Organized crime in America went well beyond the Five Families of New York City. Nearly every major American city had a mafia presence as did some of the smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; New Orleans, Louisiana; and many others. In fact, though many are now defunct, the FBI once officially named 26 Mafia Families that were once active in the U.S.
Here you’ll find stories about many of those Mafia Families that operated in the U.S., Canada, and Sicily as well as stories about various regimes and crews in New York’s Five Families and the Sam DeCavalcante Family of New Jersey that also stretched their tentacles beyond their home bases. Plus, you’ll find interesting articles about the mob’s presence in South Florida (and we’re not talking just the Trafficante Crime Family here,) the Mafia chaos in Connecticut, and more.
So, take a seat and dig in. You’ll be here a while.