This article is a character profile of one of the "most violent mob bosses" ever to be in control of a Mafioso Crime family, Albert Anastasia
The American Mafia rose to power in 1919 due to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The American Mafia as it was, died with John Gotti.
Carlo Gambino - Crime Boss
Read about the rise to power of one of the most feared and vicious crime bosses in organized crime; Carlo Gambino.
Charles "Lucky" Luciano turned organized crime into a business by organizing the five families into one big one known as the Commission.
Frank Nitti - Outfit Boss
Frank Nitti was an important part of the Chicago mob known as the Outfit. The Outfit was run by Al Capone but Nitti was a key figure and was dubbed the boss of the outfit when Capone went to jail.
Mafia Boss Giuseppe Morello
Giuseppe Morello was the first boss of bosses in the American Mafia but met his end in 1930 in a mob hit.
Mafia Family Structure
The mafia family structure was first introduced to the public by mob turncoat, Joe Valachi.
Michael Franzese went from being a soldier in the American Mafia to becoming one of the biggest earners in the Mafia to walking away from that life and becoming a Christian motivational speaker.
Mob Turncoat - Joe Valachi
Joe Valachi was the first member of the American Mafia to break their code of silence and live to talk about it.
Roy DeMeo was a big money earner for the Gambino crime family and was also a prolific killer, suspected in taking part in a hundred murders over a 12 year period, until he himself was killed on orders from Gambino boss, Paul castellano.
The Apalachin Summit
This is an article about a small town in upstate New York in which the Mafia was brought into the national spotlight for the first time ever.
The Mafia Commission
The Commission is the governing body of the American Mafia and was formed in 1931 by Charles Luciano.
Tony Accardo rose in the ranks from common street thug to becoming the boss of Capone's organization called The Outfit. Accardo has been arrested numerous times for crimes but never spent one day in jail and died of natural causes in 1992.
Vincent Gigante - Mob Boss
Known as "the Oddfather", Vincent Gigante was a reputed mob boss in the Genovese crime family.
Whitey Bulger was a crime boss in Boston for many years until he fled to California to avoid prosecution. He was arrested in California in 2011 and sentenced to prison in 2013 after his trial.
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