Wikia

The Godfather Wiki

Mariposa crime family

2,329pages on
this wiki
Comments0
Organization
Mariposa crime family
In: New York City
Founded by: Giuseppe Mariposa
Years active: 1920s-1934
Territory: Manhattan
Ethnicity: Italian, Italian-American
Criminal activities: bootlegging, illegal gambling, contract killing, bribery, fraud, murder, loan sharking, extortion, prostitution, money laundering
Allies: Tattaglia family, Chicago Outfit
Rivals: Corleone family, LaConti organization

The Mariposa crime family was one of the first Mafia families in New York City, and headed by Giuseppe Mariposa in the 1920s to the early 1930s.

History

Mariposa gained power and influence by uniting many of the street gangs under his banner, including Emilio Barzini, his brother Ettore, and the Rosato Brothers. During Prohibition the family became a dominant force in New York and established an alliance with the Chicago Outfit of Al Capone.

In 1934, after dismantling the LaConti organization, Mariposa declared himself capo di tutti capi during a meeting that he had set up with the other New York dons, including Vito Corleone. However, not long after this meeting a war broke out between Mariposa and Corleone. Mariposa outnumbered the Corleone family, but was eventually outgeneralized by Vito Corleone and betrayed by his own lieutenants. During a meeting with Salvatore Tessio in Brooklyn, Mariposa was murdered by Tessio and Tomasino Cinquemani.

The Barzini family was formed from the remnants of the Mariposa organization. Even though Barzini had betrayed Mariposa to Corleone, he still held a grudge against the Corleones and this would eventually lead to the Five Families War a decade later.

Mariposa family structure (1920s-1934)

 Don Giuseppe Mariposa 


 Underboss None





 Consigliere None




 Caporegime Tomasino Cinquemani

 Soldato Nicky Crea



 Soldato Jimmy Grizzeo



 Soldato Vic Piazza



 Soldato Fio Inzana



 Soldato Carmine Loviero



 Caporegime Emilio Barzini

 Soldato Ettore Barzini



 Soldato Tits



 Caporegime Frank Pentangeli

 Soldato Fausto



 Soldato Fat Larry



 Caporegime Tony Rosato

 Soldato Carmine Rosato







 Associate Philip Tattaglia



 Associate Al Capone



 Associate Frank Nitti



 Associate Bill Dwyer



 Associate Pete Murray





See also

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki