History UsefulNotes / TheMafia

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* Whenever they're called in by their superiors, they must [[UndyingLoyalty oblige without reservation]].
* They must [[TheOathBreaker also never]] [[TheInformant cooperate with authorities]] in any way and must serve out prison sentences without complaint - hence the vow of Omerta.

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* Whenever they're called in by their superiors, they must [[UndyingLoyalty oblige without reservation]].reservation]] -- even if their wife's about to give birth, or their parents are dying on their deathbed. They must always put La Cosa Nostra before everything, and they must always put La Cosa Nostra first, including their own family.
* They must [[TheOathBreaker also never]] [[TheInformant cooperate with authorities]] in any way way, never be seen shaking around with cops, and must serve out prison sentences without complaint - hence the vow of Omerta.



* No one can present himself directly to another member of La Cosa Nostra. There must be a third person to do it.



** '''Chairman of the Commission''': There was no "ruler" of the Commission, but there was a nominated Chairman or Head of the National Commission. This was used as a substitute to the role of ''boss of all bosses'', as that had the connotations of the old Mustache Pete system of one-man rule.
*** 1931-1946 - Charles "Charlie Lucky" Luciano - arrested in 1936 and then deported back to Italy in 1946
*** 1946-1951 - Vincent "The Executioner" Mangano - head of the conservative/Sicilian faction, disappeared in April 1951
*** 1951-1957 - Frank "The Prime Minister" Costello - stepped down after assassination attempt by Vito Genovese in May 1957
*** 1957-1959 - Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese - imprisoned in 1959 and died in February 1969
*** 1959-1964 - Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno - forcibly retired in October 1964, died in May 2002
*** 1964-1976 - Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino - died of heart attack on October 15, 1976
*** 1976-1985 - Paul "Big Paul" Castellano - murdered on December 16, 1985
*** 1985-1992 - John "The Dapper Don" Gotti - imprisoned in 1992 and died on June 10, 2002
*** 1992-1997 - Vincent "Vinny Chin" Gigante - imprisoned in 1997 and died December 19, 2005
*** 1997-2004 - Joseph "Big Joey" Massino - imprisoned in 2003, then became a government witness in 2004
*** 2004-present - unknown

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** '''Chairman of the Commission''': Commission''' - There was no "ruler" of the Commission, but there was a nominated Chairman or Head of the National Commission. This was used as a substitute to the role of ''boss of all bosses'', as that had the connotations of the old Mustache Pete system of one-man rule.
*** 1931-1946 - — Charles "Charlie Lucky" Luciano - — arrested in 1936 and then deported back to Italy in 1946
*** 1946-1951 - — Vincent "The Executioner" Mangano - — head of the conservative/Sicilian faction, disappeared in April 1951
*** 1951-1957 - — Frank "The Prime Minister" Costello - — stepped down after assassination attempt by Vito Genovese in May 1957
*** 1957-1959 - — Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese - — imprisoned in 1959 and died in February 1969
*** 1959-1964 - — Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno - — forcibly retired in October 1964, died in May 2002
*** 1964-1976 - — Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino - — died of heart attack on October 15, 1976
*** 1976-1985 - — Paul "Big Paul" Castellano - — murdered on December 16, 1985
*** 1985-1992 - — John "The Dapper Don" Gotti - — imprisoned in 1992 and died on June 10, 2002
*** 1992-1997 - — Vincent "Vinny Chin" Gigante - — imprisoned in 1997 and died December 19, 2005
*** 1997-2004 - — Joseph "Big Joey" Massino - — imprisoned in 2003, then became a government witness in 2004
*** 2004-present - — unknown



* '''[[TheConsigliere Consigliere]]''' - The third-in-command of a Mafia family, a consigliere is an advisor or counselor to the boss, with the additional responsibility of representing the boss in Commission meetings with other crime families. In theory, he is one of the few allowed to argue with the boss, when he thinks what the boss is doing could destroy the family. Most "consigliere" types in media (such as [[TropeMaker Tom Hagen]]) are actually based on Mob ''lawyers''. Though the Commission specified a counselor in each family to act as their eyes and ears, most RealLife mob bosses treated it as a lower-level position. Many families often use the position for a veteran who knows the ins and outs of the family's power, but does not wish to rise to the boss or underboss position for whatever reason. Chicago would be a subversion, with the "consigliere" being a sort of "boss emeritus" aka capo consigliere (mobsters Tony Accardo and Paul Ricca held this title, and exercised [[TheManBehindTheMan behind-the-scenes control]] of the Chicago Outfit for nearly 50 years while letting lower-level capos such as Sam Giancana or Joey "Doves" Aiuppa hold the title of boss). Nicodemo Scarfo was another subversion, as he became the boss of the Philly Mob when the previous boss, Phil Testa, was assassinated while the underboss, Peter Casella, was "chased" to Florida. At the time of Phil Testa's death, Scarfo was the consigliere. A consigliere generally has one soldier underneath him as an aide-de-camp and source of additional income; the lack of attachment to a crew supposedly makes him more "impartial" and obviously makes him less powerful.

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* '''[[TheConsigliere Consigliere]]''' - The third-in-command of a Mafia family, a consigliere is an advisor or counselor to the boss, with the additional responsibility of representing the boss in Commission meetings with other crime families. In theory, he is one of the few allowed to argue with the boss, when he thinks what the boss is doing could destroy the family. Most "consigliere" types in media (such as [[TropeMaker Tom Hagen]]) are actually based on Mob ''lawyers''. Though the Commission specified a counselor in each family to act as their eyes and ears, most RealLife mob bosses treated it as a lower-level position. Many families often use the position for a veteran who knows the ins and outs of the family's power, but does not wish to rise to the boss or underboss position for whatever reason. Chicago would be a subversion, with the "consigliere" being a sort of "boss emeritus" aka capo consigliere (mobsters Tony Accardo and Paul Ricca held this title, and exercised [[TheManBehindTheMan behind-the-scenes control]] of the Chicago Outfit for nearly 50 years while letting lower-level capos such as Sam Giancana or Joey "Doves" Aiuppa hold the title of boss). Nicodemo Scarfo was another subversion, as he became the boss of the Philly Mob when the previous boss, Phil Testa, was assassinated while the underboss, Peter Casella, was "chased" or exiled to Florida. At the time of Phil Testa's death, Scarfo was the consigliere.number-three man. A consigliere generally has one soldier underneath him as an aide-de-camp and source of additional income; the lack of attachment to a crew supposedly makes him more "impartial" and obviously makes him less powerful.



