Genovese crime family

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Genovese crime family
In New York City
Founded by Lucky Luciano
Years active 1931-present
Territory Various neighborhoods over NYC and throughout the USA.
Ethnicity Italian, Italian-American made men and other ethnicities as "associates"
Membership 250 - 300 made members, 3500 associates approx
Criminal activities Racketeering, conspiracy, loansharking, money laundering, murder, narcotics, extortion, pornography, bookmaking, and gambling.
Allies Gambino, Bonanno, Colombo, and Lucchese Crime Families
Rivals Various 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]