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John Bazzano, Sr. (1889 – August 6, 1932) was an Italian-American mobster and short-lived boss of the Pittsburgh crime family. He was the father of future Pittsburgh family boss John Bazzano, Jr. Bazzano immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1909 and as a young man lived in West Virginia and then Johnstown, Pa., working as laborer and a clerk. He became a U.S. citizen in 1916, enlisted in the military, served during World War I, and afterward married and moved to New Kensington. By…

Gabriel “Kelly” Mannarino (October 31, 1915 – July 18, 1980) was a capo of the Pittsburgh crime family who oversaw their interests in Cuba during the Pre-Fidel Castro era, a time in which he was closely associated with Florida mob boss Santo Trafficante, Sr., boss of the Tampa, Florida based Trafficante crime family. Mannarino was also heavily involved in illegal gambling in Pennsylvania. Mannarino was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, where he would in later life control almost all…

Giuseppe Spinelli (May 5, 1894 – 1959) alias “Richard Roe”, was an enforcer and soldier in the Pittsburgh crime family. Spinelli, real name ‘Philip Spallino’ or “Big Mike” as he was known, was born in Agropoli, Italy. After his arrival in the U.S. he settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he took up residence at 267 Braddock Avenue, Turtle Creek. He became involved in the American Mafia as an enforcer for the Pittsburgh crime family under Mafia boss John Bazzano, with whom he allied…

Louis Volpe (1901 – 1987) was a soldier in the Pittsburgh crime family and one of the eight Volpe brothers who were powerful racketeers in Turtle creek Valley during Prohibition. Unlike his brothers Arthur Volpe and John Volpe, Louis was and remained more a background player in mob activities and tried not to call attention to himself or his operations. Louis was once convicted of bootlegging charges and was imprisoned during the gangland murder of his three brothers John, Arthur and James…

Irish-American mobster and political boss. Certified gangster, Danny Greene… THE Irishman. The mob blew him and his car up .

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Carlo Gambino Known as "The Boss of Bosses," Carlo Gambino ran the New York mafia family that still uses his name from 1957 to 1976.

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian mobster born in Sicily. He is considered the father of modern organized crime in America for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the "National Crime Syndicate" in the United States.

Tommaso "Tommy" Gagliano (1884 − February 16, 1951)[1] was an American mobster and boss the Lucchese crime family, one of the "Five Families" of New York City. He served as a low-profile boss for over two decades. His successor was his longtime loyalist and Underboss, Gaetano "Tommy" Lucchese.