* '''Soldier''' - a soldato, "wiseguy", "button man", or "made guy." This is the lowest level of mobster or gangster who is considered a full and official member of the "family". A "soldier" must have taken an oath in which he has sworn to follow the rules of the Mafia (such as the ''omertà''), and with a few exceptions, must have killed a person in order to be considered "made."[[note]]Since talking about killings is considered verboten, there's a bit of leeway with this requirement.[[/note]] This entitles them to the full protection of the family in question. Killing or assaulting a soldier, or even infringing on their rackets without explicit permission of their higher-ups, is a big no-no in the mob, as the offender will meet a violent end. American mafiosi may refer to a made man among other made men as "a friend of ours" — this means that any business pertaining to the family can be openly discussed. As a rule of thumb, two made men must always be formally introduced by a third party known to both, even if they're father and son. ''Picciotto'' is used within the Sicilian Mafia and indicates someone of a lower rank than that of ''Soldato''. In the American Mafia, only males of Italian descent can become a made man, and must trace their lineage through their father's side.

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* '''Soldier''' - a soldato, "wiseguy", "button man", or "made guy." This is the lowest level of mobster or gangster who is considered a full and official member of the "family". A "soldier" soldier must have taken an oath in which he has sworn to follow the rules of the Mafia (such as the ''omertà''), and with a few exceptions, must have killed a person in order to be considered "made."[[note]]Since talking about killings is considered verboten, there's a bit of leeway with this requirement.[[/note]] This entitles them to the full protection of the family in question. Killing or assaulting a soldier, or even infringing on their rackets without explicit permission of their higher-ups, is a big no-no in the mob, as the offender will meet a violent end. American mafiosi may refer to a made man among other made men as "a friend of ours" — this which means that any business pertaining to the family can be openly discussed. As a rule of thumb, two made men must always be formally introduced by a third party known to both, even if they're father and son. ''Picciotto'' is used within the Sicilian Mafia and indicates someone of a lower rank than that of ''Soldato''. In the American Mafia, only males of Italian descent can become a made man, and must trace their lineage through their father's side.



** Note: At one time, one had to be a full-blooded Italian to be a full member of the American Mafia, but the rules seem to have loosened as time went on. Despite this flexibility, some of the Mafia families may be more stringent than others as to who they want to induct.

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** Note: At one time, one had to be a full-blooded Italian to be a full member of the American Mafia, but the rules seem to have loosened as time went on. Despite this flexibility, some of the Mafia families may be more stringent than others as to who they want to induct.
7th Sep '17 7:25:43 AM Njein
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!!!Bonanno Crime Family - Williamsburg, Knickerbocker Avenue, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Greenpoint, Bushwick and satellite crew/faction in Montreal, Canada

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!!!Bonanno Crime Family - Williamsburg, Knickerbocker Avenue, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Greenpoint, Bushwick and satellite crew/faction crews in Montreal, CanadaCanada and Tucson, Arizona



!!!Gambino Crime Family - Brooklyn Docks, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue, Bay Ridge, Staten Island, Howard Beach with satellite crew in Baltimore, Maryland

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!!!Gambino Crime Family - Brooklyn Docks, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue, Bay Ridge, Staten Island, Howard Beach with satellite crew crews in Baltimore, MarylandMaryland, the Tampa Bay Area and Los Angeles



!!!Dallas Crime Family - Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

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!!!Dallas Crime Family - Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan AreaMetroplex
5th Sep '17 7:15:07 AM Njein
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** ''Front'' — 1912–1930 – Nicolo "Cola" Schirò — demoted

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** ''Front'' — 1912–1930 – — Nicolo "Cola" Schirò — demoted



** ''Acting'' 2013—present — Thomas "Tommy D" DiFiore

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** ''Acting'' 2013—present — Thomas "Tommy D" DiFiore
[=DiFiore=]



** ''Acting'' 1973–1979 — Thomas DiBella — stepped down, became consigliere

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** ''Acting'' 1973–1979 — Thomas DiBella [=DiBella=] — stepped down, became consigliere



** ''Front'' 1969–1972 — Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli – murdered in 1972
** ''Front'' 1972–1981 — Frank "Funzi" Tieri – indicted under RICO statutes and resigned, died in 1981

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** ''Front'' 1969–1972 — Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli – — murdered in 1972
** ''Front'' 1972–1981 — Frank "Funzi" Tieri – — indicted under RICO statutes and resigned, died in 1981



** ''Acting'' 2016–present — Peter "Petey Red" DiChiara

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** ''Acting'' 2016–present — Peter "Petey Red" DiChiara
[=DiChiara=]



** ''Acting'' 1993–1998 — Joseph "Little Joe" DeFede — imprisoned in 1998

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** ''Acting'' 1993–1998 — Joseph "Little Joe" DeFede [=DeFede=] — imprisoned in 1998



!!!Magaddino Crime Family (The Arm) - Western New York (Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica), Toronto
* 1908–1912 — Angelo "Buffalo Bill" Palmeri – stepped down, becoming underboss.
* 1912–1922 — Giuseppe "Don Pietro" DiCarlo Sr.

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!!!Magaddino Crime Family (The Arm) - Western New York (Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica), Toronto
* 1908–1912 — Angelo "Buffalo Bill" Palmeri – — stepped down, becoming underboss.
* 1912–1922 — Giuseppe "Don Pietro" DiCarlo [=DiCarlo=] Sr.



!!!LaRocca Crime Family - Allegheny County, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio

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!!!LaRocca !!![=LaRocca=] Crime Family - Allegheny County, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio



* 1956–1984 — John LaRocca — died on December 3, 1984

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* 1956–1984 — John LaRocca "Big John" [=LaRocca=] — died on December 3, 1984



* 1903–1908 — Stefano LaTorre — stepped down

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* 1903–1908 — Stefano LaTorre [=LaTorre=] — stepped down



!!!Rochester Crime Family

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!!!Rochester Crime FamilyFamily - Rochester Metropolitan Area



!!!Chicago Outfit - Chicago Metropolitan Area, Las Vegas

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!!!Chicago Outfit - Chicago Metropolitan Area, Las VegasVegas, Rockford, Springfield



* 1992–present — John "No Nose" DiFronzo — semi-retired since 2014.

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* 1992–present — John "No Nose" DiFronzo [=DiFronzo=] — semi-retired since 2014.



* 1912-1931 — Joseph "Joe Church" DiGiovanni

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* 1912-1931 — Joseph "Joe Church" DiGiovanni[=DiGiovanni=]



** ''Acting'' 1977-1979 — Carl "Tuffy" DeLuna — imprisoned in 1979.

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** ''Acting'' 1977-1979 — Carl "Tuffy" DeLuna [=DeLuna=] — imprisoned in 1979.



* 1997–2014 — Joseph "Joe Camel" Caminiti — he was Frank Balistrieri's consigliere. Died January 2014

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* 1997–2014 — Joseph "Joe Camel" Caminiti — he was TheConsigliere to Frank Balistrieri's consigliere.Balistrieri. Died January 2014



* 1987–present — Vincent LoScalzo — semi-retired since 2015.

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* 1987–present — Vincent LoScalzo [=LoScalzo=] — semi-retired since 2015.




