Originally Posted By: BloodlettersandBadmen
Salvatore Maranzano (July 31, 1886 September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. He is accused of instigating the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American Mafia operations, and briefly became the Mafia's "Boss of Bosses". He was assassinated by a younger faction led by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement rather than a "boss of bosses" in the hopes of preventing future wars.

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Was it Maranzano or Lucky Luc' who started the 5 family structure? I think I read in Valachi book,where he (JV)went to a hall in the Bronx(?)where Maranzano was allocating newly made guys to the newly created 5 families.