Skip to main content

Rat List

Mobsters Who Flipped

This list of names of guys who flipped is a work in progress, ongoing for a couple of years now.

The original focus was on New York's Five Families -- though I've expanded it to include other former members, as well as associates.
First Witness Protection mobster was Pascal "Paddy" Calabrese
who saw how Stefano Magaddino murdered Albert Agueci.

Bonanno Crime Family
Genoroso “Jimmy the General” Barbieri - Soldier/Former Acting Capo
Joseph "Jersey Joe/Joe the Rat" Bonanno - Soldier/Acting Capo
Paul Cantarella - Soldier
Richard "Shellackhead" Cantarella - Capo/Acting Underboss
Dominick Cicale - Soldier/Acting Capo
Frank Coppa - Capo
Joseph "Joey Mook" D'Amico - Soldier
Frank "Curly" Lino - Capo
Michael “Sonny” Maggio - Soldier
Joseph "Big Joey/The Ear" Massino - Boss
Nicholas “P.J.” Pisciotti - Soldier/Acting Capo
James "Jimmy Tag/Big Lou" Tartaglione - Capo
Salvatore "The Chief/Good Looking Sal" Vitale - Underboss
Peter Rosa - Soldier

Gambino Crime Family
Alfonse “Jim Carra” Attardi- Soldier (Dead)
Dominick "Fat Dom" Borghese- Soldier
Primo Cassarino- Soldier
Joseph "Little Joe" D'Angelo- Soldier
Craig DePalma- Soldier (Dead)
Michael "Mikiey Scars" DiLeonardo- Capo
Frank "Frankie Fapp" Fappiano- Soldier
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano- Underboss
Robert Mormando- Soldier
Alfredo “Freddie The Sidge” Santantonio- Soldier (Killed)
Nicholas “Nicky Skins” Stefanelli - Soldier (Suicide)
John Alite - Associate

Murder Inc. (reported to Gambino's Albert Anastasia)
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles
Duke Maffetore

Colombo Crime Family

Paul “Paulie Guns” Bevacqua- Acting Capo
Reynold "Ren" Maragni - Capo
Rocco Cagno- Soldier
Dino “Big Dino” Calabro - Capo
Joseph "Joe Camp" Campanella- Capo
Joseph “Joey Caves” Compatiello- Soldier
Salvatore "Big Sal" Miciotta- Soldier/Acting Capo
John Pate- Capo
Alan Quatrache- Soldier
Michael "Mikey/Yuppie Don" Franzese - Soldier/Acting Capo (Left the life)
Anthony "Big Anthony" Russo- Acting Capo
Sebastiano “Sebby” Saracino- Soldier
Greg “The Grim Reaper” Scarpa Sr- Capo (Dead)
Gregory Scarpa Jr.- Capo
Carmine Sessa- Consigliere
Michael “Mikey” Souza- Soldier
Frank “Frankie Blue Eyes” Sparaco- Soldier

Genovese Crime Family
Anthony “Bingy” Arilotta- Soldier
George Barone- Soldier
John “Futto” Biello- Capo (Killed)
Vincent "Fish" Cafaro- Soldier
Felix Tranghese- Capo
Joseph "Joe Cago" Valachi- Soldier (Dead)
Louis Moscatiello- Soldier/Acting Capo (Dead)
Renaldi “Ray” Ruggiero - Capo
Michael (Cookie) Durso -- Associate

Luchese Crime Family
Anthony "Tumac" Accetturo- Capo
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso- Consigliere/Underboss/Acting Boss
Peter "Fat Pete" Chiodo- Capo
Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco- Capo /Acting Boss
Joseph D'Arco- Soldier
Joseph "Little Joe/Joe D" Defede- Soldier/Acting Boss
Eugenio "Gene" Giannini- Soldier (Killed)
Frank Gioia Jr- Soldier
Steven LaPella- Soldier
Frank Lagano- Soldier (Killed)
Dominick “The Gap” Petrilli- Capo/Soldier (Killed)
Thomas “Tommy” Ricciardi- Soldier
Vincent "Vinny Baldy" Salanardi- Soldier
Frank "Goo Goo" Suppa- Soldier

The Animal" Barboza gives false testimony in an attempt to gain reentry
into the Witness Protection Program.

Pascal "Paddy" Calabrese
Albert Marone/Captain
Vito Aueci/Soldier

New Jersey
Gerald Zelmanowitz
Anthony Capo/Soldier
Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo/acting boss
Anthony Rotondo/Captain

Ralph Natale/Boss
Phil Leonetti/Underboss
Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno
Nicholas “Nicky Crow” Caramandi
Lawrence "Yogi" Merlino
Biagio Adornetto/Soldier
Sergio Battaglia/Soldier
Rosario Bellochi/Soldier
Peter "The Crumb" Caprio/Captain
George Freselone/Captain
Salvatore "Wayne" Grande/Soldier
Robert "Bobby" Luisi Jr/Captain
Eugene "Gino" Milano/Soldier
Ronald "Big Ron" Previte/Captain
Gaeton "Tommy Horsehead" Scafidi/Soldier
Rocco Scafidi/Soldier
John Veasey/Soldier

Frank Calabrese
Nicholas Calabrese/Soldier
Frank Cullotta/Associate

Los Angeles
Aladena "Jimmy the Weasel" Fratianno

Rhode Island
Joseph "Statsie" Morelli

New England
John “Sonny” Castagna/Soldier
Antonio “Nino” Cucinotta/Soldier
Robert "Bobby Cigar" DeLuca/Captain
Angelo "Sonny" Mercurio/Soldier
Gaetano Milano/Soldier
Joseph Napolitano/Soldier
Mark Rossetti/55/Captain
Frank "Cadillac Frank" Salemme/Boss
Whitey Bulger
Steven "The Rifleman" Flemmi
Joe (the Animal) Barboza

Charles "Chucky" Porter/Underboss
Lenine "Lenny" Strollo/Soldier

Angelo Lonardo/Acting Boss

Nove Tocco/Soldier

Kansas City
Joseph Agosto/Soldier

List still in progress.....

Bosses who unintentionally informed
The American Mafia website noted
While neither knowingly provided information to government investigators, both Joseph Bonanno and Raymond Patriarca Jr. unintentionally divulged details damaging to the American Mafia. In his autobiography "A Man of Honor," Bonanno provided federal prosecutors with much of the information needed to later bring down the ruling Mafia Commission in federal court. Bonanno explained the functions and membership of the Commission. The book provided a prosecution map for then-U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani. Raymond Patriarca Jr., while boss of the New England Crime Family, conducted a 1989 Mafia induction ceremony within range of a surveillance device. It was the first time law enforcement was able to listen in as Mafia members were "made.

Many Ghosts Haunt Witness Protection Program


Popular Stories

John Gotti, Gambino Boss's Grandson & Namesake, Gets 2.5 Additional Years

Acting Boss of New England Mafia, Anthony DiNunzio, Released from Prison

Divining Skinny Joey Merlino's Future from His Philadelphia Mafia Roots

Genovese Springfield Crew Associate Gets Two Years