October 15, 1976) was a Sicilian mafioso who became boss of the Gambino crime family, that still bears his name today. He was one of several national bosses gathering at the 1957 Apalachin Convention. Gambino was known for being low-key and...
Posted 30 Apr 2011 | Video | 0 Comments

Crime Inc The True Story of The Mafia Part 1

The real story behind the Mob with interviews with former mafia boss Jimmy The Weasel Fratianno, archive home movies and FBI surveillance footage. With archive film including home movies and FBI surveillance material the award-winning Crime Inc. tell the true story behind the world’s most powerful crime syndicate, The...
Posted 30 Apr 2011 | Documentary | 0 Comments

Italian American Mafiosi

* Charles Luciano ‘Lucky Luciano’: (1897-1962) New York Boss. Founder of the modern American Mafia. Boss of the Genovese Family. Bonanno Family * Joe Bonanno ‘Joe Bananas’: (1905-2002) Boss of the Bonanno Family. * Salvatore Maranzano ‘Caesar’: (1886-1931) Boss of the Bonanno Family. Colombo Family * Joe Profaci: (1897-1962)...
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