The Italian Mafia is an organization of Italian American organized crime families in the United States and Canada. The Mafia started operating in North America with the first waves of Italian and Sicilian immigrants arriving in the country in the early 20th century. Since then the Italian Mafia has started operating in most major American cities as well as cities in Canada. The American Mafia is controlled by what is known as the Commission which is a council of the bosses from all families across the nation. A single Italian Mafia family may make 100 thousand, to 2 billion dollars a year. Stronger ones may make even more. They are heavily involved in almost every kind of racket. Such as chop shop, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, union & construction control, and various other rackets. Most Mafias are also involved in less traditional rackets, such as arms and drug trafficking. Today the Italian Mafia remains the most dominant organized crime group in the United States, Canada, and Italy. They also have much power in places such as Spain and France.


  • Don- The leader of the family.
  • Consigliere- The Don's right hand man and advisor.
  • Underboss- The leader of the family's operations.
  • Capo- A leader of a crew of soldiers that operate in a certian area.
  • Soldier- A member of a crew who carrys out crimes and oprate rackets.
  • Associate- A criminal who is employed by the family to do the grunt work but is not a full member.