Patrick 'Patty' Testa was a member of a Gambino crime family crew headed by the notorious Roy DeMeo who mainly conducted deals pertaining to auto theft. Patrick's brother, Joseph Testa, was a core member of the crew as well. After Roy DeMeo was murdered in 1983, both Patty and Joey, along with fellow DeMeo crew member Anthony Senter, became affiliated with the Lucchese crime family in the mid to late 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Patrick Testa"
Constantino Paul Castellano ( June 20, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. Castellano belonged to the Gambino crime family, then one of New York's largest Mafia families, headed by Carlo Gambino. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Castellano"
Peter "The Clutching Hand" Morello ( 1880- August 15, 1930), also known as "The Old Fox", was the last leader of the Morello crime family and top advisor to Joe Masseria. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter Morello"
Philip Testa, also known as "The Chicken Man", is probably best known not for his brief leadership of the Bruno Family, or The Philadelphia Mafia, but for being the inspiration for one of rock music's most mythical songs. Testa was the underboss of the Philly mob under long-time leader Angelo Bruno, known for his good nature and tendency to avoid dealing in violence or drugs. Bruno was killed on March 21, 1980 in a hit that was most likely ordered by a rebel faction from Atlantic City under Nicodemo ("Nicky") Scarfo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philip Testa"
Pino Greco (died late 1985) was a hitman and member of the Sicilan Mafia. He was nicknamed "The Shoe" and came from a long line of Mafiosi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pino Greco"
Richie Fitzpatrick ( 1880- 1905) was a top gunman in the Monk Eastman gang, as well as a former member of the Five Points Gang, during the late 1890s until his death in 1905. He is best known however for the method of eliminating an Eastman rival where he would meet with the person in question and, after being searched, would inform them that he would not follow Eastman's orders instead seeking to defect to the rival gang and as he excused himself to use the bathroom he would retrieve a planted gun and return surprising the person shooting the victim down. This would later inspire the famous scene in The Godfather Saga. ...more on Wikipedia about "Richie Fitzpatrick"
Rocco Valenti (d. August 11, 1922) was an early New York gangster and prominent member of the Morello crime family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rocco Valenti" Go crack a shortopedia!
Roy DeMeo( 1942, – January 10, 1983) was a ranking member of the Gambino crime family, the largest and one of the most feared crime families in New York. ...more on Wikipedia about "Roy DeMeo"
Salvatore Inzerillo (died May 11, 1981) was a member of the Sicilian Mafia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salvatore Inzerillo"
Salvatore Lima ( January 23, 1928 - March 12, 1992) was an Italian politician from Sicily who was murdered by the Mafia, with whom he was alleged to have ties with. He is sometimes just referred to as Salvo Lima ...more on Wikipedia about "Salvatore Lima"
Salvatore Maranzano ( 1868- September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Mafia boss in the United States. He was the only American "Boss of Bosses" to control all Mafia activity within the US. As a youngster he had wanted to become a priest and even studied to become one, but later became associated with the Mafia in his homeland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salvatore Maranzano"
Salvatore Testa ("Salvie") was the son of Philip Testa, "The Chicken Man", who briefly led the Philadelphia Mafia before his likely execution by Nicodemo Scarfo. Salvie was an up and comer in the mob and was elevated by Scarfo to the rank of capo in the months after his father's death. Testa was extremely violent. Scarfo used him as a hitman in over 15 murders. Mob associate Rocco "Boom Boom" Marinucci was the individual who delivered a pizza and planted a remote-controlled bomb at the home of Sal's father, Phil. When Testa inserted his key in the front door, the bomb exploded, killing him and destroying the front of his house. Exactly one year later, Marinucci was found fatally shot in the neck, chest and head in a parking lot in South Philadelphia. His mouth had been stuffed with three large unexploded cherry bombs. It was the work of "Salvie" Testa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salvatore Testa"
