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The Bonanno crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, USA, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The Five Families are the major crime families of the Italian-American Mafia based in New York City which have dominated traditional organized crime in New York. ... Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... “New York, NY” redirects here. ... The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... Charles Lucky Luciano, one of the most famous American bosses (La) Cosa Nostra (our thing or this thing of ours in Italian) is a worldwide alliance of criminals, linked through both familial and conspiratorial ties, that is dedicated to pursuing crime and protecting its members. ...

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History of the Bonanno crime family

The formation of the family

The Castellammarese War between Giusepp "Joe the Boss" Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano was the catalyst for the creation of the Five Families. Having variously played both sides to further his own aims, Charles "Lucky" Luciano had both men killed within six months of each other in order to restructure the mob, remove the position of the "Boss of Bosses" so coveted by Maranzano and establish The Commission to regulate the affairs of the families. One of the five branches established was headed up by Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno, formed from part of the Maranzano Family. The Castellammarese War is the name given to a bloody internal power struggle between two factions of Italian-American mafia figures that took place in 1930 and 1931. ... REDIRCT:Joe Masseria ... Salvatore Maranzano (1868-1931) 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. ... Charles Lucky Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania) (November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian-American mobster. ... The Commission is the governing body of the mafia in the United States. ... Joseph Bonanno Joseph Bonanno (January 18, 1905 – May 11, 2002) was an American Mafioso who became the boss of one of the most prominent crime families in the world, the Bonanno crime family. ...


Bonanno was at the time the youngest of the bosses of the Five Families at 26 years old. He directed the family into the popular organized crime dealings, involving gambling, loan-sharking, and racketeering. The Bonanno Family was considered the closest knit of the Five Families due to the fact that it was made up of mostly Sicilians from the seaside town where Bonanno was born – Castellamare del Golfo, Sicily. Bonanno strongly believed blood relations and a strict Sicilian upbringing could be the only way to hold the traditional values of La Cosa Nostra together. A loan shark is a person or body that offers illegal unsecured loans at high interest rates to individuals, often backed by blackmail or threats of violence. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Sicilian (Lu Sicilianu, Lingua Siciliana) is the Romance language spoken in Sicily, Italy. ... Castellammare del Golfo is a town in the Trapani Province of Sicily. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ...


Bonanno's powerbase was augmented by his close relations with Joseph Profaci, head of one of the other families. Among these connections was the 1956 marriage of Bonanno's son Salvatore ("Bill") to Profaci's niece Rosalie. If members of the other three families exercised thoughts of muscling in on Bonanno enterprises, the close ties to the Profaci family (which later became the Colombo family) made them think twice, but the death of Joe Profaci in 1962 threatened to undermine Bonanno's position. Joe Profaci (1896 - 1962) was a New York Mafia boss who was the head of the Columbo Family for over three decades. ... The Colombo crime family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities in New York City, USA, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ...


The Bonanno War

Many men in Bonanno's family were growing wary, complaining that he was never around. Eventually, the commission decided that he no longer deserved to be boss, naming Bonanno caporegime Gaspar DiGregorio the new boss. If they had expected Bonanno to take this lying down however, they were wrong. Gaspare DiGregorio (c. ...


The skirmishes that then took place between DiGregorio supporters and Bonanno loyalists, led by Frank Labruzzo and Bonanno's son Bill, became known as the Bonanno War. Matters came to a head in a house in Brooklyn where a peace summit was due to be held between the two sides - DiGregorio's men arrived intending to wipe out the opposition and a large gun battle ensued, though no one was killed. Salvatore Bill Bonanno (1932-) is the son of Mafia boss Joseph Bonanno. ...


Further peace offers from both sides were spurned and the family's troubles continued. The Commission grew tired of the affair and replaced DiGregorio with Paul Sciacca, but the fighting carried on regardless with both sides losing a number of men.


The war was finally brought to a close with Bonanno, still in hiding, suffering a heart attack and announcing his permanent retirement in 1968 (he went on to live to the age of 97, dying in Arizona in 2002).


