Many mob aficionados, and the less-aware mob guys themselves, don’t realize the harsh “reality” of a life and career spent within the underworld; especially if that life and career were during the past 40 to 50 years or so.
To clear the air and to better educate our fanbase, Button Guys has compiled a short list of many of the top leaders of the New York/New Jersey underworld. And let me tell ya, it’s a real eye-opener!
The betrayals…The murders…And all the years spent behind bars. In the end, was it really worth it? We’ll let the reader decide that for themselves.
And remember, these were just the top bosses and hierarchy figures. Generally speaking, the picture didn’t get any rosier as we reviewed the lower-echelon membership: the capos, the soldiers, and the associates.
These are the dismal statistics and the reality of just how the various bosses of the New York/New Jersey underworld ended up. And numbers don’t lie. It’s pretty much black and white.
Note: Some jail term totals are approximations based on available data.