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The Most Powerful Crime Families Ever

#4. Genovese crime family

Genovese crime family (The Most Powerful Crime Families Ever)

One of the most powerful Crime Families is The Genovese crime family is the most intelligent, sophisticated, crafty, logical, and the largest, of the “five families”.The Genovese crime family has been nicknamed the “Ivy League” and “Rolls Royce” of organized crime. They are rivaled in size only by the Gambino crime family and are unmatched in terms of power. They have generally maintained a varying degree of influence over many of the smaller mob families outside New York, including ties with the Patriarca, Buffalo and Philadelphia crime families.It started with Joe the Boss, who lost his life during the Castellamarese War, after which Vito Genovese and Luciano took the reins in their hands. It was later when Vito was imprisoned for 15 years around 1959 and today the family stands broken into many smaller segments with much lesser influence. Membership – 250–300 made members, over 3,000 criminal associates. Source:

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