Trapani crime family
|Founded by:||Aldo Trapani|
|Territory:||The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan in NYC, New Jersey, Florida and Cuba (1958-1959)|
|Membership:||50+ made members|
|Criminal activities:||Racketeering, extortion, contract killing, illegal gambling, building, murder, weapons trafficking, hijacking, fencing, prostitution, money laundering, drug trafficking, loan sharking|
|Allies:||Five Families, Corleone family, Roth syndicate|
|Rivals:||Granados family, Mangano family, Rosato family, Almeida family|
The Trapani crime family was founded by Aldo Trapani after Michael Corleone gave him permission to start his own family when he re-located to Nevada. After Aldo's death in Havana, Cuba, his underboss Dominic Trapani took over the family. Trapani family's insignia is the same as the Corleone family's, but their main color is red.
In 1955, after the assassination of his rivals, Michael Corleone re-located a part of his organization to Nevada to oversee his businesses in Las Vegas and Reno. However, the original Corleone crime family continued it's operations in New York, under the supervision of Peter Clemenza and Aldo Trapani, who got permission to form his own family. Trapani started to surround himself with other strong men, one of whom was Dominic Corleone, who was elevated to the rank of underboss. They immediately continued to expand their rackets and seeking new ways of making money.
Trapani's demise and Dominic's reign
In the late 1950s, Trapani's organization supported Michael Corleone's dealings in Cuba with Hyman Roth and the government of Fulgencio Batista also they are the 2nd strongest family after Corleones. Aldo Trapani and Dominic Corleone made frequent business trips to Havana and were also present at the meeting in late 1958, to celebrate Roth's birthday and to get a piece of his operations. However, after the meeting, president Batista declared his abdication after his forces were defeated by the rebels of Fidel Castro, forcing Michael Corleone, Aldo Trapani and Dominic to flee the country. During a raid by the rebels, Aldo Trapani was killed while arriving at Havana's airport. Shortly after, Michael Corleone made Dominic the new Don of the Trapani crime family.
Back in New York, Dominic was informed that some of his own men joined forces with the Rosato Brothers, who were two former caporegimes who had started their own families, causing an uproar in the criminal underworld. Dominic was given instructions to deal with the matter, and after killing Carmine Rosato and his men, he was called to Florida to help Hyman Roth's organization and to set up new businesses. Under Dominic's ambitious reign the Trapani family expanded quickly, recruiting new men and forming a partnership with Roth and the Manganos. They also started working together with the CIA via their agent Henry Mitchell, who gave information about the status in Cuba. New wars where fought for supremacy with the Almeidas in Cuba and the Granados from Mexico, which were all won. It can be assumed that the Trapani family rejoined the Corleone family after it relocated back to New York in the 1970s.
Aldo's regime (1955-1959)
- Don - Aldo Trapani
- Underboss - Dominic Trapani, Vincenzo Pentangeli, Tony Rosato, Giovanni Gacerelli, Carmine Rosato
- Consigliere - Peter Clemenza
- Caporegime - Frank Pentangeli, Anthony Uzzano, Tommy Cipolla, Jimmy Lira, Roy Giordano, Joe Primanti, Alberto Maserati, Melvin Pazzi, Melvin Gozzoli
- Soldato - Willie Cicci, Angelo Granelli, Jimmy DeNunzio, Lego Coalliere, Joey Blazes, Alvin Uzzano, Bill Bardi, Raymond Costa, Ray Fogliano, Leo Rossi, Norman Rossi, Leroy Castellani, Gary Lamberteschi, Phillip Giotti, Roy Mancini, Lee Manticho, Douglas Oltrano, James Petriboni, Clifford Vacchericca, Ray Ricci, Vernon Strazzi, Theodore Strazzi, Bernard Uzzano, Walter Uzzano, Edward Chiaro, Edward Porco, Earl Boundelmonti, Ray Compagni, Gary Amidei, Clifford Dati, Charles Visconti, Leroy Petriboni, Harvey Datini, Anthony Oltrano, Jack Pucci, Leon Pazzi, Johnny Rizzo, Trips Trapani
Dominic's regime (1959-1960s)
|Don Dominic Trapani||
Behind the scenes
- The Trapani family is only featured in The Godfather: The Game and The Godfather II.
- The name of the family was never stated, it's only logically derived from both games.
- Trapani Family is the second most powerfull family in Godfather 2, Trapani Family is weaker than Corleone Family but stronger than all other families.