Both factions came together under Sciacca's leadership, but he was jailed on narcotics charges in 1971 and was replaced by Natale "Joe Diamonds" Evola as boss of the Bonanno family. His leadership was short lived - his death (from natural causes) in 1973 brought Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli to the throne. [1] Natale Joe Diamond Evola (February 22, 1907-August 28, 1973) was a New York mobster and succeeded founder Joseph Bonanno as head of the Bonanno crime family following his retirement during the late 1960s. ... Phillip Rusty Rastelli (1918 - June 24, 1991) was a mobster in the New York City Mafia. ...


Spurned by the Commission

Due to the infighting of the Bonanno family, they were stripped of their seat on the Commission, and Rastelli took charge of a seemingly hapless, doomed organization. Rastelli's former friend Carmine Galante became a powerful and dangerous renegade. Carmine Galante aka Lilo, Cigar (February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was the boss of the Bonanno crime family, a New York City Mafia crime organization from 1974 to 1979. ...


Having previously acted as a focal point for the importation of heroin to the USA via Montreal, Galante set about refining the family's drug trafficking operations. The incredibly lucrative deals he was able to make, made the family a fortune, but with the other four families being kept out of the arrangements, Galante was making a rod for his own back.


When eight members of the Genovese family were murdered on Galante's orders for trying to muscle in on his drug operation, the other families decided he had outlived his usefulness at the head of the Bonanno family. On July 12, 1979, Galante was shot dead by three masked men at a restaurant in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. The Genovese Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities in New York City, USA, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. ... Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...


Rastelli took over once again, but the family's internal strife was far from over. Three renegade capos - Philip "Philly Lucky" Giaccone, Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato and Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera - began to openly question Rastelli's leadership and apparently to plot to overthrow him. With the blessing of the other families, Rastelli had the three men wiped out in a hit arranged by future boss Joseph "Big Joe" Massino. FBI surveillance photo of Alphonse Sonny Red Indelicato. ... Joe Big Joey Massino (known in the media as The Last Don) was a Queens, New York restaurateur and head of the Bonanno crime family. ...


The alleged “Boss” of the Mafia in Montreal Vito Rizzuto was extradited from Canada to the USA in August 2006 and will face charges in connection with the murder of three captains of the Bonanno family in 1981. Vito Rizzuto, known as Montreals Teflon Don, is alleged to be the leading mafia boss in Canada. ...


Donnie Brasco

Two of the men involved in the murder of the three rogue Bonanno men were Benjamin "Lefty Guns" Ruggiero and his capo Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano. He had become friendly with a man calling himself Donnie Brasco and had proposed him as a full member of the family, but unbeknownst to Napolitano, Brasco was in fact undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone. Numerous charges were aimed at members of the family following the evidence and testimony of Pistone and both Ruggiero and Rastelli received lengthy sentences and would die behind bars during the 1990s (both from cancer). Napolitano faced a worse fate - on August 17, 1981, he was shot in the basement of Ron Filocomo's house by Filocomo and Frank "Curly" Lino. An editor has expressed a concern that the tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for an encyclopedia. ... Domenick Sonny Black Napolitano (June 16, 1930[1] – August 17, 1981[2]) was a capo in the Bonanno crime family, famous for having allowed FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Donnie Brasco) to become an associate of the family and nearly making him (inducting him into the Mafia). ... Donnie Brasco is the name of two things: Most common is the FBI agent with the real name Joseph D. Pistone. ... Joseph Pistone as Donnie Brasco (left) with Dominick Sonny Black Napolitano (right) in Florida. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


The family regroups

Rastelli's death in 1991, following a period where he ruled the family from inside prison, saw the promotion of Massino to the top spot. Finally, the family had found a man who could reverse its fortunes. By promoting a far more secretive way of doing business, Massino not only concentrated on the narcotics trade as had become mandatory for a mob boss, but also in other areas less likely to draw the attention of the authorities than drugs, such as the Mafia's stock trades of racketeering, money laundering and loan sharking. A close friend of Massino's and boss of the Gambino family, John Gotti, also helped to get the Bonanno's a seat on "The Commission" again.