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* 2007-present — unknown
5th Sep '17 7:02:26 AM Njein
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* 2009–2016 — Peter "Chief Crazy Horse" Limone — Died — Boston

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* 2009–2016 2009–2017 — Peter "Chief Crazy Horse" Limone — Died died — Boston



** ''Acting'' 2015–present — Carmen "The Big Cheese" Dinunzio — Boston
* 2016–present — Carmen "The Big Cheese" Dinunzio — Boston

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** ''Acting'' 2015–present 2015–2017 — Carmen "The Big Cheese" Dinunzio [=DiNunzio=] — Boston
* 2016–present 2017–present — Carmen "The Big Cheese" Dinunzio [=DiNunzio=] — Boston
1st Sep '17 9:06:03 AM Njein
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** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 — Gasparino [=DiGregorio=]o, Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca

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** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 — Gasparino [=DiGregorio=]o, [=DiGregorio=], Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca



** ''Acting'' 1981—1987 — Joseph "Big Joe" Massino —

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** ''Acting'' 1981—1987 — Joseph "Big Joe" Massino — imprisoned
24th Aug '17 7:00:22 AM Njein
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* '''[[ThievesGuild The Commission]]''': Luciano's answer to the ''capo di tutti i capi'' title. Originally consisted of the bosses of the Five Families in New York, the boss of the Buffalo family, and UsefulNotes/AlCapone, with [[TheManBehindTheMan substantial input]] from "associates" such as Meyer Lansky. Other cities, such as Detroit and Philadelphia, once had seats on the Commission, but later lost it. Later pared down to just the Five Families with the Bonannos thrown out the Commission in the 1980s due to their generally disruptive behavior in the Mafia (though they later regained their Commission seat in the 1990s), with Chicago doing its own thing, but it still has a seat on the Commission; the idea worked so well that the Sicilian Mafia was encouraged to form a similar body. The Commission is headed by a nominal Chairman, who was not seen as the '''capo di tutti capi''' as law enforcement usually claimed it to be; in the mob, crime bosses are viewed as equals, and having a Mafia overlord runs contrary to this idea (Luciano saw what happened to Masseria and Maranzano - [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem the power went into their heads]], [[ItsAllAboutMe and they immediately became arrogant in treating their subordinates]]). Luciano became the first Chairman of the Mafia Commission after establishing it in 1931. Contrary to popular belief, the Commission does not "rule" the Mafia (see above re: bosses, orders, and tribute), but acts as a body for settling disputes that might otherwise lead to violations of "honor" and all-out turf wars--think more of a UsefulNotes/UnitedNations of the Underworld or a board of directors of mob bosses rather than a King of the Mafia (or even a Parliament of the Mafia). Only the Commission can approve a new boss before he could take over officially, allow who can become a made man and who can't, and vote on issues (such as the narcotics trade) that might require inter-family cooperation. Though the bosses used to meet more often, greater law enforcement scrutiny in the 1980s and an increasing number of [[TheInformant mob informants, notably Sammy "the Bull" Gravano]], have forced the Commission underground, and the families now send lower-level members such as capos to discuss business and resolve inter-family disputes. Also, the five New York City bosses have not met with each other since Paul Castellano was killed in late 1985, as the last meeting took place a month before his death (though there was a mini-Commission meeting in 2000, most of the attendees at the time were acting bosses with the lone exception of Joe Massino of the Bonanno family).

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* '''[[ThievesGuild The Commission]]''': Commission]]''' - Luciano's answer to the ''capo di tutti i capi'' title. Originally consisted of the bosses of the Five Families in New York, the boss of the Buffalo family, and UsefulNotes/AlCapone, with [[TheManBehindTheMan substantial input]] from "associates" such as Meyer Lansky. Other cities, such as Detroit and Philadelphia, once had seats on the Commission, but later lost it. Later pared down to just the Five Families with the Bonannos thrown out the Commission in the 1980s due to their generally disruptive behavior in the Mafia (though they later regained their Commission seat in the 1990s), with Chicago doing its own thing, but it still has a seat on the Commission; the idea worked so well that the Sicilian Mafia was encouraged to form a similar body. The Commission is headed by a nominal Chairman, who was not seen as the '''capo di tutti capi''' as law enforcement usually claimed it to be; in the mob, crime bosses are viewed as equals, and having a Mafia overlord runs contrary to this idea (Luciano saw what happened to Masseria and Maranzano - — [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem the power went into their heads]], [[ItsAllAboutMe and they immediately became arrogant in treating their subordinates]]). Luciano became the first Chairman of the Mafia Commission after establishing it in 1931. Contrary to popular belief, the Commission does not "rule" the Mafia (see above re: bosses, orders, and tribute), but acts as a the ultimate body for settling disputes that might otherwise lead to violations of "honor" and all-out turf wars--think wars — think more of a UsefulNotes/UnitedNations of the Underworld or a board of directors of mob bosses rather than a King of the Mafia (or even a Parliament of the Mafia). Only the Commission can approve a new boss before he could take over officially, allow who can become a made man and who can't, and vote on issues (such as the narcotics trade) that might require inter-family cooperation. Though the bosses used to meet more often, greater law enforcement scrutiny in the 1980s and an increasing number of [[TheInformant mob informants, notably Sammy "the Bull" Gravano]], have forced the Commission underground, and the families now send lower-level members such as capos to discuss business and resolve inter-family disputes. Also, the five New York City bosses have not met with each other since Paul Castellano was killed in late 1985, as the last meeting took place a month before his death (though there was a mini-Commission meeting in 2000, most of the attendees at the time were acting bosses with the lone exception of Joe Massino of the Bonanno family).



* '''Soldier''' - a soldato, "wiseguy", "button man", or "made guy." This is the lowest level of mobster or gangster who is considered a full member of the "family". A "soldier" must have taken an oath in which he has sworn to follow the rules of the Mafia (such as the ''omertà''), and in some organizations must have killed a person in order to be considered "made."[[note]]Since talking about killings is considered verboten, there's a bit of leeway with this requirement.[[/note]] This entitles them to the full protection of the family in question. Killing or assaulting a soldier, or even infringing on their rackets without explicit permission of their higher-ups, is a big no-no in the mob, as the offender will meet a violent end. American mafiosi may refer to a made man among other made men (as in introducing them; two made men must always be formally introduced by a third party known to both, even if they're father and son) as "a friend of ours." ''Picciotto'' is used within the Sicilian Mafia and indicates someone of a lower rank than that of ''Soldato''. In the American Mafia, only males of Italian descent can become a made man, and must trace their lineage through their father's side.
* '''Associates''' - "''Giovane d'onore''" (man of honor), "''cugino''" (cousin), or "connected guy". An associate is a person who is not a soldier in a crime family, but works for them and shares in the execution of and profits from the criminal enterprise. In Italian criminal organizations, "associates" are usually members of the criminal organization who are not of Italian descent, or junior members who may someday rise to become soldiers for the family; this process can take a decade or longer depending upon the family and the individual's qualifications. This can be tricky sometimes; associates with a history of making serious money often command respect beyond their title (Jimmy Burke of ''Wiseguy'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' fame, barred from being made on account of being Irish and not Italian, was a de facto ''capo'' for the Lucchese family in the '60s and '70s due to his high-dollar heists). Distinctions are usually drawn between those associates loosely associated with the family, and those who have gone "on record" with a specific soldier or captain; the latter are more tightly controlled in their dealings and are usually candidates for membership. American mafiosi may refer to an associate as "a friend of mine" (rather than "a friend of ours," a quiet warning to watch what is said in their presence). ''Giovane d'onore'' is unique to the Camorra. Non-Italians will never go beyond this rank, but many of them, such as Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Bumpy Johnson and Mickey Cohen were widely respected and even commanded the respect of actual Mafia members.

