Badami kept controlling the crew up to the 1950s, but he was murdered in 1955 in what appears to have been another power struggle between the two factions. Under his guidance, the DeCavalcante Family added dozens of made men to their ranks, and, Unfortunately for Sam the Plumber, his rise to power coincided with another development: more aggressive and sophisticated law enforcement efforts to take down organized crime. Prison photo of deceased decavalcante boss John riggi and gaetano badalamenti. And they were now finding themselves overshadowed by a TV show about a New Jersey crime family modeled after the DeCavalcante family.

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When the acting Boss of the DeCavalcante family, Giacomo Amari, died of stomach cancer the actual boss, Giovanni Riggi (incarcerated at the time) decided to re-structure the New Jersey mafia. Michael Daly on the primordial crew behind HBO’s beloved Mafiosi. He was recorded telling Majuri of going with fellow mobster Gaetano “Corky” Vastola to visit someone who had failed to come in for a chat when summoned. He died of natural causes in 1997.

He owned Kenilworth Heating and Air Conditioning in Kenilworth, New Jersey as a legal front and source of taxable income, for which he gained the nickname "Sam the Plumber". Frank T. Majuri stood at 5'0 and weighed 229 lbs with dark brown hair, brown eyes, heavy build.

[10]. Vincent Palermo, The DeCavalcante Crime Family // Former Boss. The opening sequence of the first episode in 1999 made clear that this was New Jersey. “Hey, what’s this f—-ing thing, Sopranos?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani asked.

The new boss was Giovanni “John the Eagle” Riggi. He declared that This Thing of Ours and Our Friends were the same, whether it be among the five families of New York or his family in New Jersey.

They operate in the realm made mythic by The Godfather and their bosses are figures of legend. Giacomo "Jake" Amari was an American acting underboss and later acting boss of the DeCavalcante crime family. Mario Galli III, 28, from Toms River New Jersey and an associate of the DeCavalcante crime family has been sentenced to five years in federal prison – and probably much more.. AccordingRead More. [11], Between 1999-2005, about 45 men were imprisoned, including the family's consigliere and seven capos. “Great acting.”. While incarcerated, Riggi attempted to maintain control of the DeCavalcante crime family, with uneven success.

[25] In March 2017, Stango was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit murder.

“[Colombo] sits like a baby next to Carl [Gambino] all the time,” DeCavalcante said.

Recent picture of decavalcante member Charlie big ears majuri. he so brilliantly played the fictional gangster Tony Soprano. to help give you the best experience we can.

His other advantage over the more high-profile families in New York was that law enforcement in New Jersey is more fragmented and less zealous. D’Amato subsequently disappeared in the late 1990’s, apparently after someone alleged to socially conservative mafiosos that he was bisexual. [17] This resulted in the arrest of 12 more men less than a year later.

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Unrelenting law enforcement pressure was further diminishing the power of the DeCavalcante crime family as well.

The plate number was written down by a witness who saw the hitman tossing the guns in a stream. The indictment reports that Guarraci then fired the general manager.

Charles "Big Ears" Majuri (Born December 28, 1940) is a made-man in the DeCavalcante crime family and the son of the Sam DeCavalcante's long-time Consiglieri, Frank Majuri.. [32]. Crime bosses came and left, and the turnover meant that there was no true power center. The Genovese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that dominate organized crime activities in New York City and New Jersey as part of the American Mafia.

DeCavalcante always paid a good price when persuading judges and politicians and cops to sell their souls. A longtime "soldier" to Simone "Sam the Plumber" DeCavalcante and later boss Giovanni Riggi, he became acting underboss for Girolamo "Jimmy" Palermo following the imprisonment of many high-ranking members in 2003. More than 30 members and associates of the family were arrested.

Lucchese Family. Most of its leaders are either dead or incarcerated, and other criminal networks have wrestled control of the remaining rackets that once provided serious revenue for the family. Joseph "Joey O" Masella was a mob associate in New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family and a friend of known mobster Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo. [16] To gain complete control of the DeCavalcante family, Majuri decided that he should murder Vincent Palermo, leaving himself in charge of the family. La familia de New Jersey, en la actualidad…. Riggi is said to have given the go-ahead from prison for a killer named Anthony Capo to dispatch D’Amato.

Recent picture of decavalcante member Charlie big ears majuri, Francesco "Fat Frank" Majuri (April 18, 1909 – 1983) was a New Jersey mobster and the former consigliere of the DeCavalcante crime family.

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From the 1990s until his death in 2010, Tino "the Greek" Fiumara was one of the most powerful capo's in the New Jersey faction. He died in 1964, and his nephew Simone DeCavalcante was installed as new boss of the officially recognized "DeCavalcante crime family" of North Jersey.

Ricky Dimatteo with Anthony Rotondo. Badami's underboss Filippo Amari began to run the illegal operations.

Gaetano "Corky" Vastola is a New Jersey mobster who became a Captain in the DeCavalcante crime family in New Jersey. Anthony "Tony" Capo was an American hitman in the DeCavalcante crime family who later became a government witness and entered the Witness Protection Program. [28], A "street boss" will sometimes run several crews at once. He was a knockaround Jersey guy rising to power in the fictional DiMeo family, founded by Ercole DiMeo, who had been sent to prison just like Simone DeCavalcante.


The DeCavalcante crime family is an Italian-American organized crime syndicate that controls organized crime activities in Elizabeth, New Jersey and a lot of surrounding areas in the state.

It maintain a strong relationship with many of the Five Families in New York plus crime families in Philadelphia, Providence and most of New England. “Several customers became alarmed and exited the restaurant, without paying their bills.