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The Colombo crime family is the youngest of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The family formerly known as the "Profaci crime family" was originally formed in 1928 by Joseph "The Olive Oil King" Profaci.The family has since gone through three separate family wars. The first war took place during the late 1950s when Crazy Joe Gallo began revolting against his boss Joe Profaci for demanding too much tribute. The war began to lose momentum in the early 1960s, when Crazy Joe was arrested and boss Joe Profaci died of cancer. The family came together under Joseph "Joe C." Colombo's command. After some years the second family war began immediately after the release of Crazy Joe from prison he ordered the shooting of Colombo in 1971. The Colombo supporters led by Carmine Persico won the war when, his side murdered Crazy Joe Gallo in a Little Italy restaurant in 1972.

After two decades of peace the third and bloodiest war erupted in 1991 when Victor Orena undermined the imprisoned boss Carmine Persico. The family then split into two separate faction's one loyal to the boss Persico and others to Orena. The Persico faction attacked soldiers and capos who were supporting Orena and vice versa. In 1993 with twelve family members dead and Orena imprisoned the war was finally over. Since then, the family has been hit again and again by prosecutions, informants and convictions due to the third war. Recently the family turned to a resident of Massachusetts, Ralph DeLeo, to run the family for Persico.



In September 1921, Joseph Profaci arrived in New York City. Months before he had decided to make the voyage to America, leaving behind his small town of Villabate, Sicily. After some time of struggling in Chicago with his businesses he moved back to Brooklyn in 1925, becoming a well known olive oil importer. Profaci obtained his American citizenship on September 27, 1927. With his olive oil importing business doing well he made deals with friends from his old town in Sicily and one of his largest buyers was Tampa mobster Ignazio Italiano. He controlled his small gang of criminals that operated mainly in the borough of Brooklyn. The most dominate Cosa Nostra groups active in Brooklyn were led by Salvatore D'Aquila, Frankie Yale, Giuseppe Masseria and Nicola Schiro (leader of the Castellammarese Clan).

On July 1, 1928 Brooklyn mobster Frankie Yale was murdered by Chicago Outfit's boss Al Capone hit-men. Yale was murdered because he did not want to give Al Capone the control over the Unione Siciliana. Yale's murder allowed Joseph Profaci and his brother in-law Joseph Magliocco to gain territory for their small gang. The Profaci's gang gained territory in Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Red Hook and Carroll Gardens while the rest of Yale's group went to the Masseria family.

Months later on October 10, 1928 the capo di tutti capi Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila was murder resulting in a dispute over who would take over D'Aquila's family. In order to prevent a long and violent war in Brooklyn a mafia meeting was called. The meeting took place on December 5, 1928 in the Statler Hotel in Cleveland. The hotel was chosen in Cleveland, Ohio because it was under the Porrello crime family control and protection. The main topic discussed was the dividing of D'Aquila's territory. At the meeting the mobster representing Brooklyn were Joseph Profaci, Joseph Magliocco (Profaci's second ), Vincent Mangano (who reported to disputable D'Aqulia family boss Alfred "Al Mineo" Manfredi), Joseph Bonanno (represented Salvatore Maranzano), Chicago mobsters Joseph Guinta, Pasquale Lolordo and Tampa mobster Ignazio Italiano arrived to make a peace resolution. As a result of Profaci's connections present at the meeting he received a fraction of D'Aqulia's Brooklyn territory.

The Castellammarese War

Months after the D'Aquila murder, Joe Masseria began a campaign to become Capo di tutti capi (Boss of Bosses) in the United States demanding tribute from the remaining three mafia groups in New York City which included the Reina family, the Castellammarese Clan and the Profaci family. Masseria already had the support of the new D'Aquila family boss Alfred Manfredi. On February 26, 1930 Masseria ordered the murder of Gaetano Reina to make a point. This started the Castellammarese War, Masseria, and his allies Alfred Manfredi and new appointed Reina family boss Joseph Pinzolo fought Salvatore Maranzano and Joseph Profaci. The war would come to an end when Charles "Lucky" Luciano a lieutenant for Masseria betrayed him and worked with Maranzano. The secret alliance between the two had Masseria killed on April 15, 1931. Maranzano then became the new Capo di tutti capi in the United States. Five months later on September 10, 1931 Luciano had Maranzano killed and created the Mafia Commission. Now there would be five independent Cosa Nostra families in New York City and twenty one additional families across the United States.

