Atlantic City, U.S.
- "Zasa! You son of a bitch!"
- ―Leo Cuneo[src]
Son of Carmine, Leo Cuneo became boss of the Cuneo family after his father was killed by Corleone family assassin Willie Cicci. Unlike Carmine, Leo maintained a good business relationship with the Corleone family, providing them with the location of family enemy Fabrizio and buying shares of their casinos in Nevada. He was present at the Commission meeting in Atlantic City, where, shortly after receiving his shares with interest, he was gunned down by Joey Zasa's assassins.
Behind the scenesEdit
Leo Cuneo's name came from Ottilio "Leo the Milkman" Cuneo, which was the name of Carmine Cuneo in The Godfather novel. In an earlier draft of the screenplay, the disaster at the Commission meeting was a tip-off, not a massacre, and Cuneo was caught trying to escape, his lucky coat snagged on a tree.
|Don of the Cuneo crime family|
|1955 - 1979||Succeeded by:|