John "No nose" DiFronzo, the current reputed boss of The Outfit


Paul Ricca, One of the former seven Bosses of the Chicago Outfit from 1943-1957

Tony Accardo

Anthony Accardo, during his height of power. One of the former seven Bosses of the Chicago Outfit from 1947-1992. Accordo was the top boss of the Chicago Outfit for over 45 years.


Al Capone. One of the founders of the Chicago Outfit, and former Boss of the Chicago Outfit, from 1920-1932

The Chicago Outfit, (Also known as The Chicago Mafia, Chicago Mob, Chicago Empire, or The Empire) shortened to "The Outfit", is an extremely powerful, ruthless and much-feared Italian-American criminal organization based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dating back to 1910. The Chicago Outfit is part of the international organized crime empire known as the Italian-American Mafia. The Chicago Outfit has its own council of bosses, which consists of seven bosses, Anthony Accardo created a Commission-like governing body of the Chicago Outfit during his regime of the Chicago Outfit, too prevent power plays and struggles. The Chicago Outfit has a council of seven bosses that rules the entire organization with an iron fist. Even though the Chicago Outift has its own council of bosses, they are still ruled by the Commission. The Chicago Outfit is considered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Treasury to be one of the most powerful, dangerous and feared criminal organizations in the world.

The Chicago Outfit rules all of Chicago with an iron fist, from the early 1920s-present. The Chicago Outfit is distinct from the Five Families of New York, but like all Italian-American mafia families in the United States, and around the world, the Commission rules the Chicago Outfit with an iron fist. The Commission is the governing body of the whole Italian mafia empire in the world, and is also the ruling council of bosses, which consists of the Bosses, Consigliere and Underbosses of the Five Families and the Chicago Outfit. Only the Five Families and the Chicago Outfit hold seats on the Commission, but all of the other 20 families are represented by the Gambino Crime Family, Genovese crime family, and the Chicago Outfit. The Commission rules the whole empire of the international Italian mafia with an iron fist. The Commission rules every mafia crime family in Canada, Cuba and the United States with an iron fist. The Commission has unlimited power over the whole empire of the Italian-American Mafia, and the Commission has the power to say who lives and who dies, and they can order anyone or everyone in every crime family to do anything they want. The Commission presides over a vast, enormous, innumerable and endless army of violent mobsters, ruthless and efficient hitmen, hit squads, professional assassins, death squads, assassin organizations, enforcers, enforcement arms, offshoots and splinter groups. It is estimated by the FBI that the Commission presides over two million made men, and over five million criminal associates and hitmen worldwide. According to the FBI, every single made man in the Chicago Outfit is extremely violent and ruthless, and a cold-blooded killer, and an efficient executioner. The Chicago Outfit has over 250,000 made men, and around 300,000 associates.

Chicago-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agents, such as William F. Roemer Jr. said of the Chicago Outfit during the late 1980s, "The Chicago Outfit has over 250,000 made men, and every single made man of the Chicago Outift is psychotic, extremely violent and extremely ruthless, and every single made man of the Chicago Outfit is a cold-blooded killer, and they are all efficient and ultra professional executioners. Literally every single member of the Chicago Outfit are virtually robots, in the sense that they will follow any and every order that they receive from the Chicago Outfit bosses, weather its killing Cops, Judges, Prosecutors, Lawyers, or even Federal Agents, they will do literally anything and everything that the bosses order them to do, and it does not matter what it is to them, and it doesn't matter who they have to kill, when they are giving an order from the bosses they will follow it and get it done successfully. They would bomb the white house, bomb a police station, they would murder millions of innocent people, and they would even kill the president of the United States if they were ordered to do so by the bosses of the Outfit. The Outift bosses presides over a massive and endless army of ruthless killers. The Outfit rules Chicago with an iron fist, and they have more power than the FBI, and they control everything in Chicago, they own the entire city. The Outfit owns and controls all of the politics, police, polticians, judges, lawyers, district attorneys, federal prosecutors, stores, bars, clubs, strip clubs, restaurants, construction, garbage hauling, waste management, the docks, and the ports in Chicago, and the Outfit also owns and controls all of the teamsters, labor unions, legitimate businesses, and organized crime in Chicago. The Outfit controls all of Chicago, they own all of Chicago, they dictate Chicago, and they rule Chicago with an iron fist. Chicago is the Outfits city, they literally invincible, unstoppable, impregnable, indestructible and untouchable. It is unbelievable and mind-blowing the power, reach and influence that they have. The Chicago Outfit is not just an invincible criminal organization, the Chicago Outfit is a multi-trillion dollar international criminal empire, they are more like a criminal superpower. The Outfit is so huge, where they can be described as the Roman Empire, and they are just as powerful and big as the Roman Empire was. The Outfit is like a criminal kingdom, or a criminal dynasty or a even criminal planet. The Chicago Outfit is unquestionably one of the most powerful, dangerous and feared criminal organizations in the world, and they are one of the most powerful, influential and dangerous criminal organizations in history of the world."