The Gallo brothers revolt

Eventually, the anger of a few Profaci subordinates boiled over into a rebellion that would plunge the Profaci family into conflict for decades. Always the opportunist, Carlo Gambino, the boss of the Gambino crime family began stirring up unrest in the Profaci family. Gambino's goal was to undermine the rival Profaci-Bonanno alliance on the Mafia Commission. The three Gallo brothers (Larry Gallo, Joey Gallo and Albert Gallo) proved receptive to Gambino's overtures. Profaci had been taking a large chunk of the profits from the brothers' racketeering activities and they felt cheated. Profaci compounded these ill feeling by ordering the execution of Gallo crew member Frank Abbatemarco for disloyalty and disrespect in withholding tribute to Profaci.

In February 1961, the Gallos struck against Profaci. They kidnapped several prominent Profaci loyalists, including underboss Joseph Magliocco and capo Joe Colombo. Profaci sent his consigliere, Charles Locicero, to negotiate with the Gallos. For the release of Magliocco and Colombo, the brothers demanded that Profaci change the way he divided profits between the crews. Profaci appeared to agree to these demands, and the Gallos released both men.

However, Profaci was simply waiting for the right opportunity to exact revenge on the Gallos. In September 1961, Profaci's men murdered Gallo crew member Joseph Gioelli. That same month, they attempted to murder Larry Gallo in a Brooklyn bar, but were interrupted by the police. Furious at Profaci's treachery, the Gallo brothers started attacking Profaci's men on sight. An all-out gang war erupted between the two family factions.

Death of Profaci

For much of 1961 and 1962, the Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese bosses pressured Profaci to retire. They felt that it was in the best interest of all the families to end the conflict with the Gallo brothers. On June 6, 1962, Profaci died of cancer and was replaced by Magliocco, a man very much in the Profaci mold.
Magliocco's appointment did nothing to placate the Gallo Brothers, who continued to battle the Colombo family. Two of Magliocco's chief enforcers, Carmine "Junior" Persico and one of his right-hand men, Hugh McIntosh, were targeted by the Gallo brothers but survived their respective attacks. The Gallos were likely planning further attacks against Maglicco, but never got to execute them. A number of Gallo gang members were convicted on racketeering charges and two others were murdered by Magliocco. Himself in prison, Joey Gallo was unable to reorganize his crew. For now, the Gallo Brothers conflict was over.
Magliocco's regime and treachery

With the Gallos temporarily out of the way, Magliocco was able to consolidate his position and concentrate on family business. However, he soon made a critical mistake. Magliocco's ally, Joseph Bonanno, proposed a bold plot to murder the bosses of the Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese families. Angry at their interference in Profaci family affairs, Magliocco agreed to the plot and tasked Joseph Colombo with organizing the assassinations. Sensing an opportunity for his personal advancement, Colombo instead betrayed Magliocco by revealing the murder plot to Carlo Gambino and Tommy Lucchese.

The Commission immediately called Bonanno and Magliocco to justice. Fearing for his life, Bonanno went into hiding out of state. Magliocco stayed in New York to face the Commission. Understanding that Bonanno was the mastermind of the murder plot, the Commission spared Magliocco's life. They fined him $50,000 and allowed him to retire from mob life. Magliocco died soon after of natural causes.

The Colombo era

With Gambino's blessing, Colombo became the new family boss. Gambino wanted to reward Colombo's loyalty and also figured that he could easily control him. To remove any association with the despised Profaci, the Profaci family was rechristened the Colombo family.

Colombo soon proved to be less pliable than Gambino expected. Following the arrest of his son on charges of debasing the currency, Colombo set up the Italian-American Civil Rights League. His stated aim was to defend Italian Americans from "prejudice" at the hands of the law enforcement authorities. Because of the League, Colombo frequently appeared on television and met with the press. In an organization that prided itself on secrecy and keeping a low profile, Colombo's peers did not appreciate his publicity seeking activities.
In February 1971, Joey Gallo was released from prison and the Colombo family again descended into chaos. On June 28, 1971, at a League rally in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, Colombo was shot as he pushed through the crowd to get to the stage. The shooter, a young African-American man called Jerome Johnson, was killed immediately by Colombo's entourage. Colombo survived the shooting, but was left in a vegetative state. Gallo was suspected of organizing the hit due to his ties with the African-American criminal fraternity of Harlem. Gallo believed an alliance with the Harlem group would present the mob with new opportunities, but few others in the families shared this belief. With Colombo permanently disabled, Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi became "acting boss" until Carmine "Junior" Persico was released from prison.

On April 7, 1972, Colombo shooters shot and killed Joey Gallo at Umberto's Clam House in Little Italy.The Gallo wars were finally over.

