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What is a Crime Boss? – Mafia Family Structures

Short Version: The Boss of a family is also known as the Don in many Mafia crime family structures, they will control the whole of the family and hand down orders and decision to his underboss, capo’s, and soldiers. Click for Other Crime Family Roles: Associate – Soldier – Capo – Underboss – Consigliere Description of a Mob Boss The boss is usually feared by his subordinates for his ruthlessness and willingness to take lives…


October Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in October… 1st October Carmine Tramunti On this day in 1910 the former boss of the Lucchese Crime Family, Carmine Tramunti was born in New York. He took over the Lucchese family after the passing of Tommy Lucchese back in 1967, with a helping hand from Carlo Gambino who used his power to help Tramunti take the reins. Read more: http://thencs.org/1j2B8Ww 2nd October 3rd October 4th October Willie Moretti On this day…


The Havana Conference: Held On This Day in 1946

On this day back in 1946 we would see the beginning of an historic meeting of Mafia members in Cuba. The summit was to take its place in history as the most important conference in mob history as the decision made here would impact the mob and how it worked for decades after. The summit was known as the Havana Conference, located at the Hotel Nacional. The conference was setup by the Chairman of the…


September Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in September… 1st September Joseph Gallo On this day in 1995 Joseph N. Gallo passed away. Joseph Gallo was a mobster who spent most of his criminal life working as a consigliere for the Gambino Crime Family. He was first given the position by Carlo Gambino in the early 1970’s a few years before the Gambino boss passed away, he then continued in the position after Paul Castellano took the ropes, and finally…


August Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in August… 1st August Vincent Caci On this day‬ in 1925 one of the Capo’s in the Los Angeles Crime Family was born. Vincent Caci, who was also known as Jimmy, ran several bookmaking operation throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. He managed to duck out of a few charges in the 1980’s, including an attempted $1 million-a-week bookmaking operation take-over, due to lack of evidence. Finally his luck ran out in 1996…


Sam Giancana – NCS Mobster of the Month for June 2015

“We took care of Kennedy” Those were the famous words uttered  by the Acting Boss of the Chicago Outfit, Sam Giancana, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Sam, or Momo as he was also called, was a notorious mobster who mingled with the stars of Hollywood, with politicians, and more importantly with the CIA in a plot to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Giancana’s Early Career In the 1920’s and 1930’s…


May Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in May… 1st May Portella della Ginestra Massacre On this day in 1947 we witnessed the Portella della Ginestra Massacre in which 11 people were killed with 27 more wounded. The motive; land reform. The event in Sicily is still steeped in controversy with many people blaming the Sicilian Mafia for perpetrating the attacks, others blaming the government. The main person who was held responsible was an Outlaw called Salvatore Giuliano and his…


April Mafia Timeline of Events

On This Day in April… Frank Capone – View Entry – Tommaso Buscetta – View Entry – Joseph Valachi – View Entry – Johnny Stompanato On this day in 1958 Johnny Stompanato was fatally stabbed by Lana Turner’s daughter Cheryl Crane, who was just 14 years old at the time, who was deemed to have been protecting her Mother. Johnny Stomp  was an ex-Marine who became Mickey Cohen’s bodyguard. He was 32 at the time…