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Albert Anastasia (born Umberto Anastasio, September 26, 1902 – October 25, 1957) was an Italian Cosa Nostra mobster, one of the most ruthless and feared organized crime figures in United States history.
The American Mafia (commonly referred to as the Mafia or the Mob, though "the Mob" can refer to other organized crime groups) or Italian-American Mafia, is the highly organized Italian-American criminal society.
The Apalachin meeting was a historic summit of the American Mafia held at the home of mobster Joseph "Joe the Barber" Barbara, in Apalachin, New York, on November 14, 1957.
Apalachin is a census-designated place within the Town of Owego in Tioga County, New York, United States.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write) is a self-written account of the life of oneself.
A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert.
Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and television actor and director.
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician and journalist who was the leader of the National Fascist Party (Partito Nazionale Fascista, PNF).
The Bonanno crime family (pronounced) is one of the Five Families that dominate organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra).
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York and the 81st most populous city in the United States.
Capo di tutti capi or capo dei capi is Italian for "boss of all bosses" or "boss of bosses".
Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino (August 24, 1902 – October 15, 1976) was a Sicilian-American mobster and boss of the Gambino crime family, which is still named after him.
Castellammare del Golfo (Casteddammari; Emporium Segestanorum / Emporium Aegestensium) is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily.
The Castellammarese War was a bloody power struggle for control of the Italian-American Mafia, from February, 1930 to April 15, 1931, between partisans of Joe "The Boss" Masseria and those of Salvatore Maranzano.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
The Central Valley is a flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California.
"Cold Stones" is the 76th episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the 11th of the show's sixth season.
A conspiracy of silence, or culture of silence, describes the behavior of a group of people of some size, as large as an entire national group or profession or as small as a group of colleagues, that by unspoken consensus does not mention, discuss, or acknowledge a given subject.
Contempt of court, often referred to simply as "contempt", is the offense of being disobedient to or discourteous toward a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies the authority, justice and dignity of the court.
Deadliest Warrior is a television program in which information on historical or modern warriors and their weapons are used to determine which of them is the "deadliest" based upon tests performed during each episode.
The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a United States federal law enforcement agency.
The Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson (FCI Tucson) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates with an administrative facility for male and female offenders.
Foley Square is a street intersection and green space in the Civic Center neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City and – by extension – the surrounding area, which is dominated by civic buildings.
Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello (born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973) was an Italian-American Mafia gangster and crime boss.
Frank A. DeSimone (July 17, 1909 – August 4, 1967) was the Boss of the Los Angeles crime family from 1956 to 1967.
Gaspar or Gaspare DiGregorio (1905 – June 11, 1970) was a New York mobster and a high-ranking member of the Bonanno crime family who was a key figure in the so-called "Banana War".
Gay Talese (born February 7, 1932) is an American writer.
Giovanni "John" Bonventre (April 18, 1901 – ?) was a New York mobster with the Bonanno crime family.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), is when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.
Hempstead is a village located in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States.
Honor Thy Father is a 1971 book by Gay Talese, about the travails of the Bonanno crime family in the 1960s, especially Salvatore Bonanno and his father Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno.
Jacksonville is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Florida and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
Joe Adonis (born Giuseppe Antonio Doto; November 22, 1902 – November 26, 1971), also known as "Joey A", "Joe Adone", "Joe Arosa", "James Arosa", and "Joe DiMeo", was a New York mobster who was an important participant in the formation of the modern Cosa Nostra crime families.
Joseph Gallo (April 7, 1929 April 7, 1972), also known as "Crazy Joe" and "Joe the Blond", was a New York City gangster for the Profaci crime family, later known as the Colombo crime family.
Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia boss in New York City.
Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci (October 2, 1897 – June 6, 1962) was a New York City La Cosa Nostra boss who was the founder of what is today known as the Colombo crime family.
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. (June 16, 1923 – May 22, 1978) was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.
Joseph Magliocco, also known as "Joe Malayak" (June 29, 1898 – December 28, 1963) was a New York mobster and the boss of the Profaci crime family (later to become the Colombo crime family) from 1962 to 1963.
Joseph Charles Massino (born January 10, 1943) is an American former mobster.
Joseph Michael "Joe Cargo" Valachi (September 22, 1904 – April 3, 1971) was an American gangster, notable as the first member of the Italian-American Mafia to publicly acknowledge its existence, and credited with popularization of the term cosa nostra.
Lifetime (previously stylized as lifetime) is an American cable and satellite television channel that is part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by the Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company.
The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos.
Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County, California, in the northern portion of California's Central Valley.
Charles "Lucky" Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian-born mobster and crime boss who operated mainly in the United States.
In the American Mafia, a made man is a fully initiated member of the Mafia.
The mastoid part of the temporal bone is the back part of the temporal bone.
"Members Only" is the 66th episode of the HBO series The Sopranos, and the first of the show's sixth season.
