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John Gotti, "The Dapper Don"
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 Cosa Nostra). Based in New York City, the group's operations extend to much of the eastern seaboard and all across the nation to California. Its illicit activities include labor racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, murder for hire, solid and toxic waste dumping violations, construction, building and cement violations, fraud and wire fraud, hijacking, pier thefts and fencing. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... 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, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... 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. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ... Usury (from the Latin usus meaning used) was defined originally as charging a fee for the use of money. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Solid (disambiguation). ... Toxic waste is waste material, often in chemical form, that can cause death or injury to living creatures. ... Wire fraud is a legal concept in the United States Code which provides for enhanced penalty of any criminally fraudulent activity if it is determined that the activity involved electronic communications of any sort, at any phase of the event. ... For the 1967 film, see Robbery (film). ... In law enforcement, a fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale in a (usually) legitimate market. ...

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History of the Gambino crime family

Origins

The origins of the Gambino family can be traced back to the days of the Brooklyn Camorra - a Neapolitan gang led by Pellegrino "Don Grino" Morano which was taken over by Salvatore "Toto" D'Aquila following the jailing of Morano in 1916. D'Aquila faced up against the forces of Joe "the Boss" Masseria and was killed around 1928, when the gang he had led passed into the hands of Alfred Mineo and Steve Ferrigno, at the height of the Prohibition era. The Castellammarese War, between rival New York bosses Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano, claimed many victims, including Mineo and Ferrigno who were ambushed and killed on November 5, 1930, outside of Ferrigno's home at 759 Pelham Parkway South by Joe Profaci, Nick Capuzzi, Joe Valachi and an unidentified hitman known only as Buster from Chicago (a possible alias of Leo Vincent Brothers of Egan's Rats Gang). The camorra is a mafia-like criminal organization, or secret society, in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. ... Neapolitan may refer to: Neapolitan, a resident of Naples, Italy Neapolitan language, a language of Naples and environs in southern Italy Neapolitan ice cream, a mixture of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream side-by-side in the same container Neapolitan chord, in music, is the first inversion of a... JohnRDaily 03:24, 10 February 2006 (UTC) Category: ... JohnRDaily 03:34, 10 February 2006 (UTC) Category: ... Joe The Boss Masseria Giuseppe Joe The Boss Masseria (1879–April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. ... Alfred Al Mineo Manfredi (? - November 5, 1930) was a Mafia Godfather, leader of the family that became the Gambino crime family. ... Steve Ferrigno (ca. ... 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. ... 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. ... Joe Profaci (October 2, 1897–June 7, 1962) was a New York Mafia boss who was the founder and head of the Profaci crime family, known today as the Colombo crime family, for over three decades. ... Joseph Valachi Joseph Joe Cargo Valachi (September 22, 1903 – April 3, 1971) was the first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Mafia. ... Buster from Chicago (d. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Egans Rats were a Prohibition bootlegging gang in the early 20th century. ...


It was the latest in a long line of killings on both sides of the war, which would ultimately end with the deaths of both principals - Masseria in April 1931 and Maranzano five months later. The main beneficiary (and organizer of both hits) was Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who duly set about rearranging New York organized crime and establishing the basis of the five families. Charles Lucky Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania) (November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian-American mobster. ...


After the Castellammarese War

Following a brief period under the control of Frank Scalise, the first recognized leader of what would become the Gambino family was Vincent Mangano, an old-school Mafia don in the style of Masseria and Maranzano but one who was tolerated due to his close ties with notorious gangster Carbone family from Toronto Canada, Roberto Carbone Born December 8,1967, was elected 2002 as head Boss. Emil Camarda, vice-president of the International Longshoremen's Association. Through the association, of Mangano and Carbone family controlled the New York and Brooklyn waterfront with activities ranging from extortion to union racketeering, as well as illegal gambling operations including horse betting, running numbers and lotteries. Mangano and Carbone also established the City Democratic Club, ostensibly to promote bedrock American values but in reality as a cover for Murder, Inc., the notorious band of mainly-Jewish hitmen who would do the bidding of the Italian-American run families, for a price. Phil was a member, as was Albert Anastasia, known as the "Lord High Executioner".Roberto Carboneis known as Bones and wiped out the Gotta family. Around this time, Carlo Gambino was promoted within the organization, as was another future boss of the family,


