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Gambino Crime Family
 
   
THE GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY
1931-present 

1931-1951
BOSSES:
VINCENT MANGANO
PHILIP MANGANO

UNDERBOSS:
ALBERT ANASTASIA
|
1951-1957
BOSS:
ALBERT ANASTISIA

UNDERBOSS:
FRANK SCALISE
|
1957-1976
BOSS:
CARLO GAMBINO

UNDERBOSS:
JOE BIONDO (1957-1970)
ANIELLO DELLACROCHE (1970-1976)
|
1976-1985
BOSS:
PAUL CASTELLANO


UNDERBOSS:
ANIELLO DELLACROCHE
THOMAS BILOTTI (December 2-14, 1985)
|
1985-1996
BOSS:
JOHN GOTTI

UNDERBOSS:
FRANK DECICCO (1985-1986)
JOSEPH ARMONE (1986-1989)
SALVATORE GRAVANO (1990-1991)
|
1996-PRESENT
BOSS:
JOHN GOTTI JR.





VINCENT "VINCE" MANGANO
1888-1951

Vincent Mangano was appointed boss of what was to become
the Gambino family by Lucky Luciano in 1931. He was 
conspired against by Frank Costello, Albert Anastasia, 
and Tommy Lucchesse. Vincent disappeared in 1951.


ALBERT "THE MAD HATTER" ANASTASIA
1903-1957

Albert Anastasia became boss of the family after 
Mangano's disappearence. Anastasia and Lucky 
Luciano created an enforcement arm for La Cosa 
Nostra that came to be known as "Murder 
Incorporated," responsible for from 700 to 1000 
murders. Anastasia controlled the Brookyln waterfront with 
his brother for over a decade. Soon other members of La Cosa 
Nostra began to question is sanity. He was murdered in a 
barbershop in 1957.


CARLO GAMBINO
1902-1976

At thiry-three started as a soldier in the family run by 
Vincent Mangano, Carlo became boss of the family in 1957 
after arranging the murder of Albert Anastasia. He built 
the family that eventually came to bear is name into the 
largest and most powerful in the United States. Carlo 
Gambino kept a low profile which was probably why he did 
not spend a day in jail. Carlo died in 1976 of natural 
causes. On his deathbed he chose his cousin and brother 
in law, Paul Castellano to succeed him.


PAUL CASTELLANO "Big Paul"
1915-1985

Paul Castellano became boss after Carlo Gambinos death. 
Even though Aniello "Neil" Dellacroche Carlos underboss 
was next in line Carlo wanted to keep the blood at the 
top of the family. This move bothered Neil but obeyed 
Carlos wishes and continued being underboss for the 
family. Paul did not really serve enough time in the 
street and was mostly regarded as more of a businessman 
than a true gangster. Paul Castellano and his underboss 
and driver, Thomas Bilotti where murdered in front of 
Sparks Steak House. They where murdered on the orders 
of John Gotti.


JOHN GOTTI "Johnny Boy"
1940-2002

John Gotti felt that Neil should have been boss and
wanted to take out Castellano, but Neil did not want
a war. John waited and when Neil died and Castellano 
didnt show at the funeral to pay his respects, John 
began plotting against him. Castellano was also 
bringing down heat on Gotti's crew for their involvement 
in drugs. John Gotti then became the boss of the Gambino 
Family. John soon became very popular with the public. 
He liked to talk, smile, and he wore two thousand
dollar suits. After a few major indictments failed, 
John became to be known as the "Teflon Don." In 1991 
the feds indicted John Gotti along with underboss 
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano and consigliere 
Frank "Frankie Loc" Locascio on racketeering and 
murder conspiracy charges. Then Gravano decided to 
brake the omerta and testified against his boss. 
Gravano ended up serving less than five years in prison. 
In 1992 Gotti was convicted on murder and racketering
charges. Gotti is now serving a life sentence in a federal 
prison in Marion, Illinois. John tried to continue to run 
the family from jail, but in 1996 the commission forced 
him to give up leadership. 
Some acting bosses between 1992-1996 where, Nicky Corozzo and 
Danny Marino. Both Nicky and Danny are in jail now.


JOHN "JUNIOR" GOTTI

Junior at 33 is now supposedly the boss the Gambino Crime Family.