The family under Persico

Following the high-profile media exposure of Joseph Colombo and the murderous excesses of Joe Gallo, the Colombo family entered a period of comparative calm and stability. With Colombo in a coma, the family leadership went to Thomas DiBella, a man adept at evading the authorities since his sole bootlegging conviction in 1932. However, DiBella was unable to prevent the Gambino family from chipping away at Colombo rackets, and the Colombos declined in power. Poor health forced DiBella to retire in 1977, and Colombo died in 1978. The Colombo family was facing another power vacuum.

During the 1970s, Carmine Persico had grown in stature within the family and was considered to be the clear successor as boss. However, Persico had spent much of this time in prison, and it was unclear if he could effectively rule the family from prison. Nevertheless, Persico took control, designating Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella as his street boss. In 1986, both men were convicted on massive Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges and were sentenced to 100 years. In 1988, Persico named Victor Orena as the new acting boss.

Third Colombo war

Orena, an ambitious capo from Cedarhurst was not content with being acting boss to Persico. In 1990, using his strong ties to Gambino boss John Gotti, Orena petitioned the Mafia Commission to declare him the official boss of the Colombo family. Unwilling to cause more conflict, the Commission refused. On June 21, 1991, an enraged Persico sent gunmen under the leadership of Carmine Sessa to murder Orena at his house. Orena managed to escape before the gunmen could strike. The third Colombo war had begun.

While both sides appealed to the Commission for help, the war continued. On November 1991, Gregory Scarpa Sr., a Persico loyalist, was driving his daughter and granddaughter home when several Orena gunmen ambushed them. Scarpa and his relatives managed to escape. The war continued on until 1992, when law enforcement placed Orena and most of his loyalists in prison.

Twelve people, including three innocent bystanders, died in this gang war. More than 80 made members and associates from both sides of the Colombo family were convicted, jailed or indicted. These included Persico's brother Theodore "Teddy" Persico and his son Alphonse Persico, DeRoss, and Orena's two sons, Victor Jr. Orena and John Orena.

While the Colombo war raged, the Commission refused to allow any Colombo member to sit on the Commission and considered dissolving the family and splitting its manpower and resources among the remaining families. In 2002, with the help of Bonanno family boss Joseph Massino, the Commission finally allowed the Colombos to rejoin them.

Current leadership

Carmine "Junior" Persico, at age 76, allegedly remains boss of the much-weakened Colombo family. He is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina. Persico had designated his son Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico as his successor. However, in December 2007, Alphonse Persico and Underboss John "Jackie" DeRoss were convicted of ordering the 1999 killing of William Cutolo and were sentenced to life in prison.

John "Sonny" Franzese, 92 years old and a bitter Persico enemy, is allegedly underboss. Franzese has spent much of his life in prison and is under tight parole restrictions, but has still assumed a top spot in the family. In May 2007, Franzese was arrested on parole violation charges stemming from meetings with Colombo caporegimes and high ranking members of other crime families. Franzese was released from jail in 2008.

Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo, longtime capo and former street boss, assumed the role of acting boss after the 2008 arrest of Thomas Gioeli.Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi is said to be the current Colombo Consigliere. He is currently living in Florida and considered to be semi-retired.

Recent criminal prosecutions

In June 2008, acting boss Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli, underboss John "Sonny" Franzese, former consigliere Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace, captain Dino Calabro, mob soldier Dino Saracino and several members and associates were indicted on multiple racketeering charges. These charges included drug trafficking, loan sharking, extortion and three murders dating back to the Colombo Wars. As of October 2010, Gioeli is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. If convicted, he faces life in prison. On December 24, 2008, Franzese was released from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. However he is still under indictment and is scheduled to go on trial sometime in 2009 along with Gioeli and Calabro. If convicted, they are all facing life sentences.

On December 17, 2009, the FBI charged members of the Colombo family with allegedly engaging in drug trafficking, extortion and loansharking. The crew was operating in Massachusetts, Arkansas, Rhode Island, New York and Florida. The leader of the crew is the current "Street Boss", Ralph F. DeLeo. He grabbed a piece of territory in Boston for the family. As the new street boss, DeLeo is not a New York City based mobster. He met Alphonse Persico in prison in the early 1990s and when he was released he became a made member in the family. DeLeo became street boss after the Gioeli arrest in 2008. On January 26, 2010 capo Dino Calabro, facing trial for murdering a New York police officer, became a government witness. His testimony could be devastating to the family leadership. On July 20, 2010. Michael Souza became a government witness, testifying against Anthony Dentico of the Genovese crime family.

