This subject will house articles relating to the Mafia and key figures of the Mafia.
This article is a character profile of one of the "most violent mob bosses" ever to be in control of a Mafioso Crime family, Albert Anastasia
Read about the rise to power of one of the most feared and vicious crime bosses in organized crime; Carlo Gambino.
Lefty Rosenthal was the inspiration for the movie "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. He was also the greatest sports handicapper in the business. He recently passed away from a heart attack.
The Prime Minister of the Underworld, Frank Costello, was an acting boss othe Luciano Crime Family until forced out by Vito Genovese.
Frank Nitti was an important part to the Chicago mob known as the Outfit. It was run by Al Capone but Nitti was a key figure and was dubbed the boss of the outfit when Capone went to jail.
The Italian American Civil Rights League was satrted by crime boss Joe Colombo to bring to the public that the FBI was unfairly targeting all Italian Americans as being involved with the phenomena that is known as the American Mafia.
Joe Valachi was the first member of the American Mafia to break their code of silence and live to talk about it.
John Gotti - The Teflon Don
John Gotti, the last crime boss of the American Family to die, rose to power quickly in the Gambino Crime Family, allegedly leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Gotti was finally taken down by his under boss, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano when Gravano turned states evidence in Gotti's RICO trial
Read about the man known as Donnie Brasco. He was an F.B.I. agent that spent six years undercover in the mob.
Kennedy versus Hoffa
This is the second article in my series of possible key players in the Kennedy Assassination.
Kennedy versus Marcello
This is third in the series of articles about the enemies that the Kennedys had made when they ran Washington.
Kennedy versus Roselli
Johnny Roselli was allegedly instrumental in the CIA's assassination attempt of Fidel Castro and in the assassination of JFK.
Kennedy vs. Giancana
Read about another mob figure who was thought to have been involved in the JFK assassination, in Sam "Momo" Giancana.
Kennedy vs.Santo Trafficante
Follow the link provided to read about one of the most powerful mob bosses in Mafia history and ruler of the Tampa. Florida mob, Santo Trafficante Jr.
Charles "Lucky" Luciano turned organized crime into a business by organizing the five families into one big one known as the Commission.
Have you ever wondered what some of the terms meant that you have heard while watching the Godfather or the Sopranos? This article will clear some of that up for you.
The Apalachin Summit
This is an article about a small town in upstate New York in which the Mafia was brought into the national spotlight for the first time ever.
The Detroit Partnership
The Detroit Partnership is one of the oldest mafia organizations that may still be in business today after a hundred years in business.
The JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory
President Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963 and there are many theories on what happened and who did it. This article represents my theory.
The Origin of Organized Crime
Where do you think the American Mafia or organized crime originally began? It wasn't where you may think it was.
The Plot to Kill Castro
Read about how the CIA colluded with the Mafia in an attempt to kill the Communist leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro.
The Purple Gang
The Purple Gang, a gang of young Jewish boys out to make a quick buck, that soon snowballed into a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise out of Detroit, Michigan.
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Tony Accardo rose in the ranks from common street thug to becoming the boss of Capone's organization called The Outfit. Accardo has been arrested numerous times for crimes but never spent one day in jail and died of natural causes in 1992.
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