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From omerta to online: Modern mafia bosses break with tradition of generations of secrecy by flaunting wealth and power on Facebook

The 28-year-old mobster, who listed boss of bosses Massimo Messina Denaro among his likes, boasted in an online video about his way of being 'the original godfather'

Ralph Natale is a former American mobster. He was the leader of the Philadelphia crime family from 1995 until 1999, when he became the first American Mafia boss to turn state's evidence.[1][2] Described by himself as a friend of former Philadelphia boss Angelo Bruno, Natale's mob association began when he became boss of the Bartenders Union Local 170, allegedly running it on Bruno's behalf.[3] In 1979, Natale was convicted of firebombing a furniture store in an insurance fraud scheme and…

Public Enemy Pictures

Thomas Lucchese (December 1, 1899 – July 13, 1967) was an American mobster who became the Boss of the Lucchese crime family in New York City.

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades.1931

Daniel Pagano, 61, the son of the late reputed mob boss Joseph Pagano.

From Siegel to Spilotro, Mafia influenced gambling, regulation in Las Vegas

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal testifies before the Senate Investigations Subcommittee in Washington on Sept. 8, 1961, during a probe of organized gambling. Rosenthal was the former Las Vegas casino boss who inspired the character Sam "Ace" Rothstein in the movie "Casino

Duggan 'was one of Britain's most violent gangsters', inquest hears

Duggan 'was one of Britain's most violent gangsters': Inquest hears he was linked to ten shootings and two murders

1935 - Only black lawyer in the "twenty against the underworld team," Eunice Hunton Carter led the way for prostitution reform in New York. The underworld took in $12 million a year on prostitution alone during the Depression years, with Charles "Lucky" Luciano, New York's Mafia leader, in charge. The subsequent trial brought Luciano's conviction.It also brought Eunice Hunton Carter an appointment as chief of Dewey's Special Sessions Bureau, supervising more than 14,000 criminal cases each…

Mob Moll, 1952: Twice Drake dined with men who were gunned down the following day. Here, the moll is photographed in 1952 as police take her into questioning after playboy Garment District boss Nat Nelson was murdered in a mob assassination hours after he was seen out with her..