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Tattaglia crime family
|In:||New York City|
|Founded by:||Philip Tattaglia|
|Territory:||Brooklyn, Manhattan and probably Queens in NYC. Other territories are New Jersey, Las Vegas, Miami and Sicily.|
|Membership:||150-200 made men, around 1100 associates|
|Criminal activities:||racketeering, prostitution, drug trafficking, murder, conspiracy, extortion, bookmaking, contract killing, loan sharking, money laundering, hijacking, fencing, theft, fraud, counterfaiting, gambling and bribery|
|Allies:||Barzini, Cuneo, Corleone and Stracci crime families|
|Rivals:||various street gang NYC, sometimes its allies|
The Tattaglia family was founded by Philip Tattaglia in the 1920s. Like many of their contemporaries, the Tattaglias were bootleggers during Prohibition. With the repeal of the Prohibition, their main business became prostitution, earning Don Tattaglia a reputation as a pimp, and causing the family to be held in low regard. They controlled most of the nightclubs in the United States and they also began working with narcotics sometime in the 1930s, becoming affiliated with Virgil Sollozzo.
A new position of power
In 1945, the Tattaglias began to gain power after being supported by drug kingpin Virgil Sollozzo. They managed to take Don Vito Corleone out of the picture by shooting and wounding him and sending him to the hospital.
Their luck would not last for long however, as Bruno Tattaglia was gunned down by Salvatore Tessio's men. This act made Don Tattaglia declare a state of mob war against Don Vito Corleone, having been secretly backed up by Don Emilio Barzini.
A much needed peace
After being forced into a stalemate, Tattaglia and his allies set up Sonny Corleone for assassination, avenging Bruno's death. Vito, having recovered, called a meeting of the Commission and swore that he would not fight the Tattaglias anymore.
This peace came just in time, as the Tattaglia family had been massively crippled by the war. However, after Don Vito Corleone died of a heart attack, Michael sent Rocco Lampone to Tattaglia's motel, where he murdered Don Tattaglia and the prostitute he was with.
The new regime
Philip Tattaglia was succeeded by his brother Rico, who was unused to his brother's business and nearly brought the family into bankrupcy before he died, although of natural causes in 1962, after he had stepped down the previous year. The family then became property of consigliere Osvaldo Altobello, who became a strong ally to the Corleone family.
In 1980, the Tattaglias were dealt a severe blow after Altobello betrayed Michael Corleone to Licio Lucchesi and the corrupt members of the Vatican Bank. Michael Corleone poisoned Altobello with a packet of cannoli that Connie Corleone had given him for his birthday.
- Boss (official and acting)
- 1920s-1933 — Salvatore Maranzano — (de facto boss), murdered in 1933.
- 1933-1955 — Philip "The Pimp" Tattaglia — murdered in 1955.
- Acting 1940-1946 — John Tattaglia — fled out NYC.
- 1955-1962 — Rico Tattaglia
- Acting 1961-1962 — Osvaldo Altobello
- 1962-1980 — Osvaldo "Ozzie" Altobello — murdered in 1980.
- 1930s-unknown — John Tattaglia
Philip Tattaglia's family structure (1920s-1955)
|Don Philip Tattaglia||
Rico Tattaglia's family structure (1955-1962)
|Don Rico Tattaglia||
In the video game
In The Godfather: The Game, the Tattaglias are the secondary villains. They are the weakest family, despite owning the territories of Brooklyn and Little Italy, the only family to have two territories at the start of the game. The Tattaglias are led in the field by Underboss Johnny Tattaglia, but have capable family members to assist them.
Family structure in the video game
|Don Philip Tattaglia||