Anthony (Spucky) Spagnolo has been identified by the feds as the acting boss of the New England mafia in an indictment handed down today. He was charged with extorting protection payments from local social clubs and a video poker machine company.
"Don" Carlo Gambino , (Sicily August 24 1902 - Brooklyn October 15 1976) was a Sicilian mobster, notable for being Boss of the Gambino crime family, which is still named after him. He unexpectedly seized control of the Commission of the American Mafia. Gambino was known for being low-key and secretive. He is recognized as one of the best bosses to ever head a crime family in the history of the American Mafia.
Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.
Mafia funeral, complete with gold casket. January, 2010. Nick Rizzuto, the son of Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, gunned down at 42. Vito couldn't make his son's funeral, on account of his being in the middle of serving a sentence for racketeering related to three Mafia murders.
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.