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Infamous Mafia figures throughout history.

This wiki contains information about the history of the Mafia: from the Southern Italian Criminal Syndicates or Crime Families, to their American counterparts.

The information ranges from the Mafia roots, to individual bosses and their operations, including noteworthy associated and/or related criminal figures/crime subjects. You may also find information about ranks, titles and positions.

The Mafia Wiki was created on September 2008, and currently houses a total of 2,145 articles.

Note: This wiki is about the real-life Mafia and the individuals associated with it. It is not a wiki for coverage of fictional movies, books, games and television series about the Mafia. For those, try visiting other wikis (such as for The Godfather, The Sopranos or Goodfellas.

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Notorious Mafia Bosses/Capos

  • John Gotti (1940-2002) - Boss of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City during the late 1980s, famous for being acquitted in court three times, expensive suits and had a repertoire for giving sound bites to the media.
  • Al Capone (1899-1947) - Brooklyn born and raised. Head of the Chicago Outfit during the U.S. Prohibition period (1920s-1930s).
  • Peter Licavoli (1902–1984) - Reputed organized crime figure in St. Louis, Missouri and patriarch of the Licavoli Mob.
  • Frank Costello (1891 – 1973) - Italian-born New York City gangster and one time Luciano (now Genovese) Family boss.
  • Paul Leisure (1947-1983) - St. Louis, Missouri area criminal and underworld figure.

Mafia Families and Organizations

New York City, U.S. based (Cosa Nostra) families
Eastern Seaboard, U.S. based (Cosa Nostra) families
Ethnic/Racial Mafia (Cosa Nostra) sectors
See also

China Organization

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