Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Joseph Profaci
Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, cigarette smuggling, pornography, counterfeiting, hijacking, fraud, stock fraud.
Boss: Carmine "The Snake" Persico, currently serving 139 years for murder and racketeering. His son, Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico , who already was in prison on a money laundering and loan sharking conviction, will remain in prison for the rest of his life after he was found guilty of ordering the murder of Colombo Underboss/rival William "Wild Bill" Cutolo.
Acting boss: Andrew "Mush" Russo allegedly is the new acting boss, according to Jerry Capeci. He is a cousin of longtime Colombo Boss Carmine Persico.
Underboss: The new underboss is rumored to be Benjamin Castellazzo, who is a close associate of former acting boss Joel Cacace.
The Colombo Crime Family was founded by Joseph Profaci a close friend of Joseph Bonanno, boss of the Bonanno Crime Family. The Colombo Family is a Family that has had its fair share of rough times. First Crazy Joe Gallo decided to challenge Profaci, as a result starting a war. In the 1990s a war erupted over the leadership between Carmine Persico loyalists and men loyal to Acting Boss Vic Orena. The Persico faction won, putting Carmine's son, Alphonse, in the boss seat. The 1990s war has left the Family divided and in disarray.
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