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The Bonanno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around 100

First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.

Primary activities: Involved in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

The Canadian Connection: Flooding the U.S. with dope

By David Amoruso

Until authorities took it down, the Bonanno crime family in New York, the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, and the Rizzuto clan and Hells Angels in Montreal ran one hell of a lucrative drug pipeline. One that made its participants hundreds of millions of dollars and gave legions of drug users their fix. Nothing new there really.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Bonanno Family acting boss Thomas Di Fiore

By David Amoruso

Bittersweet. That’s the feeling Bonanno wiseguy Thomas Di Fiore (photo above) must have had when he was offered the position of acting boss of the Bonanno crime family while boss Michael Mancuso is in prison. Sweet, because the position…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto (1946 - 2013)

By David Amoruso

“And like that, poof. He's gone.”

Vito Rizzuto, leader of the Mafia in Montreal, passed away today at age 67. He was hospitalized on Sunday for heart problems and was suffering from lung cancer. His death, of natural causes no less, comes as a huge surprise. Rizzuto was an enigma throughout his criminal career and had a knack for not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bonanno Boss: Joseph Massino

By David Amoruso

Originally posted on February 11, 2005 - Updated July 11, 2013

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When I first wrote this profile back in 2001/2002 Joseph Massino was a rarity. He was the only official Mafia boss who wasn’t in a prison cell. The press called him "The Last Don". To the outside world Massino was a great boss with old school Cosa Nostra values. His crime family seemed to run smooth as well.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bonanno Family Boss Michael Mancuso

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno crime family has a new boss. And he’s already behind bars. Michael “The Nose” Mancuso won’t see the streets of New York until his scheduled release in 2019, but he has been chosen as boss nonetheless. Some would argue the Bonannos have gone bananas once again.

While many of America’s twenty-plus La Cosa Nostra families have faced a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2013 at 2:41am — 3 Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:34am — 4 Comments

Another Mob Social Club Bites The Dust

By David Amoruso



Based in Greenwich Village, the Triangle Social Club used to be the headquarters of the most powerful Mafia Family in the United States. But today, it has become the home of an organic, feel-good tea and spice store and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Bonanno Boss: Salvatore Montagna



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 5, 2010 - Updated on November 25, 2011

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Salvatore Montagna burst onto the front page of the New York Daily News in 2006 when authorities labeled him the new acting boss of the Bonanno Crime Family. But before the public and press got to know him he was already being deported to Canada. Here is the story behind this 35-year-old reputed mob boss.



The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bonanno Soldier: Benjamin Ruggiero



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Benjamin 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero was one of the true Cosa Nostra Mafioso, a guy who was old school and knew how Mafia politics worked. Lefty was a Bonanno soldier who was feared and respected by his fellow Mafioso and in the end Lefty showed them all, when he just wouldn't break Omerta. Most of you probably know Lefty from the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 4:23pm — 13 Comments

Bonanno Consigliere: Anthony Graziano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Anthony "T.G." Graziano was born on November 12, 1940 in New York. When asked by a judge how far he got in school, Graziano answered "about the seventh grade". Before his school days were over Graziano had taken to a life of crime which eventually saw him joining the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Aftermath of a Hit: The Murder of Three Bonanno Captains

Above: Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone, Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato



By David Amoruso

Posted: May 8, 2007

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During the late 1970s the Bonanno Crime Family was ruled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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