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#614116 - 09/10/11 09:26 AM New Orleans Crime Family
furio_from_naples Offline

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Registered: 11/20/10
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Loc: naples,italy

anyone knows the name of the 10 made man of the family ?

One of the oldest families
The Matranga crime family, established by Charles Matranga and Tony Matranga, was one of the earliest recorded mafia-based families in the United States, operating in New Orleans during the late 19th century until the beginning of Prohibition in 1920. Born Carlo and Antonio Matranga in Sicily, the brothers immigrated to the United States with their family and settled in New Orleans during the 1870s where they eventually opened a saloon and brothel. Using their business as a base of operations, the Matranga brothers began establishing lucrative organized criminal activities including extortion and labor racketeering. Receiving tribute payments from Italian laborers and dockworkers, as well as from the rival Provenzano crime family (who held a near monopoly of commercial shipping from South American fruit shipments), they eventually began moving in on Provenzano fruit loading operations intimidating the Provenzanos with threats of violence.

Although the Provenzanos withdrew in favor of giving the Matrangas a cut of waterfront racketeering, by the late 1880s, the two families eventually went to war over the grocery and produce businesses held by the Provenzanos. As both sides began employing a large number of Sicilian mafiosi from their native Monreale, Sicily, the violent gang war began attracting police attention, particularly from New Orleans police chief David Hennessy who began investigating into the warring organizations. Within months of his investigation, Hennessy was shot and killed by several unidentified attackers while walking home on the night of October 15, 1890.

The murder of Hennessey created a huge backlash from the city and, although Charles and several members of the Matrangas were arrested, they were eventually tried and acquitted in February 1891 with Charles Matranga and a 14-year-old member quitted midway through the trial as well as four more who were eventually acquitted and three others released in hung juries. The decision caused strong protests from residents, angered by the controversy surrounding the case (particularly in the face of incriminating evidence and jury tampering), and the following month a lynch mob storms the jail hanging 11 of the 17 Matranga members still waiting to be brought to trial including Antonio Bagnetto, Bastiano Incardona, Antonio Marchese, Pietro Monastero and Manuel Politzi on March 14, 1891. Matranga was able to escape from the vigilante lynchings and, upon returning to New Orleans, resumed his position as head of the New Orleans crime family eventually forcing the declining Provenzanos out of New Orleans by the end of the decade. Matranga would rule over the New Orleans underworld until shortly after Prohibition when he turned over leadership over to Sylvestro "Sam" Carolla in the early 1920s

Sylvestro "Sam" Carolla was the leader of the New Orleans crime family transforming predecessor Charles Matranga's Black Hand gang into a modern organized crime group. Born in Sicily, Carolla immigrated to the United States when his parents in 1904. By 1918, Carolla had become a high ranking member of Charles Matranga's Black Hand organization eventually succeeding him following Matranga's retirement in 1922. Assuming control of Matranga's minor bootlegging operations, Carolla waged war against rival bootlegging gangs gaining full control following the murder of William Bailey in December 1930. Gaining considerable political influence within New Orleans, he used his connections when, in 1929, Al Capone traveled to the city demanding Carolla supply the Chicago Outfit with imported alcohol instead of Chicago's Sicilian Mafia boss Joe Aiello. Meeting Capone as he arrived at a New Orleans train station, Carolla, accompanied by several police officers, reportedly disarmed Capone's bodyguards and breaking their fingers forcing Capone to return to Chicago. In 1930, Carolla was arrested for the shooting death of federal narcotics agent Cecil Moore which took place during an undercover drug buy. Despite his support by several New Orleans police officers who testified Carolla was in New York at the time of the murder, he was sentenced to two years. Released in 1934, Carolla negotiated a deal with New York mobsters Frank Costello and Philip "Dandy Phil" Kastel, as well as Louisiana Senator Huey Long to bring slot machines into New Orleans following New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's attacks on organized crime. Carolla, with lieutenant Carlos Marcello, would run illegal gambling operations undisturbed for several years.