Historical leadership of the Colombo Crime Family

Boss (official and acting)
    * 1928–1962 — Joseph Profaci (Died of natural causes)
    * 1962–1963 — Joseph Magliocco (Forced to retire by Mafia Commission)
    * 1964–1971 — Joseph Colombo (Left in vegetative state by assassination attempt)
          o Acting - 1971 — Joseph Yacovelli (returned to Consigliere)
          o Acting - 1971–1973 — Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi (semi-retired in 2008)
    * 1973–present — Carmine "Junior" Persico (Boss) ("The Snake") (imprisoned 1973 to 1979, 1981 to 1984, 1985 to present)
          o Acting - 1973 — Joseph "Joey" Brancato
          o Acting - 1974–1979 — Thomas DiBella
          o Acting - 1981-1982 — Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico (Carmine Persico's brother, serving life in prison)
          o Acting - 1983–1984 — Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella (in prison until 2052)
          o Acting - 1986—1987— Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico (Carmine Persico's son, serving life in prison)
          o Acting - 1987 — Anthony "Scappy" Scarpati
          o Acting - 1987–1988 — Three-man Ruling Panel: Vittorio "Vic" Orena, Joseph Russo, Benedetto "Benny" Aloi (disbanded 1988)
          o Acting - 1988–1992 — Vittorio "Vic" Orena (serving life in prison)
          o Acting - 1992–1993 — Joseph Scopo (acting boss)
          o Acting - 1993–1994 — Three-man Ruling Panel: Theodore "Teddy" Persico, Joseph Baudanza, Joseph Tomasello (disbanded 1994)
          o Acting - 1994–1996 — Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo
          o Acting - 1996–2000 — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico
          o Acting - 2000–2003 — Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace (in prison, awaiting trial on Dols murder)
          o Acting - 2003–2006 — Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico (serving life in prison)
          o Acting - 2006–present — Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo

Street Bosses
    * 1991—1994 — Joseph "Joe T" Tomasello
    * 2003—2008 — Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli (jailed in 2008)
    * Acting 2008–2009 — Benjamin Castellazzo (sentenced to life in 2009)
    * 2008—2010 — Ralph F. DeLeo (operated from New England)

    * 1927-1962 — Joseph "Joe Malyak" Magliocco (promoted to Boss)
    * 1962-1963 — Salvatore "Sally the Sheik" Mussachio
    * 1963-1967 — John "Sonny" Franzese
    * 1967-1971 — Charles "Charlie Lemons" Mineo
    * 1971-1973 — Sebastian "Buster" Aloi
    * 1973-1977 — Anthony "Abbie Shots" Abbattemarco
    * 1977-1981 — Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico (Carmine Persico's brother; promoted to Acting Boss)
    * 1981-1994 — Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella (promoted to Acting Boss)
          o Acting -1986-1993 — Joseph "Joey" Scopo
    * 1994-1999 — Joel Cacace (moved to Consigliere)
          o Acting - 1993-1999 — Benedetto "Benny" Aloi
    * 1999 — William "Wild Bill" Cutolo (Murdered 1999)
    * 1999-2004 — John DeRoss (serving life sentence)
          o Acting - 2001-2003 — Thomas Gioeli (promoted to Acting Boss)
    * 2004–present — John "Sonny" Franzese (free, awaiting racketeering trial 2010)
          o Acting 2009–present — Theodore "Teddy" Persico Jr.

    * 1931-1954 — Salvatore Profaci
    * 1954-1962 — Salvatore "Sally the Sheik" Mussachio (promoted to Underboss)
    * 1962-1963 — John "Johnny Bath Beach" Oddo
    * 1963-1967 — Giovanni "John" Miscuraca
    * 1967-1973 — Joseph "Joey Yack" Yacovelli (was Acting Boss 1971)
    * 1973-1979 — Vacant
    * 1979-1988 — Thomas "Old Man" DiBella
    * 1988 — Vincent "James" Angellino
    * 1988-1993 — Carmine Sessa
          o Acting - 1988-1993 — Benedetto "Benny" Aloi (promoted to Acting Underboss)
    * 1993-1999 — Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi
    * 1999-2008 — Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace (promoted to Acting Boss)
          o Acting - 2001-2004 — Ralph "Ralphie" Lombardo
          o Acting - 2004-2008 — Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi
    * 2008–present — Richard Fusco


Brooklyn capos
    * Paul "Paulie Guns" Bevacqua – acting capo of the Gieoli crew in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island. Bevacqua supported Orena in the third family war in the 1990s, but later reconciled with the family.
    * Benedetto "Benny" Aloi - capo and brother to Vincent Aloi. During the third family war in the 1990s, Aloi was Orena's underboss. In 1991, Aloi was convicted in the Window Case, was released from prison on March 17, 2009.

    * Thomas Petrizzo - soldier who controlled contracting company in Middlesex, New Jersey.

