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Joseph Bonanno

Bonanno Crime Family History

The Bonanno Crime Family is one of the “Five Families” that controls the east coast with the hub of activity in New York and New Jersey. They are part of the nationwide criminal syndicate known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Bonanno’s have been around since the 1880’s but are most recently known for […]


Vito Genovese – Head of the Family

Vito “Don Vito” Genovese was an early boss and namesake of the Genovese crime family in New York. From Prohibition to Apalachin, he used his wits and reputation for violence to help maintain the organization’s place of infamy among the city’s “five families.” Born in Naples in 1897, Genovese got an early start in crime. […]

Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo also known as Diamond Jim

Giacomo “Big Jim” Colosimo – Boss of the Chicago Outfit and Brothel Empire

Giacomo “Big Jim” Colosimo was an Italian immigrant Mafioso who got his start as a pickpocket and went on to build the Chicago Outfit, that city’s version of the American mob. He did it by pulling together a coalition of street thugs, pimps and extortionists to build a racket that has dominated organized crime in […]

Thomas Desimone

Goodfella, Tommy DeSimone

   Thomas Anthony DeSimone was born on May 24, 1950. He was an Italian_American mobster that worked as an associate of the Lucchese crime family of New York. He had several nicknames, but a couple stood out and fit Tommy nicely; “Two-Gun Tommy” because he always had two guns, and “Tommy D”. Tommy had three […]

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