Mobsters
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Friday, May 24

"Big Paul" Castellano served as boss of the Gambino crime family - the largest in New York during the 1970's and 80's. Castellano presented himself as a legitimate businessman and mingled with New York's upper crust, while running a multi-million dollar racketeering operation. From his $3.5 million dollar estate on Staten Island, he oversaw rackets in construction, meat distribution, union infiltration, pornography and more. But many Gambino members believed Castellano got a free ride to the top on the coattails of his predecessor, cousin and brother-in-law, Carlo Gambino. Nepotism and Castellano's reclusive lifestyle split the Gambino family into two factions, which would ultimately led to his undoing. Show Less
"Big Paul" Castellano served as boss of the Gambino crime family - the largest in New York during the 1970's and 80's. Castellano pres...Show More

The fifth child of 13 children, John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was born October 27, 1940 in the South Bronx. From a very young age, John Gotti made a name for himself in the neighborhood as the leader of the Fulton-Rockaway Boys, a group of young thugs. He soon became "capo" of the East New York Crew. After a violent coup he went on to take the leadership position of the Gambino Crime family. All of these events would set Gotti on the path to becoming one of the most well-known figures in Mafia history. Gotti's legendary fashion flair made him an interesting character. His rough cunning made his fellow mafiosi respect him. Gotti's volatile temper made them and others fear him. Show Less
The fifth child of 13 children, John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was born October 27, 1940 in the South Bronx. From a very young age, John Gott...Show More

Carlos Marcello grew up in the mysterious milieu of New Orleans in the early 20th Century to become the city's mafia boss for almost four decades. Despite his modest beginnings, Carlos joined the mafia at age 26 and quickly climbed in the ranks, aided by success in illegal gambling ventures and a talent for making effective payoffs to public officials. In 1947, Marcello became the longtime boss of New Orleans in a reign marked by absolute power, corruption, and antagonism of the U.S. government. At his height he would be revered as possibly the most powerful mob leader in the nation. One day Congress would even suspect Marcello of participating in a conspiracy to kill the President to of the United States. Show Less
Carlos Marcello grew up in the mysterious milieu of New Orleans in the early 20th Century to become the city's mafia boss for almost f...Show More

"Big Paul" Castellano served as boss of the Gambino crime family - the largest in New York during the 1970's and 80's. Castellano presented himself as a legitimate businessman and mingled with New York's upper crust, while running a multi-million dollar racketeering operation. From his $3.5 million dollar estate on Staten Island, he oversaw rackets in construction, meat distribution, union infiltration, pornography and more. But many Gambino members believed Castellano got a free ride to the top on the coattails of his predecessor, cousin and brother-in-law, Carlo Gambino. Nepotism and Castellano's reclusive lifestyle split the Gambino family into two factions, which would ultimately led to his undoing. Show Less
"Big Paul" Castellano served as boss of the Gambino crime family - the largest in New York during the 1970's and 80's. Castellano pres...Show More

The fifth child of 13 children, John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was born October 27, 1940 in the South Bronx. From a very young age, John Gotti made a name for himself in the neighborhood as the leader of the Fulton-Rockaway Boys, a group of young thugs. He soon became "capo" of the East New York Crew. After a violent coup he went on to take the leadership position of the Gambino Crime family. All of these events would set Gotti on the path to becoming one of the most well-known figures in Mafia history. Gotti's legendary fashion flair made him an interesting character. His rough cunning made his fellow mafiosi respect him. Gotti's volatile temper made them and others fear him. Show Less
The fifth child of 13 children, John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was born October 27, 1940 in the South Bronx. From a very young age, John Gott...Show More

Friday, May 31

In Tampa, Florida, Santo Trafficante Sr. and his son lived as two of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean, the Trafficantes were linked to illegal gambling, drug trafficking, plots to kill Fidel Castro, and even the assassination of President Kennedy. Show Less
In Tampa, Florida, Santo Trafficante Sr. and his son lived as two of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal em...Show More

James "Whitey" Bulger is one of Boston's most notorious gangsters, who reigned supreme in Boston's underworld for more than 20 years. His rise to power, as part of South Boston's Irish-American Winter Hill gang, was due in part to a remarkable relationship with the FBI. In exchange for protection, Bulger ratted on mob rivals. It helped the feds flush out mobsters, but also consolidated Bulger's power. The FBI's so-called "Deal with the Devil" came to an end in 1995, when the shadowy affiliation was fully exposed, leading to the conviction of an FBI agent. Still, the elusive Whitey Bulger, found a way to evade capture, and to this day remains a fugitive from justice. Show Less
James "Whitey" Bulger is one of Boston's most notorious gangsters, who reigned supreme in Boston's underworld for more than 20 years. ...Show More

Roy Albert DeMeo was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. When Roy was old enough to work, he got a job as a delivery boy for a neighborhood grocery store and started loaning money to friends to make a profit. After high school, DeMeo was making loans to anyone who needed it - and raking in good money. After 1965, Roy DeMeo would never hold a legitimate job again. His loan-sharking business continued to grow and a member of the Gambino crime family named Nino Gaggi took notice. Gaggi brought DeMeo into the family as an associate. Show Less
Roy Albert DeMeo was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. When Roy was old enough to work, he got a job as a delivery boy for a neighbo...Show More

In Tampa, Florida, Santo Trafficante Sr. and his son lived as two of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean, the Trafficantes were linked to illegal gambling, drug trafficking, plots to kill Fidel Castro, and even the assassination of President Kennedy. Show Less
In Tampa, Florida, Santo Trafficante Sr. and his son lived as two of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal em...Show More

James "Whitey" Bulger is one of Boston's most notorious gangsters, who reigned supreme in Boston's underworld for more than 20 years. His rise to power, as part of South Boston's Irish-American Winter Hill gang, was due in part to a remarkable relationship with the FBI. In exchange for protection, Bulger ratted on mob rivals. It helped the feds flush out mobsters, but also consolidated Bulger's power. The FBI's so-called "Deal with the Devil" came to an end in 1995, when the shadowy affiliation was fully exposed, leading to the conviction of an FBI agent. Still, the elusive Whitey Bulger, found a way to evade capture, and to this day remains a fugitive from justice. Show Less
James "Whitey" Bulger is one of Boston's most notorious gangsters, who reigned supreme in Boston's underworld for more than 20 years. ...Show More

About Mobsters

Each one-hour episode offers an in-depth profile of famous mobsters like; Whitey Bulger, John Gotti, Joey Gallo, and Nicky Barnes.