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The DeCavalcante Crime Family - Overview

First Boss: Filippo "Phil" Amari
Primary activities: Extortion, gambling, drugs, loansharking, Union corruption.
Boss: Giovanni "John the Eagle" Riggi (in prison, scheduled for release in 2012.)
Acting Boss: Francesco Guarraci, a 51 year old Sicilian immigrant, who works as a foreman in Laborers' Local 394 (which has been placed under trusteeship, after an independent hearing officer determined it continued to be controlled by organized crime.) Guarraci isn't named as boss in DeCavalcante organizational charts at all of New Jersey's law-enforcement agencies. The state police maintain that Joseph Miranda remains in control of day-to-day operations.



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Francesco Polizzi (dead, natural causes)


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Comment by James Adams on December 30, 2010 at 12:39pm

Also, the creators of 'Soprano's' based the DeMeo family on the DeCavalcante family. Fact.

Comment by Gangsters Inc. on December 30, 2010 at 12:42pm
That is very much open to debate. DeCavalcante mobsters were picked up on a bug talking about the series and asking each other if those guys were supposed to be them. But The Sopranos and DeMeo Family are based on a variety of mobsters from Jersey, New York, and other places.
Comment by James Adams on December 30, 2010 at 12:43pm
Yeah, that is very true. I read somewhere that a couple of DeCavalcante guys, and two skippers were picked up on a bug. :)
Comment by Simone R. DeCavalcante Jr. on April 25, 2012 at 10:40pm

Yes the Soprano's was based on the DeCavalcante Family. Our thing was not portrayed as the old man ran it. But hell HBO had to make the show sell.  Being Sam's son I know that hollywood had it's way with it and it was not a very welcome thing some of what was used to base the show on. Thankfully they did not go into the life as it really is and expose what was the truth and really happened.

Comment by DaLenosgirl on May 16, 2012 at 11:11pm

I always hoped they would do a prequel to the Soprano's...just loved the episodes of the good ole' days with "Johnny Boy" Soprano. Ya never know.

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