Carolla's legal problems continued as he was scheduled to be deported in 1940 after serving two years in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, following his arrest on a narcotics charge in 1938. Although delayed following the US's entry into World War II, Carolla would continue to control the New Orleans crime family for several years before a campaign, begun by reporter Drew Pearson, exposed an attempt by Congressman Jimmy Morrison to pass a bill awarding Carolla with American citizenship (thereby making deportation illegal). Finally forced to leave New Orleans, Carolla would finally be deported in April 1947. Soon arriving in Sicily, Carolla organized a partnership with fellow exile Charles Luciano establishing criminal enterprises in Mexico. Briefly returning to the United States in 1949, he was deported the following year as control of the New Orleans crime family reverted to Carlos Marcello. Living in Palermo, Sicily until 1970, Carolla once again returned to the US. According to Life Magazine, he was asked to return by Marcello, who needed him to mediate disputes within the New Orleans mafia. After a subsequent attempt to deport him failed, he died a free man in 1972.

Born as Calogero Minacore to Sicilian parents in Tunis, Marcello was brought to the United States in 1911 and his family settled in a decaying Plantation house near Metairie, Louisiana. Carlos, however, later turned to petty crime in the French Quarter, which was then New Orleans' Little Italy. He was later imprisoned for leading a crew of teenaged gangsters who carried out armed robberies in the small towns near New Orleans. These charges were later dropped but the following year he was convicted of assault and robbery and was sentenced to the State penitentiary for 9 years. He only served 5. In 1938 Marcello was arrested and charged with the sale of more than 23 pounds of marijuana. Despite receiving another lengthy prison sentence and a $76,830 fine, Marcello served less than 10 months in prison. On his release from prison Marcello became associated with Frank Costello, the leader of the Genovese crime family in New York. By the end of 1947, Marcello had taken control of Louisiana's gambling network.

He had also joined forces with Meyer Lansky in order to take over and split the profits from some of the most important gambling casinos in the New Orleans area. According to former members of the Chicago Outfit, Marcello was also assigned a cut of the money skimmed from Las Vegas casinos in exchange for providing muscle in Florida real estate deals. By this time Marcello had been crowned as the Godfather of the Mafia in New Orleans by the family's capos and the Commission. He was to hold this position for the next 30 years. On March 24 1959, Marcello appeared before the Senate Committee investigating organized crime. Serving as chief counsel to the committee was Robert F. Kennedy; his brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, was a member of the committee. In response to committee questioning, Marcello again invoked the Fifth Amendment in refusing to answer any questions relating to his background, activities, and associates. After becoming president, John F. Kennedy appointed his brother, Robert Kennedy, as U.S. Attorney General. The two men worked closely together on a wide variety of issues including the attempt to tackle organized crime. In March 1961, the Attorney General took steps to have Marcello deported to Guatemala (the country Marcello had falsely listed as his birthplace). On 4th April, Marcello was arrested by the authorities and taken forcibly to Guatemala. It did not take Marcello long to get back into the United States. Undercover informants reported that Marcello made several threats against John F. Kennedy, at one time uttering the traditional Sicilian death threat curse, "Take the stone from my shoe." Some of those who knew him, however, suggested that Marcello did not know enough Italian to utter such a threat. In September 1962 he told private investigator Edward Becker that a dog will continue to bite you if you cut off its tail (meaning Attorney General Robert Kennedy.) Whereas if you cut off the dog's head (meaning President Kennedy), it would cease to cause trouble. Becker reported that Marcello "clearly stated that he was going to arrange to have President Kennedy killed in some way." Marcello told another informant that he would need to take out "insurance" for the assassination by "setting up some nut to take the fall for the job, just like they do in Sicily."



Just before Kennedy was assassinated on 22nd November 1963, Jack Ruby made contact with Marcello, and another Mafia leader, Santos Trafficante, about a labor problem he was having with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). After the assassination of Kennedy the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated Marcello. They came to the conclusion that Marcello was not involved in the assassination. On the other hand they also said that they "did not believe Carlos Marcello was a significant organized crime figure" and that Marcello earned his living "as a tomato salesman and real estate investor." As a result of this investigation the Warren Commission concluded that there was no direct link between Ruby and Marcello. In 1966 Marcello was arrested in New York City after having met with the National Commission. The meeting was reportedly called because Marcello's leadership was being challenged by Tampa Mafia boss Santo Trafficante Jr. and Anthony Carollo, the son of Marcello's predecessor as boss of the New Orleans Mafia. The Commission had reportedly ruled in Marcello's favor just before the police burst in. Marcello was then charged with consorting with known felons and after a long drawn out legal battle he was eventually convicted of assaulting an FBI agent whom he had punched in the face on his return to Louisiana. Sentenced to two years in prison he served less than six months, and was released on 12 March 1971.