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), The Chicago Outfit rules Chicago with an iron fist, and controls everything and everyone in Chicago, such as the politics, politicians, police, judges, lawyers, district attorneys, federal prosecutors, legitimate businesses, stores, bars, clubs, strip clubs, restaurants, 5-star restaurants and casinos. The Chicago Outfit controls construction, waste management, garbage hauling, the ports, the docks, building trades, carpentry, cement, concrete, teamsters, and every labor union in Chicago.

The Outfit is the only criminal organization that has a monopoly on organized crime in the city of Chicago, where as the Five Families sometimes compete with each other for control of racketeering, drug trafficking, and Labor racketeering activities in New York, and all over the United States. However, the "Five Families" are allies, and work together thru everything despite their occasional differences. The Five Families consider each other "the same empire". The Commission allows the Outfit to operate in Cuba, Canada, and in the western United States to places as far away as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, California and parts of Florida. The FBI has stated that the Outfit has an enormous and unbelievable amount of power, resources, international influence, political connections, government contacts, and reach. The FBI also stated that "The Outfit has enormous political power, and has government and political connections all over the world. The Outift has complete control of politics, industries, companies, legitimate businesses, illegal businesses, and all of organized crime in Chicago and parts of the United States and parts of Cuba. The Outift controls businesses, industry's, companies and major corporations such as the Teamsters unions, labor unions, construction, building trades, concrete companies, window companies, tow-truck companies, waste management, garbage hauling, housing urban development, meat, produce and fish markets, carpentry companies, electrical companies, floor installing companies, garment industry, cigarette smuggling, trucking companies, the ports, the docks, shipping companies, stock broking companies, stock markets, vending machines, cement companies, casino's, hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, boxing, sports, chemicals, scrap yards, junk yards, airports, banks, gasoline tax rackets, pornography, prostitution, skimming, stock markets, gasoline bootlegging racket, movie industry, numbers rackets, music recording, loan sharking, chop shops, car dealerships, legal gambling, illegal gambling, wildlife smuggling, weapons trafficking, gas stations, horse racing, drug trafficking, real estate and many other organized crime and legitimate businesses in Chicago, and around the Country. The Outfit ruled some cities in Cuba, Canada, The Bahamas, England, Italy, and Mexico. The Outift has an gigantic and endless amount of Police Officers, Police Detectives, Police Chiefs, Judges, Federal Judges, Lawyers, District Attorneys, U.S. Attorney's, Politicians, Government officials, FBI Agents, DEA Agents, ATF Agents, Federal Officials, Military Officials, CIA Agents, U.S. Marshalls, IRS Agents, EPA Agents, Mayors, County Commissioners, Senators, and Congressman's in their pocket. The Outfit also has at least a dozen Governor's in their pocket. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) In the past 100 years, the Chicago Outfit has killed over 300,000 people.

