The 18th Amendment helped the mob make serious cash.
During Prohibition the gangs in America went from reasonably
rich criminals to multi-millionaires.
But it was nothing like our War on Drugs. It is impossible not
to get rich in this war. Yeah Congress.
Cocaine dollars built half of Miami.
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MARANZANO AND MASSERIA WERE THE FIRST
THE MUSTACHE PETES
THOSE TWO GUYS WEREN’T SURE WHAT TO
DO WITH PROHIBITION
THEIR LIEUTENANTS KNEW
THE YOUNG GUYS HAD TO MURDER THEM
TO GET WHAT THEY WANTED
AN END TO THE CASTELLAMMARESE WAR
(BETWEEN MARANZANO AND MASSERIA)
TO MAKE LOTS OF MONEY
NEW YORK HAS 5 CRIME FAMILIES
THEY WERE ESTABLISHED AFTER THE
THESE CRIME FAMILIES EXIST IN ONE FORM OR
A FEW RETAINED THEIR FOUNDING FATHER’S NAMES
• Bonanno Crime Family
• Colombo Crime Family
• Gambino Crime Family
• Genovese Crime Family
• Lucchese crime family
Following are the photos of the people they are named after.
Lead the Bonnano Crime Family
Lead of the Gambino Crime Family
Lead of the Genovese Crime Family
Lead the Lucchese Crime Family
Why does Lucky not get a crime family
named after him.
He is the most famous of all New York
First among equals.
He was the gambling czar for the mob.
He doesn’t get a crime family either.
Was a gangster during Prohibition and
long after it.
His life long friend was Bugsy Seigel
who built Las Vegas and Lansky was big
into developing gambling in Cuba
before Castro took over.
Built Las Vegas for the mob. They killed
him for being stupid.
Very close friend of Meyer Lansky and a
lot of other mafia big shots.
Advisor to Lucky Luciano and other
people, especially Jewish gangsters
Major gambler – accused of fixing
The Italian gangs seem to have been the
muscle of his operation.
Advised Meyer Lansky
No crime family for him either
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MEN WHO
FILLED THE ORIGINAL FAMILY BOSSES
How important they are depends on their biographer but all of these
men were big shots in the mob. Leaders of Organized Crime.
They would have been soldiers/capos during Prohibition
Lead the Profaci Crime Family
THOSE ARE THE HISTORICAL LEADERS OF
THE NEW YORK MAFIA
EVERY METROPOLITAN AREA WILL HAVE
SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF IT
TO BE ORGANIZED YOU NEED TO HAVE A
BOSS AND STRUCTURE
What did Chicago do for criminal leadership.
I don’t remember which prison.
Capone went to prison a few times.
Also, Capone wasn’t a mafia member.
He wasn’t from Sicily.
One of the bosses between Capone and
Possibly even more vicious than Capone
The other boss of Chicago between
Capone and Giancana.
Next big boss of the Chicago Outfit
We are going to stop with him. It is very
unlikely he was old enough to be a
OF COURSE PHILADELPHIA, LOS ANGELES,
NEW ORLEANS, AND OTHER CITIES HAVE
ALL THESE AREAS HAVE A MOB BOSS WHO
THEY JUST DON’T GET INTO THE PAPER AS
IN THE MOB IT IS BETTER TO BE INVISIBLE
THAN TO BE SEEN.
He was the leader in Lousiana.
Bobby Kennedy deported him to
somewhere in South America and left
him in the jungle with no ID or money.
Marcello held a grudge the rest of his
JFK was shot??? Who knows
Would have been a soldier during
Prohibition. Ran plenty of Rum from
Cuba to America
Father to JFK and Bobby.
Also a United States Ambassador
Apparently owned a fleet of trucks and let “guys”
use them to drive to Canada and pick up Seagram’s
whiskey during Prohibition.
SEAGRAMS DID VERY WELL DURING PROHIBITION.
I wonder how many of our politicians are getting rich
off our war on drugs. Scum bags. Maybe drug
dealers pay them to keep drugs illegal so they don’t
lower the profit margins.
BELIEVED TO HAVE
Arch nemesis to every rumrunner, bootlegger,
gangster type violating the 18th Amendment
Probably the most famous mob slayings
of all time.
The assassins pretended to be police
officers and killed a rival gang.
No one knows who did these killings
but Al Capone profited by them.
PROHIBITION ERA GANGSTERS
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