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Genovese crime family

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Genovese crime family
InNew York City
Founded byLucky Luciano
Years active1931-present
TerritoryVarious neighborhoods over NYC and throughout the USA.
EthnicityItalian, Italian-American made men and other ethnicities as "associates"
Membership250 - 300 made members, 3500 associates approx
Criminal activitiesRacketeering, conspiracy, loansharking, money laundering, murder, narcotics, extortion, pornography, bookmaking, and gambling.
AlliesGambino, Bonanno, Colombo, and Lucchese Crime Families
RivalsVarious gangs over NYC including their allies

The Genovese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The Genovese crime family has been nicknamed the "Ivy League" and "Rolls Royce" of organized crime.

Bosses of the Genovese crime family[change | change source]