The Five Families
In: New York
Years active: 1945
Territory: .
Ethnicity: Italian
Criminal activities: Labor racketeering, illegal gambling, drug trafficking, bribery, extortion, contract killing, counterfeiting, fencing, hijacking, political corruption, loan sharking, money laundering, murder, fraud, prostitution
Allies: Commission, Murder, Inc.
Rivals: Various gangs

The Five Families are Italian major crime families, each operating in specific territories and owning a seat on the Commission. After the Five Families War, only the Corleone Family remained in a position of power, the other families were given over to lesser men who quickly sued for peace.


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