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Infamous Mafia figures

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 2,116 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.


Notorious 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
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