Together the Chicago Outfit and the Five Families rules Chicago and Las Vegas with an iron fist, and any street gang, biker gang, drug dealer, drug lord, prostitute, pimp and criminal that operates in Chicago or Las Vegas has to pay "street tax" to the Five Families and the Chicago Outfit , if they refuse the Outfit and the Five Families either intimidates them by brutal beatings or death threats or takes extreme measure's by bombing's, torture, arson, and murder, and in some cases murdering their families as well to send a ruthless message. Like the Five Families, The Chicago Outfit is a multi-trillion dollar international criminal empire. Making over $10 trillion a year thru extortion, loan sharking, illegal gambling, prostitution, pornography, number racket, waste management, construction, labor unions, building trade, garbage hauling, lumber trades, cement industry, concrete industry, counterfeiting, labor racketeering, protection racketeering, burglary, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, truck hijacking, aircraft hijacking, armed robbery, gasoline bootlegging, bank robbery, casino skimming, bookmaking, garment industry, cigarette smuggling, wildlife smuggling, human trafficking, front running, stock fraud, credit card fraud, teamsters pension fund, chop shops, oil smuggling, diamond smuggling, jewelry heists, gold smuggling, human organ trafficking, market manipulation, and more illegal activities, legitimate businesses and organized crime activities. Like all Italian-American mafia families, The Chicago Outfit will kill anybody and everybody that stands in their way, and they will not hesitate to go to war with anyone that stands in their way or threatens their organization. Unlike the "Five Families,"and unlike most mafia families, the Outfit has a lot of other ethnic group in the organization besides Italian Americans, such as Germans, Irish, Polish, Russians, Hispanic, Japanese, and Chinese in its upper echelons since its earliest days. A prime example of this was "Greasy Thumb" Jake Guzik who was the top "bagman" and "accountant" for decades until his death. He was Jewish and either Polish or Russian depending on the source. To this day, the Outfit bears the influence of its best-known leader, Al Capone. In fact for decades after Capone had left the scene, the Outfit was known as "the Capone Gang" or "the Capones" to outsiders. Another example other ethnic groups becoming made men in the Outfit was notorious hitman Frank Schweihs, whom was one of the Outfit's most ruthless and efficient assassins, and he claimed to have been involved more than 600 murders for the Outfit, he was caught saying that in a social club that was bugged by the FBI. Schweihs was full-blooded German, and he was one of the first non-Italian made men of the Outfit.

The Chicago Outfit is considered by the FBI to be one of the most powerful and dangerous crime syndicate's in the history of the world. In the past 100 years, the Chicago Outfit has killed over 300,000 people, such as rival gang members, criminals, cops, judges, jurors, witnesses, prosecutors, FBI informants, police informants, some government officials, Federal Agents, and even their own members in some cases, and many other people who crossed them or wronged them.

History Edit

− Since its founding, the Chicago Outfit has been operating in order to keep and expand its status and profit throughout the Chicago area among others. During the Prohibition era, its leader at that time Al Capone competed with other gangsters like George "Bugs" Moran for the bootlegging business and as well as other rivalries. Because of this there appears to be a business and personal rivalry between the Northside (North Side Mob) and Southside Chicago gangs of which Al Capone was the southern and George Moran was the northern.

Chicago chart

FBI's 1960's Chicago Outfit chart

− There also appears to be cultural differences between the two sides since the northsiders were more Irish-American and the southsiders were more Italian-American. This conflict lead to numerous crimes such as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and numerous drive-by shootings resulting in the death of George Moran's associates and others on both sides. The Thompson machine gun played a significant role in these.

− In the early 1940s, a handful of top Outfit leaders went to prison because they were found to be extorting Hollywood by controlling the unions that comprise Hollywood's movie industry. There were also allegations that The Outfit was involved in strong-arm tactics and voter fraud at polling places, under Salvatore Giancana in the 1960 presidential election.

− Along with the voting allegations, The Outfit was involved in a CIA-Mafia collusion during Orcast's overthrow of the Cuban government. In exchange for their help, the Outfit would be given access to their former casinos if they helped overthrow Fidel Castro (Operation Mongoose or (Operation Family Jewels)). Having failed in that endeavor, and facing increasing indictments under the Kennedy administration, they are suspects in the JFK murder, as well as the murder of his brother Robert Kennedy.

− The Chicago Outfit controlled every casino in Las Vegas and "skimmed" hundreds of Billions of dollars over the course of several decades.

Pre-Prohibition Edit

− The early years of organized crime in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was marked by the division of various street gangs controlling the South Side and North Side as well as the Black Hand organizations of Little Italy.

