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Salvatore Maranzano (July 31, 1886 – September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra boss in the United States. He instigated the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American Mafia operations, and briefly became the Mafia's "Boss of Bosses". He was assassinated by a younger faction led by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement rather than a "boss of bosses" to prevent future wars.
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.
Admitted mass murderer and Mafia turncoat Salvatore 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano was sentenced in October 2002 to 19 years in prison for heading an Arizona-based narcotics syndicate specializing in the club drug Ecstasy. Before he became a pusher, Gravano served as John Gotti's right-hand man in the Gambino crime family. After testifying against the Dapper Don, Gravano was relocated out west, courtesy of the witness protection program. It was there that Gravano resumed his life of crime--and had...