WANTED: Joe Masseria
Joe Masseria: "Joe The Boss"
original name Giuseppe Masseria
born 1887, Italy
Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria was an early Mafia don in the United States. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.
leading crime boss of New York City from the early 1920s
But in 1920 he began to create the power that gave him control or a percentage of the profits of most of the Italian-run rackets in New York.