Mangano brothers murdered

Anastasia and Mangano never entirely saw eye to eye. Mangano resented that Anastasia preferred to keep the company of various members of the other families, and on numerous occasions the two almost came to blows. This was only ever going to end badly for Mangano, and in April 1951, Phil Mangano was discovered murdered, while his brother disappeared without a trace.


Called to answer for the crimes of which he was suspected by the other New York bosses, Anastasia never admitted to his involvement in the deaths of the Manganos but did claim that Vince had been planning to have him killed. Anastasia had since begun running the family himself, and few in the organization found themselves inclined to depose one of the most feared killers of the age. Gambino, a wily character with designs on the leadership himself, duly maneuvered himself into position as underboss to Anastasia.


Anastasia eliminated

The fortunes of the family around this time were closely linked to those of another - that run by Frank Costello, and which is known today as the Genovese family. Vito Genovese was a power-hungry underboss in the family and needed a way to remove the close ties between Costello and Anastasia, which provided solidarity in the National Crime Syndicate for the two bosses. Frank Costello, born Francesco Castiglia, or Castilla (January 26, 1891 - February 18, 1973) was an American gangster who rose to the top of Americas underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and had political influence like no other La Cosa Nostra boss. ... The Genovese Family is one of the five Mafia Families in New York City. ... Vito Don Vitone Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was a mafioso who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime family. ... The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to a supposed loosely-organized organized crime syndicate, set up in the 1930s, by Charles Lucky Luciano and based in New York City. ...


Genovese thus jumped on the 1952 killing of a Brooklyn man named Arnold Schuster, who Anastasia had had killed for the most minor of indiscretions (acting as a prosecution witness against a bank robber Anastasia didn't even know), as evidence that Anastasia was unbalanced and a threat to the syndicate. With Gambino secretly siding with Genovese against his own boss, the wheels were in motion for the removal of Anastasia. Arnold Schuster (1928-March 9, 1952) was a Brooklyn clothing salesman and amateur detective, known for his involvement in the capture of bank robber Willie The Actor Sutton. ...


First, Costello was attacked and wounded outside his apartment building on May 2, 1957. The attack shook Costello to the extent that he soon announced his retirement from the head of his family, turning affairs over to Genovese.


Six months later, on October 25, Anastasia was murdered while sitting in a barber's chair at the Park Sheraton Hotel on West 56th Street. Gambino had ordered the hit himself. For many years the murder was believed to have been committed by John "The Don" Lysko and "Crazy" Joe Gallo. Later, Colombo boss and Gallo foe, Carmine "Junior" Persico claimed credit. Journalist Jerry Capeci in his online column "Gangland" claims that the murder was committed by a three-man hit team organized by Joseph "Joe the Blonde" Biondo. The team consisted of Steven Grammauta, Steven Armone and Arnold Wittenburg, a crew of Lower East Side heroin dealers.


Anastasia's former underboss duly took over the reins of the family which from then on bore his name. Biondo was rewarded with the underboss position, which he kept until his death in 1966. Grammauta eventually became a capo.


Gambino promotes the family

Former Gambino crime family Boss Carlo Gambino taken sometime in the early to mid 1970s, shortly before Gambino's death.
Former Gambino crime family Boss Carlo Gambino taken sometime in the early to mid 1970s, shortly before Gambino's death.

Genovese was sent to prison for 15 years, where he would eventually die in 1969. The Gambino family soon became one of the most powerful families in the National Crime Syndicate, with close ties to Meyer Lansky's offshore gaming houses in Cuba and the Bahamas, a lucrative business for the Mafia. The failure of Joe Bonanno to kill off Gambino and the heads of other New York crime families in the aftermath of the Banana War saw Gambino become the most powerful leader of the five families. Image File history File links Carlogambino2. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) was an American businessman who, with Charles Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the so-called National Crime Syndicate National Business Organization 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. ...


