The American Mafia had a wide reach that went beyond the confines of the Big Apple. Almost every major American city from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles had its own mafia family. Small cities like Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Dallas, Texas also had a mafia family to call its own. And even smaller cities like Madison, Wisconsin; San Jose, California; and Springfield, Illinois had a mafia presence as well.
Here, you’ll find in-depth articles about nearly all the organized crime families that ever operated in the U.S. (Note: The Five Families of New York, and the DeCavalcante Family of New Jersey are featured in other parts of the Button Guys website.)
We’ve also included stories on Mafia Families that operated in Canada.