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* '''Soldier''' - a soldato, "wiseguy", "button man", or "made guy." This is the lowest level of mobster or gangster who is considered a full and official member of the "family". A "soldier" must have taken an oath in which he has sworn to follow the rules of the Mafia (such as the ''omertà''), and in some organizations with a few exceptions, must have killed a person in order to be considered "made."[[note]]Since talking about killings is considered verboten, there's a bit of leeway with this requirement.[[/note]] This entitles them to the full protection of the family in question. Killing or assaulting a soldier, or even infringing on their rackets without explicit permission of their higher-ups, is a big no-no in the mob, as the offender will meet a violent end. American mafiosi may refer to a made man among other made men (as in introducing them; as "a friend of ours" — this means that any business pertaining to the family can be openly discussed. As a rule of thumb, two made men must always be formally introduced by a third party known to both, even if they're father and son) as "a friend of ours." son. ''Picciotto'' is used within the Sicilian Mafia and indicates someone of a lower rank than that of ''Soldato''. In the American Mafia, only males of Italian descent can become a made man, and must trace their lineage through their father's side.
* '''Associates''' - "''Giovane d'onore''" (man of honor), "''cugino''" (cousin), or "connected guy". An associate is a person who is not a soldier in a crime family, but works for them and shares in the execution of and profits from the criminal enterprise. In Italian criminal organizations, "associates" are usually members of the criminal organization who are not of Italian descent, or junior members who may someday rise to become soldiers for the family; this process can take a decade or longer depending upon the family and the individual's qualifications. This can be tricky sometimes; associates with a history of making serious money often command respect beyond their title (Jimmy Burke of ''Wiseguy'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' fame, barred from being made on account of being Irish and not Italian, was a de facto ''capo'' for the Lucchese family in the '60s and '70s due to his high-dollar heists).title. Distinctions are usually drawn between those associates loosely associated with the family, and those who have gone "on record" with a specific soldier or captain; the latter are more tightly controlled in their dealings and are usually candidates for membership. American mafiosi may refer to an associate as "a friend of mine" (rather mine", rather than "a friend of ours," a quiet warning to watch what is said in their presence).presence since the associate is an outsider. ''Giovane d'onore'' is unique to the Camorra. Non-Italians will never go beyond this rank, but many of them, such as Meyer Lansky, Jimmy "the Gent" Burke, Bugsy Siegel, Bumpy Johnson Johnson, and Mickey Cohen were widely respected and even commanded earned the respect of actual Mafia members.members. And although Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa could not become officially made because they were corrupt NYPD officers, they solicited their services to the New York mob as cold-blooded Mafia hitmen.



* 1905—1908 – Salvatore Bonanno – stepped down
* 1908—1925 – Vito "The King" Bonventre – stepped down, murdered on July 15, 1930
** ''Front'' – 1912–1930 – Nicolo Schirò – demoted
* 1925—1931 – Salvatore "Little Caesar" Maranzano – murdered on September 10, 1931
* 1931—1968 – Joseph "Crazy Joe Bananas" Bonanno – forcibly replaced by the Commission, officially retires after a heart attack in 1968

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* 1905—1908 – — Salvatore Bonanno – — stepped down
* 1908—1925 – — Vito "The King" Bonventre – — stepped down, murdered on July 15, 1930
** ''Front'' – — 1912–1930 – Nicolo "Cola" Schirò – — demoted
* 1925—1931 – — Salvatore "Little Caesar" Maranzano – — murdered on September 10, 1931
* 1931—1968 – — Joseph "Crazy Joe Bananas" Bonanno – — forcibly replaced by the Commission, officially retires after a heart attack in 1968



** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 — Gasparino DiGregorio, Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca
** ''Disputed'' 1965—1966 – Gaspar "Gasparino" DiGregorio – installed and forcibly replaced by the Commission
** ''Acting'' 1966—1968 – Paul Sciacca – for the DiGregorio faction
* 1968—1971 – Paul Sciacca – imprisoned
* 1971—1973 – Natale "Joe Diamonds" Evola – died on August 23, 1973
* 1973—1991 – Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli – imprisoned 1975—1984 and 1986—1991
** ''Acting'' 1974—1979 – Carmine "Cigar" Galante – murdered on July 12, 1979
** ''Acting'' 1979—1981 – Salvatore "Sally Fruits" Farrugia – appointed by the Commission

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** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 — Gasparino DiGregorio, [=DiGregorio=]o, Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca
** ''Disputed'' 1965—1966 – — Gaspar "Gasparino" DiGregorio – [=DiGregorio=] — installed and forcibly replaced by the Commission
** ''Acting'' 1966—1968 – — Paul Sciacca – — for the DiGregorio [=DiGregorio=] faction
* 1968—1971 – — Paul Sciacca – — imprisoned
* 1971—1973 – — Natale "Joe Diamonds" Evola – — died on August 23, 1973
* 1973—1991 – — Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli – — imprisoned 1975—1984 and 1986—1991
** ''Acting'' 1974—1979 – — Carmine "Cigar" "the Cigar" Galante – — murdered on July 12, 1979
** ''Acting'' 1979—1981 – — Salvatore "Sally Fruits" Farrugia – — appointed by the Commission



** ''Acting'' 1987—1991 – Anthony "Old Man" Spero
* 1991—2004 – Joseph "Big Joe" Massino – imprisoned January 2003, became government informant in October 2004
** ''Acting'' 1991—1993 – Anthony "Old Man" Spero
** ''Acting'' 2003—2004 – Anthony "Tony Green" Urso – imprisoned January 2004
* 2004—2013 – Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano – imprisoned November 2004, in July 2007 received a life sentence
** ''Acting'' 2004—2006 – Michael "the Nose" Mancuso – imprisoned February 2006
** ''Acting'' 2006—2009 – Salvatore "Sal the Iron Worker" Montagna – deported to Canada in April 2009, murdered in 2011
** ''Acting'' 2010—2012 – Vincent "Vinny T.V." Badalamenti – imprisoned in January 2012
* 2013—present – Michael "the Nose" Mancuso – imprisoned in January 2013
** ''Acting'' 2013—present – Thomas "Tommy D" DiFiore

!!!Colombo Crime Family - Southern Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens with satellite faction in Florida