Imprisoned Capos
    * Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli – Persico supporter who ran a crew operating in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island. Gioeli's acting capo is Paul Bevacqua.
    * Theodore "Teddy" Persico - brother to Carmine Persico, uncle to Alphonse "Little Allie Boy" Persico, and father to Theodore Persico Jr. The 71 year-old mobster has been a capo in Brooklyn since the 1970s. Persico served on the family ruling panel in the early 1990s until his arrest. His projected release date is October 9, 2013.
    * John "Jackie" DeRoss – capo serving life in prison after his 2009 conviction for the 1999 William Cutolo murder. DeRoss is a cousin to Carmine Persico and was underboss from 1999 to 2004.
    * Anthony "Chucky" Russo - capo related to Carmine Persico. Russo’s cousins are Joseph "Jo Jo" Russo and William "Billy" Russo, who also operate in Brooklyn and Long Island.
  * Michael Catapano - nephew of Franzese, Catapano is currently serving a 6½ year sentence after pleading guilty to extorting a pizzeria and a gambling club.

Family crews
Garfield Boys

Former members
    * Frank "Frankie Shots" Abbatemarco (Murdered in 1959)
    * Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino (Died of natural causes in 1996)
    * Vincenzo "Vinny" Aloi (semi-retired in 2008)
    * Dominick "Little Dom" Cataldo (Died in prison 1990)
    * Vincent DeMartino (imprisoned until 2025)
    * Michael "Yuppie Don" Franzese - a former capo, his father is Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese. In the late 1980s, Michael retired from the family and became a Christian public speaker.
    * Antonio Cottone - worked with Joe Profaci, lived in Villabate Sicily.
    * Ralph "Little Ralphie" Scopo
    * Charles "Moose" Panarella
    * Nicholas "Nicky" Bianco
    * Salvatore "Sally" D'Ambrosio

Family Associate's
    * Hugh "Apples" MacIntosh
    * Peter "Pete the Nap" Napolitano
    * Gerard Pappa
    * Thomas "Tommy" Genovese
    * Kenny "Kenji" Gallo
    * Frederick "Fred" Devine
    * Antonio-Anthony Rodriguez

Government Informants
    * Gregory Scarpa, Sr.
    * Dino "Big Dino" Calabro - a former capo who murdered NYPD officer Ralph Dols in 1997 with mobster Dino Saracino. Was convicted of murder in 2009, became a government witness in 2010 to avoid death penalty.
    * Joseph "Joe Pesh" Luparelli

In popular culture

The 2008 Rockstar North's video game GTA IV the fictional Ancelotti family could loosely be based on the Colombo crime family. The Ancelotti family is the least influential family in Liberty City and like the Colombos they are the smallest family in the City. In The Ballad Of Gay Tony The Ancelotti family has a bigger part in the story having Luis Fernando Lopez deal with a soldier named Rocco Pelosi, where you do business with Liberty City Triad's and the Bahama Mamas night club manager for the family, which is the only time you can enter the club. The song Put 'Em High is plays at Bahama Mamas.


  1. new boss of colombo family is joey pipes sena

  2. Joey Sena runs stateniland n brooklyn for the Clomombo family.His nef runs south bklyn n new jerisy for him.His nef is Waynee Sena from South Bklyn.The nef does the hits for the Family.From what i know.

  3. Clomobo acting boss Joe Sena aka. Joey the Marine Sena he was Joe Clomobo's boadyguard in 1970.

  4. junior has tried to maintain control while inside. he has failed. the family has suffered from his clinging to power. the family has only one superstar, one man whose exploits have kept them relevan. sony franzese is a legend, the financier of movies, record companies and the archetect of a gasoline scam that brought in 9 mil. a week at the peak. an earner of historic proportion, the octegerian don is respected by most and feared by all. even the west village and east harlem crews pay him deference. the rest of the colombo's are a joke looking for a punch line. a situation caused by the feds bringing a bogus case before a corrupt judge to take sonny off the street. the colombo's were crippled but american justice was made to look foolish in the world's eye. only the same fools who refuse to acknowledge the damage an idiot like w caused america by his incompetent and crony led administration would defend a bogus conviction as being for the greater good. one must understand kafka to reach the depth of depravity caused by the case

  5. Sonny is the real deal If he could manage his mashugana wife and rat sons as well as the rackets he'd be perfect. But alas he cannot. Tina is a ball bustin loudmouth, Michael a canniving rat who left his wife and kids to starve while bangin a mexican whore, and John a pathetic junkie. Wonder if these three failures keep the old legend awake at night

    1. mike is not a rat watch ur mouth my uncle sonny is a fucking og so be careful probably did more time in jail then you've been alive without ratting so yea his wires a count johns a junkie but mikes not a rat

  6. can anybody tell me anything about the Russo family


    1. scumbag your mother is a rat my cousin is doing 1000 years u piece of shit

    2. GET OFF CHUCKIE AND HIS SONS DICK U RAT FAG JUNKIE COWARD ! Fukkin dog ur whole life u fag cop caller! Fukkin rat - whole family a bunch of RATS- fkkn nickel bagger-

  8. zzzzzzzzzzzzz boring..... Is this crap real or what? Sounds like BS...

