Der Tag, an dem der Aufstieg der amerikanischen Mafia zur heimlichen Macht im Staate begann, war der Januar An diesem Tag. Als amerikanische Cosa Nostra bzw. La Cosa Nostra oder italienisch-amerikanische Mafia wird Ursprünglich aus New York City, setzte er sich Anfang nach Chicago ab. Dort stieg er bald zum Adlatus des Bosses Johnny Torrio auf. Die 20iger und 30iger Jahre haben in den USA viele Gangster hervorgebracht, um die sich bis heute wilde Mythen ranken. Zu ihnen zählen.
Fünf FamilienAls Fünf Familien (engl. „Five Families“) werden die fünf italo-amerikanischen Mafiafamilien Gemeinsam mit der Chicagoer Mafia (Chicago Outfit) bilden die fünf New Yorker Mai ermordet, zurückgetreten; wurde Unterboss, ". Der Tag, an dem der Aufstieg der amerikanischen Mafia zur heimlichen Macht im Staate begann, war der Januar An diesem Tag. Die besten Gangsterserien - er Jahre Gangsterserie er Jahre Die Mafia-Serie Boardwalk Empire erzählt aus dem Leben von Nucky Thompson.
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Tito Visits the United States. It was until the Prohibition was introduced, this group had very limited activities. Prohibition here is stated to be a law, which forbid sale of alcohol.
An atmosphere was thus created upon passing this specific law, which only worsened the situation, thereby giving birth to some of the most exploited of all mafia related activities.
On the other hand, this rise of a more organized and professional wave of crime prompted the Bureau of Investigation which didn't yet have "Federal" in its name to reorganize in an attempt to deal with these gangsters.
One man had a vision of what the bureau should become if it was to be successful: J. Edgar Hoover. He had joined the Department of Justice in and was promoted to assistant director of the bureau only four years later.
In , Hoover became the director and began making serious reforms that shaped the bureau for decades. This newly reformed bureau enacted a series of daring operations intended to take down gangsters, often known as "public enemies," and bring peace to the streets of America.
After this look at famous gangsters of the s and s, read up on some notorious female gangsters that stole and killed their way into the underworld.
Then, check out some of the most incredible facts about Al Capone. By Laura Martisiute. From Al Capone to Bonnie and Clyde, these famous gangsters of the s prove that they just don't make criminals like they used to.
Like this gallery? Share it: Share Tweet Email. George "Baby Face" Nelson was a notorious bank robber and killer who operated in the s and s across America.
An associate of John Dillinger, Nelson was named public enemy number one by the F. In , the year-old Nelson died following a shootout with the F.
Wikimedia Commons. Because he was able to cut a deal with Mafioso "Lucky" Luciano when the latter took over number rackets illegal lotteries in Harlem, Johnson was regarded as a hero by many Harlemites.
Parker became Chief of Police for the Los Angeles Police Department in , the police started cracking down on organized crime instead of assisting it.
This group of men harassed Dragna's family, as well as Cohen's throughout the s. Johnny Roselli was seen as the most logical choice, but lawyer-turned-gangster Frank DeSimone was victorious.
Fratianno did the same after his release from prison in With Dragna gone and his brother Tom retired after his death, the crime family slipped out of control.
It quickly became apparent that DeSimone was an incompetent boss. According to an unidentified informant, he raped the wife of former underboss Girolamo "Momo" Adamo , which caused Adamo to shoot his wife who survived and kill himself.
When the meeting was raided by police, DeSimone was outed as a mobster. DeSimone's unsuccessful reign concluded with his death in , after 11 years in power.
Licata had strong ties with Mafia families in the Midwest and South and maintained contact with the mob in Las Vegas.
In Joe Valachi outed the Mafia as a secret criminal society, aiding in law enforcements attacks on organized crime and fingered Licata as a high ranking mobster in Los Angeles.
On July 9, Licata was taken into custody after refusing to answer questions at a federal grand jury session about L.
Four months later another 12 men, were indicted for conspiracy, racketeering and extortion against bookmakers, loan sharks, and pornographers. On October 19, , after a long battle with illnesses, Nick Licata died at age Licata's successor, Dominic Brooklier , was initially able to stabilize the family's businesses, but later endured considerable damage done by FBI informants.
Brooklier was able to make a lot of money in pornography , extortion , and drugs, but wasn't able to take back control of many independent bookmaking rackets in Los Angeles.
These producers would then pay a fee to their Mafia backers, usually on the East Coast, to set things straight with the L. Once the producers paid, the Mafia backers would secretly split the money with the L.
Brooklier later ordered the death of Frank Bompensiero for his growing criticism of the family, and later finding good evidence that Bompensiero was cooperating with the FBI.
When Brooklier was sentenced to a month prison stint along with underboss Samuel Sciortino in , Jimmy Fratianno on Tom Dragna's request, transferred back to the L.
Since Jack Dragna's death, Los Angeles was starting to be seen as an "open city" where any Mafia family could do business, but Fratianno hoped that by restoring the ailing family, he would be a candidate to officially run the family after Brooklier was released.
However, upon release from prison, Brooklier quickly took back control of the family, and Fratianno was left back to being a low level soldier.
The fall of the Los Angeles family came when Fratianno became the second American Mafioso to turn state's evidence and testify against the Mafia in court.
Ferritto implicated Fratianno in the planning of the murder, and Fratianno was indicted for charges related to the bombing.
In return for his testimony, he pleaded guilty to the murder charges and received a five-year prison sentence, of which he served 21 months.
With Brooklier's imprisonment, capo Peter Milano quickly stepped up and began running the family in Peter Milano was officially made boss of the Los Angeles crime family with Brooklier's death in He made his brother Carmen "Flipper" Milano his underboss.
Neither of the Milano brothers nor six of the others originally arrested were charged due to lack of evidence. The family's influence stretched all the way to Las Vegas, where they had long standing ties to what the Mafia considered an "open city" where any family could work.
The entire hierarchy of the family including the Milano brothers, captains Mike Rizzitello , Jimmy Caci , and Luigi Gelfuso along with many other mobsters were arrested on various charges in the late s, due largely to information and recordings collected by the Fiato brothers.
Almost every member of the family charged pleaded guilty to receive lesser sentences and the F. However, since Peter Milano's paroled release in , he took back control of the weakened family.
This caused a great deal of scrutiny from the FBI on both families. Members like Stephen Cino and Alfred Mauriello were convicted on related charges along with other associates who cooperated with officials to receive a reduced sentence, putting the L.
Much of the crime family's activities have become unknown since the Las Vegas indictments. Law enforcement has moved its attention of organized crime towards street gangs such as Mexican and Asian gangs who are far more prevalent and widespread.
Until his death, Peter Milano was still believed to be the official Boss of the Los Angeles crime family. However, since the late s, his involvement in crime along with other members had become greatly reduced.
Some members, like Rocco Zangari and Russell Massetia, moved out of the state and left the family altogether. Other members, like Carmen Milano and Jimmy Caci died of old age with no younger people having to replace them.
With Southern California 's many racial groups, the Cosa Nostra faced an uphill battle to challenge the many street gangs in the area over criminal rackets.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gate City Publishing. Some work regular jobs keeping a low profile, some live next to you and me.
They keep to themselves having sworn an oath to Omerta with rules and customs they must live by. In an attempt to detail the history of the American Mafia, there are a few things this blog is not intended to do.