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Gambino soldier Gaetano Altamura aka Tommy aka The Enforcer (1913-1967). The imposing Miami-based Gambino Family mobster that was known to hobnob with celebrities and millionaires around the ritzy North Bay Village neighborhood was killed on Halloween night 1967, shot in the back of the head at the Harbor Lounge. Altamura had been feuding with fellow South Florida mob figure, Anthony “Big Tony” Esperti, a boxer turned gangster. Esperti got life in jail. Courtesy: Avi Bash/OC in Miami book
Anthony J Vellucci aka Tony Miserable (1924-1984) was a NY born soldier in the Genovese family. He lived in East Harlem with his wife and two daughters. His first arrest was at age 15 and his crime sheet mentions juvenile delinquency, unlawful entry, grand larceny and federal and state narcotic law violations. He had no legitimate employment known and made his money off drug smuggling into the US from Europe, Canada and Cuba. He was one of the key figures in that multi million ring that operated
Stephen Armone (November 17, 1899 Palermo, Sicily – 1960), also known as "14th Street Steve", was a New York gangster with the Gambino crime family who ran gambling operations in Lower Manhattan. He was the older brother of Gambino capo Joseph Armone. His arrest record included assault and battery with intent to kill, burglary, and narcotics laws violations. In 1957, Armone allegedly participated in the assassination of family boss Albert Anastasia, with Steven Grammauta and Arnold Wittenburgh.
FRANK NITTI, top Chicago gangster in the 1930's - mentor of Saul Alinsky. Nitti was impressed with Alinsky and hired him to serve as a bookkeeper and office boy and placed him on a regular salary. From his inside position, Alinsky was able to learn lessons in extortion techniques that he would later employ in organizing in Chicago’s Woodlawn and the Back of the Yards neighborhoods.
Francesco Caruso (Gambino family) Birth: 1891 - Sicily Death: 1968 - New York Francesco 'cheech' Caruso was a gunman and enforcer for Salvatore D'Aquila in Brooklyn during the 1910's and 1920's. Caruso became a hot topic in the press after he murdered a young doctor named Casper Pendola in 1927. On February 13, 1927, Franscesco's first born son Joey died in his arms. The 6 year old boy had become seriously sick just the day before, starting with a sore throat. On February 12 Casper Pendola (...
Tommy Luchese. Lucchese junto con Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, formaron la pandilla de la Calle 107. Los miembros de la banda robó las carteras, las tiendas robado y otros crimenes La pandilla de la Calle 107a opera bajo la protección de la familia jefe Gaetano "Tom" Reina. Sus viejos amigos Charlie Luciano, Frank Costello y Meyer Lansky se habían convertido en socios del gángster judío Arnold "The Brain" Rothstein vender alcohol de contrabando.
Vito Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-born American mobster and crime boss who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime family. Genovese served as mentor to the future boss of the Genovese crime family Vincent "Chin" Gigante. He was known as Boss of all Bosses.
LOUIS "LEPKE" BUCHALTER Feb. 6, 1897 Death: Mar. 4, 1944 Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the 1930s and 1940s, and was a close associate of mafia boss Lucky Luciano. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers
Former gambino soldier frank fappiano , he was made in his mid 20s and has to go down as one of the youngest made guys in history , he turned government witness after being involved in the murder of Frank Hydell, who was shot to death in the parking lot of a Staten Island, New York, strip club.
Greg Scarpa RAT A powerful capo in the Colombo crime family, “The Grim Reaper”, one of the chief enforcers for Carmine Persico the Colombo family boss. Became a FBI informer in 1962 after arrested for armed robbery. The relationship between the two spanned approx 30 years. During the bloody Colombo wars of the 1980’s he supplied the feds with information about is organized crime enemies with in his own family.
Charles Dean O'Banion (July 8, 1892 – November 10, 1924) was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion, although he never went by that first name. He was murdered by members of Capone's outfit. The O'Banion killing sparked a brutal five-year gang war between the North Side Gang and the Chicago Outfit.