Mobster Joseph Massino became boss of the Bonanno crime family when other crime bosses were being sent to jail for life.

Joseph Charles Massino (born January is a former American mobster.

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Joseph Massino (seen in the FBI mugshot is the highest-ranking Cosa Nostra member to cooperate with the government.He was Former Bonanno Crime Family Boss Scheduled To Testify Against Successor. The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra, in English "Our Thing")

Joseph Massino (seen in the FBI mugshot is the highest-ranking Cosa Nostra…

Joseph Massino Also known as The Last Don Known for being the first New York Mafia boss to cooperate with authorities.

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Joseph 'Joey' Massino Betrayed by his ex-best friend and seven other mob turncoats, this Bonanno crime boss was convicted in July 2004 of murder and racketeering charges, some dating back 25 years.

Bonanno capo Philip Giaccone also known as "Philly Lucky" and "The Priest" (July 12, 1932 - May 5, 1981) was a Bonanno crime family member who was murdered by loyalists of crime boss Joseph Massino. Fellow capos Trinchera and Indelicato were with Giaccone when they were murdered. Courtesy of Pat Murphy.

Bonanno capo Philip Giaccone also known as "Philly Lucky" and "The Priest" (July 12, 1932 - May 5, 1981) was a Bonanno crime family member who was murdered by loyalists of crime boss Joseph Massino. Fellow capos Trinchera and Indelicato were with Giaccone when they were murdered. Courtesy of Pat Murphy.

FRANK COPPA WITH JOSEPH MASSINO ~ The one time captain in the Bonanno crime family, broke his silence [or 'Omerta'] back in 2002. Once he 'flipped,' other mobsters followed his lead, helping to take down the powerful boss, Joseph Massino, and dozens of other wiseguys....

Ex-capo Frank Coppa, the first made member of the Bonanno crime family to cooperate with the government, was sentenced Thursday to time served for his life of racketeering.

Vincent Basciano, 1985.Vincent John Basciano (pronounced bah-sha-noh) (born November 14, 1959)[1] is an American mobster who became acting boss of the Bonanno crime family after the arrest of boss Joseph Massino.

Vincent Basciano, John Basciano (pronounced bah-sha-noh) (born November is an American mobster who became acting boss of the Bonanno crime family after the arrest of boss Joseph Massino.

From left to right: Sciascia, Vito Rizzuto, unidentified man and Joseph Massino in 1981.

From left to right: Sciascia, Vito Rizzuto, unidentified man and Joseph Massino in

Carmine "Tootie" Franzese (1932-1990) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family. He was the brother of Underboss John "Sonny" Franzese and the uncle of Capo Michael Franzese. He was active in the family from the 1970s until his death in 1990. He was also an assosiate of Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Massino. In May 1976 Franzese murdered Colombo family associate Joseph "Doo Doo" Pastore who was Joseph Massino's partner in and untaxed cigarette smuggling operation.

Carmine "Tootie" Franzese (1932-1990) was a soldier in the Colombo crime family. He was the brother of Underboss John "Sonny" Franzese and the uncle of Capo Michael Franzese. He was active in the family from the 1970s until his death in 1990. He was also an assosiate of Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Massino. In May 1976 Franzese murdered Colombo family associate Joseph "Doo Doo" Pastore who was Joseph Massino's partner in and untaxed cigarette smuggling operation.

2005: Bonanno boss Joseph Massino, who had been convicted the previous year on federal racketeering charges, is sentenced to two life terms, after pleading guilty to ordering the killing of an underling.

2005 Photo by Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News via Getty Images Bonanno boss Joseph Massino, who had been convicted the previous year on federal racketeering charges, is sentenced to two life terms, after pleading guilty to ordering the killing of an underling.

King of the Godfathers: Joseph Massino and the Fall of the Bonanno Crime Family

King of the Godfathers: Joseph Massino and the Fall of the Bonanno Crime Family (Pinnacle True Crime)

Patrick "Patty From the Bronx" DeFilippo (born 1939 - November 24, 2013) was a caporegime in the Bonanno crime family. A longtime member of the Bonanno family, DeFilippo became a made man in 1975, though his involvement with the family dates back to the early 1960s. His father Vito was a high-ranking Sicilian-born member of the crime family and a close associate of Joseph Bonanno. During the war of the 1960s, Patty served as a driver and bodyguard to Joe's son, Salvatore Bonanno. During…

Patrick "Patty From the Bronx" DeFilippo (born 1939 - November was a…

Former Casablanca restaurant Joseph Massino.

Former Casablanca restaurant Joseph Massino.

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Joseph Massino, Salvatore Vitale and Frank Lino (surveillance photo,

L'ancien parrain Joseph Massino. Crédits photo: AP

Un ancien parrain de la mafia new-yorkaise livre ses secrets

Joseph "Big Joey" Massino, the head of the Bonanno crime family for 14 years, testified in court against mobster "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano April The Big Rat.

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