The Five Families

The Five Families refer to a group of five Italian-American organized crime families that operate out of New York City. It includes the Genovese Family, the Gambino Family, the Bonanno Family, the Colombo Family, and the Lucchese Family.

Click into each box for a brief history of each individual Family and a selection of biographies and snapshots on various Family members.

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The Five Families of Organized Crime

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