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Giovanni “John The Prince” Volpe (1894 – July 29, 1932) also known as “Johnny”, was an early mafioso who operated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pittsburgh crime family and reputed leader of the Volpe gang who’s core membership was comprised of himself and his seven brothers. Volpe was influential in both Mafia and political circles. Volpe was considered to be the leader of his brothers’ gang and was a flamboyant and flashy gangland figure. He drove a 16 cyllinder…

Pittsburgh: The Dark Years

Nick Ferriola son of Joe Ferriola is now a boss of the Chinatown/26th Street Crew.

Nick Ferriola son of Joe Ferriola is now a boss of the Street Crew.

Lenny Strollo (date of birth unknown) was a mobster in the Pittsburgh crime family who operated in Youngstown, Ohio. He later became a Government witness. Born ‘Lenine Strollo’ he came up through the ranks of the Pittsburgh family along with fellow mobster Joey Naples with whom he first operated in Tandem before going to Youngstown, Ohio. Strollo was a cousin of powerful New York mobster Anthony Strollo, known as “Tony Bender”. In 1990, Strollo was convicted on gambling charges and sentenced…

Lenny Strollo was a mobster in the Pittsburgh crime family who operated in Youngstown, Ohio.

Luigi “Louis” Pagnotti (1894 – death unknown) was a coal mine tycoon and member of the American mafia’s Bufalino crime family in Pennsylvania. Pagnotti was an early member of Santo Volpe’s family and was a bootlegger who operated several alcohol stills during Prohibition. During the 1930s he invested much of his ill gotten gains into legitimate enterprises and became a major slot machine distributor throughout the 1930s. Pagnotti later invested in coal mining and became a wealthy man with an…

Luigi “Louis” Pagnotti (1894 – death unknown) was a coal mine tycoon and member of the American mafia’s Bufalino crime family in Pennsylvania. Pagnotti was an early member of Santo Volpe’s family and was a bootlegger who operated several alcohol stills during Prohibition. During the 1930s he invested much of his ill gotten gains into legitimate enterprises and became a major slot machine distributor throughout the 1930s. Pagnotti later invested in coal mining and became a wealthy man with an…

Alphonse J. LaRocca (February 9, 1912 – June 18, 1985) also called “Al” and “Charles”, was a soldier and prominent mobster in the San Francisco crime family. LaRocca was born in San Francisco, California. LaRocca was of swarthy complexion and heavy build. He was a close associate of infamous Bay Area mafia boss James “Jimmy the Hat” Lanza. His only known arrest came on June 27, 1939 for investigation but he was subsequently discharged. He was the father of Leo LaRocca and Annette LaRocca…

Alphonse J. LaRocca (February 9, 1912 – June 18, 1985) also called “Al” and “Charles”, was a soldier and prominent mobster in the San Francisco crime family. LaRocca was born in San Francisco, California. LaRocca was of swarthy complexion and heavy build. He was a close associate of infamous Bay Area mafia boss James “Jimmy the Hat” Lanza. His only known arrest came on June 27, 1939 for investigation but he was subsequently discharged. He was the father of Leo LaRocca and Annette LaRocca…

Steven Crea, The Lucchese Crime Family // Street Boss.

Jan 2015 Lucchese Crime Family (New York) Boss: Steven “Stevie Wonder/Herbie” Crea Consigliere: Joseph “Joe C.” Caridi New Jersey Crew Boss: Ralph Vito Perna

34S 1932 Ruthless Cosa Nostra Mobsters Albert Anastasia Murder Inc Press Photo (12/29/2013)

1932 Ruthless Cosa Nostra Mobsters Albert Anastasia Murder Inc Press Photo

1972 | ‘Some' of the men responsible for the assassination of mobster Joseph ‘Crazy Joe' Gallo are in protective custody of the police. Source identified 1 man in protective custody as Joseph Luparelli, associate of Joseph Yacovelli (UR), the acting head of the Joseph Colombo crime family. The source also said Luparelli identified the other alleged killers of Gallo as Philip Gambino (LR) said to be a distant relative of Carlo Gambino & Carmine De Biase (LL) & w/2 unidentified.

1972 | ‘Some' of the men responsible for the assassination of mobster Joseph ‘Crazy Joe' Gallo are in protective custody of the police. Source identified 1 man in protective custody as Joseph Luparelli, associate of Joseph Yacovelli (UR), the acting head of the Joseph Colombo crime family. The source also said Luparelli identified the other alleged killers of Gallo as Philip Gambino (LR) said to be a distant relative of Carlo Gambino & Carmine De Biase (LL) & w/2 unidentified.

Vincent DiNapoli (June 21, 1937 – November 16, 2005) was a New York mobster and captain in the Genovese crime family, involved in labor racketeering. DiNapoli is best known for creating a cartel in the 1970s that controlled the price of drywall in New York City

Vincent DiNapoli (June 1937 – November was a New York mobster and captain in the Genovese crime family, involved in labor racketeering. DiNapoli is best known for creating a cartel in the that controlled the price of drywall in New York City

Obit - John Russo - His nickname was Big Pussy and he was a powerful and respected member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. New Jersey was the base of his operations all his life.

Obit - John Russo - His nickname was Big Pussy and he was a powerful and respected member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. New Jersey was the base of his operations all his life.

Ronald Joseph Trucchio (born 1951) also known as "One Armed Ronnie", is a New York mobster with the Gambino crime family who ran the The Ozone Park Boys crew during the 1990s

Ronald Joseph Trucchio (born also known as "One Armed Ronnie", is a New York mobster with the Gambino crime family who ran the The Ozone Park Boys crew during the

Eugene Castelle (born 1960), also known as "Boopsie" is a New York mobster, who served as a caporegime and then an acting boss with the Lucchese crime family. A resident of Staten Island Castelle operated loansharking and number racket activities out of a small storefront in the Bath Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Castelle also managed a group of narcotics distributors in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Castelle was a close associate of Lucchese mobster Joseph Tangorra. Eugene's brother Anthony…

Eugene Castelle (born 1960), also known as "Boopsie" is a New York mobster, who served as a caporegime and then an acting boss with the Lucchese crime family. A resident of Staten Island Castelle operated loansharking and number racket activities out of a small storefront in the Bath Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Castelle also managed a group of narcotics distributors in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Castelle was a close associate of Lucchese mobster Joseph Tangorra. Eugene's brother Anthony…

Carlos Marcello, mafia capo in New Orleans who confessed in jail that he'd ordered the JFK hit. Connected to Trafficante in Tampa, Giancana in Chicago, Lucchese and Bonanos in NY. All employed Johnny Roselli as point man in their association with the CIA against Castro's Cuba. www.lberger.ca

'The Great Boathouse Robbery' in Gautier is a well kept secret (Sampling History)

A question remains on whether Carlos Marcellos (photo), New Orleans crime boss, ordered a hit on three renegade robbers who struck a high-stakes poker game on a houseboat in Gautier in

Umberto Valenti (August 14, 1891 – August 11, 1922) was a Sicilian-born New York City gangster and prominent member of the D'Aquila crime family during the 1910s. He is frequently confused with Rocco Valenti, a Camorra gunman of the same era. Valenti was born in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily and immigrated to America in 1910. After settling in the Lower East Side of New York, he joined the Mafia family led by capo di tutti capi Salvatore D'Aquila. He was said to have been the shooter…

Umberto Valenti was a notorious hitman for the D'Aquila crime family. On May he gunned down Vincenzo Terranova in a drive-by shooting near Terranova's home on East Street in Manhattan

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