2018 Mafia Family Leaders

 

We start off the new year with our annual look at the current leaders of the active Mafia families from across the country.

The American Mafia also known as Cosa Nostra still generates millions of dollars a year in profits from a combination of new and old school rackets finding ways to adapt and survive. About The Mafia covered many aspects of mafia news last year including indictments, administration changes, deaths natural and otherwise, and much more. We have heard plenty of stories over the years about the demise of the mob but it remains resilient and even though its growth or lack thereof can be debated it’s certainly far from dead.

 

 

The mafia today may not have the power and influence it did in its heyday but it remains a viable force when it comes to organized crime. Using various sources we have compiled a list of the current mafia leaders including mafia bosses and other members of the families administrations heading into 2018. Understanding that these list which is pieced together from a wide range of information including street sources and law enforcement are not an exact science we try to be as accurate as possible. Here are the 2018 Mafia Family Leaders and for a more in-depth look into these families check out our mafia family charts section. You can also keep up with all the current news and information by bookmarking our site or following us on social media!

 

 

GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY (NEW YORK)

Boss: Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali/Domenico “Italian Dom” Cefalu
Underboss: Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali (?)
Consigliere: Lorenzo Mannino (?)

LUCCHESE CRIME FAMILY (NEW YORK)

Boss: Vittorio “Vic” Amuso
Underboss: Matthew Madonna/Steven Crea
Consigliere: Joseph DiNapoli/Joseph “Joe C.” Caridi (?)

GENOVESE CRIME FAMILY (NEW YORK)

Boss: Liborio “Barney” Bellomo
Underboss/Street Boss: “Unknown”
Consigliere: Unknown (Petey Red deceased ’18)

COLOMBO CRIME FAMILY (NEW YORK)

Boss: Carmine “Junior/The SnakePersico
Street Boss: Andrew “Andy Mush” Russo
Underboss: Benjamin “The Little Guy” Castellazo
Acting Underboss: Dominick “Donnie Shacks” Montemarano (?)
Consigliere: “Unknown”
Acting Consigliere: Thomas “Tom Mix/Mr. T” Farese

BONANNO CRIME FAMILY (NEW YORK)

Boss: Michael “The Nose” Mancuso
Acting Boss: Joseph Cammarano Jr.
Consigliere: Anthony “Fat Tony” Rabito/John “Porky” Zanocchio (?)

PHILADELPHIA MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino
Acting Boss/Street Boss: Steve Mazzone/Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi
Underboss: Steve Mazzone/John “Johnny Chang” Ciancaglini (?)
Consigliere: Joseph “Chickie” Ciangcaglini

DETROIT MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: Jack “Jackie the Kid” Giacalone
Underboss: Anthony (Chicago Tony) La Piana
Consigliere: Anthony (Tony Pal) Palazzolo
Street Boss: Peter (Specs) Tocco

NEW JERSEY MAFIA FAMILY (DeCAVALCANTE FAMILY)

Boss: Charles Majuri (?)
UnderBoss: “Unknown”
Consiglieri: Frank Nigro

NEW ENGLAND MAFIA FAMILY (PATRIARCA FAMILY)

Boss/Acting Boss: Carmen (The Cheeseman) DiNunzio
UnderBoss: Matthew Guglielmetti
Consiglieri: Joseph (Joe the Bishop) Achille

CHICAGO MAFIA FAMILY (CHICAGO OUTFIT)

Acting Boss/Boss: Salvatore “Solly D” DeLaurentis
Underboss: Salvatore “Sammy Cards” Cataudella
Street Boss: Albert Vena
Consigliere: Marco D’Amico

BUFFALO MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: Frank BiFulco (?)
Underboss: Joe Violi (?)
Consigliere: Victor Sansanese (?)

KANSAS CITY MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: John “Johnny Joe” Sciortino
UnderBoss: Peter “Las Vegas Pete” Simone
Consigliere: Frank DeLuna (?)

CLEVELAND MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: Russell “RJ” Papalardo
Underboss: “Unknown”
Consigliere: “Unknown”

 

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