Mob War History and The Commission
In 1928 Joe “The Boss” Masseria, boss of the New York Morello gang, took the title "capo dei capi," or "Boss of all Bosses." The war that followed was not your typical mob war, but one that would result in transforming the leadership, and changing the very nature, of organized crime in America.
|In 1928 Joe “The Boss” Masseria, boss of the New York Morello gang, took the title “capo dei capi,” or “Boss of all Bosses.” But being on top paints a target on your back, and by 1930 a new boss had entered the field, with the goal of taking down Masseria. The war that followed was not your typical mob war, but one that would result in transforming the leadership, and changing the very nature, of organized crime in America, leading to one of the most significant events in American mob history: the founding of the “Commission.”
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