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** ''Acting'' 1981—1987 — Joseph "Big Joe" Massino —
** ''Acting'' 1987—1991 – — Anthony "Old Man" Spero
* 1991—2004 – — Joseph "Big Joe" Massino – — imprisoned January 2003, became government informant in October 2004
** ''Acting'' 1991—1993 – — Anthony "Old Man" Spero
** ''Acting'' 2003—2004 – — Anthony "Tony Green" Urso – — imprisoned January 2004
* 2004—2013 – — Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano – — imprisoned November 2004, in July 2007 received a life sentence
** ''Acting'' 2004—2006 – — Michael "the Nose" Mancuso – — imprisoned February 2006
** ''Acting'' 2006—2009 – — Salvatore "Sal the Iron Worker" Montagna – — deported to Canada in April 2009, murdered in 2011
** ''Acting'' 2010—2012 – — Vincent "Vinny T.V." Badalamenti – — imprisoned in January 2012
* 2013—present – — Michael "the Nose" Mancuso – — imprisoned in January 2013
** ''Acting'' 2013—present – — Thomas "Tommy D" DiFiore

!!!Colombo Crime Family - Southern Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens Gardens, Long Island with satellite faction in Florida



* 1962–1963 — Joseph "Fat Joe" Magliocco — forcibly replaced by Mafia Commission

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* 1962–1963 — Joseph "Fat Joe" Magliocco — forcibly replaced by the Mafia Commission



** ''Acting'' 1973–1979 — Thomas DiBella – stepped down, became consigliere
** ''Acting'' 1981–1983 — Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico – Carmine Persico's brother; fugitive 1980–1987, imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1983–1984 — Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella – imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1985–1987 — Anthony "Scappy" Scarpati – imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1987–1991 — Vittorio "Vic" Orena – Carmine Persico's cousin; imprisoned and sentenced to life
** ''Acting'' 1994–1996 — Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo – imprisoned March 1997
** ''Acting'' 1996–2000 — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico – Carmine Persico's son; imprisoned 2000 to life

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** ''Acting'' 1973–1979 — Thomas DiBella – — stepped down, became consigliere
** ''Acting'' 1981–1983 — Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico – — Carmine Persico's brother; fugitive 1980–1987, imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1983–1984 — Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella – — imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1985–1987 — Anthony "Scappy" Scarpati – — imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1987–1991 — Vittorio "Vic" Orena – — Carmine Persico's cousin; imprisoned and sentenced to life
** ''Acting'' 1994–1996 — Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo – — imprisoned March 1997
** ''Acting'' 1996–2000 — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico – — Carmine Persico's son; imprisoned 2000 to life



!!!Gambino Crime Family - Brooklyn Docks, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue, Bay Ridge, Staten Island, Howard Beach with satellite crew in Baltimore
* 1910–1928 — Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila – took over the Brooklyn Camorra in 1916 and merged with Al Mineo's gang forming the largest family in New York. He was killed on orders of rival mob kingpin Joe Masseria in 1928.

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!!!Gambino Crime Family - Brooklyn Docks, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue, Bay Ridge, Staten Island, Howard Beach with satellite crew in Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
* 1910–1928 — Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila – — took over the Brooklyn Camorra in 1916 and merged with Al Mineo's gang forming the largest family in New York. He was killed on orders of rival mob kingpin Joe Masseria in 1928.



** ''Front'' 1969–1972 – Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli – murdered in 1972
** ''Front'' 1972–1981 – Frank "Funzi" Tieri – indicted under RICO statutes and resigned, died in 1981
* 1981–2005 — Vincent "Chin" Gigante — imprisoned in 1997, died in prison on December 19, 2005
** ''Front'' 1981–1986 – Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno – front boss, imprisoned in 1986

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** ''Front'' 1969–1972 – — Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli – murdered in 1972
** ''Front'' 1972–1981 – — Frank "Funzi" Tieri – indicted under RICO statutes and resigned, died in 1981
* 1981–2005 — Vincent "Chin" "Vinny the Chin" Gigante — imprisoned in 1997, died in prison on December 19, 2005
** ''Front'' 1981–1986 – — Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno – — front boss, imprisoned in 1986



** ''Acting'' 2016–present – Peter "Petey Red" DiChiara

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** ''Acting'' 2016–present – — Peter "Petey Red" DiChiara



* 1922–1930 – Gaetano "Tommy" Reina – murdered on February 26, 1930
* 1930 – Bonaventura "Joseph" Pinzolo – murdered on September 5, 1930
* 1930–1951 – Tommaso "Tommy" Gagliano – retired in 1951, died on February 16, 1953
* 1951–1967 – Gaetano "Tommy Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese – died on July 13, 1967
** ''Acting'' 1966–1967 – Carmine "Mr. Gribbs" Tramunti – stepped down
** ''Acting'' 1967 – Ettore "Eddie" Coco – stepped down
* 1967–1973 – Carmine "Mr. Gribbs" Tramunti – imprisoned in October 1973
* 1973–1986 – Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo – indicted on February 15, 1985, convicted on November 19, 1986 in the Mafia Commission Trial and sentenced on January 13, 1987 to 100 years in prison.
* 1986–present – Vittorio "Vic the Terminator" Amuso – arrested in 1991, received a life sentence in January 1993
** ''Acting'' 1986–1987 – Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso – promoted to underboss
** ''Acting'' 1990–1991 – Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco – demoted, became a member of a ruling panel
** ''Acting'' 1993–1998 – Joseph "Little Joe" DeFede – imprisoned in 1998
** ''Acting'' 1998–2000 – Steven "Wonderboy" Crea – imprisoned on September 6, 2000
** ''Acting'' 2000–2003 – Louis "Louie Bagels" Daidone – imprisoned March 2003, received life sentence in January 2004
** ''Acting'' 2003–present – Matthew "Matty" Madonna – indicted 2007 and 2009; imprisoned 2015-present; indicted 2017

