The group, which went through three bosses between 19, is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the Mc Clellan hearings in 1963, when the structure of organized crime first gained public attention.
The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California.
The rise began in 1957 of what was the most powerful crime family in America for a time, when Anastasia was assassinated while sitting in a barber chair at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.
Experts believe that Anastasia's underboss Carlo Gambino helped orchestrate the hit to take over the family.
It’s a family affair – the girlfriend watches while the bad boy fiddles around with the guys!
) is one of the "Five Families" that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra).
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 upon his death.
By 1910, more Italian gangs had formed in New York City.
In addition to the original Morello gang in East Harlem and D'Aquila's own, now growing gang, also in East Harlem (but expanding into Little Italy in Manhattan's Lower East Side), there were others organizations forming.
Castellano infuriated upstart capo John Gotti, who orchestrated Castellano's murder in 1985.