    1. Hey asshole you could find out how real it is if you really want to

  9. Boys and girls I was born in Canarsie.
    I knew all the boys columbos gambinos luchese.
    Well they all turn RAT.

    1. sad fact, everyone has a price to the demise of the families.

  10. O no it is quite real. The redfellas run Nyc nowadays.
    What a Shame remember the demeo crew u have no clue!
    I do

  11. Ralph Scopo sr died in jail doing 135 years for the commission case and never said a word his son Joey when faced with death told his killers "you got balls then kill me" so he died like a mans man and Joey son Joseph just did three years and said nothing Ralph jr who is Rlph sr son has been in and out of jail since the Colombo war and Ralph has a son named Ralph that the feds were all over for union stuff and the feds got nothing from him.

    1. I know the Scopo's very well. Everything you say is true. I worked with Joey. Ralph SR. is my wife's uncle. The Feds have nothing better to do then worry about the MOB. What about the other groups out there? The goverment is the worse mob around! Killing, over throwing other goverments. I see the Arab Spring in the Middle East, how about starting or own right here in the U.S!! Well also need to stop taking orders from Israel they will destory us!!

  12. this shit is a fuckin joke you got guys on here that are being called boss of what there home and then u got people asking about russo family there only one russo every one needs to know about anthony the loud mouth rat russo a guy who cry on his first bid thst his wife was leaveing him then u got people saying on here they know all these guys when they only know what they read in the paper come on what gose on here u know any real men the ones who go to jail with a smile on there face and it ant posted in news papers or on a computer like one kid who took a plea deal this week like he was going to the stor for ice cream on a hot day and the 5 guys who stood with him and are doing the same cause of the rat anthony russo and his little helper tommy m the little dick sucker and his brother inlaw pete the ball swinger let try geting off the sonnys gotti perico and all the other news paper names and give a chear 4 the one who stood in the back round of what is no a joke and entertament

  13. june3 3:34 am post what r u talking about? you must have made the comment on may 15th so we get it you dont like anthony the rat russo but nobody liked him even when he was walking around thinking he was a captain with not a penny in his pocket

  14. does anyone know what Jackie Deross sons are doing and are they Made.

  15. remember GOLDY'S DINER...........Queens

  16. also, carlo and carmine are true every sense of the word.


    *it isn't something asked for,it's earned*

    1. Bunch of fucking rats yous are!

  17. My father told me...Never tell anyone who your cousin was...or his cousin....The late L
    I met many of these people in Fed. Prision and one of them was Gotti sr. TRUSTED PEOPLE DON"T TALK , although I notice some are in protective custody witness protection program...
    The Flyn Nun

  18. black dom in and out.what has changed since euro-atlantic days smackin bitch ass brokers around

    1. LOL! heres a man who knows things. Euro Atlantic!

  19. Not 1 of you commenters know shit... STFU & go about your business!!!

  20. Jimmy Gallo is a good guy,

  21. The next big rat for the columbos is Reynold Maragni and his is gonna bring down this family and other familys from fla. to Ny. This guy is big trouble for the mob. He needs to be found fast. Then buried !!! He knows way to much. He must go faster than fast. Iam sure eveyone is shittin there pants now. Because trouble is at there door step. He must go !!!

    1. did the crime then to big a pussy to do time, rats on guys who did the time and were stand up guys .he deserves to be hoffaed.would not want to wear those heavy shoes of his, u know what happens when shoes get to heavy ,they cause u to sink!!!!

