The Colombo Crime Family

9236980483?profile=originalEstimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Joseph Profaci

Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, cigarette smuggling, pornography, counterfeiting, hijacking, fraud, stock fraud.

Acting boss: Andrew "Mush" Russo allegedly is the new acting boss, according to Jerry Capeci. He is a cousin of deceased Colombo boss Carmine Persico.
Underboss: The underboss is Benjamin Castellazzo, who is a close associate of former acting boss Joel Cacace.



Thomas "Tommy Shots" Gioeli (in prison)
Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico (in prison)
Carmine "The Snake" Persico (obituary)
  Joseph Colombo (whacked)
  Joseph Profaci (dead)


Joel Cacace (in prison)


Benjamin “The Claw” Castellazzo (under indictment)
John "Sonny" Franzese (passed away at 103)
William "Wild Bill" Cutolo (whacked)


Joseph Amato Sr. (in prison)
Anthony Colombo (dead)
Luca DiMatteo (prison)

Pasquale Amato (dead)
Gregory Scarpa Sr. (dead)

Vito "The Mask" Difalco (prison)
Giovanni Cerbone (prison)
Joseph "Crazy Joe" Gallo (whacked)


Thomas McLaughlin (flipped)
Giuseppe Destefano (in prison)
John Pappa (in prison)


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