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* 1922–1930 – Gaetano "Tommy" Reina – — murdered on February 26, 1930
* 1930 – — Bonaventura "Joseph" Pinzolo – — murdered on September 5, 1930
* 1930–1951 – — Tommaso "Tommy" Gagliano – — retired in 1951, died on February 16, 1953
* 1951–1967 – — Gaetano "Tommy Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese – — died on July 13, 1967
** ''Acting'' 1966–1967 – — Carmine "Mr. Gribbs" Tramunti – — stepped down
** ''Acting'' 1967 – — Ettore "Eddie" Coco – — stepped down
* 1967–1973 – — Carmine "Mr. Gribbs" Tramunti – — imprisoned in October 1973
* 1973–1986 – — Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo – — indicted on February 15, 1985, convicted on November 19, 1986 in the Mafia Commission Trial and sentenced on January 13, 1987 to 100 years in prison.
* 1986–present – — Vittorio "Vic the Terminator" Amuso – — arrested in 1991, received a life sentence in January 1993
** ''Acting'' 1986–1987 – — Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso – — promoted to underboss
** ''Acting'' 1990–1991 – — Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco – — demoted, became a member of a ruling panel
** ''Acting'' 1993–1998 – — Joseph "Little Joe" DeFede – — imprisoned in 1998
** ''Acting'' 1998–2000 – — Steven "Wonderboy" Crea – — imprisoned on September 6, 2000
** ''Acting'' 2000–2003 – — Louis "Louie Bagels" Daidone – — imprisoned March 2003, received life sentence in January 2004
** ''Acting'' 2003–present – — Matthew "Matty" Madonna – — indicted 2007 and 2009; imprisoned 2015-present; indicted 2017
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* '''Bonanno crime family''' - Has a huge presence in northern Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Bushwick, Knickerbocker Avenue and Greenpoint), southern Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue), Queens (Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, Sunnyside and Metropolitan Avenue) and Staten Island with smaller crews and factions in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey, Florida and Canada (the family had a crew in Tucson, AZ until Joe Bonanno's forced retirement in the 1960s); the family also has a "Zip" faction. Though a mid-sized family (approx. size is between 150-200 made men), it sometimes held the number one spot, especially with the feds hammering down indictments on the other families in the 1990s. Oftentimes the unruliest of the Five Families (owing to its independent streak since the Castellammarese War; the Bonannos' generally disruptive behavior even threw them out of the Commission in the 1980s), the Bonanno family originally hailed from Castellammare del Golfo, a small seaside town in western Sicily. Many of its earliest members came from this town and settled down in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including family namesake Joe Bonanno; the family was very tight-knit and considered to be the most Sicilian of the Five Families, partly because most of them came from Castellammare del Golfo or had personal ties to that region. Eventually, the family came under the control of Salvatore Maranzano, who came to the United States after escaping from Mussolini's death squads in the 1920s and fancied himself as a mob version of Caesar; but Joe "the Boss" Masseria, the boss of the Morello gang, soon saw him as a growing threat to his power base, and tried to violently take over the Castellammarese Clan's bootlegging rackets. But Maranzano resisted, and this led to a [[MobWar turf war]] that only ended with Masseria's death in 1931. With Masseria out of the way, Maranzano declared [[BigBadWannabe himself to be the Boss of all Bosses]], [[TheStarscream reneging on the peace deal]] he made with Lucky Luciano prior to Masseria's death to ensure peace between the two sides. [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem The power went into his head,]] and he too was eliminated by Luciano in late 1931, who sent hitmen to his office posing as IRS agents (Maranzano was facing an IRS audit like Al Capone before him, and using this info, Luciano makes a move before Maranzano gets to him). With the old guard eliminated, [[DragonAscendant Maranzano's protégé and ambitious underboss Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno]] took over in late 1931. Bonanno even forged close ties with Joe Profaci, boss of the Profaci (now Colombo) crime family and with Steve Magaddino (his cousin and boss of the Buffalo family); he even became a major heroin trafficker despite repeatedly denying any involvement. But, [[BigBadWannabe he]] harbored even bigger ambitions and sought to become [[TheChessmaster the boss of bosses]] (after Vito Genovese failed in his own bid to become the Mafia's kingmaker) by eliminating several of his rivals (notably Carlo Gambino and Tommy Lucchese) on the Commission in the 1960s; however, this plot was exposed when [[TheStarscream Joe]] [[DragonWithAnAgenda Colombo]] (a capo in the Profaci family and the designated gunman) told about Bonanno's plan to Gambino and the rest of the Commission. Bonanno was ordered to come forward several times but each time, he was a no-show, and simply fled New York by faking his own kidnapping in late 1964; at the same time, he was facing a grand jury subpoena investigating organized crime activities in the aftermath of the Valachi hearings. The Commission replaced him and installed Gaspar [=DiGregorio=] as boss in 1965, but it wasn't acknowledged by Bill Bonanno (Joe Bonanno's son), triggering an [[MobWar internal turf war]] that only ended when Bonanno was forced to retire to Tucson, Arizona in late 1968. After Bonanno's forced retirement, the family was known to have a revolving door of weak and ineffectual bosses in the 1970s, and its troubles didn't end as Carmine Galante, a former [[DragonAscendant underboss]] to Joe Bonanno and known drug pusher, attempted to seize control but was eliminated in 1979, allowing Philip "Rusty" Rastelli to regain full control of the family (he was originally installed as boss in 1973, but faced a lengthy prison sentence for racketeering). Rastelli then faced another challenge from [[AvengingTheVillain several Galante loyalists]] who thought he was too weak to run the family and wanted to avenge Galante's death, but they too were eliminated by Rastelli supporters led by [[TheDragon Joe Massino, his protege and underboss.]] But the Donnie Brasco incident (in which an FBI agent infiltrated one of the crews and almost got made) did throw the Bonannos out of the Commission; other reasons for being kicked out of the mob's ruling council included their generally disruptive behavior, the fact that they were notorious for being drug pushers and the on-and-off infighting that's been going since Joe Bonanno's ouster in 1968 for most of the 1980s. Sonny Black Napolitano, whose crew was unwittingly infiltrated by Joe Pistone aka "Donnie Brasco", ended up dead and his hands were chopped off as a warning to others to never shake hands with law enforcement, while several other wiseguys connected to Sonny Black were either dead, demoted in rank or imprisoned; by this time, they were largely regarded as a [[IncompetenceInc joke]] by both the FBI and wiseguys in the other families. But being stripped of their Commission seat actually worked to the Bonannos' favor as they were the only one of the Five Families to avoid an indictment on the Mafia Commission Trial, thus allowing them to quietly rebuild their lost power base while the other families were hammered down with indictments, lengthy prison sentences and [[TheInformant mobsters flipping left and right to save their skin.]] [[DragonAscendant Massino]], Rastelli's NumberTwo, took over as boss in 1991, and he quickly worked to rebuild the family to its former glory by the dawn of the millennium by adding new made members (bringing the family membership back to approx. 160 made men), and expanding into Wall Street scams, union racketeering and white-collar fraud; Massino was even proud that the Bonanno family never had any of its wiseguys flip since 1931. But this all came crashing down in 2002 when several of his button men [[TheStoolPigeon flipped]], especially [[NotWhatISignedUpFor Salvatore "Good-Looking Sal" Vitale]], who regarded Massino as a older brother-like figure to him, but once Massino gets out of jail in 1992, their relationship slowly becomes shaky to the point that Massino wants him dead, and this becomes the catalyst for Vitale to [[TheInformant flip]] in 2003. Massino faced a lengthy prison sentence, and it was upgraded to the death penalty in 2004 after one of the murders he committed was traced back to him. In hopes of saving his life, he became the [[TheStoolPigeon first]] [[TheInformant official boss of a crime family to turn rat]], testifying against Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, his handpicked successor, in 2005. Once again, the Bonannos are now in shambles after [[TheInformant Massino flipped]] against his former mob colleagues and are still struggling to rebuild themselves in the aftermath. The family is now headed by Michael Mancuso, who took over as boss following Basciano's imprisonment in 2013.

