Sam DeCavalcante-Simone Rizzo "Sam" DeCavalcante (1912 – February 7, 1997), known as "Sam the Plumber", was a member of the New Jersey Mafia. Claiming descent from the Italian royal family, DeCavalcante was nicknamed "The Count". The Kefauver hearings later named his crime family the DeCavalcante crime family since he was the boss of the family current to those hearings.  The DeCavalcantes are, in part, the inspiration for the fictional DiMeo crime family of HBO's dramatic series, The…

Sam DeCavalcante-Simone Rizzo "Sam" DeCavalcante (1912 – February 7, 1997), known as "Sam the Plumber", was a member of the New Jersey Mafia. Claiming descent from the Italian royal family, DeCavalcante was nicknamed "The Count". The Kefauver hearings later named his crime family the DeCavalcante crime family since he was the boss of the family current to those hearings. The DeCavalcantes are, in part, the inspiration for the fictional DiMeo crime family of HBO's dramatic series, The…

Rare picture of Dominick Cirillo, high ranking Genovese family mobster. Cirillo at one time was acting boss and later the consigliere of the family.

Rare picture of Dominick Cirillo, high ranking Genovese family mobster. Cirillo at one time was acting boss and later the consigliere of the family.

Left to Right:   (Back Row) Richie gotti, Vito Guzzo, Andy Merola, Ray Argentina, John Stanfa, Huck Cabonaro  (Front Row) Guido (last name?), Troy Damiano, Pete Plaia, Michael Pierleoni

Left to Right: (Back Row) Richie gotti, Vito Guzzo, Andy Merola, Ray Argentina, John Stanfa, Huck Cabonaro (Front Row) Guido (last name?), Troy Damiano, Pete Plaia, Michael Pierleoni

John Castelle aka John Castellucci.  "He uses two different names.  That's his son on the right, Eugene Sonny Castelle."

John Castelle aka John Castellucci. "He uses two different names. That's his son on the right, Eugene Sonny Castelle."

The Winter Hill Gang is a structured confederation of Boston, Massachusetts-area organized crime figures, predominantly Irish-American and Italian-American. It derives its name from the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts north of Boston. Its members have included notorious Boston gangsters Howie Winter, James "Buddy" McLean, James J. "Whitey" Bulger, and hitmen John Martorano and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. They were most influential from 1965 under the rule of McLean…

The Winter Hill Gang is a structured confederation of Boston, Massachusetts-area organized crime figures, predominantly Irish-American and Italian-American. It derives its name from the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts north of Boston. Its members have included notorious Boston gangsters Howie Winter, James "Buddy" McLean, James J. "Whitey" Bulger, and hitmen John Martorano and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. They were most influential from 1965 under the rule of McLean…

Augie "Crazy Aug" Cataldo (January 16, 1943) is currently a captain in the Genovese Crime Family. Cataldo was born and raised around the mob his whole life growing up in a Italian neighborhood called Bensonhurst located in Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of a local Italian street gang called "The Rampers" a prominent street gang in Bensonhurst along with names such as Sammy Gravano, Louis Vallario, Frank DeCicco, and more. Augie Cataldo was also involved with the Fulton Fish Market with…

Augie "Crazy Aug" Cataldo (January 16, 1943) is currently a captain in the Genovese Crime Family. Cataldo was born and raised around the mob his whole life growing up in a Italian neighborhood called Bensonhurst located in Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of a local Italian street gang called "The Rampers" a prominent street gang in Bensonhurst along with names such as Sammy Gravano, Louis Vallario, Frank DeCicco, and more. Augie Cataldo was also involved with the Fulton Fish Market with…

Jimmy Coonan is considered one of the most violent and ruthless Irish mobsters of all time. Coonan took over the Hell's Kitchen Irish mob after Mickey Spillane's 1977 murder. His reign lasted through the mid-1980s, during which time he was purportedly involved in countless murders, and, notably, drugs.

The Most Infamous Irish Mobsters of All Time

Jimmy Coonan is considered one of the most violent and ruthless Irish mobsters of all time. Coonan took over the Hell's Kitchen Irish mob after Mickey Spillane's 1977 murder. His reign lasted through the mid-1980s, during which time he was purportedly involved in countless murders, and, notably, drugs.

Paul Sciacca (June 15, 1909 – August 1986) was a New York City member of the Bonanno family who had a short lived tenure as boss 63-64. Sciacca died in August 1986 of natural causes at the age of 77.

Paul Sciacca (June 15, 1909 – August 1986) was a New York City member of the Bonanno family who had a short lived tenure as boss 63-64. Sciacca died in August 1986 of natural causes at the age of 77.

Liborio "Louie" Milito (Unknown - March 8th 1988) was a soldier in the Gambino crime family. He is known for being a prominent member of the New York Mafia and for his gangland disappearance. John Carneglia was the alleged killer.

Liborio "Louie" Milito (Unknown - March 8th 1988) was a soldier in the Gambino crime family. He is known for being a prominent member of the New York Mafia and for his gangland disappearance. John Carneglia was the alleged killer.

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