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Mafia, mobsters, and gangsters

They'll make you an offer you can't refuse.

Frank Conti, Georgia Durante, Mafia Days

Book Review: The Company She Keeps by Georgia Durante

THE LAST DON: "MICKEY" COHEN -- THE SUNSET KINGPIN was a ruthless gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia. He also had strong ties to the American Mafia from the 1930s through 1960s.


The Lebanese Mafia - source: bigmama photos

Joseph Bonanno Interview (Mobsters) - 1983 Interview on 60 Minutes - YouTube

July 30, 1975, Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa mysteriously disappears in Detroit, MI.

Sam Giancana. (b) 5/24/1908 (d) 6/19/1975. Born in Chicago to Sicilian immigrant parents, Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top of Chicago's illegal gambling operations. He had many ties with politicians, including the Kennedys, and was called to testify regarding Mafia involvement in a CIA plot to assassinate Castro. Giancana himself was killed before giving testimony. (click thru)

Italian Mafia Pictures | New York mafia circa 1929, about the time the mafia was getting its ...

Yakuza vs. Mafia. Who is Deadlier? | Official Dawn Yang Website

Legendary mafia boss Joe Bonnano.

Mae Capone (April 11, 1897 – April 16, 1986), aka Josephine, was the widow of Al Capone.

Mob Wives: Chicago's Mae Capone | M.O.B. Wives

Salvatore "Lucky" Luciano 24th November 1897 - 26th January 1962. Luciano was boyhood friends with both Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Segal. It was with their help that Lucky, after a series of hits on mafia leaders, organized the New York crime families into the Syndicate. He became Boss of Bosses, Meyer Lansky became the financial brains and Bugsy the muscle.

HERMAN "HYMAN" AMBERG Death: Nov. 3, 1926 Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis "Pretty" and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the "Tombs" jail in Manhattan to await trial. On November 3, 1926, he and another prisoner (armed with guns) tried to escape from the jail.

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Domenico Scarfo (born March 8, 1929) is a member of the American Mafia who eventually became the Boss of the Philadelphia crime family after the death of Angelo Bruno and Phil Testa. Scarfo orchestrated a particularly ruthless regime and ordered over a dozen murders during his time as boss. He was often described by informants as cold-hearted and narcissistic. He enjoyed the celebrity gangster life style and was an admirer of Chicago Outfit boss Al Capone.

1992: Gotti is convicted on 13 racketeering counts, including the ordering of the murder of Paul Castellano, and sentenced to life in prison. Ten years later, he will die of throat cancer in a prison hospital.