G. Robert Blakey, chief counsel and staff director to the House Select Committee on Assassinations, published The Plot to Kill the President in 1981. In the book Blakey argues that there was a conspiracy to kill John F. Kennedy. He believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was involved but believes that there was at least one gunman firing from the Grassy Knoll. Blakey came to the conclusion that Marcello, along with Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana and Tampa, Florida mafia leader Santo Trafficante, Jr., were complicit in planning the assassination. On 14th January 1992, a New York Post story claimed Marcello, Jimmy Hoffa and Santo Trafficante had all been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Frank Ragano was quoted as saying that at the beginning of 1963 Hoffa had told him to take a message to Trafficante and Marcello concerning a plan to kill Kennedy. When the meeting took place at the Royal Orleans Hotel, Ragano told the men: "You won't believe what Hoffa wants me to tell you. Jimmy wants you to kill the president." He reported that both men gave the impression that they intended to carry out this order.

In his autobiography Mob Lawyer (1994) (co-written with journalist Selwyn Raab), attorney Frank Ragano added that in July 1963, he was once again sent to New Orleans by Jimmy Hoffa to meet Marcello and Santo Trafficante concerning plans to kill President John F. Kennedy. When Kennedy was killed, Hoffa apparently told Ragano: "I told you that they could do it. I'll never forget what Carlos and Santo did for me." He added: "This means Bobby is out as Attorney General". Marcello later told Ragano: "When you see Jimmy (Hoffa), you tell him he owes me and he owes me big." Marcello was convicted on charges relating to an undercover sting in 1981. On one conversation intercepted by the FBI, Marcello complained to his Dallas Underboss about those who accused him of murdering the Kennedy brothers. He was heard to this about them, "Sure I have arguments with people, but then I make up with them."

Carlos Marcello died in one of his mansions in Metairie, Louisiana on March 3, 1993 as a free man, having been released in 1989 after his initial conviction on bribery charges was overturned. At the time of his release, Marcello had come down with Alzheimer's. By the time of his death he had regressed to his infancy. The New Orleans Combine frequently met at a well-known exclusive Italian restaurant in the New Orleans suburb of Avondale known as Mosca's. It has been said that Mosca's was the epicenter for Carlos Marcello and his many associates. It is still in operation today after renovations following Hurricane Katrina by the Mosca family. The Marcello family and descendants still own or control a significant amount of real estate in Southeast Louisiana. Locals often cite legends alluding to the possibility of many bodies being dumped in the swamps owned or formerly owned by the Marcello family, and the subsequent consumption of these deceased individuals by local alligators. But these assertions and legends have yet to be decisively concluded true or false. Recent Years.

The New Orleans family has been left in a severaly weakened state since Marcello's death. Leaderhip of the family fell to Anthony Carolla, the son of former crime boss Sam Carolla. With Underboss Frank Gagliano, the two tried to keep the organization together until their 1996 conviction on racketeering charges regarding their involvement in a video poker scam and sentenced to three years each. Although their traditional criminals activities remain in narcotics and illegal gambling, the family membership has dwindled to a reported ten remaining members.


Bosses of the New Orleans Crime Family
- 1865-1869 - Raffaele Agnello (killed April 1, 1869)
- 1869-1872 - Joseph Agnello (killed July 1972)
- 1872-1879 - Joseph P. Macheca
- 1980-1881 - Giuseppe Esposito (jailed, deported)
- 1881-1891 - Joseph P. Macheca (killed in famous lynching March 14, 1891)
- 1891-1922 - Charles Matranga (retired)
- 1922-1944 - Corrado Giacona (died July 25, 1944)
- 1922-1944 - Sylvestro "Silver Dollar Sam" Carolla
- 1944-1944 - Frank Todaro (was killed on November 8, 1944 by Sam Carolla)
- 1944-1947 - Sylvestro "Silver Dollar Sam" Carolla (deported)
- 1947-1993 - Calogero Minacore (jaled, 1983-91)
- 1983-1993 - Giuseppe "Joe Marcello" Minacore Jr. (acting boss)
- 1993-present Anthony Carolla

