Albert Anastasia (pronounced ah-nah-STAH-zee-ah) (born Umberto Anastasio, September 26, 1902 – October 25, 1957) was one of the most ruthless and feared Cosa Nostra mobsters in American history. A founder of the American Mafia, Anastasia ran Murder, Inc. during the prewar era and was boss of the modern Gambino crime family during most of the 1950s. Anastasia died in what was probably the most sensational assassination in mob history.
Once known as the "Lord High Executioner" of Murder, Inc. and head of the Gambino Family, Albert Anastasia was one of the most feared bosses in the New York Mafia. Originally from Italy, he allegedly controlled a fierce racketeering business along the New York City waterfront for years.
Sept 10th 1931 mafia don Salvatore Maranzano killed in his Park Avenue headquarters by four men posing as I.R.S. agents.Four bullet wounds & six knife wounds the four agents are Bugsy Seigal,Albert Anastasia,Red Levine, & Thomas Lucasey.
Nunzio Squillante (1923-1990) was a soldier in the Gambino Crime Family in New York City around the 1950-70's. Nunzio Squillante and his brother Vincent Squillante both controlled the metropolitan New York garbage collection industry for the Gambino crime family. Both men were allegedly godsons of Albert Anastasia. Courtesy of Keith Moore