Gambino allegedly stretched his power as far as to organize the shooting of Joe Colombo, head of the Colombo family, on June 28, 1971. More likely, Colombo shooter Jerome Johnson was a lone nut attracted to Colombo for his Italian civil rights movement. Or as Michael Franchese, an informer later said, it may have been set up by rogue law enforcement. Colombo survived the shooting but remained in a coma until his death in 1977. He was buried next to Joey Gallo. They liked each other immensely. Johnson was killed by Colombo's bodyguard. Mugshot of Joseph Colombo taken on March 6, 1970. ... Joseph Joe Colombo Sr. ...


In either case Gambino's influence stretched into behind-the-scenes control of the Lucchese family, led by Carmine Tramunti. He also influenced the selection of Frank Tieri as boss of the Genovese family after the murder of Thomas Eboli, which Gambino (allegedly) had murdered over a $4 million dollar drug debt. The Lucchese 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). ... Carmine Gribbs Tramunti was the head of the Lucchese crime family for seven years between 1967 and 1974. ...


On October 15, 1976, Gambino died of a heart attack, and control of the family passed not to the obvious choice, underboss Aniello Dellacroce, but to Gambino's brother in-law, Paul Castellano. Allies of Dellacroce were thoroughly unhappy at the move, but Dellacroce himself kept his men in line, and was duly kept on as Castellano's underboss. Aniello John Dellacroce a. ... Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ...


The FBI closes in

The Dellacroce faction remained displeased, believing that Castellano had inherited the role rather than earning it. Castellano did retain a degree of muscle to keep Dellacroce's allies in check, including a crew run by Carmine "Wagon Wheels" Fatico, which included up-and-coming mobster John Gotti. Carmine Charley Wagons Fatico (January 19, 1910-August 1, 1991) was a Capo in the Gambino crime family. ... For other persons named John Gotti, see John Gotti (disambiguation). ...


It was not a time for the family to be embroiled in inner turmoil and argument, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation had targeted the Gambino family as the easiest of the five families to infiltrate - FBI tapes obtained from a bug planted in a lamp on Castellano's kitchen table caught him discussing illegal deals with his subordinates, and by the early 1980s Castellano was up on a number of charges and faced with conviction. He let it be known that he wanted Carlo Gambino's son Thomas to take over the family should he be sent to jail, with Thomas Bilotti (Castellano's chauffeur and bodyguard) as his underboss, which further enraged the Dellacroce faction. F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Gambino (b. ... Thomas Bilotti (March 23, 1940 - December 16, 1985) was an underboss of the Gambino Family and driver of Paul Castellanos. ...


In 1983, a federal indictment charged 13 members of the Gambino family with drug trafficking. This group included John Gotti's brother, Gene, and his best friend, Angelo Ruggiero (also known as "Quack Quack" Ruggiero) , who got his nickname for his non-stop talking. The feds had in fact been listening in on his home phone conversations since 1980 - they had Ruggiero on tape discussing family business, making drug deals, and expressing contempt for Castellano. If Castellano knew they were dealing drugs, in violation of his no-drug policy, Ruggerio would be killed. By law, the accused were allowed transcripts of wiretap conversations to aid their defense, and Castellano demanded to be shown them, though Dellacroce did his best to put him off. Gene Gotti Gene Gotti is a member of the American Mafias Gambino crime family. ... Angelo Quack Quack Ruggiero (1941-1989) was a New York mobster and member of the Gambino crime family. ...


Dellacroce was by this time suffering from cancer, but with Ruggerio desperate for help his friend John Gotti duly stood up for him. All the same, Castellano maintained that he wanted the transcripts, or he would have Ruggerio and Gotti removed. Gotti realized he had to act fast, and the death of his mentor Dellacroce on December 2, 1985, paved the way for him to take out Castellano.


