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Worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the Gambino family is one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in the United States today. The family has a criminal workforce of at least 800 men, and its empire ranges from every borough of New York City to the green felt of Atlantic City and Las Vegas to the heroin plants of Sicily and Asia to stolen-car outlets in Kuwait. The original family dates to the prenational syndicate days of Alfred Mineo and Steve Ferrigno in the 1920s, when Joe “the Boss” Masseria controlled the Mafia. They were murdered in 1930 in a bloody ambush carried out by Joe Profaci, Nick Capuzzi, Joe Valachi, and a gunman known now only as “Buster from Chicago.” Vince and ...

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