Maranzano reorganized the italian american gangs in new york city into the maranzano profaci mangano luciano and gagliano families which are now known as the bonanno colombo. Cotroni crime family a ndrangheta family the calabrian faction.
The trafficante crime family also known as the tampa mob tampa mafia tampa empire trafficante mafia trafficante mob or trafficante empire is an italian american organized crime syndicate and is the only original mafia family in the state of florida.
Organized crime families in florida. In quebec there are two types of italian organized crime. A retired federal agent who now teaches criminal justice and a popular class on organized crime at. The investigation spanned five years using undercover fbi agents and at least one secret informant to expose a crime network that reaches from massachusetts to south florida.
The trafficante crime family was at its height of power during the reign of santo trafficante jr he made it one of the wealthiest and. Italian organized crime families have always had their tentacles in south florida. 13 a joint task force of local and federal law enforcement agencies arrested eight men accused of running a multimillion dollar illegal bookmaking operation.
Cosa nostra and ndrangheta. The five families is the organization of the five major new york city organized crime families of the italian american mafia formed in 1931 by salvatore maranzano following his victory in the castellammarese war. Miami mafia may refer to several organized crime groups operating in miami florida and the miami metropolitan area especially italian american mafia criminal organizations.
While canadian law enforcement agencies consider the rizzuto and cotroni crime families to be separate the fbi considers them to be sub units of the bonanno crime familys montreal faction. Trafficante crime family the only italian american mafia crime family originating in florida though mainly operating in the tampa bay area. Florida was once again the backdrop for a major organized crime operation.
Wall controlled tampa from the neighborhood known as ybor city he employed italians cubans and men of other ethnicities into his organizationwalls only competitor was tampas earliest mafia boss ignacio antinori. Florida has something of a reputation for grifters fraudsters and assorted other crooks so its no surprise that organized crime has a long and sordid history in the state. Criminal organizations known to operate in miami include.
Prosecutors allege that the 46 are part of an organized crime network that involves the genovese gambino lucchese and bonanno crime families. New yorks five organized crime consortiums the gambino genovese bonanno colombo and lucchese families have always considered florida to be open with no one family claiming exclusive. Tampas organized crime started with charlie wall who in the 1920s controlled a number of gambling rackets and corrupt government officials.