John Gotti takes over

On December 16, Bilotti and Castellano were heading for a meeting with capo Frank DeCicco at the Sparks Steak House on East 46th Street, when they were gunned down by four unidentified men in the middle of rush hour. Savatore "Sonny" Gambino, also called "The Brains," believed to be the heir apparent to the entire Gambino family and the last of the originals Gambinos was entrusted by Gotti to organize the hit, and Gotti duly took over as the head of the Gambino family. Thomas Bilotti (March 23, 1940 - December 16, 1985) was an underboss of the Gambino Family and driver of Paul Castellanos. ... Frank DeCicco (1935 - April 13, 1986) was a New York mobster and member of the Gambino crime family. ... Sparks Steak House is located at 210 East 46th Street between Second & Third Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. ...


Known as the "Dapper Don," Gotti was well-known for his hand-tailored suits and silk ties and his willingness to throw out sound bites to the media in a way unlike any Mafia boss before him. He appointed DeCicco as his underboss and promoted Ruggiero to capo in charge of his old crew. He favored holding meetings while walking in public places so that surveillance equipment could pick up visual images but not the matters being discussed. His home in Howard Beach, Queens, was frequently seen on television, and he was often spotted dining at fancy restaurants in town.


Many mob leaders disapproved of his high-profile style, particularly Genovese family boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante, a former ally of Castellano, who put out a contract on Gotti's life. On April 13, 1986, a car bomb meant for Gotti instead killed DeCicco. Vincent The Chin Gigante (March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005) was a New York mobster who headed the Genovese crime family. ...


Eventually, Gotti's brash demeanor and belief that he was untouchable (he was acquitted on federal charges three times, earning the nickname the "Teflon Don") proved his undoing. The FBI had managed to bug an apartment above the Ravenite Social Club in Little Italy, where an elderly widow let mobsters hold top-level meetings. Gotti was heard planning criminal activities and complaining about his underlings, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, who upon hearing the tapes decided to turn state's evidence and testify against Gotti. The Ravenite Social Club was a club in New York City that was frequented and at some point used as headquarters of the Gambino crime family by John Gotti. ... Sammy Gravanos mugshot from 1990 Salvatore Sammy the Bull Gravano (born March 12, 1945) was underboss of the Gambino family in the 1980s under John Gotti. ...


On April 2, 1992, Gotti was convicted and received a sentence of life without parole.


The family since Gotti

Gotti continued to rule the family from prison, while day-to-day operation of the family shifted to capos John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico and Nick Corozzo. The latter was due to take over as acting boss but was himself sentenced to eight years in prison on racketeering charges. Gotti's son, John Jr, took over as head of the family, but in 1998 he too was convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 77 months in jail. FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... Nicholas Little Nick Corozzo is the current boss of the Gambino crime family, and has been since 2004. ... John A. Gotti AKA Junior Gotti John A. Gotti (born 1964) is an American mobster and is the son of John Gotti. ...


When Gotti Sr died in prison in 2002 his brother Peter took over as boss, allegedly alongside D'Amico, but the family's fortunes have dwindled to a remarkable extent given their power a few short decades ago. Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ...


On June 6, 2006, Gregory DePalma, a Captain in the Gambino crime family, was convicted on racketeering charges and is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.


Today, the FBI and the US government estimates the family to consist of around 200 to 250 made men. While they are larger than most other mob families and exert a lot of influence they are not as powerful as they were in Carlo Gambino's day and have arguably been in a steady, gradual decline ever since his death. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For the 2006 computer game, see Made Man (computer game). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bosses of the Gambino Crime Family