  22. Where is Joseph Yacovelli now ?


    1. yea frank lucas was still controlled and let do business after reciving permission so dont think he was all that he lasted about 6-8 yrs think the families have lasted lots longer than that dont u or are u just stupid

  24. joel cacace was a tought guy and i am proud to call him my cousin

  25. im related to fredrick "fred" devine dont know much bout him though

  26. all i hear is a lot of bla bla bla,,,,a lot of cheap talk,,,,,need to learn the real deal.
    YES, JOEL CACACE .aka. WAVELY...was a tough guy, stand up guy...remember when he got shot
    on 14 th far as FRANK LUCAS that nigger was bullshit..nobdy knew that snitch till
    AMERICAN GANGSTER came out...besides that shit is still going on...just low key

    1. What happened to "Joe Waverly" Cacace? Is he in prison now? If so, will ever get out?

  27. I keep hearing people say some zips killed joey gallo or other members of the colombo family, are u serious. Joey gallo is goona sit there in umberto's & knows he's a marked man & let known enemies from the colombo family come in and shoot him. Joey gallo was bringing alot of unneeded attention as was joe colombo, the other bosses didnt like it plus he was greedy. The week before he was killed he dispespected russell bufalino, who was a powerfull boss tight with giancana, trafficante, angelo bruno, tony salerno & others. Most people never heard of bufalino or never eealised how powerfull he was & thats the way he wanted it. He & the NY bosses needed an outsider to do the job so russell got his main enforcer from philly named frank the irishman sheeran, the guy deniro is gonna play in scorcese's new movie to do the work. His bodyguards where in on it & he walked in & shot gallo who stumbled outside & was finished off. Read the book I heard u paint houses which scorcese;s movie is gonna be based on. He killed hoffa to.

    1. the last one seen with hoffa killed him and we all know who that was and not even close to who u think joe z told the f b i before he died where hoffa was good thing they lied to even him their boss where they disposed of him . good thing almost everyone talks they are all dead now and maybe the guy told his son the new boss of detroit but i think he took to his grave,smart as he was.

  28. Listen please do your home work on these RUSSO'S ANTHONY 'CHUCKY ' RUSSO thats from 973rd street brooklyn ny.11231 he was a fucken nobody punk born sucker bastard. He.wore bullshit cloudy small tiny little ring he was a fucken joke. NOONE EVER TOOK HIM SERIOUS. Truth is noone take any russo's serious. No were. He also got a son alfonse. My sister and her.husband with there eyes caught him sucking dick. ALL YOU INNOCENT PEOPLE.OUT THERE WHO.DONT NO. WELL NO YOU DO. OK. AND GOD BLESS YOU.

    1. Wrong tough guy, I was there, it was your sister sucking Alphonses dick.

    2. u r a faggot it was your mother who was blowing him u fucking rat

    3. It was you sucking cock you quiff cock sucker.

  29. seems some people think they run the whole show, like chris colombo from orange county n.y, the way this guy talks, you would think he owns it all, screw all the rest off them i think he said,and that included the hells angels, i'd hate to be this guy when they catch up to him

  30. why dont u say who u r talking about chuckie you faggot its because your the rat u no where we stay come down any time and i will put your dick in your mothers mouth

  31. Does anyone know anything about Anthony Scarpati?

    1. What about him motherfucker he was a real man

    2. Anthony Scarpati was a SCUMBAG that sucked NIGGER dick in jail... that's a fact

    3. Anthony Scarpati aka scappy was a SCUMBAG that loved sucking NIGGER dicks in jail!!! that's a fact

    4. I think it was your father sucking nigger cock you faggot

    5. You were scared to death of the man when he was alive asshole

  32. Does anyone know if any of the Gallo family had a daughter or sister named auriella Gallo or also known as Laura Gallo. she died very young, she was my grandmother and I'd like to know what she was like.


  34. These posts are hysterical, I don't know Anthony Russo, but Andrew "mush" Russo is a sweatheart, his family are kind & generous people regardless of what they do.. I've been to his house, met his wife..know his grandkids & more then anything it's sad he has to spend time in jail at his age, missing out on his family. There are many many worse criminals walking the streets of NY that deserve to be in jail more then him, he would give the shirt off his back!

  35. Never read such bullshit in my life. Those who do, do, the wannabes talk about it. The real men, like Gotti take it and never say a word. Know some of these guys and have nothing to say except good things about them. My Godfather, may he rest in peace was John Oddo and thru him got to know lots of theses people in the 62 area.

    1. You and John oddo are 2 jerkoffs period

  36. Does anyone know what happened to Johnny "Tarzan" Lusterino?

  37. did any of you guys know larry perisco? or blasé?

  38. Anybody know if "Apples" is still alive?

  39. I found this on a recent news paper post. According to the post the wiseguy on the tape is either from the Genovese or Colombo family and the girl, it says it’s the ex-girlfriend of the Bonanno Underboss and a Genovese associate but doesn't say the name. The guy on the tape recording is obviously a wiseguy. She handles these wiseguys much better than the FBI seems to. It’s pretty funny too! It’s in 3 parts. Even the picture is funny!

    w w w dot

  40. the real stand up guys are still on the phuken shelf. the rest are a bunch of scumbags.

