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Organization
Tattaglia crime family
In: New York City
Founded by: Philip Tattaglia
Years active: 1920s-present
Territory: Brooklyn, Manhattan and probably Queens in NYC. Other territories are New Jersey, Las Vegas, Miami and Sicily.
Ethnicity: Italian, Italian-American
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 crime family is one of New York's Five Families, based in Brooklyn.

History

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Philip Tattaglia.

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.

Tattaglia's womanizing would occasionally distract him from matters of business, but he compensated for this by surrounding himself with other strong leaders, such as his sons, Bruno and John.

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

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Don Altobello.

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.

Historical leadership

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Tattaglia family hitmen.

Boss (official and acting)
Underboss
Consigliere
Caporegimes

Philip Tattaglia's family structure (1920s-1955)

 Don Philip Tattaglia 


 Underboss John Tattaglia





 Consigliere Tattaglia's consigliere




 Caporegime Bruno Tattaglia

 Soldato Luca's assassin



 Soldato Lou



 Caporegime Rico Tattaglia

 Soldato Unknown



 Caporegime Osvaldo Altobello

 Soldato Unknown



 Caporegime Carbone

 Soldato Unknown



 Caporegime Ramon

 Soldato Unknown







 Associate Emilio Barzini



 Associate Virgil Sollozzo



 Associate Mark McCluskey





Rico Tattaglia's family structure (1955-1962)

 Don Rico Tattaglia 


 Underboss Unknown





 Consigliere Osvaldo Altobello




 Caporegime Carbone

 Soldato Unkown



 Caporegime Ramon

 Soldato Unknown







 Associate Carmine Rosato



 Associate Tony Rosato





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 


 Underboss Johnny Tattaglia/Bruno Tattaglia





 Consigliere Freddie Nobile




 Caporegime Tony Bianchi

 Soldato Mikey Saleri



 Soldato Squeegie McNeese



 Associate Bobby Baretta



 Associate Mickey Mancini



 Associate Johnny Randazzo



 Associate Jack Dougan



 Caporegime Donnie Marinelli

 Soldato Luigi Bonetti



 Soldato Rocky Della Barca



 Associate Giancarlo Maldini



 Associate Frankie Fernetti



 Associate Billy Delveccio



 Associate Moose Mangano



 Caporegime Luigi Fusco

 Soldato Unknown







 Associate Emilio Barzini



 Associate Virgil Sollozzo





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