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#614118 - 09/10/11 11:51 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
Beanshooter Offline

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Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 386
Here are some names Furio of Members of The New Orleans Family

Bonura, Joseph "Joe B"
* soldier
* owner of the Tulane Restaurant
* involved in narcotics dealing
* born on February 8, 1906 in Kenner, LA
* passed away in 1979

Bonura, Philip "Phil"
* soldier
* brother of Joseph
* owner of Phil Bonura's Auto Service
* born on February 4, 1908 in Kenner, LA
* passed away on February 12, 1990 in Metairie, LA

Campo, Frank "Jimmy"
* soldier
* owner of Campo Florist
* born on June 11, 1905 in Siculiana, Sicily
* passed away around 1975 in New Orleans, LA

Carraci, Frank
* capo
* owner of the 500 Club
* born on October 12, 1923 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away on September 6, 1996

Carolla, Anthony
* boss from 1993 until 2007
* owner of the Venezia Italian Restaurant
* born on November 24, 1923 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away on February 1, 2007 in New Orleans, LA

Carolla, Michael "Mike"
* soldier
* brother of Anthony
* no longer living

Carolla, Sylvestro "Silver Dollor Sam"
* boss from 1944 until 1947
* father of Anthony and Michael
* owner of the St. Charles Tavern
* deported to Italy in 1947
* born on June 17, 1896 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away in 1972

Capro, Joseph "Joe"
* soldier
* born on March 10, 1913 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away around 1983 in Terrebonne, LA

DiPiazza, Salvatore "Sam"
* capo
* brother in law of Joseph T-----
* identified as a bookmaker
* born around 1920 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away on December 18, 1994

DiPiazza, Anthony
* soldier
* son of Salvatore DiPiazza
* uncle of Joseph and Michael T-----
* made in 1984
* involved in illegal gambling
* born around 1952 in New Orleans
* passed away in 2004

Domino, Salvatore "Sam"
* soldier
* cousin of John Domino, member of the Chicago Outfit
* owner of Domino's Pizza and Bar
* controlled illegal gambling in the New Orleans area
* born on January 29, 1906 in Franklin, LA
* passed away in 1978

Gagliano, Frank "Fat Frank"
* underboss
* owner of Frank's Deli
* born around 1931 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 2006

Gagliano, Joseph
* soldier
* son of Frank
* made in 1990
* born around 1958 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Gallo, Salvatore "Little Sam"
* soldier
* involved in illegal gambling
* born on November 14, 1899 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 1975

Giacona, Corrado
* boss from 1925 until 1944
* born around 1876 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away on July 25, 1949 in New Orleans, LA

Grifazzi, Nick
* soldier
* identified in 1947 as a New Orleans Family member
* no longer living

Karno, Nick
* soldier
* owner of Karno Real Estate
* born on March 17, 1901 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away on May 4, 1994

Lambardino, Frank
* soldier
* born around 1905 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away in 1976

Marcello, Anthony
* capo
* born around 1926 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away around 2006 in Metairie, LA

Marcello, Joseph Jr.
* underboss
* brother of Anthony
* owner of La Louisiana Bistro & Bar
* born on February 15, 1924 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away on June 12, 1999 in New Orleans, LA

Marcello, Cologero "Carlos"
* boss from 1947 until 1993
* brother of Anthony and Joseph
* married to niece of Frank Todaro
* owner of Pelican Tomato Company, Jefferson Music Company and Brown Bomber bar
* born on February 6, 1910 in Tunis, Tunisia
* passed away on March 3, 1993 in Metairie, LA

Marcello, Pascal
* soldier
* brother of Anthony, Joseph and Carlos
* born on February 20, 1917 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 2001

Marcello, Salvatore
* capo
* brother of Anthony, Joseph, Carlos and Pascal
* born around 1929 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Marcello, Vincent "Vinny"
* soldier
* brother of Anthony, Joseph, Carlos, Pascal and Salvatore
* born around 1921 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 2003

Marciante, Salvatore
* soldier
* born on July 14, 1917 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 1989

Marino, Mario
* soldier
* close friend of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison
* passed away in 1993

Matranga, Carlo "Charlie"
* first black hand boss
* retired in 1925
* still involved in Mafia related activity until his death
* born around 1857 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away on October 28, 1943

