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Profile: Genovese crime family boss Matthew Ianniello



By Maarten Anthonissen



Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello isn’t your average mobster. He is an acting boss of the Genovese Crime Family, who was on the ruling committee of the Family after official boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante was convicted. According to the FBI…

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Profile: Genovese crime family boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

By David Amoruso

Vincent “Chin” Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest Mafia bosses in American history. Famous for wandering through the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself, for over 30 years, he even fooled medical professionals into thinking he had lost his mind. But on the streets, his friends and enemies knew the truth: That he was the most…

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Profile: Genovese crime family boss Dominick Cirillo



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 25, 2006



Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo was born on the 4th of July, 1929. He started out as a boxer but eventually turned to a life of crime. Early on in his criminal career, in 1952, Cirillo was convicted on a narcotics charge. Cirillo was a good friend of Genovese crime family boss …

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Profile: Genovese crime family capo Anthony Antico



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 20, 2010



A reporter once wrote that if you took one look at Anthony Antico, you knew he had to be a defendant in a criminal trial. Though looks can be deceiving, in Antico’s case they were not. As a leading member of New York’s Genovese Crime Family he stole and murdered his way to the top of…

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Profile: Genovese crime family capo Tino Fiumara



By David Amoruso

Last update in September 2010



Tino Fiumara was born on August 11, 1941. Fiumara became head of the Genovese Crime Family’s New Jersey faction in 1994, when he replaced Bobby Manna. Fiumara had been released from prison on parole after serving 15 years of a 25 year sentence for racketeering. After his…

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Profile: Genovese crime family associate Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino



By David Amoruso

Posted on September 9, 2007



Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino was, until his defection, an associate of the Genovese Crime Family. His career in crime started forty years ago when he worked at a freight company after serving three years in the Army. A co-worker asked if he wanted to help collect bets from workers. "He…

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Profile: Genovese crime family associate Andrew Gigante



By David Amoruso

Updated on June 16, 2008



Andrew Gigante was born September 30, 1956 in New York. Andrew's father is Genovese crime family boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante. When you go by testimony by Salvatore Gravano it seemed very…

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Tony Spilotro and his Hole in the Wall Gang



By David Amoruso

First published in the August/September 2007 issue of Mob Candy Magazine.

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Anthony Spilotro arrived in Las Vegas in 1971. He was sent by the Chicago La Cosa Nostra Family, which most people call The Outfit, to oversee the mob's skimming operations. Several mob families were skimming money from the… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 19, 2008

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Joseph Lombardo is considered one of the leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He is nicknamed The Clown, and has proven he can play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for beating a man who owned him money, he made it impossible for the police to take a good mug shot of him by opening his mouth in a wide yawn.… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa



By David Amoruso

Posted on July 22, 2007

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Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa was born on December 1, 1907 in Melrose Park. Aiuppa's parents both came from the same village in Italy and had come to the US to find a better life. Joseph Aiuppa was their first child. In 1918 an eleven year old Aiuppa dropped out of school and started working as a gardener.… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Paul "The Waiter" Ricca



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Paul "The Waiter" Ricca was born Felice DeLucia in 1897 in Naples, Italy. In 1915 Ricca got in serious trouble: he murdered a man and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. When he got out he killed the eye witness who had testified against him at his trial after that Ricca went on the lam. On August 10th, 1920 Ricca boarded a boat to New York when he got there he changed his name to Paul Ricca to avoid… Continue

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Chicago Soldier: Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Anthony Spilotro was born on May 19, 1938 in Chicago. Spilotro grew up in a loving family, and seemed to be on track for a decent and honest life. But he decided he wanted something else, and in his sophmore year at Steinmetz Highschool he dropped out and turned to a life of crime. Once out of school he joined forces with… Continue

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Chicago Soldier: "Mad Sam" Destefano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Mad Sam is not that well known to the general public, but his 'student' Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is. Mad Sam taught Tony everything he knew about murder and torture, and Mad Sam knew a lot about that kind of stuff.



DeStefano grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. He officially began his criminal career in 1927 when at the age of 18 he raped a girl and was… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Antonino Accardo



By David Amoruso

Posted: December 2, 2006



Antonino Accardo was born in Chicago on April 28, 1906. He grew up in Little Sicily on Chicago’s Northwest Side. As a teenager Accardo began his life of crime, he started out as a pickpocket, and would later steal cars. He was arrested numerous times, but never spent a night in jail. During prohibition Accardo began hanging out at the Circus Cafe on North Avenue, which was owned by…

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Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: Angelo Bruno



By: David Amoruso

Profile reviewed on July 31, 2006



Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was the last of the old school Philadelphia Mafia Bosses. He was given the nickname "The Gentle Don" because he was like that, he thought everything over and didn't overreact, he handled his business in a quiet way that was good for the Philadelphia Family. Angelo Bruno was by far the most succesful boss that the Philadelphia Crime Family ever had.… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

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Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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