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Gus Greenbaum
Gus Greenbaum
Gus Greenbaum
(February 26, 1893 – December 3, 1958) was an American businessman in the casino industry.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Murder and legacy 4 References 5 Further readingEarly life[edit] Gus Greenbaum
Gus Greenbaum
was born to a Jewish family[1] in 1894 in Phoenix, Arizona. Career[edit] An associate of Meyer Lansky, Greenbaum joined his organization on New York's Lower East Side
Lower East Side
in the mid or late 1910s. During Prohibition, Greenbaum began working with the Chicago Outfit
Chicago Outfit
managing the southwest division of the Trans-America Race wire service in 1928. Sent to Las Vegas shortly after World War II
World War II
began, Greenbaum gained control over syndicate gambling operations with Morris Rosen and Moe Sedway. Sedway and Greenbaum ran the El Cortez Casino in 1945, until Greenbaum was asked by William R
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Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix (/ˈfiːnɪks/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2016[update]), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.[5][6] Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley
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Gambino Crime Family
The Gambino crime family
Gambino crime family
(pronounced [ɡamˈbiːno]) 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 Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The group, which went through three bosses between 1910 and 1957, is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963, when the structure of organized crime first gained public attention. The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California. Its illicit activities include labor and construction racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, prostitution,[3] fraud, hijacking, pier thefts[clarification needed], and fencing. The family was one of the five families that were founded in New York after the Castellammarese War of 1931
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List Of Mafia Crime Families
This is a list of independent Italian crime families around the world that are considered to be part of Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra
(the Mafia)
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Mafia Bibliography
This page lists books about mafia organizations all over the world: Cosa Nostra[edit]Dickie, John (8 March 2007). Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia: A History of the Sicilian Mafia. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-1-84894-055-0.  Jacobs, James B.; Panarella, Christopher; Worthington, Jay (1 October 1996). Busting the Mob: United States V. Cosa Nostra. NYU Press. ISBN 978-0-8147-4230-3.  Sinai, Tamir (29 November 2007). "Terror at Midday" - The Cosa Nostra as a terrorist organisation. GRIN Verlag. ISBN 978-3-638-86833-4.  Anderson, Annelise Graebner (1979). The Business of Organized Crime: A Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra
Family. Hoover Press. ISBN 978-0-8179-7013-0. Mafia[edit]Gambetta, Diego (1996). The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-80742-6.  Lupo, Salvatore (13 August 2013). History of the Mafia. Columbia University Press
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Crime Family
A crime family is a unit of an organized crime syndicate, particularly the Mafia
Mafia
(both in Sicily
Sicily
and in the United States), often operating within a specific geographic territory. In its strictest sense, a family (or clan) is a criminal gang, operating either on a unitary basis or as an organized collection of smaller gangs (e.g., cells, factions, crews, etc.). In turn, a family can be a sole "enterprise", or part of a larger syndicate or cartel.Contents1 Origins 2 Crime families 3 See also 4 Footnotes 5 BibliographyOrigins[edit] The origins of the term come from the Sicilian Mafia. In the Sicilian language, the word cosca, which literally translates into artichoke (a vegetable whose multiple layers surround and protect a vital core), is also used for clan
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Five Families
The Five Families
Five Families
are the five major New York City
New York City
organized crime families of the Italian American
Italian American
Mafia. The term was first used in 1931, when Salvatore Maranzano formally organized the previously warring gangs into what are now known as the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Lucchese crime families, each with demarcated territory, organizationally structured in a now-familiar hierarchy, and having them reporting up to the same overarching governing entity
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Bonanno Crime Family
The Bonanno crime family
Bonanno crime family
(pronounced [boˈnanno]) 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
American Mafia
(or Cosa Nostra). Named after Joseph Bonanno, for over 30 years the family was one of the most powerful in the country. However, in the early 1960s, Bonanno attempted to seize the mantle of boss of bosses, but failed and was forced to retire. This touched off a period of turmoil within the family that lasted almost a quarter-century