  41. All off you dont know what you talkin bout Anthony Russo is not related to Andrew Ruso and all of you talking shit won't say shit to Andrew russo face that's why you are writing anonymous cause he'll break your legs I was with him in mdc Brooklyn he's a sweetheart until you try him I witnessed it hrs was bout to fuck up 3 big ass niggas cause they were trying him he spent 24 years in jail cause he didn't say a word you fagets don't know what yous talkin boot

  42. We are all anonymous, we know someone, someone knows us. Who the fuck are we kidding, I'll take my stories into the dirt and that's that!!


  44. Anyone know about John Rosatti? Does he still have ties to the family?

  45. What ever happened to the Dino Calabro, Dino Saracino and Tommy Shots? I know Tommy Gioli and Little Dino beat the Ralph Doles murder case, but they still haven't been released. Did they let Dino Calabro walk on that for testifying against the others? I heard Dino Calbro's wife left him for one of the agents they arrested him... LOL! Probably just a rumor but still funny!

  46. Which wiseguy/crew got the most muscle on Staten Island? Bonannos? Gambinos? West Side?

  47. The Sena's run the family now acting Boss is Joey the marine Sena he was Joe Coloumbo's body guard in 1970's.he runs stateniland ny, and his God son Waynie Sena brookly n NJ,They say they run all the card games too n other things realy cant say too much i want o live to see my next birthday.

  48. rat o no rats they all basterds burn them alive......

  49. bye bye fish......

    1. anybody know a Vito Sirabella

  50. what do people think of thomas farese never hear anything about him seems he is the smart one low profile

  51. Is john staluppi or his dealerships still mob connected

    1. yea hes still around, just sold a huge property in staten island and the gov was trying to tie it to him running the money through a million diff spots but noone every picked up on it. thats definatley a heavy did, multi millionaire huge earner

  52. you assholes are a joke. I met Carmine Persico in Federal Prison, as a guard. I also met 100 Mafia leaders that were rounded up in NY and sent to Fed. Prison in Butner. I met captains and Lts. I respect Italians, because I worked for a mafia leader in Long Island Ny, who went away for 6 years, and and had nothing. He got out and had all you cannot name. So don,t try to act tough, because I know tough people. I see punks in the Federal Prison, because I used to work there.

  53. Anyone know any of the Clemenza's, Jimmy [Jimmy Brown}, deceased; I knew him as the consigliari of the Columbo's in the late '50's and early to mid 60's; or about his four sons-Anthony[now about 70 or71], Jimmy[also goes by name of Jimmy Brown, about 68 of 69], heard he actually became a capo, but he and the rest of his crew are on the shelf because he and his brothers backed Arena in the '90's war; Charley, who I heard is dead; or Jerry, now in his 60's who is supposed to go by Jerry Green Eyes. I lost touch with the family years ago and I'm interested to know what became of them.

  54. Is this real awesome, i read a lot on this stuff love it!!

  55. Stupid mother frs anyone who knows the scarpati family sucking dick lol punk ass fagit you'd never say those word's to any scarpati without getting beat & stabbed to death

  56. What is the connection between Donald Trump and the NY Mob?

  57. It's more of a secret as far as NYC. He met with Bufalino/Pittston crime family in Pennsylvania. Can't tell you which NYC Mob he had connection to. He would walk fast answering no questions. He is more of business. As far as the mafia it was always for protection. The Mafia is Italian/Sicilian. Not the Triads or Yakuza or Bratva.

  58. If more guys wear standup like Hugh ( APPLES) Macintosh a good friend you would not need to worry about RATS. Punk cock suckers if you ask me. If anyone knows about the colombo family from the mid 70 s let me know

  59. Do me a raver don't say shit unless you really know what your saying thanks. I don't have time for bull shit

  60. I'm looking for info on one person. My Dad RICHARD LANOUE SR or Rick you will know him by his 1967 black GTO he ran Rick&Bruce for in auto repair Rahway AV Elizabeth n.j. Any help thanks

  61. I love the stories of the mob
    I believe the mob did wonderful things for this world. They kept things real and weeded out all of the bullshit. With the world the way it is now, lol

  62. alot of rats in the mob ! i can name quite a few ..

  63. Macintosh got violated when NYPD was busting balls about that cop who was murdered. NYPD was busting balls at Netties (now trist) and apples Macintosh happened to be at the bar. He violated his parole by consorting and was sent back to prison without his medication and died soon after. He was a good man. I met him and hung out with him when he was released, and although he was old and a little confused, his reputation preceded him. He was a stand up guy till the end. A Real gangsta. RIP apples Macintosh. He told me to fuck a black chick and my luck would get better.. I did and it did!