Dominic Napolitano, also known as Sonny Black, was an American Mafia caporegime in the Bonanno crime…

Sept 10th 1931 mafia don Salvatore Maranzano killed in his Park Avenue headquarters by four men posing as I.R.S. agents.Four bullet wounds & six knife wounds the four agents are Bugsy Seigal,Albert Anastasia,Red Levine, & Thomas Lucasey.

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.

Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, the son of the most feared Sicilian mafia boss.

Stefano Bontate Stefano Bontate fue un poderoso miembro de la Mafia siciliana. Erróneamente, algunas fuentes se refieren a él con el apellido "Bontade". Era el capomafia de la familia de Santa Maria di Gesù de Palermo.

Fourteen Sicilian mobsters arrested at the first known national meeting of the Mafia held in Cleveland in 1928, and hosted by Cleveland mob boss Joe Porrello. Notable are Joseph Profaci (seated in wheelchair), head of what would become New York City’s Colombo crime family. Flanking Profaci are Capone representatives Joseph Giunta on the left and Pasquale Lolordo.

The photo that apparently links Frank Sinatra to the Mafia: Pictured with the singer are Tommy 'Fatso' Marson, Don Carlo Gambino 'The Godfat...

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed "The Untouchables".

Sicilian Mafia.

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades.1931

Joseph "Joe Cargo" Valachi (September 22, 1904 – April 3, 1971), Italian American, also known as "Charles Chanbano" and "Anthony Sorge" was the first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Mafia. He is also the person who made Cosa Nostra (meaning "Our Thing") a household name.

Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski is one of the most prolific contract killers ever to have worked for the Mafia. Having taken his first life when was just 13, he claimed to have personally committed as many as 250 murders.

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 Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

VITO CASIOFERRO Birth: 1862 Death: 1945 Organized Crime Figure. Mafia Don, Godfather in Sicily. He was responsible for establishing the strong connection that still exist between the Sicilian and American Mafias. Died in Sicilian prison.

Ten Startling Mafia Crime Scene Photos

Bugsy Seigel: Credited with the idea to make Las Vegas into the Gambling and tourism hot spot that it is today. He moved to Los Angeles in the 40's to watch over the Mafia's deals out west. He tried out to be an actor, taking a few screen tests, however nothing ever came of it. Bugsy Siegel worked for Lucky Luciano. His greatest achievement was the creation of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

1920s prohibition posters

Joseph "Joey Bananas" Bonanno (1905 - 2002) Mafia boss, popularly known as Joe Bananas, former member of "The Commission" that ran organized crime, forced to retire when he attempted to kill off the heads of fellow mafia families and take control