JohnRDaily 03:24, 10 February 2006 (UTC) Category: ... JohnRDaily 03:34, 10 February 2006 (UTC) Category: ... Alfred Al Mineo Manfredi (? - November 5, 1930) was a Mafia Godfather, leader of the family that became the Gambino crime family. ... Frank Scalice (1893-June 17, 1957), also known as Don Cheech, was an Underboss of the New York Anastasia crime family who controlled narcotics and labor racketeering. ... Vincent Mangano (1888-1951) was the head of what would become known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951. ... Albert Anastasia (born Umberto Anastasio) (September 26, 1902–October 25, 1957), also known as the Mad Hatter and Lord High Executioner, was a Mafia boss chiefly remembered for running the contract-killing syndicate known as Murder, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ... Constantino Paul Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), better known as Paul Castellano (or PC to his family), was a mafia boss in New York. ... For other persons named John Gotti, see John Gotti (disambiguation). ... Nicholas Little Nick Corozzo is the current boss of the Gambino crime family, and has been since 2004. ... Leonard Lenny DiMaria (b. ... FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ... For other persons named John Gotti, see John Gotti (disambiguation). ... John A. Gotti AKA Junior Gotti John A. Gotti (born 1964) is an American mobster and is the son of John Gotti. ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ... Peter Gotti Peter Gotti is a Mafia member of the Gambino crime family and is the brother of John Gotti. ... Arnold Squitieri (b. ... FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... Domenico Cefalu (born 1947), also known as Italian Dom, is alleged to be the acting underboss of the Gambino crime family and leader of the organizations Sicilian faction. ... Joseph Jo Jo Corozzo, Sr. ... Nicholas Little Nick Corozzo is the current boss of the Gambino crime family, and has been since 2004. ... Nicholas Little Nick Corozzo is the current boss of the Gambino crime family, and has been since 2004. ... FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... Domenico Cefalu (born 1947), also known as Italian Dom, is alleged to be the acting underboss of the Gambino crime family and leader of the organizations Sicilian faction. ... Arnold Squitieri (b. ... Joseph Jo Jo Corozzo, Sr. ... Nicholas Little Nick Corozzo is the current boss of the Gambino crime family, and has been since 2004. ... FBI Mugshot of John Jackie Nose DAmico, current Street Boss of the Gambino crime family. ... Leonard Lenny DiMaria (b. ... Arnold Squitieri (b. ... Joseph Jo Jo Corozzo, Sr. ...