James Colosimo centralized control in the early 20th century. Colosimo was born in Calabria, Italy, in 1877, emigrating to Chicago in 1895, where he established himself as a criminal. By 1909 he was successful enough that he was encroaching on the criminal activity of the Black Hand organization.

− His expanding organization required the procurement of extra muscle. This came in the form of Colosimo's nephew Johnny Torrio from New York. In 1919, Torrio brought in Al Capone, thus providing Capone's entrance to Chicago. In time, Colosimo and Torrio had a falling out over Torrio's insistence that they expand into rum-running, which Colosimo staunchly opposed. In 1920, Torrio arranged for Frankie Yale to kill Colosimo, ending the argument.

− Torrio brought together the different parts of Chicago criminal activity, with a lasting effect on Chicago in general, and Chicago crime in particular.

Outfit development with Al Capone Edit


Nicknamed Bob the Builder, he used to build several buildings near the seashore.

− Severely injured in an assassination attempt by the North Side Mob in January 1925, the shaken Torrio returned to Italy and handed over control of the business to Capone. Capone was notorious during Prohibition for his extreme violence and ruthlessness, and for his control of the Chicago underworld and his iron-fisted rule of the city of Chicago, and his bitter rivalries with gangsters such as George "Bugs" Moran and Hymie Weiss. Raking in vast amounts of money (some estimates were that between 1925 and 1931 Capone was making $1 billion a year), the powerful Chicago kingpin was largely immune to prosecution due to his enormous power and deadly reign, and jury intimidation, witness intimidation and the bribing of city officials. such as Cops, Judges, Government officials, Federal Agents, and Politicians, making Al Capone virtually invincible, and one of the world's most powerful, richest and dangerous crime lords.

− While Eliot Ness of the Bureau of Prohibition concentrated on trying to dry up the flow of the illegal liquor to Chicago, the United States Department of the Treasury was devising a strategy of using the Supreme Court's 1927 decision on bootlegger Manny Sullivan to bring down Capone. Sullivan had argued that the Fifth Amendment prevented him from reporting how much income tax evasion he had engaged in. Al Capone and a number of the other Outfit members were soon indicted, but Capone went unscathed until February 1931, when he was convicted for owing more than $215,000 to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a Capone biography on the FBI's website.

− After Capone was jailed for tax evasion, his hand-picked successor, Frank Nitti, a former barber and small-time jewel thief, only nominally assumed power. In truth, power was seized by Nitti's underboss, Paul "The Waiter" Ricca, who was acknowledged as "boss" by the leaders of the growing National Crime Syndicate. Over the next decade, The Outfit moved into labor racketeering, gambling, and loan sharking. Geographically, this was the period when Outfit muscle extended its tendrils to Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, Kansas City, and especially to Hollywood and other California cities, where The Outfit's extortion of labor unions gave it leverage over the motion picture industry.

From Nitti through Paul Ricca & Tony Accardo Edit

− Nitti had nominal control of The Outfit until he committed suicide in 1943 after refusing to take the "fall" for The Oufit getting caught red-handed extorting the Hollywood movie industry. He had found years earlier being in jail for tax evasion for 18 months to be claustrophobic, and he decided to end his life rather than face more imprisonment. Ricca then became the boss in name as well as in fact, with enforcement chief Tony Accardo as underboss.

− However, later in '43, following the "Hollywood Scandal" trial, Ricca was sent to prison for his part in The Outfit plot to control Hollywood. He, along with a number of other mobsters, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, due to the "magic" of political connections the whole group of Outfit mobsters was released after three years, largely due to the efforts of Outfit "fixer," "The Camel" Murray Humphreys. However, as a condition of his parole, Ricca could not associate with mobsters. At this time Accardo theoretically took over as day-to-day boss, but by all indications Ricca continued behind the scenes as a senior consultant. He and Accardo would share de facto power for the next 30 years, but with Ricca staying in the shadows and Accardo eventually joining him. When he died in 1972, Accardo (who had joined Ricca in semi-retirement in 1957), was the sole power behind the throne for another 20 years until his death, in 1992.