As a result, while the other families were finding their bosses targeted by the police for drug offenses, Massino managed to keep his nose clean until the killing of Napolitano came back to haunt him. He and his underboss, Salvatore Vitale, were charged with the crime in 2003 following two of their capos turning themselves over as witnesses for the government. Vitale, who had until that point been utterly loyal to his boss, also faced a further murder charge and decided to switch sides himself, condemning Massino to life imprisonment. Capital punishment had been a possibility for Massino, but in 2004 he became the first serving boss to turn informant, sparing himself the ultimate penalty. Salvatore Good Looking Sal Vitale (September 22, 1947)is a New York City mafioso in the Bonanno crime family. ...


Massino is believed to be the man who pointed the FBI towards a spot in Ozone Park, Queens, called "The Hole", where the body of Alphonse Indelicato had been found in 1981. Told to dig a little deeper, authorities duly uncovered the remains of Dominick Trinchera and Philip Giaccone, as well as a body suspected to be that of John Favara, a neighbor of Gambino family boss John Gotti who had killed the mobster's son in a car/minibike accident, and paid with his life. John Favara (1929-July 28, 1980) was the backyard neighbor of Gambino crime family godfather John Gotti in Howard Beach, New York. ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or La Cosa Nostra). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The current position of the family

Former Boss Joseph Massino is also believed to have provided the police with information on a number of high ranking Bonanno Family members and former acting boss Vincent Basciano, whose conversations with Massino were taped in late 2004 and early 2005 by the turncoat himself. Before Massino became an informant himself, his acting boss on the outside was Anthony "Tony Green" Urso, but his tenure was short-lived as he too was imprisoned on numerous charges, leading to Basciano taking control. Vincent Basciano's term as acting boss was hampered with his arrest in late 2004, but with Massino's eventual betrayal, authorities claim that Basciano assumed the top position in 2005, is allegedly the current Boss and leading the broken Bonanno family from his prison cell. Vincent J. Basciano on security camera Vincent J. Basciano (born November 14, 1959), known by the moniker Vinny Gorgeous, is reputed to be the current boss of the Bonanno crime family. ...


The authorities continue to plague the family, with the February 16, 2006 arrest of acting boss Michael Mancuso on murder charges, while alleged Boss Vincent Basciano was recently convicted on charges of conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, along with illegal gambling and is scheduled to be sentenced sometime in early 2007. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Michael (Mikey Nose) Mancuso, is the current acting boss of the Bonanno crime family. ...


Federal law enforcement authorities have recently claimed in a New York Daily News column that current Bonanno Family Boss Vincent Basciano has named Brooklyn business owner Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna, age 35 of Elmont, Long Island as the new acting boss of the Bonanno Family. Sal Montagna was an unknown soldier in the Bronx crew of Capo Patrick "Patty from the Bronx" DeFilippo and became acting capo of the crew upon DeFilippo's 2003 arrest on murder and racketeering charges. Law enforcement sources have stated that Salvatore Montagna was tabbed as acting boss with Vincent Basciano's consent to maintain the Bonanno Family's base of power within the Bronx faction of the Family. The Bonanno Family's base of power was traditionally held by the Brooklyn faction from the time of Family patriarch Joseph Bonanno until the eventual rise of Queens faction leader Philip Rastelli in the early 1970s. The ascention of the Bronx faction began with Basciano's promotion to acting boss, eventual ascention to the top position of Boss, continued through Michael Mancuso short tenure and now remains with Sal Montagna acting on behalf of Basciano. The newly alleged acting boss is sometimes referred to as "Sal the Zip" being that he is from Joseph Bonanno's hometown of Castellammare del Golfo, is closely associated with the Family's Sicilian faction and fellow Castellammarese, Baldo Amato who is currently in prison and former Bonanno Capo Caesare Bonventre who was murdered in 1984."[2] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In July 2004, The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors in Brooklyn "say that over all, in the last four years, they have won convictions against roughly 75 mobsters or associates in a crime clan with fewer than 150 made members."[3] Several top Bonanno family members including 2 former acting bosses and the current Boss Vincent Basciano have been indicted and convicted recently, reinforcing the government's claim of victory over the Bonanno family and New York's La Cosa Nostra. In February 2005, Bonanno family Capo Anthony "Tony Green" Urso pled guilty to racketeering murder, gambling, loansharking and extortion charges, while Capo Joseph "Joe Saunders" Cammarano, along with soldier Louis Restivo pled guilty to murder racketeering charges."[4] Twelve Bonanno family member and associates, seven over the age 70, including acting consigliere Anthony "Mr. Fish" Rabito and respected soldier Salvatore Scudiero were indicted and arrested on June 14, 2005 on charges of operating a $10 million a year gambling ring."[5] The most recent blow to the Family came with the September 20, 2006 sentencing of capos Louis "Louie Ha Ha" Attanasio and Peter "The Rabbit" Calabrese to 15 years in prison for the 1984 murder of capo Caesare Bonventre in Queens."[6] Under the rule of former Boss Joseph Massino, the Bonanno family climbed backed to the top of New York's crime family hierarchy and once again became a top power in America's underworld, but high level defections and convictions have left the family a shell of its former self once more during its long criminal history. The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The defection of former Bonanno family Bosses Joseph Massino and Salvatore Vitale, along with four high ranking former Capos, has caused the Bonanno family to lose power, influence and respect within the New York underworld not seen since the Donnie Brasco incident. For over seven decades no made Bonanno family member had ever defected to the government and for the last decade was the only New York family not to have its hierarchy in prison. With the up coming trial of alleged Boss Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, Capos Michael "Mikey Nose" Mancuso and Patrick "Patty from the Bronx" DeFilippo on murder, gambling and racketeering charges, the ability of the Bronx faction to stay in control of the crime family will be determined along with the Bonanno family's its future position in North America's underworld.