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Cotroni Crime Family
The Cotroni crime family is a Mafia organization based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Cotroni family was historically controlled by mobsters of Calabrian ancestry. The territory controlled by the family once covered most of southern Quebec
Quebec
and Ontario, until the Rizzuto crime family supplanted them.[1] The FBI considered the family a branch of the Bonanno crime family.[1] History[edit] In the 1950s the family formed a strong connection to the New York Bonanno crime family
Bonanno crime family
as the crime family began controlling the majority of Montreal's drug trade.[2] The Cotroni family also kept ties with other Mafia families in Italy and throughout the US and Canada
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The Motion Lounge
The Motion Lounge
The Motion Lounge
was a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, nightclub owned by Bonanno crime family
Bonanno crime family
caporegime Dominick Napolitano which also was the capo's apartment away from his home. The lounge was located at 420 Graham Avenue, across the street from the Wither's Italian-American War Veterans Club that first opened in 1967. It was one of the central locations in FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone's six-year undercover operation to infiltrate the Mafia, and featured prominently in his autobiography Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
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Rizzuto Crime Family
The Rizzuto family is an Italian-Canadian
Italian-Canadian
crime family based in Montreal, Quebec. The family territory covers most of southern Quebec and Ontario.[1] The FBI considers the family to be connected to the Bonanno crime family,[1] but Canadian law enforcement considers it to be a separate crime family
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Colombo Crime Family
The Colombo crime family
Colombo crime family
(pronounced [koˈlombo]) is the youngest of the "Five Families" that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal organization known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). It was during Lucky Luciano's organisation of the American Mafia
American Mafia
after the Castellammarese War, and the assassinations of Giuseppe "Joe The Boss" Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano, that the gang run by Joseph Profaci
Joseph Profaci
was recognized as the Profaci crime family The family traces its roots to a bootlegging gang formed by Joseph Profaci in 1928. Profaci would rule his family without interruption or challenge until the late 1950s.[2][3] The family has been torn by three internal wars
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Joe Gallo
Joseph Gallo (April 7, 1929 – April 7, 1972), also known as "Crazy Joe" and "Joe the Blond", was a New York City
New York City
gangster for the Profaci crime family, later known as the Colombo crime family. Gallo initiated one of the bloodiest mob conflicts since the Castellammarese War of 1930–1931, and was murdered as a result of it.Contents1 Biography1.1 Background 1.2 Criminal career 1.3 First Colombo War 1.4 Prison 1.5 Release from prison 1.6 Family problems 1.7 Murder 1.8 Aftermath2 Gallo crew members 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksBiography[edit] Background[edit] Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
was born and raised in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Umberto and Mary Gallo
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Baltimore Crew
Around 10 made members, Around 50 associatesCriminal activities Gambling, extortion, prostitution, loan sharking, fraud, drug trafficking, murder and corruptionAllies Gambino crime familyThe Baltimore
Baltimore
Crew was a faction of the Gambino crime family
Gambino crime family
operating in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland
from the 1920s until the 1990s. It was originally an independent organization until Vincent Mangano installed Louis Morici as the reigning capo over the area. Throughout most of its existence it has been headed by the Corbi brothers
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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Roy DeMeo
Gambino crime family DeMeo crewRoy Albert DeMeo (September 7, 1942[1] – January 10, 1983) was a New York mobster and member of the Gambino crime family. He headed the DeMeo crew, a gang suspected of murdering 100 people or more between 1973 and 1983; with the majority of their victims' bodies dismembered and disposed of so thoroughly that they were never found. Roy DeMeo himself is believed to have killed some 70 people.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Gambino family 1.3 Gemini Method 1.4 Further criminal career 1.5 The Westies
The Westies
alliance and Rosenberg 1.6 Empire Boulevard operation 1.7 Eppolito murders 1.8 Downfall and murder2 Media 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksBiography[edit]This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources
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