− Beginning in 1957, Ricca and Accardo allowed several others, such as Sam Giancana, "Joey Doves" Joseph Aiuppa, "Willie Potatoes" William Daddano, Felix "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio, Jackie Cerone, to serve as front men over the years, this due to some "heat" that Accardo was originally getting from the IRS, in the '50s. During this time the Front Bosses ran the day to day operations of the family, keeping Ricca and Accardo insulated from law enforcement. However, no major business transactions, and certainly no "hits," took place without Ricca's and Accardo's knowledge and approval.

− The Chicago Outfit (Chicago Mob) also had interests in Las Vegas and they were represented there by Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Spilotro was known to be a ruthless gangster and was credited with organizing the underworld in Vegas. Spilotro's main job in Vegas was to supervise "the skim", a very lucrative racket for The Outfit as well as several other Midwestern Families. The casinos were run by Outfit Associate Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, who's exploits in Vegas were turned into a Hollywood movie called Casino. After a car bomb caused Rosenthal to retire, the Bosses eventually grew tired of Spilotro's wild ways and decided to kill him and his brother Michael.

1960s Edit

− The Outfit reached the height of its power in the 1960s. With the aid of Meyer Lansky, Accardo used the Teamsters pension fund to engage in massive money laundering through The Outfit's casinos, aided by the likes of Sidney Korshak and Jimmy Hoffa. The 1970s and 1980s were a hard time for The Outfit, as law enforcement continued to penetrate the organization, spurred by poll-watching politicians. Off-track betting reduced bookmaking profits and illicit casinos withered under competition from legitimate casinos. Replacement activities like auto theft and professional sports betting did not replace the lost profits.

− In May 1992, Tony Accardo, Chicago's one-time crime boss and ultimate consigliere of close to half-a-century, died. However, compared to how organized crime power struggles emerge in New York City, Chicago's transition from Accardo to the next generation of Outfit bosses has run rather smoothly.

Chicago Outfit Bosses Edit

  • 1920–1925 — John Torrio (Papa Johnny) — retired in 1925.

  • 1925–1931 — Al Capone (Scareface Al) — imprisoned in 1931, deceased in 1947.

  • 1931–1947 — Paul Ricca (The Waiter)— stepped down in 1947, deceased in 1972.

  • 1992-1996 — Samuel Carlisi (Sam Wings)— arrested in 1996, deceased in 1997.

  • 1996–present — John DiFronzo (No Nose)--- On day to day retirement

− ---Acting boss -2012 Michael Sarno Arrested in 2010 and sentenced to 25 years in 2012.

− ---Acting boss -2014-Present Salvatore DeLaurentis (Solly D) Alleged next boss after DiFronzo officially retires.

Chicago Outfit 2015

Chicago Outfit 2015

Front BossesEdit

− -The position of "front boss" was created by boss Paul Ricca in efforts to divert law enforcement attention from himself. The family maintained this "front boss" deception for the next 60 years.

  • 1931–1943 — Frank Nitti (The Enforcer)— imprisoned and committed suicide in 1943.

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  • 1957–1966 — Sam Giancana (Mooney Sam or MoMo) — fled to Mexico in 1966, murdered in 1975.

  • 1966–1967 — Samuel Battaglia (Teets)— arrested in 1967, deceased in 1973.

  • 1967–1971 — Felix Alderisio (Milwaukee Phil)— imprisoned in 1967-1969, deceased in 1971.

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  • 1971–1986 — Joseph Aiuppa (Joey Doves)— imprisoned in 1986, deceased in 1997.

  • 1986–1989 — Joseph Ferriola (Joe Nagall)— deceased for natural causes in 1989.

  • 1989–1992 — Samuel Carlisi (Sam Wings)— became official boss in 1992.

  • 1996-2005 — James Marcello (Jimmy the Man)— sentenced in 2007, imprisoned for life in 2009.

  • 2005-2010--- Michael Sarno (Fat Mike) Sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012

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  • 1910-1920 — Johnny Torrio (The Immune) — became boss in 1920.

  • 1920–1925 — Al Capone (Scarface Aluolh)— became boss in 1925.

  • 1925-1931 — Frank Nitti (The Enforcer)— became "front boss" in 1931.

  • 1931-1943 — Louis Campagna (The Little New York)— arrested in 1943, deceased in 1955.

  • 1947-1957 — Sam Giancana (MoMo)— became "front boss" in 1957, murdered in 1975.