Occhipinti, Frank
* soldier
* born around 1914 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 1989

Occhipinti, Rosario "Roy"
* soldier
* brother of Frank
* owner of Town & Country Motel
* born around 1912 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 1983

Panci, Anthony "Mr. Tony"
* soldier
* born on August 1, 1907 in Palermo, Sicily
* owner of Tony's Bar-B-Q
* no longer living

Pecoraro, Joseph "Joe Pecora"
* soldier
* born on March 22, 1916 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 1992

Pecoraro, Onofio "Nofio Pecora"
* capo
* brother of Joseph
* born on April 25, 1906 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away in 1986

Pecoraro, Onofio Jr. "Nofio Pecora Jr."
* soldier
* son of Nofio
* made in 1986
* went to prison for mail fraud in 2004
* born around 1950 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Poretto, Joseph
* capo
* born around 1912 in New York City
* passed away on June 15, 1983

Riggio, Felix
* soldier
* made in 1993
* involved in illegal gambling
* reported to be still alive

Rizzuto, Phillip "Phil"
* soldier
* cousin of Samuel Sciortino, member of the L.A. Family
* owner of Rizzuto Management Company
* born around 1924 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 2001

Rizzuto, Thomas "Tom"
* soldier
* identified as a member of the New Orleans Family during the 1940s
* no longer living

Salvatore, Sebastian "Buster"
* capo
* born around 1914 in New Orleans, LA
* passed away in 2003

Saia, Frank "Tickie"
* capo
* based in Baton Rouge, LA
* born around 1901 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away in 1976

Saia, Salvatore "Sam"
* capo
* based in Baton Rouge, LA
* brother of Frank
* born on November 12, 1898 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away in 1965

Todaro, "Frank"
* boss in 1944
* born on September 16, 1889 in Palermo, Sicily
* passed away on November 8, 1944 in New Orleans, LA

T-----, Joseph "Joe The Nose"
* soldier
* uncle of Dominic T-----, member of the Colombo Family
* born September 9, 1912 in New York, New York
* grandfather of Joseph and Michael T-----
* passed away on January 15, 2003

T-----, Joseph "Joey"
* soldier
* grandson of Joseph T-----
* cousin of Dominic T----- member of the Colombo Family
* brother of Michael T-----
* made in 1999
* involved in loansharking
* reported to still be alive

T-----, Michael
* capo / street boss
* grandson of Joseph T-----
* brother of Joseph T-----
* nephew of Anthony DiPiazza
* cousin of Dominic T----- member of the Colombo Family
* released from prison for kidnapping in 2003
* reported to still be alive



Edited by J Geoff (11/05/12 07:33 PM)
Edit Reason: Removed surname upon legal threat

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#614125 - 09/10/11 03:10 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
furio_from_naples Offline

Underboss
Registered: 11/20/10
Posts: 1026

Loc: naples,italy
Gagliano, Joseph
* soldier
* son of Frank
* made in 1990
* born around 1958 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Marcello, Salvatore
* capo
* brother of Anthony, Joseph, Carlos and Pascal
* born around 1929 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Pecoraro, Onofio Jr. "Nofio Pecora Jr."
* soldier
* son of Nofio
* made in 1986
* went to prison for mail fraud in 2004
* born around 1950 in New Orleans, LA
* reported to be still alive

Riggio, Felix
* soldier
* made in 1993
* involved in illegal gambling
* reported to be still alive


T-----, Joseph "Joey"
* soldier
* grandson of Joseph T-----
* cousin of Dominic T----- member of the Colombo Family
* brother of Michael T-----
* made in 1999
* involved in loansharking
* reported to still be alive

T-----, Michael
* capo / street boss
* grandson of Joseph T-----
* brother of Joseph T-----
* nephew of Anthony DiPiazza
* cousin of Dominic T----- member of the Colombo Family
* released from prison for kidnapping in 2003
* reported to still be alive

So only that is remained the New Orleans Family?


Edited by J Geoff (11/05/12 07:34 PM)
Edit Reason: Removed surname upon legal threat

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#614169 - 09/10/11 08:07 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6533
There are about a dozen guys on that list "reported to still be alive." I'd imagine not all of them are alive, and for the ones that are, not all are made members. I don't think New Orleans has half that many members left at this point.
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#646563 - 05/08/12 05:55 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: IvyLeague]
NJBoy55 Offline
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Underboss
Registered: 11/08/10
Posts: 613
There's only 3-5 guys left in NOLA. Capeci said the family is gone in his book and I totally believe him.