Members

  • Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo - Capo and alleged Boss of the Gambino crime family. Brother of consigliere Joseph Corozzo, uncle of Joseph Jr. and the current head of the caporegime. Currently resides in Bellmore, Long Island.
  • John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico - Capo, took over the old John Gotti crew in the early 1990s, operated in Queens and Brooklyn with labor racketeering, loansharking, extortion and murder. Currently an alleged street boss or acting boss along with the Corozzo brothers.
  • Thomas "Tommy" Gambino - Capo, son of Don Carlo Gambino himself. Crew based in Queens, Brooklyn and Miami. One of the family's biggest earners, high up with John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico, Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo and Joseph "Jo Jo" Corozzo. Gained huge respect in the family. Also, it is to believe he is the Heir apparent, and is likely to become Boss of the family someday. Controls the supervising of the Manhattan's Garment District.
  • Joseph "Jo Jo" Corozzo - Current consigliere since 1993. Brother of Nicholas. Brooklyn and Queens based loansharking and gambling operations. Son Joseph Jr. is a high profile defense attorney.
  • Leonard "Lenny" DiMaria - Capo, Nick Corozzo's right-hand-man for more than 30 years. Crew based in Florida and Queens, with labor racketeering and murder for hire. Since 1992, after the John Gotti-trial, he has been heading the Gambino crime family along with the Corozzo brothers and Jackie D'Amico. Released 2005, after serving a nine year prison sentence, along with Nicholas "Nick" Corozzo.
  • Salvatore "Sonny Boy" Gambino - Capo, one of the family's biggest earners. Grandson of Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino, son of Thomas Gambino. Crew originally based in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey, but operates in Los Angeles, Atlantic City and controls all Gambino business in Canada. Specializes in murder, extortion, loansharking, labor racketeering, illegal gambling and hijacking.
  • Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri - Capo, longtime caporegime in the Gambino crime family, used to operate in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn with drug-trafficking during the 1980s. Now he's currently promoted to Underboss while Cefalu is incarcerated for violation of his parole.
  • Vincent “Little Vinnie” Artuso - Longtime racketeer.
  • Jerome "Jerry" Brancato - Soldier, waterfront racketeer.
  • Eloy Posada - Soldier & Racketeer "Residing now in Rhode Island".
  • Thomas “Tommy Sneakers” Cacciopoli - Capo in the New Jersey faction of the Gambinos.
  • Eugene "Gene" Gotti - Capo, imprisoned for drug-trafficking, loansharking, murder and extortion. Brother of John, Peter, Vincent Gotti and Richard. Gene Gotti is serving 50 to 60 years in prison, but is in charge of all Gambino family loansharking-business in New York City.
  • Richard "Richie" Gotti - Capo of the Manhattan side. Brother of John Gotti, Peter, Gene and Vincent. Controls loansharking, extortion and garbage routs. Waste management consultent in Manhattan.
  • Jose Mejias Blanco ‘‘Jhon Chaser’’ Mejias - Capo, missing person.
  • Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalu - Current Underboss. Leader of the Sicilian faction of the Family. Born in Italy. Currently imprisoned on violation of his parole.
  • Robert "Bobby Big Balls" Brandy - Capo with control of half the Bronx faction of the family.
  • John "The Don" Lysko-Capo control of South Brooklyn portion of the Gambino Family from 1963-1975, in charge of drug kingpin operation. Imprisoned in 1975 for raketeering, extortion, loansharking, and drug trafficing. Later released after serving 5 years in state prison. Considered to be the "right hand" to Vincent Currao.
  • Salvatore "Tore" LoCascio - Capo - Son of the imprisoned consigliere, Frank "Frankie Loc" LoCascio. Control of the other half of the Bronx faction. Used to operate within pornography that earned so much as $350 million a year, until he was prosecuted in 2003.
  • Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone - Capo. A legend on the Brooklyn waterfront and dock boss, now serving a long prison sentence.
  • Dominick "Skinny Dom" Pizzonia - Capo. Now serving a fifteen year prison sentence.
  • Robert "Bobby The Clam" Porfidio - Capo. Runs the L.I crew of the family
  • Chris "Chrisp" Porfidio - Soldier & racketeer.
  • Vincent "Vinnie the Shrimp" Currao - Capo, crew based in Brooklyn, Staten Island, but is in charge of four nightclubs in Miami.
  • Louis "Big Lou" Vallario - Capo, longtime caporegime since 1986, and former member of the Gambino crime family Ruling Panel, where he sat from 1996 to 2002, until he was indicted along with Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone in 2003.
  • Raymond "Fat Ray" Scipione - Current Boss of the Philadelphia Branch.
  • Stephen "Stevie Coogan" Grammauta - Capo in Manhattan and Queens, former Ruling Panel member along with Lou Vallario from 1996 to 2002, but is under currently under indictment. Recognized as one of the shooters in the Albert Anastaisa-Murder, through an informant in 2007.
  • George DeCiccio - Capo in the Brooklyn faction.
  • Blaise Corozzo - Soldier, brother of Nicholas and Joseph Corozzo
  • Arnold "Bo" Squitieri, Jr. - Soldier, son of Arnold, Sr.
  • Salvatore "Fat Sally" Scala - Capo with control of former drug-operation along with Eugene "Gene" Gotti in Queens and South Manhattan. Racketeer.
  • Louis "Braciole" Ricco - Caporegime in the Bronx faction. Possibly switched to the Bonanno crime family in 2002.
  • George "Fat Georgie" Remini - Capo with an active role in the Manhattan side, New Jersey and Atlantic City. Former drug-trafficker.

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Government informants

  • Justin Dilosa - Soldier
  • Dean Rowan Spong, associate- Fled to Australia

Sammy Gravanos mugshot from 1990 Salvatore Sammy the Bull Gravano (born March 12, 1945) was underboss of the Gambino family in the 1980s under John Gotti. ... Michael Mikey Scars DiLeonardo (b. ... Primo Cassarino (b. ... Dominick LoFaro (b. ...

Further reading

  • Davis, John H. Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family. New York: Harper Torch, 1994.
  • Maas, Peter. Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story of Life in the Mafia. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1997.

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