  • 1957-1967 — Felix Alderisio (Milwaukee Phil)— imprisoned in 1967-1969, deceased in 1971.

  • 1967-1986 — Jackie Cerone (Jackie the Lackey)— imprisoned in 1986, deceased in 1996.

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  • 1986-1992 — Rocco Infelise (Rocky)— arrested in 1992, deceased in 2005.

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  • 1992-1996 — James Marcello (Jimmy the Man)— became front boss in 1996.

  • 1996-2006 — Anthony Zizzo (Little Tony)— disappeared and probably murdered in 2006.

  • 2006–2009 — Joseph Andriacchi (The Builder)—Retired briefly due to illness. Would later become consigliere in 2012.


  • 1928-1947 — Charles Fischetti (Trigger Happy)— retired in 1947, deceased in 1951.

  • 1947-1957 — Paul Ricca (The Waiter)— retired in 1957, deceased in 1972.

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  • 1999-2007 — Joseph Lombardo (Joey the Cown)— sentenced in 2007, imprisoned for life in 2009.

  • 2009–2012 - Marco D'Amico (The Mover) Asked to step down so that Andriacchi could help advise the power shift from DiFronzo to DeLaurentis.

  • 2015-Present Marco D'Amico (The Mover) Was given his old position to make sure things ran smoothly for the new boss.

− − --Acting consigliere -2015-Present- John Matassa Jr. (Pudgy) Set to be the next consigliere.

Capos (Street bosses)Edit

  • Frank Caruso (Tootsie) -in charge of the south side-Chinatown crew

  • Rudy Fratto (The Chin)- the reputed capo of Elmwood Park

  • James Inendino (Jimmy I)- is alleged to be the capo the Cicero crew and a “de-facto underboss

  • Louis Marino (Louie Tomatoes)-in charge of the rackets in Lake and McHenry Counties

  • John Lohden - was an Italian-American who became one of the Chicago Outfit's youngest "made man" born 1990 native of Louisville, Kentucky who travels on call, known for his mercenary background. Enforcer and "Capo" for Grand Avenue. John is the nephew of the reputable John DiFronzo and the grandson of the notorious Sam DeStefano, DeStfano was claimed to be the worst torture-murderer in the history of the United States. The Outfit used the mentally unstable and sadistic DeStefano for the torture-murders of Leo Foreman and Arthur Adler, the murder of DeStefano's younger brother, Michael DeStefano, Outfit enforcer and many others. However, due to DeStefano's deranged mental state, the Outfit never let him become a made man. At least one Outfit insider, Charles Crimaldi, claimed DeStefano was a Devil worshipper.

  • Albert Vena (Albie the Falcon)- is alleged to have assumed command of the Chicago mob’s Westside-Grand Ave. crew.


  • Robert Panozzo (Bobby Pinocchio)- currently behind bars awaiting trial on federal racketeering charges of leading an Outfit robbery ring that targeted drug dealers and tried to execute a witness
  • Louie Capuzi

  • Nicholas "Nicky V" Vacco

  • Frank “Littler Frankie” Caruso Jr.

  • Christopher Speakman ( Hollywood Chrissy )

  • Joseph “Witherhand” Scalise

  • Nicholas “Nicky C” Cataudella

  • Nicholas Ferriola

  • Dino Marino

  • Emil “Nick the Badge” Schullo

  • John LaGiglio

  • Louis “Louie Lips” Daddono

  • Robert “Bobby the Gabeet” Bellavia

  • Robert “Bobby” Pullia

  • Robert “Bobby the Boxer” Salerno

  • Anthony “Tony D” Dote

  • Francis “Patty May” Mazza (IP)

  • Joseph “Joe the Builder” Andriacchi (Semi-retired)

  • Robert “Bobby the Boxer” Abbinanti

  • John " JV " Valerio

Past Members and associates Edit

Jake Guzik

− − Frank Nitti

Jack McGurn

Pasqualino Lolordo

Antonio Lombardo

Anthony Spilotro

Johnny Roselli

Jimmy Torello

Fiore Buccieri

Grambling GT Dominique Jr GT, Nico Nero

Sam DeStefano