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* '''Bonanno crime family''' - Has a huge presence in northern Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Bushwick, Knickerbocker Avenue and Greenpoint), southern Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Bath Avenue), Queens (Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, Sunnyside and Metropolitan Avenue) and Staten Island with smaller crews and factions in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey, Florida and Canada (the family had a crew in Tucson, AZ until Joe Bonanno's forced retirement in the 1960s); the family also has a "Zip" faction. Though a mid-sized family (approx. size is between 150-200 made men), it sometimes held the number one spot, especially with the feds hammering down indictments on the other families in the 1990s. Oftentimes the unruliest of the Five Families (owing to its independent streak since the Castellammarese War; the Bonannos' generally disruptive behavior even threw them out of the Commission in the 1980s), the Bonanno family originally hailed from Castellammare del Golfo, a small seaside town in western Sicily. Many of its earliest members came from this town and settled down in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including family namesake Joe Bonanno; the family was very tight-knit and considered to be the most Sicilian of the Five Families, partly because most of them came from Castellammare del Golfo or had personal ties to that region. Eventually, the family came under the control of Salvatore Maranzano, who came to the United States after escaping from Mussolini's death squads in the 1920s and fancied himself as a mob version of Caesar; Caesar, but Joe "the Boss" Masseria, the boss of the Morello gang, soon saw him as a growing threat to his power base, and tried to violently take over the Castellammarese Clan's bootlegging rackets. But Maranzano resisted, and this led to a [[MobWar turf war]] that only ended with Masseria's death in 1931. With Masseria out of the way, Maranzano declared [[BigBadWannabe himself to be the Boss of all Bosses]], [[TheStarscream reneging on the peace deal]] he made with Lucky Luciano prior to Masseria's death to ensure peace between the two sides. [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem The Soon enough power went into his head,]] and he too was eliminated by decreed that Luciano in late 1931, who sent hitmen was to his office posing as IRS agents (Maranzano be marked for death, alongside Frank Costello and Vito Genovese. But Luciano somehow got wind of this, and using this info (alongside the fact that Maranzano was facing an IRS a tax audit like Al Capone before him, and using this info, Luciano him), he makes a move before Maranzano gets to him).him, and the Boss of Bosses is eliminated on September 10, 1931 by hitmen posing as IRS agents. With the old guard eliminated, [[DragonAscendant Maranzano's protégé and ambitious underboss Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno]] took over in late 1931. Bonanno even forged close ties with Joe Profaci, boss of the Profaci (now Colombo) crime family and with Steve Magaddino (his cousin and boss of the Buffalo family); he even became a major heroin trafficker despite repeatedly denying any involvement. But, [[BigBadWannabe he]] harbored even bigger ambitions and sought to become [[TheChessmaster the boss of bosses]] (after Vito Genovese failed in his own bid to become the Mafia's kingmaker) by eliminating several of his rivals (notably Carlo Gambino and Tommy Lucchese) on the Commission in the 1960s; however, this plot was exposed when [[TheStarscream Joe]] [[DragonWithAnAgenda Colombo]] (a capo in the Profaci family and the designated gunman) told about Bonanno's plan to Gambino and the rest of the Commission. Bonanno was ordered to come forward several times but each time, he was a no-show, and simply fled New York by faking his own kidnapping in late 1964; at the same time, he was facing a grand jury subpoena investigating organized crime activities in the aftermath of the Valachi hearings. The Commission replaced him and installed Gaspar [=DiGregorio=] as boss in 1965, but it wasn't acknowledged by Bill Bonanno (Joe Bonanno's son), triggering an [[MobWar internal turf war]] that only ended when Bonanno was forced to retire to Tucson, Arizona in late 1968. After Bonanno's forced retirement, the family was known to have a revolving door of weak and ineffectual bosses in the 1970s, and its troubles didn't end as Carmine Galante, a former [[DragonAscendant underboss]] to Joe Bonanno and known drug pusher, attempted to seize control but was eliminated in 1979, allowing Philip "Rusty" Rastelli to regain full control of the family (he was originally installed as boss in 1973, but faced a lengthy prison sentence for racketeering). Rastelli then faced another challenge from [[AvengingTheVillain several Galante loyalists]] who thought he was too weak to run the family and wanted to avenge Galante's death, but they too were eliminated by Rastelli supporters led by [[TheDragon Joe Massino, his protege and underboss.]] But the Donnie Brasco incident (in which an FBI agent infiltrated one of the crews and almost got made) did throw the Bonannos out of the Commission; other reasons for being kicked out of the mob's ruling council included their generally disruptive behavior, the fact that they were notorious for being drug pushers and the on-and-off infighting that's been going since Joe Bonanno's ouster in 1968 for most of the 1980s. Sonny Black Napolitano, whose crew was unwittingly infiltrated by Joe Pistone aka "Donnie Brasco", ended up dead and his hands were chopped off as a warning to others to never shake hands with law enforcement, while several other wiseguys connected to Sonny Black were either dead, demoted in rank or imprisoned; by this time, they were largely regarded as a [[IncompetenceInc joke]] by both the FBI and wiseguys in the other families. But being stripped of their Commission seat actually worked to the Bonannos' favor as they were the only one of the Five Families to avoid an indictment on the Mafia Commission Trial, thus allowing them to quietly rebuild their lost power base while the other families were hammered down with indictments, lengthy prison sentences and [[TheInformant mobsters flipping left and right to save their skin.]] [[DragonAscendant Massino]], Rastelli's NumberTwo, took over as boss in 1991, and he quickly worked to rebuild the family to its former glory by the dawn of the millennium by adding new made members (bringing the family membership back to approx. 160 made men), and expanding into Wall Street scams, union racketeering and white-collar fraud; Massino was even proud that the Bonanno family never had any of its wiseguys flip since 1931. But this all came crashing down in 2002 when several of his button men [[TheStoolPigeon flipped]], especially [[NotWhatISignedUpFor Salvatore "Good-Looking Sal" Vitale]], who regarded Massino as a older brother-like figure to him, but once Massino gets out of jail in 1992, their relationship slowly becomes shaky to the point that Massino wants him dead, and this becomes the catalyst for Vitale to [[TheInformant flip]] in 2003. Massino faced a lengthy prison sentence, and it was upgraded to the death penalty in 2004 after one of the murders he committed was traced back to him. In hopes of saving his life, he became the [[TheStoolPigeon first]] [[TheInformant official boss of a crime family to turn rat]], testifying against Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, his handpicked successor, in 2005. Once again, the Bonannos are now in shambles after [[TheInformant Massino flipped]] against his former mob colleagues and are still struggling to rebuild themselves in the aftermath. The family is now headed by Michael Mancuso, who took over as boss following Basciano's imprisonment in 2013.
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* c. 1928—1962 – Giuseppe "the Old Man" Profaci – died of natural causes
* 1962–1963 – Joseph "Fat Joe" Magliocco – forcibly replaced by Mafia Commission
* 1963–1973 – Joseph Colombo – shot and incapacitated by assassination attempt
** ''Acting'' 1971–1972 — Joseph Yacovelli – fled, after the murder of Joe Gallo
** ''Acting'' 1972–1973 – Vincenzo "Vincent" Aloi – imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1973 — Joseph "Joey" Brancato – imprisoned

