Joseph Colombo (1923-1978) became boss of the Profaci crime family. Assassinated in 1978.
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Carmine Sessa, The Colombo Crime Family // Consigliere & Snitch.

Carmine Sessa, The Colombo Crime Family // Consigliere & Snitch.

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Former underboss of the Gambino crime family, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, is mainly known for helping bring down John Gotti and becoming an FBI informant. Gravano was originally a mobster for the Colombo crime family and later the Gambinos as he was involved in the plot to murder Gambino boss Paul Castellano. After Castellano's death, Gotti elected Gravano to underboss where he would remain until becoming a government witness. Gravano is still alive today and his testimony has…

Former underboss of the Gambino crime family, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, is mainly known for helping bring down John Gotti and becoming an FBI informant. Gravano was originally a mobster for the Colombo crime family and later the Gambinos as he was involved in the plot to murder Gambino boss Paul Castellano. After Castellano's death, Gotti elected Gravano to underboss where he would remain until becoming a government witness. Gravano is still alive today and his testimony has…

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Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli, The Colombo Crime Family // Street Boss.

Thomas 'Tommy Shots' Gioeli, The Colombo Crime Family // Street Boss.

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John Oddo (date of birth and death unknown) known as "Johnny Bath Beach", was a capo and later Consigliere of the Colombo crime family. Oddo and his brother, mobster Steven "Little Stevie" Oddo, were maternal cousins of Lucchese crime family capo Paul Vario. Oddo operated in Staten Island and Brooklyn and was a known gambler, extortionist, loan shark and vending machine shakedown specialist. Oddo had a short reign as Consigliere of the Colombo family (1962 - 1963) under boss Joseph…

John Oddo (date of birth and death unknown) known as "Johnny Bath Beach", was a capo and later Consigliere of the Colombo crime family. Oddo and his brother, mobster Steven "Little Stevie" Oddo, were maternal cousins of Lucchese crime family capo Paul Vario. Oddo operated in Staten Island and Brooklyn and was a known gambler, extortionist, loan shark and vending machine shakedown specialist. Oddo had a short reign as Consigliere of the Colombo family (1962 - 1963) under boss Joseph…

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Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction.  Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s.  In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped.  Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction. Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s. In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped. Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

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Joseph "Joe Yac" Yacovelli (Born 1929) was the consigliere of the Colombo crime family from 1963 until 1972 and after the shooting of Joseph Colombo briefly held the position of acting boss.  Yacovelli was born in little Italy in 1929 and his family is from Veneto, Italy the same region as Gambino crime family underboss Aniello Dellacroce. At a young age he started his criminal path as a thief and burglar before joining the Profaci crime Family. In 1963 Joseph Magliocco died and the…

Joseph "Joe Yac" Yacovelli (Born 1929) was the consigliere of the Colombo crime family from 1963 until 1972 and after the shooting of Joseph Colombo briefly held the position of acting boss. Yacovelli was born in little Italy in 1929 and his family is from Veneto, Italy the same region as Gambino crime family underboss Aniello Dellacroce. At a young age he started his criminal path as a thief and burglar before joining the Profaci crime Family. In 1963 Joseph Magliocco died and the…

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Joe Profaci, founder of the Profaci (later Colombo) crime family (one of the "Five Families" in New York)

Joe Profaci, founder of the Profaci (later Colombo) crime family (one of the "Five Families" in New York)

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