Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo (born June 4, 1944) is a former de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family who eventually became a government witness. Fictional mob boss Tony Soprano is based upon Palermo.
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Simone Rizzo "Sam" DeCavalcante (1912 – February 7, 1997), known as "Sam the Plumber", was a member of the New Jersey Mafia. Claiming descent from the Italian royal family, DeCavalcante was nicknamed "The Count". The Kefauver hearings later named his crime family the DeCavalcante crime family since he was the boss of the family current to those hearings.
Joseph "Joey O" Masella (c. 1948 Brooklyn, New York - October 10, 1998 Dyker Heights, Brooklyn) was a mob associate in New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family and a friend of known mobster Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo.
Stefano Badami (1904 - 1955) was the first boss of the Elizabeth crime family. Badami controlled the family from Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1937, after D'Amico went into hiding his family gained rackets in Newark, New Jersey. Badami was murdered in 1955 in a power struggle between factions of his crime family.
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