Gennaro Adriano Langella (December 30, 1938 – December 15, 2013) also known as "Gerry Lang", was a member of the Colombo crime family who eventually became underboss and acting boss. Died in prison after receiving a 75 year prison stretch during the commission case.

Gennaro Adriano Langella (December 30, 1938 – December 15, 2013) also known as "Gerry Lang", was a member of the Colombo crime family who eventually became underboss and acting boss. Died in prison after receiving a 75 year prison stretch during the commission case.

Nicholas Grancio (died January 7, 1992) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family in a mob faction led by Vittorio Orena.  In the early 1990's an internal war broke-out in the Colombo crime family when capo Vittorio Orena got ambitious and decided to challenge imprisoned mob boss Carmine Persico for the leadership of the crime family. "Nicky Black" sided up to the faction led by Orena and was one of the most powerful members of the dissident faction making him a target for the Persico…

Nicholas Grancio (died January 7, 1992) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family in a mob faction led by Vittorio Orena. In the early 1990's an internal war broke-out in the Colombo crime family when capo Vittorio Orena got ambitious and decided to challenge imprisoned mob boss Carmine Persico for the leadership of the crime family. "Nicky Black" sided up to the faction led by Orena and was one of the most powerful members of the dissident faction making him a target for the Persico…

Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction.  Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s.  In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped.  Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano (killed June 1980) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family and the boss of the New, Haven Conneticut faction. Tropiano was a New Haven native who'd moved to Brooklyn as a boy and was rumored to have been a hit man for the notorious "Murder, Inc." hit squad of the late 1930s. In the late 1940s, Tropiano was arrested for two murders in New York City, but the charges were mysteriously dropped. Years later, an FBI informant said that Tropiano and his crew of…

Joseph "Joe Yac" Yacovelli (Born 1929) was the consigliere of the Colombo crime family from 1963 until 1972 and after the shooting of Joseph Colombo briefly held the position of acting boss.  Yacovelli was born in little Italy in 1929 and his family is from Veneto, Italy the same region as Gambino crime family underboss Aniello Dellacroce. At a young age he started his criminal path as a thief and burglar before joining the Profaci crime Family. In 1963 Joseph Magliocco died and the…

Joseph "Joe Yac" Yacovelli (Born 1929) was the consigliere of the Colombo crime family from 1963 until 1972 and after the shooting of Joseph Colombo briefly held the position of acting boss. Yacovelli was born in little Italy in 1929 and his family is from Veneto, Italy the same region as Gambino crime family underboss Aniello Dellacroce. At a young age he started his criminal path as a thief and burglar before joining the Profaci crime Family. In 1963 Joseph Magliocco died and the…

Nicholas Grancio (died January 7, 1992) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family in a mob faction led by Vittorio Orena. Grancio was killed by capo and hit man Gregory Scarpa who was a Persico loyalist during the Orena-Persico war. Scarpa stalked Grancio outside a social club he was known to frequent and pulled up alongside his Toyota Landcruiser SUV when he stopped at a red light and shot him many times,

Nicholas Grancio (died January 7, 1992) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family in a mob faction led by Vittorio Orena. Grancio was killed by capo and hit man Gregory Scarpa who was a Persico loyalist during the Orena-Persico war. Scarpa stalked Grancio outside a social club he was known to frequent and pulled up alongside his Toyota Landcruiser SUV when he stopped at a red light and shot him many times,

Reynold “Ren” or “Reynolds” Maragni (Born 1952) is a former capo for the Colombo Crime Family who turned informant.

Reynold “Ren” or “Reynolds” Maragni (Born 1952) is a former capo for the Colombo Crime Family who turned informant.

Greg Scarpa RAT A powerful capo in the Colombo crime family, “The Grim Reaper”, one of the chief enforcers for Carmine Persico the Colombo family boss. Became a FBI informer in 1962 after arrested for armed robbery. The relationship between the two spanned approx 30 years. During the bloody Colombo wars of the 1980’s he supplied the feds with information about is organized crime enemies with in his own family.

Greg Scarpa RAT A powerful capo in the Colombo crime family, “The Grim Reaper”, one of the chief enforcers for Carmine Persico the Colombo family boss. Became a FBI informer in 1962 after arrested for armed robbery. The relationship between the two spanned approx 30 years. During the bloody Colombo wars of the 1980’s he supplied the feds with information about is organized crime enemies with in his own family.

Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci, was a New York La Cosa Nostra boss who was also the founder of what is known today as the Colombo crime family, the last of the crime families. By 1930, Profaci was controlling numbers, prostitution, loansharking and narcotics trafficking in most of Brooklyn. After being sued by the IRS for unpaid taxes, Profaci risked deportation and was eventually arrested along with 61 other mobsters as part of the Apalachin Conference. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison…

Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci, was a New York La Cosa Nostra boss who was also the founder of what is known today as the Colombo crime family, the last of the crime families. By 1930, Profaci was controlling numbers, prostitution, loansharking and narcotics trafficking in most of Brooklyn. After being sued by the IRS for unpaid taxes, Profaci risked deportation and was eventually arrested along with 61 other mobsters as part of the Apalachin Conference. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison…

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