Mafia Bosses and Hierarchies Heading into 2020

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Let’s kick off 2020 with our annual look into the current Mafia bosses and hierarchies of each of the remaining Cosa Nostra families in America.

While it’s true the Mafia in the U.S. isn’t what it once was at the peak of its power it’s still a viable and profitable criminal enterprise that has proven to be very resilient. The Mafia continues to make millions and millions of dollars from not only traditional mob rackets but new and innovative schemes. There have been numerous reports of the Mob’s demise over the last decade or so but families in and outside of New York remain. Over the past few years several mafia families across the country have been able to reorganize themselves under new leadership and in some cases even rebounded from previous downturns in both size and power.

 

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Over the past year About The Mafia has covered all the major Mafia news including changes in leadership, major indictments, and important Mob trials. When it comes to organized crime and especially the American Mafia the landscape is always changing and families are often forced to adapt on the fly. Let’s take a look at how things stand today within the remaining La Cosa Nostra families including the Five Families of the New York Mafia and more.

We have put together a list of current Mafia bosses and hierarchies from the organizations that remain both active and organized. While these lists aren’t an exact science we try and keep them as accurate as possible in accordance with various sources. There is always room for debate when it comes to the mafia today and we encourage readers to chip in and add any relevant information when possible. So here is a list of 2020 Mafia Leaders from multiple families across the country!

 

GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY (NY)

Boss: Domenico “Italian Dom” Cefalu/ Lorenzo Mannino(?)
Underboss: Lorenzo Mannino
Consigliere: Michael Paradiso

LUCCHESE CRIME FAMILY (NY)

Boss: Vittorio “Vic” Amuso
Acting Boss: Michael DeSantis
Underboss: ???
Acting Underboss: Patrick (Patty Red) Dellorusso
Consigliere: Andrew DeSimone

GENOVESE CRIME FAMILY (NY)

Boss: Liborio “Barney” Bellomo
Underboss/Street Boss: Ernest Muscarella (?)
Consigliere: “Unknown”

COLOMBO CRIME FAMILY (NY)

Boss: Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico (?)
Street Boss: Andrew “Andy Mush” Russo
Underboss: Benjamin “The Little Guy” Castellazzo
Acting Underboss: Dominick “Donnie Shacks” Montemarano (?)
Consigliere: “Unknown”
Acting Consigliere: Thomas “Mr. T” Farese

BONANNO CRIME FAMILY (NY)

Boss: Michael “The Nose” Mancuso
Underboss/Acting Boss: John Palazzolo
Consigliere: Vincent Badalamenti (?)

PHILADELPHIA MAFIA FAMILY

Boss: Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino
Acting/Street Boss: Michael “Mikey Lance” Lancelotti/George Borgesi (?)
Underboss: “Unknown”
Consigliere: Joseph Ciangcaglini/Francis “Faffy” Iannarella (?)

DETROIT MAFIA FAMILY

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

DeCAVALCANTE FAMILY (New Jersey Mafia Family)

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

PATRIARCA FAMILY (New England Mafia Family)

Boss/Acting Boss: Carmen (The Cheeseman) DiNunzio
UnderBoss: Matthew Guglielmetti
Consiglieri: (?)

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: Joseph Todaro Jr. (?)
Underboss: Domenico 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: Raymond “Lefty” LaMarca (?)
Consigliere: “Unknown”

 

 

For a more in-depth look at each Mafia family check out our Mafia Charts Page!

 

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