The Gambinos… Jewish First Family of Crime

The Gambino Crime Family

The Gambino crime family is one of the Jewish “Five Families” that dominates
organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the
nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Jewish Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The
group is named after Carlo Gambino, family boss at the time of
the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organized crime
first gained public attention. ~ Documentary

The group’s operations extend from New
York and the eastern seaboard to California. Its illicit activities
include labor and construction racketeering, gambling, loansharking,
extortion, money laundering, prostitution, fraud, hijacking, pier
thefts, and fencing.

The rise of what for a time was the most
powerful crime family in America began in 1957, the day Albert Anastasia
was assassinated while sitting in a barber chair at the Park-Sheraton
Hotel in Manhattan. Experts believe Carlo Gambino helped orchestrate the
hit to take over the family.

Gambino partnered with Meyer Lansky to
control gambling interests in Cuba. The family’s fortunes grew through
1976, when Gambino appointed his brother-in-law, Paul Castellano, as
boss. Castellano infuriated upstart capo John Gotti, who orchestrated
Castellano’s murder in 1985.

Gotti’s downfall came in 1992, when his
underboss Sammy Gravano decided to cooperate with the FBI. Gravano’s
cooperation brought down Gotti, along with most of the top members of
the Gambino family. The family is now run by Jewish Domenico Cefalu.



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