Jimmy Burke was one of the most prolific mob earners in New York history.
Gregory Scarpa lived a charmed triple life; mafia hit man, loving father and husband, and secret FBI informant.
Carmine Persico stands as one of most enduring Godfathers in mafia history.
Richard Kuklinski lived a shocking double life; suburban husband and father at home, and brutal contract killer on the streets.
Dutch Schultz ruled the numbers rackets until mob bosses ordered his murder.
"Mad Sam" DeStefano had a three-decade reign as a juice loan lender and sadistic enforcer with the notorious Chicago Outfit.
Frank Calabrese Jr., son of mobster Frank Calabrese, flipped against his father, and nearly brought down the vaunted Chicago Outfit.
Gun-for-hire Joe "Mad Dog" Sullivan tries to hide his criminal activities from his family.
Joey Massino brought the Bonanno mob family back after it was destroyed by the FBI.
During the 1970's, Anthony Cassa became the under boss of the Lucchese family.
Tommy Pitera became one of the most violent men of all time in the 1980's; betrayal brought the mob killer to justice.
The leader of Murder Inc.; one of the most vicious and feared mob bosses.
Irish mobster Danny Greene clashed with the Cleveland mafia; a bombing war that would eventually destroy them both.
Two New York City cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were secretly working as hired guns for the Mafia.
Six of the most notorious mafia killings of all time and the effects they had on organized crime.
Tony Accardo rises from a foot soldier in Al Capone's Chicago outfit.
Frank Nitti takes over Al Capone's criminal empire.
Heroin kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes turns government informant, destroying the drug trafficking empire he took so long to build.
A group of ruthless Irish punks called the "Westies" terrorize Hell's Kitchen in New York City in the the 1970s.
Joey Gallo rises from the slums of Brooklyn to take on the biggest mafia dons of the 1950s and 1960s.
After Roy Albert DeMeo was brought into the Gambino family as an associate, he became the mastermind behind a gang thought to be responsible for up to 200 murders.
Philadelphia mob boss Nicky Scarfo's paranoia, volatility and treachery ultimately lead to his demise.
Female mobsters Virginia Hill, Arlyne Brickman and Karen Hill.
Tony Spilotro made his name in Chicago's most powerful organized crime family and was given control of the gang's casino interests in Las Vegas.
Mickey Cohen became the king of West Coast mob rackets in 1947, following Bugsy Siegel's death.
Two of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses, Santo Trafficante Sr. and his son, ruled a criminal empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean.
Heroin kingpin Frank Lucas dominated the Harlem drug market from 1968 to 1975, before being busted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and serving 5 year of his 70-year sentence.
Carlos Marcello becomes the mafia boss of New Orleans in 1947 and maintains power for almost four decades.
John Gotti starts out as the leader of a group of young thugs in his South Bronx neighborhood and works his way up to a leadership position in the Gambino crime family.
"Big Paul" Castellano serves as a boss of the Gambino crime family during the '70s and '80s, overseeing rackets in construction, pornography and more.
Tommy Lucchese pioneered and perfected labor rackets in New York City's kosher chicken industry, the garment district and professional boxing.
Murder, Inc. was a ruthless gang that carried out an estimate 1,000 mob hits.
James "Whitey" Bulger reigned supreme in the Boston underworld for over 20 years, consolidating his power by ratting out rivals to the FBI.
Salvatore "Lucky" Luciano creates Murder Inc. and makes millions in racketeering and prostitution.
Mobster Henry Hill's testimony brings down some of New York's most feared criminals.
The Gambino crime family comes to power when Carlo Gambino has Albert Anastasia shot; Paul Castellano; John Gotti.
Mafia crime boss Joseph Bonanno outlives enemies and publishes his memoirs.
Vincent Gigante attempts to convince the world that he is legally insane.
Mobster Al Capone finally goes to prison for tax evasion.
Financial wizard Meyer Lansky survives some 50 years in organized crime.
Joseph Valachi is the first syndicate member to testify against the Cosa Nostra and reveal its inner workings.
Frank Costello sees himself as a businessman, preferring diplomacy to violence.
The Genovese family shows a ruthless determination to remain all-powerful in the mob world.
Arthur Sloan speculates on the career and mysterious death of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Bugsy Siegel envisions creating a gambling center in Las Vegas.
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano testifies against his boss, John Gotti.
Mob boss Louis Lepke dies in the electric chair.
In later years Mafia boss Sam Giancana gains access to Hollywood and politics.
Nightclub manager Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy.