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Joseph Charles Massino (born January 10, 1943), is a former American mobster. He was a member of the Mafia (Cosa Nostra) and was the boss of the Bonanno crime family from 1991 until 2004, when he became the first boss of one of the Five Families in New York City to turn state's evidence.
In the '70s mafia murders were on the rise. Famous New York Daily News photograph of the bodies of Carmine Galante and Leonardo Coppolla after a 1979 rubout in the backyard of a Brooklyn restaurant, by members of the Bonanno crime family.