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#646566 - 05/08/12 06:09 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
m2w Offline

Underboss
Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 775
fbi can't know anyway any single made members, maybe these are the only known and there are others
the crime family could have 10-20 made members, maybe is not dead like somebody claim its just small
maybe somebody thinks the only viable families are that are more than 50 made members but a family can be alive with only 10 members

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#646578 - 05/08/12 07:33 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: m2w]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6533
Originally Posted By: m2w
fbi can't know anyway any single made members, maybe these are the only known and there are others
the crime family could have 10-20 made members, maybe is not dead like somebody claim its just small
maybe somebody thinks the only viable families are that are more than 50 made members but a family can be alive with only 10 members


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#646579 - 05/08/12 07:35 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
short841 Offline

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Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 649

Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
In theory you could be right but in reality being that small the family will dissolve and become extinct and the remaining made men will retire like the la family
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#646600 - 05/08/12 09:37 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
m2w Offline

Underboss
Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 775
it depends on the family politic, maybe they want keep a small number of made people involved only in gambling and loansharking, getting ride of drugs and other very dangerous business activities
in this case its possibile theres still a family but being veru small and no-violent fbi has no really any interest to focus it

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#646632 - 05/09/12 02:24 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6533
Even in some other places where there's no viable family left, such as Pittsburgh or Kansas City, there have at least been a gambling case here or there over the years. But there's been basically nothing in the way of LCN activity in New Orleans for about 20 years now. And you won't find that family on any recent list of families still left.

Even at it's peak it was a relatively small family because Marcello intentionally kept the numbers small so he and his immediate family could maintain control. Back in the 1990's, when the Gambinos and Genovese wanted to move in, they were given the go ahead because even at that point the Marcello family "didn't mean anything there anymore." And the video gambling case took care of the few guys left.

So, 20 years later, we're supposed to believe the family has resurrected itself out of almost nothing? Go with what is or isn't probable. Not what is or isn't possible.
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#646637 - 05/09/12 02:41 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
m2w Offline

Underboss
Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 775
like you said marcello intentionally kept the numbers small and he refused doing new intiations, but it dopesnt mean that the bosses who replaced him maintained the same internal politic or that some new york family wanted to rebuild the structure over there

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#646639 - 05/09/12 02:51 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: m2w]
IvyLeague Offline


Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 6533
Originally Posted By: m2w
like you said marcello intentionally kept the numbers small and he refused doing new intiations, but it dopesnt mean that the bosses who replaced him maintained the same internal politic or that some new york family wanted to rebuild the structure over there


That's just it. Nobody really "replaced" Marcello. At least not for very long. Marcello's sons were basically legit by that point and, while Anthony Carolla and Frank Gagliano took over what was left of the family, they were rounded up in the 1994 video gambling case. In fact, when the FBI started investigating the operation, they were surprised anyone from the Marcello organization was involved.
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#646643 - 05/09/12 03:49 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: IvyLeague]
Ivan Offline

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Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 527
I'm really starting to think that in the cases of families like New Orleans and Milwaukee (at least in their later years) the family mostly existed because of the forceful personality at the center who held everything together, and that the loss of such leaders effectively destroyed those families even though it was just one guy.

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#646646 - 05/09/12 04:33 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Thats pretty much the case a certain person or group of people made the midwest families, new orleans,cleveland powerful and brought them to their height of power and kept everything intact and after they died the families lost alot of their power and started to be less and less active. These main powerhouses would be:
Kansas City- Civellas
Cleveland- John Scalise
St Louis- John Vitale
Milwaukee- Balistieris
Detroit-Tocco, Giacalones
Springfield- Joseph Zammuto
Rockford- Joseph Zammito
Dallas- Joe Civello
Tampa- Santo Trafficante

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#646647 - 05/09/12 04:36 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Yep. A lot of these smaller families didn't have the manpower to withstand the indictments + the general attrition. They were the first ones to get wiped out when the feds really started going after the mob in the 1980's.
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#646650 - 05/09/12 05:25 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: IvyLeague]
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Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Yep. A lot of these smaller families didn't have the manpower to withstand the indictments + the general attrition.