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* c. 1928—1962 – — Giuseppe "the Old Man" Profaci – — died of natural causes
* 1962–1963 – — Joseph "Fat Joe" Magliocco – — forcibly replaced by Mafia Commission
* 1963–1973 – — Joseph Colombo – — shot and incapacitated by assassination attempt
attempt, died in 1978
** ''Acting'' 1971–1972 — Joseph Yacovelli – — fled, after the murder of Joe Gallo
** ''Acting'' 1972–1973 – — Vincenzo "Vincent" Aloi – — imprisoned
** ''Acting'' 1973 — Joseph "Joey" Brancato – — imprisoned
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* 1910–1928 – Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila – took over the Brooklyn Camorra in 1916 and merged with Al Mineo's gang forming the largest family in New York. He was killed on orders of rival mob kingpin Joe Masseria in 1928.
* 1928–1930 – Manfredi "Alfred" Mineo – killed in Castellammarese War in 1930 on orders of Salvatore Maranzano.
* 1930–1931 – Francesco "Frankie Cheech" Scalice – demoted after murder of boss of all bosses Salvatore Maranzano.
* 1931–1951 – Vincent "Vince" Mangano – disappeared in April 1951, allegedly killed on orders of underboss Albert Anastasia.
* 1951–1957 – Albert "The Lord High Executioner" Anastasia – murdered in October 1957 on orders of underboss Carlo Gambino.
* 1957–1976 – Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino – died of natural causes 1976.
** ''Acting'' 1967–1976 – Paul "Big Paul" Castellano – acting on behalf of an ill Gambino, became official boss after his death.
* 1976–1985 – Paul "Big Paul" Castellano – murdered in December 1985 on orders of capo John Gotti.
* 1985–2002 – John "The Teflon Don" Gotti Sr. – imprisoned in 1992, died in 2002.
** ''Acting'' 1992–1999 – John "Junior" Gotti Jr. – imprisoned in 1999.
** ''Acting'' 1999–2002 – Peter "One-Eyed Pete" Gotti – promoted to official boss.
* 2002–present – Peter "One-Eyed Pete" Gotti – imprisoned in 2002, serving life sentence.
** ''Acting'' 2002–2005 – Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri
** ''Acting'' 2005–2008 – Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo – convicted in 2008, projected release date is in 2020.
** ''Acting'' 2011–2015 – Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalù – head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti, stepped down in 2015
** ''Acting'' 2015–present – Francesco "Frankie Boy" Cali – current head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti

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* 1910–1928 – — Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila – took over the Brooklyn Camorra in 1916 and merged with Al Mineo's gang forming the largest family in New York. He was killed on orders of rival mob kingpin Joe Masseria in 1928.
* 1928–1930 – — Manfredi "Alfred" Mineo – — killed in Castellammarese War in 1930 on orders of Salvatore Maranzano.
* 1930–1931 – — Francesco "Frankie Cheech" Scalice – Scalise — demoted after murder of boss of all bosses Salvatore Maranzano.
* 1931–1951 – — Vincent "Vince" Mangano – — disappeared in April 1951, allegedly killed on orders of underboss Albert Anastasia.
* 1951–1957 – — Albert "The Lord High Executioner" Anastasia – — murdered in October 1957 on orders of underboss Carlo Gambino.
* 1957–1976 – — Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino – — died of natural causes 1976.
** ''Acting'' 1967–1976 – Paul "Big Paul" Castellano – — acting on behalf of an ill Gambino, became official boss after his death.
* 1976–1985 – — Paul "Big Paul" Castellano – — murdered in December 1985 on orders of capo John Gotti.
* 1985–2002 – — John "The Teflon Don" Gotti Sr. – — imprisoned in 1992, died in 2002.
** ''Acting'' 1992–1999 – — John "Junior" Gotti Jr. – — imprisoned in 1999.
** ''Acting'' 1999–2002 – — Peter "One-Eyed Pete" Gotti – — promoted to official boss.
* 2002–present – — Peter "One-Eyed Pete" Gotti – — imprisoned in 2002, serving life sentence.
** ''Acting'' 2002–2005 – — Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri
** ''Acting'' 2005–2008 – — Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo – — convicted in 2008, projected release date is in 2020.
** ''Acting'' 2011–2015 – — Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalù – — head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti, stepped down in 2015
** ''Acting'' 2015–present – — Francesco "Frankie Boy" Cali – — current head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti
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** ''Front'' – 1912–1930 – Nicolo Schirò – demoted



** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 - Gasparino DiGregorio, Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca

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** ''Acting'' 1956—1957 — John "Johnny Burns" Morales
** ''Acting'' 1964 — Frank Labruzzo — for the Bonanno faction
** ''Ruling Panel'' 1964—1965 - — Gasparino DiGregorio, Angelo Caruso, Nicolino Alfano, Paul Sciacca



** ''Acting'' 1979—1983 – Salvatore "Sally Fruits" Farrugia – appointed by the Commission

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** ''Acting'' 1979—1983 1979—1981 – Salvatore "Sally Fruits" Farrugia – appointed by the CommissionCommission
** ''Acting'' 1981 — Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano — murdered August 17, 1981



** ''Acting'' 1991—1992 – Anthony "Old Man" Spero

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** ''Acting'' 1991—1992 1991—1993 – Anthony "Old Man" Spero



* c. 1928—1962 – Giuseppe "Old Man" Profaci – died of natural causes

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* c. 1928—1962 – Giuseppe "Old "the Old Man" Profaci – died of natural causes



** ''Acting'' 1996–present — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico – Carmine Persico's son; imprisoned 2000 to life

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** ''Acting'' 1996–present 1996–2000 — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico – Carmine Persico's son; imprisoned 2000 to life
** ''Acting'' 2000–2003 — Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace — in prison, awaiting trial for murder
** ''Acting'' 2003–present — Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo



* 1928–1930 – Manfredi "Alfred" Mineo – killed in Castellammarese War in 1930.

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* 1928–1930 – Manfredi "Alfred" Mineo – killed in Castellammarese War in 1930.1930 on orders of Salvatore Maranzano.



** ''Acting'' 1992–1999 – John "Junior" Gotti Jr. – imprisoned in 1999, later retired.

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** ''Acting'' 1992–1999 – John "Junior" Gotti Jr. – imprisoned in 1999, later retired.1999.



** ''Acting'' 2015–present – Francesco "Frankie" Cali – head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti

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** ''Acting'' 2015–present – Francesco "Frankie" "Frankie Boy" Cali – current head of the Sicilian faction, acting on behalf of Peter Gotti



* 1991-1995 — Giovanni "John" Stanfa — imprisoned for life.

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* 1991-1995 1991—1995 — Giovanni "John" Stanfa — imprisoned for life.



* 1998-present — Joey Merlino — arrested in 1999, released in 2011.
** ''Acting'' 1999-2011 — Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi

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* 1998-present 1998—present — Joey Merlino — arrested in 1999, released in 2011.
** ''Acting'' 1999-2011 1999—2011 — Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi
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