Vincent Gigante was an American mobster who was boss of the Genovese crime family in New York City. To avoid prosecution he feigned insanity often wandering the streets in a bathrobe and talking to himself. This earned him the nickname: The Oddfather”.
Notorious mafia boss “Lucky” Luciano aided the WWII effort from his prison cell by ordering his men to protect the East Coast from foreign invasion and convincing his Italian mafia contacts to help the Allies during their invasion of Sicily.
Infamous NYC mobster/hitman Bugsy Siegal offered to kill Nazi leaders Herman Goring and Joseph Goebbels in 1938, only relenting because of a mistresses’ pleas.
Mob boss John Gotti’s youngest son was hit by a neighbors car while riding a mini bike, and killed. Not long after the accident the neighbor went missing and has never been found.
Gregory Scarpa, Sr. despised African-Americans so much, that he refused to get blood from a blood bank following an ulcer. He ended up contracting HIV from another Italian mobster who donated his blood to Scarpa.