The Chicago underworld was thrown into chaos when Frank Calabrese Jr., son of mobster Frank Calabrese, flipped against his father and started a chain reaction that nearly brought down the vaunted Chicago Outfit.
One of the most violent and outrageous characters in mob history, "Mad Sam" DeStefano lived up to his moniker throughout a three-decade reign as a juice loan lender and sadistic enforcer with the notorious Chicago Outfit.
For over thirty years, Richard Kuklinski lived a shocking double life: suburban husband and father at home, and brutal contract killer on the streets—a job that give him the nickname "The Ice Man."
With over 30 years as the head of the Colombo crime family, Carmine Persico stands as one of most enduring Godfathers in mafia history—but his time at the top came from a ruthless drive for power, a drive that earned him the nickname, "The Snake."
For over thirty years, Gregory Scarpa lived a charmed triple life: mafia hit man, loving father and husband, and secret FBI informant—until a fatal disease weakened the man that had become known as "The Grim Reaper."