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Dial M For Mob: Part 6 – The Legend of Vito Genovese

I’ll give you two words and you tell me what first comes to you mind. Vito Genovese………. Don Vitone is one of those polarizing figures. People either love him or hate him. If you love him, he was a tough street guy who commanded respect and left his family in great shape with guys who would lead long into the future. If you hate him, he’s a treacherous, jealous sociopath. Of course us mob nerds…


Vito Genovese: Born On This Day in 1897

On this day in 1897 Vito Genovese was born in Italy, to Felice and Nunziata, he had two brothers called Michael and Carmine who you may recognize from the organized crime world. He rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War, and by the mid 1950’s Genovese was making a power move to become the boss of a crime family that he would eventually call his own. To do this he needed to take…


Vito Genovese and The Black Market he set up in Italy

In 1937, New York crime boss Vito Genovese was wanted for murder. He had killed off mobster Ferdinand Boccio after a dispute over $35,000. Genovese decided his only option was to flee the country, so he escaped to Italy. Once across the pond, Vito made connections with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and the two became friends. He began doing favors for the dictator, such as arranging the murders of anti-fascist journalists. He even provided Benito’s…


Vito Genovese

Vito Genovese was born on November 21st 1897 in Rosiglino, Italy. At the age of 15, and like so many other mobsters of his era, the Genovese family moved to the USA. His family settled in the Little Italy part of Manhattan, which was a popular place for Italian immigrants that were looking for better lives in the US.



The Cradle of Cosa Nostra – ‘Our Thing’ Veni, Vidi, Vici: Vito! Part Two

It cannot be argued Vito ‘Don Vito’ Genovese led a life full of twist and turns, similar to a game of Snakes & Ladders maybe? Yet how many of those slides down were actually of ‘Don Vito’s’ making? I personally believe the waters have been muddied somewhat in respect of ‘Don Vito’, in most, if not all of the problems he faced. We last left Vito in 1947 as he was acquitted for the murder…


The Cradle of Cosa Nostra – ‘Our Thing’ Veni, Vidi, Vici: Vito! Part One

I am aware that a lot has already been written about the Genovese Crime Family over the years, the majority of which has been about, quite rightly, Vito Genovese. Therefore, you’d think it impossible to be able to come across something RELATING!!! to the family that isn’t already public knowledge. Some of our readers may be aware that I co-admin The Genovese Crime Family page on Facebook, which should show the respect that I have…


Dial M For Mob: Part 9 – Philly, Gambino and the Genovese

Angelo Annaloro, aka Angelo Bruno, aka The Gentle Don came to the U.S. from Sicily when he was in his teens in the late 1920s. He didn’t take long to get involved in criminal activity. At that time, the boss in Philly was Salvatore Sabella. He had started the Philadelphia family in 1911. Angelo set up gambling and bootlegging operations under Sabella. This is also when Bruno met Carlo Gambino. There are a couple of…