Michael "Mimi" Sabella (1911–1989) was a caporegime in the Bonanno crime family and a relative of Philadelphia crime family mob boss Salvatore Sabella.
Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality.
A Mustache Pete is the name given to members of the Sicilian Mafia who came to the United States (particularly New York City) as adults in the early 20th century.
Natale "Joe Diamond" Evola (pronounced "ay-voh-LAH") (February 22, 1907 – August 28, 1973) was a New York mobster who briefly became boss of the Bonanno crime family.
The New York State Police (NYSP), is the official state police force of the U.S. state of New York, and employs over 5,000 sworn state troopers.
Northern California (colloquially known as NorCal or "The Northstate" for the northern interior counties north of Sacramento to the Oregon stateline) is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.
Obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, is the crime of obstructing prosecutors or other (usually government) officials.
Omertà is a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others.
Constantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano (June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie" (or "PC" to his family), was an American mafia boss who succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family in New York, the nation's largest Cosa Nostra family at the time.
Paul Sciacca (pronounced "SHAH-kah") (June 15, 1909 – August 1986) was a New York City mobster who became boss of the Bonanno crime family.
Peter Magaddino (February 25, 1917 - August 1976) was a mobster in the Magaddino crime family of Buffalo, New York.
Philip "Rusty" Rastelli (January 31, 1918 – June 24, 1991) was a New York mobster and former boss of the Bonanno crime family, though he spent all but two years of his reign in prison.
Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment.
Robert Morris Morgenthau (born July 31, 1919) is an American lawyer.
Rum-running, or bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law.
Salvatore Avellino Jr. (born November 19, 1935 St. James, New York), also known as "Sal" is a mobster and former caporegime in the Lucchese crime family who was involved in labor racketeering in the garbage and waste management industry in Long Island, New York.
Salvatore Vincent "Bill" Bonanno (November 5, 1932 – January 1, 2008) was the son of Cosa Nostra boss Joseph Bonanno.
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 who led what later would become the Bonanno crime family in the United States.
Salvatore Sabella (July 7, 1891 – 1962) was the Sicilian Mafia boss of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 1920s.
Salvatore T. "Tom Mix" Santoro, Sr. (November 18, 1915 Bureau of Narcotics, Sam Giancana, The United States Treasury Department. Mafia: The Government’s Secret File on Organized Crime. 2007. – January 2000)Capeci, Jerry.
Simone Rizzo "Sam" DeCavalcante (March 3, 1912 – February 7, 1997), known as "Sam the Plumber", was a member of the New Jersey Mafia.
San Jose (Spanish for 'Saint Joseph'), officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California.
The Sicilian Mafia, also known as simply the Mafia and frequently referred to by members as Cosa Nostra (this thing of ours), is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy.
Sicily (Sicilia; Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Stefano "The Undertaker" Magaddino (October 10, 1891 – July 19, 1974) was a Sicilian mafioso who became the boss of the Buffalo crime family in western New York.
Stockton is a city in and the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California.
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.
The Commission is the governing body of the American Mafia,Capcei, Jerry.
The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.
The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era, becoming a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates in the United States.
Tommaso "Tommy" Gagliano (May 29, 1883 − February 16, 1951)Critchley, p.148-149 was an American mobster and boss of what U.S. federal authorities would later designate as the Lucchese crime family, one of the "Five Families" of New York City.
Thomas "Tommy" Lucchese (pronounced; born Gaetano Lucchese, December 1, 1899 – July 13, 1967) was a Sicilian-born American gangster and founding member of the Mafia in the United States, an offshoot of the Cosa Nostra in Sicily.
Anthony John Soprano (born August 22, 1959) is a fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007), portrayed by James Gandolfini.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona.
Underboss (also capo bastone or sotto capo) is a position within the leadership structure of Sicilian, Greek, and American Mafia crime families.
Union Square is an important and historic intersection and surrounding neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, located where Broadway and the former Bowery Road – now Fourth Avenue – came together in the early 19th century; its name denotes that "here was the union of the two principal thoroughfares of the island" rather than celebrating either the Federal union of the United States or labor unions.
The United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP Springfield) is a United States federal prison in Springfield, Missouri which provides medical, mental health, and dental services to male offenders.
Vincent Mangano (born Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano; March 28, 1888April 19, 1951), also known as "The Executioner" as he was named in a Brooklyn newspaper, was the head of what would come to be known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951.
Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-American mobster who rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the American Mafia.
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint to the north; Bedford–Stuyvesant to the south; Bushwick, East Williamsburg, and Ridgewood, Queens to the east; and Fort Greene and the East River to the west.
Guarino "Willie" Moretti, also known as Willie Moore (February 24, 1894 – October 4, 1951), was a notorious underboss of the Genovese crime family and a cousin of the family boss Frank Costello.
60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program broadcast on the CBS television network.