Mafia Bosses and Hierarchies Heading into 2021
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, even with the COVID-19 pandemic expanding into 2021. Last year, we saw many new schemes in an attempt to adapt to the times. An example of this would be the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, where we reported on About The Mafia how many crime families were looking to cash-in on the vaccine distribution.
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.
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. Please note that these charts will be updated for accuracy throughout 2021.
GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY (NY)
*Former boss Frank Cali , has since been killed*
Boss: Vittorio “Vic the Terminator” Amuso/85 (IP/L)
Acting Boss: Michael “Mike” DeSantis/67
UnderBoss: Patrick “Patty Red” Dellorusso/60
Consiglieri: Andrew DiSimone/57
*Note: former Lucchese Underboss Anthony ‘Gaspipe’ Casso passed away in December 2020.*
COLOMBO CRIME FAMILY (NY)
Boss: Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico (?)
Street Boss: Andrew “Andy Mush” Russo
Underboss: Benjamin “The Little Guy” Castellazzo
Acting Underboss: ???
Acting Consigliere: Thomas “Mr. T” Farese
*Dominick “Donnie Shacks” Montemarano, former acting underboss, has died from COVID-19 complications*
BONANNO CRIME FAMILY (NY)
Boss: Michael “The Nose” Mancuso
Underboss/Acting Boss: John Palazzolo
Consigliere: Vincent Badalamenti (?)
PHILADELPHIA MAFIA FAMILY
DETROIT MAFIA FAMILY
Boss: Jack “Jackie the Kid” Giacalone
Underboss: Anthony (Chicago Tony) La Piana
Street Boss: Peter (Specs) Tocco
Boss: Charles Majuri (?)
Consiglieri: Frank “Shipe” Nigro
Boss/Acting Boss: Carmen (The Cheeseman) DiNunzio
UnderBoss: Matthew Guglielmetti
BUFFALO MAFIA FAMILY
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 (?)
For a more in-depth look at each Mafia family check out our Mafia Charts Page!
*Please note that some family lineage may be out-of-date or unknown due to the secrecy of the life. Family lineage charts are created based on our sources to the best of our ability. If you have a correction or comment please send us an email.*