Not only that, but I do now think that most of their cohesiveness and "raison d'etre" came from one forceful key personality. The three most prominent examples I can think of are Balistrieri, Marcello, and Buffalino. So those families would probably have stopped being major players after those guys were out of the picture even if they hadn't been hammered with indictments.



Edited by Ivan (05/09/12 05:25 AM)

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#646777 - 05/10/12 12:37 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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detroit is another matter, they are all related eachother and tocco-giacalones' are still alive

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#681478 - 12/06/12 03:38 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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I've read sumwere maybe on here that there was recently guys made there and that sum1is trying to build it back up to something.there membership is supposed to be a secret so i've gotta think for every made guy we know of there prolly 1or2thats not known about.even if there not the "family"they used to be Id bet there's more made members around them any of us know about.active is sumthn else tho.maybe there's 20made but 15are retired
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#681479 - 12/06/12 03:44 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: tommykarate]
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Originally Posted By: tommykarate
I've read sumwere maybe on here that there was recently guys made there and that sum1is trying to build it back up to something.there membership is supposed to be a secret so i've gotta think for every made guy we know of there prolly 1or2thats not known about.even if there not the "family"they used to be Id bet there's more made members around them any of us know about.active is sumthn else tho.maybe there's 20made but 15are retired
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Yeah that was here i remember it. The guy knew what he was talking about.

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#681512 - 12/06/12 07:46 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Maybe they're not entirely dead, but I doubt they are a significant player in New Orleans' underworld. Matter of fact, I doubt New Orleans has a big underworld at all. Crack dealers shooting each other up make up about 95% of the criminal landscape over there.


Edited by TheKillingJoke (12/06/12 07:47 AM)

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#681725 - 12/07/12 12:57 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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It was Frank Gagliano Jr that made those claims and Yes he does know what he is talking about.

The 2 guys that were made were Tony La Rocca and Richie Bino.

The brothers trying to rebuild the LCN in New Orleans are Mike T----- and Joey T-----.

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#681787 - 12/07/12 07:48 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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The cops fired off 1200rounds inn a neighborhood and not 1personthe reported gunfire crazy


Edited by tommykarate (12/07/12 04:53 PM)
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#681878 - 12/07/12 07:50 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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I was fooling around a few months ago on google, it appears that the NO family is small but growing family with about 12 made guys and has the backing of the colombo family.
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#681886 - 12/07/12 08:08 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: azguy]
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Originally Posted By: azguy
I was fooling around a few months ago on google, it appears that the NO family is small but growing family with about 12 made guys and has the backing of the colombo family.

And who's backing the Colombo's tongue lol.
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#682741 - 12/11/12 09:58 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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13 known made members and 34 known associates in the New Orleans La Cosa Nostra according to recent local reports. Including current Boss Joseph Gagliano but most agree that he is boss in name only and Michael T----- is the guy calling the shots and running things on streets. Still have ties to the Colombo's too it seems as mentioned above.


Doesn't seem like they rank as a "viable" family as those in NY but not quite dead and gone either. New Orleans still has enough rackets to be profitable.

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#682744 - 12/11/12 10:06 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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why do people always not say his last name?

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#682761 - 12/11/12 11:01 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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I've heard of them, Michael and Joseph T-----, two brothers that according to Internet rumors are rebuilding the New Orleans crime family. From what I gather their very close with Paulie Stripes DeMarco lol !

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#682762 - 12/11/12 11:10 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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T-----! Idk why I just got censored this isn't Russia

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#682763 - 12/11/12 11:11 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Tuu Farrr Ooo

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#682768 - 12/11/12 11:34 PM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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T-----

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#682815 - 12/12/12 05:07 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Im not sure about rebuilding but they are making what money there is to made now in the city. I doubt they will ever again become a well structured family of anykind.

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#692408 - 01/23/13 12:29 AM Re: New Orleans Crime Family [Re: furio_from_naples]
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Thanks to Nitro for posting originally posting this...


http://web01.dps.louisiana.gov/lgcb.nsf/15bc14c605b0796386256e6f0063eb86/22c4f5412a346a5f86257a29004f234d/$FILE/Frank's%20Restaurant.3601216030.pdf
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