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Genovese Crime Family Leadership Timeline

Giuseppe Morello 1892 – 1909 In 1892 Giuseppe Morello arrived in New York from Corleone. He would later become considered the leader of the first important Mafia family of New York. He was famous for having a one-fingered deformed right hand that resembled a claw. Morello was found guilty of counterfeiting in 1909 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He maintained his position as the head of his crime family for the first…


An Interview with Philip A. Genovese

After a sixth grade fistfight Phil would finally come to learn who his grandfather actually was, the final denial of what had slowly become a shadowy truth, he would learn that his grandfather was Don Vito Genovese, the namesake and Boss of the Genovese Crime Family, a hard and feared man. Buy The Grandfather Clause by Phil Genovese BUY NOW HERE We are pleased to welcome Phil today, as he joins us in this interview…


Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi & The McClellan Hearing (MADE MEMBER CONTENT)

Somewhere in 1930’s New York, a group of men, speaking in a language that sounded Italian – which if translated, would we understand its meaning? – Locked together in a secret ceremony. To welcome yet another new member of the family. But this is no Christening. It is a Sacramentum (solemn oath) to a family, not bonded by blood, but by: honor, loyalty and respect. After Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi swore the oath of Omertà,…


Gangsters and Ghosts Biography

Gangsters and Ghosts, came to life through musician, and Mafia historian, Casey McBride. A veteran of the Pacific Northwest music scene, Casey has been a sought after drummer and composer for over two decades. With over one hundred albums to his credit, he has performed thousands of shows in clubs, theaters, radio stations, and television studios, while touring the Western United States. “I’ve played with everyone you’ve never heard of!” he claims with a wink…


The Drag Queen Killers: Little Davey Petillo & Charles Gagliodotto

In Al D’Arco’s biography, Mob Boss, he spoke about a mobster that he worked for by the name of Little Davey Petillo. A mobster who he met while incarcerated in prison, who had started out working as bodyguard for Al Capone before he later began working for Lucky Luciano. His partner in crime was Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (who he would later go on to kill on the streets of Queens). Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (1908 –…


Tony Salerno: Died On This Day in 1992, Aged 80

25 years ago today the Genovese mobster Tony Salerno passed away at the grand age of 80 years old, at a medical center for prisoners in Missouri. Tony Salerno made a name for himself in the 1960’s, when he controlled the largest numbers racket operation in New York, grossing up to $50 million per year. Whilst many mobsters moved out of Harlem during a period where Latino and African-American’s began to dominate the neighborhoods, Salerno…


The “Mercy” Hit on Willie Moretti: The Early Days of Los Angeles With Dr J. Michael Niotta

Installment 11: The “Mercy” Hit on Willie Moretti Author’s Note: I had such a great time at the MobWorld Summit out in Las Vegas. Wonderful to finally meet some of my readers and the fine folks I’ve been working with at the NCS. I have to admit it was pretty fun running around with Meyer Lansky II and socializing with other panelists. Thanks again to Larry Henry for putting it all together, to Geoff Schumacher…


The Top 10 Mob Boss Mansions

Finding a list of lavish properties proved to be as difficult as I thought, as Tony Accardo told his boys, to keep low level and below the radar. I have chosen these ten with the help of Rob Bailot Jr. who has also provided the pictures for this piece, thanks Rob. l. Al Capone’s Florida Mansion Bought For $40,000 in 1923 Now Worth $15,000,000 This is the Capone mansion, which he bought in 1923 for…