"Mad" Sam DeStefano ( September 13, 1909- April 14, 1973) was an American gangster and one of the Chicago Outfit's most successful hitmen for more than three decades. He is known in Chicago, especially to FBI agents such as William Roemer, as the worst torture-murderer in the history of the United States. DeStefano, known to be mentally unstable, was especially used by the syndicate organization for the torture-murders of Leo Foreman and Arthur Adler as well as the murder of his younger brother Michael DeStefano. However, since he was known, even among gangsters, to be demented he was never a "made" member of the Outfit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam DeStefano"
Salvatore "Sam" "Mo" "Momo" "Mooney" Giancana ( June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam Giancana"
Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano (1930 – August 12, 1982) was a capo in the Bonanno crime family, famous for having allowed FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone to become an associate of the family and nearly "making" him (inducting him into the Mafia). ...more on Wikipedia about "Sonny Black Napolitano"
Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato (died May 5, 1981) was a capo in New York City's Bonanno crime family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sonny Red Indelicato"
Stefano Bontade ( April 23, 1939 - April 23, 1981) was a powerful member of the Sicilan Mafia. Some sources spell his surname Bontate. He was alleged to have links with several powerful politicians, including Giulio Andreotti. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stefano Bontade"
Thomas Bilotti ( 1940 - December 16, 1985) was an underboss of the Gambino Family and driver of Paul Castellano's. He was killed along with Castellano outside Sparks Steak House in 1985, apparently on the orders of John Gotti. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Bilotti"
Thomas "Tommy" DeSimone (c 1950 - 1979) was a New York gangster and an associate of the Lucchese crime family. He was the basis for the character "Tommy DeVito" as depicted by Joe Pesci in the 1990 movie Goodfellas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas DeSimone"
Tom Reina ( 1889- February 26, 1930) was an Italian-American mobster and capo to Joe Masseria. A powerful New York mobster, his eventual murder by Charles Luciano's "Young Turks" would trigger the Castellammarse War. Mobster and later government informant Joe Valachi would later marry his daughter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tom Reina"
Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci ( 1898– April 4, 1927), was a prominent organized crime figure from Chicago's Prohibition era, a lieutenant under Dion O'Banion's North Side Gang. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vincent Drucci"
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Vincent Mangano (1888-1951) was the head of what would become known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vincent Mangano"
Billy Batts was born William Paul DeVinno in Brooklyn on January 19, 1921. Little is known about his early life. In 1959, he became a member of the Gambino crime family and was made in 1961. Batts met Jimmy Burke in 1962 and was on friendly terms with him. He also knew Tommy DeSimone and Henry Hill from when they were children and shined shoes. In 1964, he went to Connecticut to complete a drug deal. Upon arrival, he was arrested by undercover police for possession and exchange of narcotics and was sentenced to 6 years in Sing Sing. In 1970, he was released from prison. Two days later, while celebrating his release at Henry Hill's bar in Queens, he insulted Tommy DeSimone. A fight ensued, and Batts was beaten by DeSimone and Burke, then shot in the head by DeSimone. DeSimone and Burke rolled Batts up in tablecloths and put him in the trunk of Hill's car. Whilst driving to a suitable location to bury the body, they stopped the car and realized that Batts was not yet dead; at that point DeSimone stabbed Batts repeatedly and Burke shot him again. About six months later, upon discovering that a construction firm was planning to build condominiums on the site where Batts was buried, DeSimone, Burke and Hill were forced to dig up the body and bury it elsewhere. DeSimone was later murdered himself, partly as retribution for the killing of Batts. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Devino"
William Lipshitz ( 1901-19??), also known as William Levine, was a New York street gang leader under strikebreaker and labor racketeer " Jack the Dropper" during the early 20th Century. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Lipshitz"
William Morris ("Willie") Bioff ( 1900- November 4, 1955) was an organized crime figure who operated as a labor leader in the movie production business from the 1920s through the 1940s. During this time, Bioff extorted millions of dollars from movie studios with the threat of mass union work stoppages. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Morris Bioff"
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