Kansas City mafia has lost another of its elder members with the passing of Peter Tamburello a long time Missouri mob power. Tamburello was the last remaining member of the inner circle of long time Kansas City mob boss Nick Civella who died back in 1983. He served under Civella as a driver, bodyguard, and a trusted aid during his time in the mafia. The mafia in Kansas City also lost Carl Deluna the one time underboss under Civella back in 2008.
Tamburello was convicted along with mob boss Civella on conspiracy to bribe a public official and was sent to prison in 1981 until 1983. Then in 1985 he was accused of skimming money from Las Vegas casinos along with other powerful mob figures but was acquitted. Civella and his regime were both respected and feared with in the mafia across the country at the height of their reign over Kansas City.
The Kansas City mafia is currently being run by boss John Sciortino and under boss Peter Simone according to the feds. The family like many others across the country has diminished in size and power over the last several years but unlike some other former mob families it has been able to maintain a partial leadership structure.