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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 […]

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, the most powerful leader of the Chicago Outfit

Chicago Outfit

The Chicago Outfit is that city’s branch of the American Mafia. Its modern organization dates to the beer wars of Prohibition and its most notorious leader, Al Capone. It has a seat, along with the Five Families of New York City, on the Commission that governs the Italian mob in America. The Outfit’s roots reach […]

Anthony Strollo

Anthony Strollo – A Reputation for Switching Sides

Anthony Strollo, most notably known as Tony Bender, was born June 18, 1899 in New York City. He had two brothers, Emilio and Dominick. His playground as a young man was Manhattan, where he worked as bootlegger and enforcer for Joe Masseria. Early in his mafia career Strollo earned a reputation for switching sides when […]

Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino – American Mafia Made Man at 19 Part 1 of 4

     “Don” Carlo Gambino was born on August 24, 1902 in Caccamo, a province of Palermo Sicily. He had two brothers, Gaspare who was never involved in the Mafia, and Paolo who would eventually work alongside his brother in the American Mafia.      In Italy, Gambino’s family belonged to the Honored Society, an Italian version […]


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