Bosses of the Bonanno crime family

  • 1925–1930 — Nicola "Cola" Schiro
  • 1930–1931 — Salvatore "Caesar" Maranzano (murdered September 10, 1931)
  • 1931–1964 — Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno (crime family patriarch and longtime godfather, officially stepped down in December of 1964)
  • 1963–1964 — John "Johnny Burns" Morales (acting boss)
  • 1965–1968 — Gaspare "Gasparino" DiGregorio (retired)
  • 1966–1968 — Paul Sciacca (acting boss)
  • 1968–1970 — Paul Sciacca (jailed May 12, 1971)
  • 1971–1973 — Natale "Joe Diamonds" Evola (died August 28, 1973)
  • 1973–1975 — Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli (jailed in 1975)
  • 1975–1979 — Carmine "Lilo" Galante (aka. "The Cigar") (defacto boss, Rastelli was the officially recognized boss, murdered July 12, 1979)
  • 1979–1991 — Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli (paroled 1984, jailed 1986, sentenced to 12 years in 1987, released on July 21, 1991, died 3 days later in a Queens hospital)
  • 1979–1984 — Salvatore "Sally Fruits" Ferrugia (acting boss)
  • 1987–1992 — Anthony "The Old Man" Spero (acting boss)
  • 1991–2005 — Joseph "Big Joey" Massino (aka. "The Ear") (jailed January 9, 2003, defected October 2004)
  • 2003–2004 — Anthony "Tony Green" Urso (acting boss) (jailed January 20, 2004)
  • 2004–2005 — Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano (acting boss) (jailed November 19, 2004)
  • 2005–present — Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano (defacto boss)
  • 2005–2006 — Michael "Mikey Nose" Mancuso (acting boss) (jailed February 16, 2006)
  • 2006–present — Salvatore "Sal the Iron Worker" Montagna (aka. "Sal the Zip") (acting boss)

Salvatore Maranzano (1868-1931) 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. ... FBI Mugshot of former Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Bonanno taken in 1964. ... Natale Joe Diamond Evola (February 22, 1907-August 28, 1973) was a New York mobster and succeeded founder Joseph Bonanno as head of the Bonanno crime family following his retirement during the late 1960s. ... Philip Rusty Rastelli (January 31, 1918 Maspeth, Queens- June 24, 1991) was a mobster in the Bonanno crime family. ... Carmine Galante aka Lilo, Cigar (February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was the boss of the Bonanno crime family, a New York City Mafia crime organization from 1974 to 1979. ... Joseph C. Big Joey Massino (January 10, 1943) known in the media as The Last Don, was a Queens, New York restaurateur and former head of the Bonanno crime family. ... Vincent J. Basciano on security camera Vincent J. Basciano (born November 14, 1959), known by the moniker Vinny Gorgeous, is reputed to be the current boss of the Bonanno crime family. ... Vincent J. Basciano on security camera Vincent J. Basciano (born November 14, 1959), known by the moniker Vinny Gorgeous, is reputed to be the current boss of the Bonanno crime family. ...

