Infamous Crime Bosses

Infamous Crime Bosses
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He was the boss of the Gambino crime family and died of natural causes. (credit: AP)
Carlo Gambino He was the boss of the Gambino crime family and died of natural causes. (credit: AP)
Siegel was a driving force behind the development of metropolitan Las Vegas in the late 40s. (credit: AP)
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel Siegel was a driving force behind the development of metropolitan Las Vegas in the late 40s. (credit: AP)
The boss of the Genovese family, Gigante ordered several assassinations. Before joining organized crime, Gigante was a professional boxer. (credit: AP)
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante The boss of the Genovese family, Gigante ordered several assassinations. Before joining organized crime, Gigante was a professional boxer. (credit: AP)
Giancana was a Chicago mob boss who was noted for his friendships with show-business personalities. (credit: AP)
Sam Giancana Giancana was a Chicago mob boss who was noted for his friendships with show-business personalities. (credit: AP)
Castellano is one of five reputed leaders who were arrested in a Federal indictment.  Castellano's bail was $4 million.  He was the head of the nation's largest Mafia family. (credit: AP Photo/David Bookstaver)
Paul "Big Paul" Castellano Castellano is one of five reputed leaders who were arrested in a Federal indictment. Castellano's bail was $4 million. He was the head of the nation's largest Mafia family. (credit: AP Photo/David Bookstaver)
Corozzo was indicted in 1996 on racketeering charges that included attempted murder, arson, and loansharking. (credit: AP)
Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo Corozzo was indicted in 1996 on racketeering charges that included attempted murder, arson, and loansharking. (credit: AP)
Michael Coppola was a reputed acting captain of the Genovese crime family. He was wanted in the 1977 murder of a fellow mobster outside a Bridgewater, N.J., motel. Coppola was captured by police in 2003. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, Pool)
Michael Coppola Michael Coppola was a reputed acting captain of the Genovese crime family. He was wanted in the 1977 murder of a fellow mobster outside a Bridgewater, N.J., motel. Coppola was captured by police in 2003. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, Pool)
Known as the "Mob's Accountant," Lansky established a gambling empire from New York to Las Vegas. (credit: AP)
Meyer Lansky Known as the "Mob's Accountant," Lansky established a gambling empire from New York to Las Vegas. (credit: AP)
Luciano was an Italian mobster known for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Charlie "Lucky" Luciano Luciano was an Italian mobster known for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Known as "Big Joey," Massino agreed to testify against his former associates to avoid the death penalty. In 2005, he was sentenced to life in prison. (credit: AP Photo/U.S. Attorneys Office, File)
Joseph Massino Known as "Big Joey," Massino agreed to testify against his former associates to avoid the death penalty. In 2005, he was sentenced to life in prison. (credit: AP Photo/U.S. Attorneys Office, File)
Nicknamed "Joe Bananas," he was known as a man with superior organizational skills.  (credit: AP)
Joseph Bonanno Nicknamed "Joe Bananas," he was known as a man with superior organizational skills. (credit: AP)
Gotti was boss of the most powerful crime family in America. He made hundreds of millions of dollars a year. (credit: AP)
John Joseph Gotti, Jr Gotti was boss of the most powerful crime family in America. He made hundreds of millions of dollars a year. (credit: AP)
The son of John Joseph Gotti, John A. Gotti was charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels. (credit: AP)
John Angelo Gotti III The son of John Joseph Gotti, John A. Gotti was charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels. (credit: AP)
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