What later became known as the Carlos Marcello Family of New Orleans was arguably one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Sicilian mafia clan to ever form in the United States.
In fact, knowledgeable mob historians and old-time mafia members alike have declared the City of New Orleans to have been the very first place with an officially recognized Cosa Nostra network or “Family.”
The city’s underworld history is replete with criminal activity by Sicilian mafiosi dating to at least the late 1800s.
Continue reading for a brief look at Carlos Marcello’s history and view the Marcello Family Leadership Chart.
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