Current influential members

  • Nicholas Santora (acting underboss)
  • Sandro Aiosa
  • Vincent Basciano, Jr.
  • Gerard Chilli
  • Joseph DeSimone
  • Thomas DiFiore
  • Anthony "Tony Black" Furino
  • Anthony "T.G." Graziano
  • Joseph "J.B." Indelicato
  • Frank "the Fireman" Porco
  • Anthony Rabito (acting consiglieri)
  • William “Willie Glasses” Riviello
  • Nicolo Rizzuto
  • Vito Rizzuto
  • John Zancocchio

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Vito Rizzuto, known as Montreals Teflon Don, is alleged to be the leading mafia boss in Canada. ...

Present family Capos

  • Sandro Aiosa
  • Vincent "Vinny" Asaro
  • Joseph "Joe Saunders" Cammarano, imprisoned
  • John "Johnny Freeway" Palozzolo
  • Gerard "Gerry" Chilli, under indictment
  • Patrick "Patty From the Bronx" DeFillipo, under indictment
  • Joseph "Joe Desi" DeSimone, imprisoned
  • Thomas "Tommy D." DiFiore
  • Anthony "Tony Black" Furino, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Joseph "J.B." Indelicato
  • Michael "Mikey Nose" Mancuso, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Frank "The Fireman" Porco
  • Anthony Rabito, present acting consigliere, under indictment/imprisoned as of 6/14/05
  • William "Willie Glasses" Riviello, imprisoned
  • Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora, present acting underboss, under indictment/imprisoned as of 2/6/07
  • Anthony "Tony Green" Urso, imprisoned

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael (Mikey Nose) Mancuso, is the current acting boss of the Bonanno crime family. ...

Other members

  • Anthony "Ace" Aiello, under indictment
  • Louis “Louie Ha Ha” Attanasio, imprisoned
  • Balsassare "Balso" Amato, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Vincent "Vinny T.V." Badalamenti
  • Generoso "Jimmy the General" Barbieri, under indictment
  • Joseph Benanti, imprisoned
  • Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno, deposed/retired
  • Peter "Petey Rabbit" Calabrese, under indictment
  • Michael "Mikey Bats" Cardello, imprisoned
  • Salvatore “Toto” Catalano, imprisoned
  • John "Boobie" Cerasani
  • Joseph Chilli, Sr.
  • Joseph "Joe Shakes" DiStefano, imprisoned
  • Albert "Al Walker" Embarrato, died
  • Anthony "Big Tony" Errante
  • John "Johnny Green" Faraci
  • James "Jimmy" Galante
  • Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone, killed 1981
  • Anthony "T.G." Graziano, imprisoned
  • Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato
  • Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato, killed 1981
  • Robert "Little Bobby" Lino, imprisoned
  • Steven "Stevie Blue Eyes" LoCurto, under indictment
  • Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano (killed 1981)
  • Nicholas "P.J." Pisciotti
  • Joseph D. Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), (undercover federal agent proposed for induction, but never "made".)
  • Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera
  • Richard "Big Ritchie" Ricciardi, imprisoned
  • Nicolo "Nick" Rizzuto, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Vito Rizzuto, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Patrick "Patty Muscles" Romanello, under indictment
  • Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero, died 1995
  • Joseph Sabella
  • Salvatore Scudiero, under indictment
  • Michael "Mikey Boots" Sottile
  • Anthony "Mr. Spears" Spero, imprisoned
  • John "Johnny Joe" Spirito, under indictment/imprisoned
  • Bobby Vettriano "bo"under indictment
  • Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera (killed 1981)
  • John "Porky" Zancocchio, imprisoned

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Associates

  • Rudy Cassale
  • Anthony Caporale
  • Ronald Carlucci
  • Juan Carlos "Gianca" Ducasse (calabrese mafiosi)
  • Michael Cassese, under indictment
  • Philip Cicciari
  • Constabile "Gus" Farace, killed 1989
  • Jeffry Froio, under indictment
  • Carmine Galante, Jr., grand nephew of "Lilo/The Cigar"
  • Ronald Giallanzo, under indictment
  • Murry Kufeld
  • Eugene "Gene" Lombardo
  • Anthony Navarra, under indictment
  • Philip Navarra, imprisoned
  • John Robinson
  • Michael Parisen, under indictment
  • Bobby Vettriano
  • Salvatore "Sal" Piazza
  • Robert Perrino, killed 1999
  • Robert "Bobby Two Steaks" Taggett
  • John "Little John" Tuffarelli, under indictment
  • Louis "Louie" Tuzzo, killed 1990
  • Bobby Vettriano

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Family defectors

Inducted members

Joseph C. Big Joey Massino (January 10, 1943) known in the media as The Last Don, was a Queens, New York restaurateur and former head of the Bonanno crime family. ... Salvatore Good Looking Sal Vitale (September 22, 1947)is a New York City mafioso in the Bonanno crime family. ... Richard Cantarella a. ... Paul Cantarella born Lower East Side, Manhattan is the son of Richard Cantarella and Lauretta Castelli and related to Bonanno crime family soldiers, Albert Embarrato, Anthony Mirra, Joseph DAmico, Joseph Padavano and Frank Cantarella. ... Joseph DAmico born (Lower East Side, Manhattan c. ...

Associates

  • Duane "Goldie" Leisenheimer
  • Robert MacTaggart
  • Augustino Scozzari
  • Ronald "Ronnie" Massie
  • Bath Ave. Crew
    • Joseph "Joey the Zip" Calco
    • Nicholas "Nicky" Tuzzio
    • James "Jimmy" Calandra
    • Michael "Mikey Y." Yammine
    • William "Applehead" Galloway
    • Dean Benasillo

Further reading

  • Alexander, Shana. The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Drugs, Money, Mafia. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
  • Blumenthal, Ralph. Last Days of the Sicilians. New York: Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books), 1988.
  • Sterling, Claire. Octopus: How the Long Reach of the Sicilian Mafia Controls The global Narcotics Trade. New York: Simon & Schuster (Touchstone), 1990.
  • Stille, Alexander. Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia & the Death of the First Italian Republic. New York: Random House, 1995.
  • Nicaso, Antonio & Lamothe, Lee. Bloodlines: The Rise & Fall of the Mafia's Royal Family. Canada: Harper Collins, 2001.
  • Raab, Selwyn. The Five Families: The Rise, Decline & Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empire. New York: St. Martins Press, 2005.
  • Edwards, Peter. The Northern Connection: Inside Canada's Deadliest Mafia Family. Canada: Optimum International, 2006.
  • Humphreys, Adrian & Lamothe, Lee. The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia & the Rise of Vito Rizzuto. Canada: Wiley, 2006.
  • Crittle, Simon. The Last Godfather: The Rise & Fall of Joey Massino. New York: Berkley Books, 2006.
  • DeStefano, Anthony. The Last Godfather: Joey Massino & the Fall of the Bonanno Crime Family. California: Citadel, 2006.

References

  1. ^ American Organized Crime - Bonanno Crime Family - The Bananas War/First War - Bonanno v. The Commission
  2. ^ "The Baby Godfather" by John Marzulli, news article in the New York Daily News, November 15, 2006, Web page accessed on November 21, 2006
  3. ^ "Mob Family's Undoing, a Turncoat at a Time", by William K. Rashbaum, news article in The New York Times, July 3, 2006, Web page accessed on July 3, 2006
  4. ^ "Nation in Brief, New York", from News Services, news article in Washington Post, February 12, 2005, Web page accessed on November 21, 2006
  5. ^ "Gambling Probe Nets mob's Aged "Mr. Fish" and Mature Associates", by Michael Powell, news article in Washington Post, June 19, 2005, Web page accessed on November 21, 2006
  6. ^ "Happy Capo Not Laughing Any More", by Zach Haberman, New York Post On Line Edition, September 21, 2006, Web page accessed on November 21, 2006

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External links

  • Press release on the 2004 indictment of Vincent Basciano on racketeering charges
  • Acting boss Michael Mancuso arrested on 2004 murder charge, February 17, 2006
  • Basciano lawyers admit to his membership of the Bonanno crime family, February 28, 2006
  • Mafia Who's Who
  • American Organized Crime - La Cosa Nostra - Bonanno Crime Family

 
 

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