Corleone family

Corleone family
Corleone crime family
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Named after Vito Corleone
In United States New York City, New York
Founded by Vito Corleone, Peter Clemenza, Salvatore Tessio, Genco Abbandando
Years active 1925–present
Ethnicity Italian, Italian-American, Sicilian, Sicilian-American
Criminal activities Labor Racketeering, Bribery, conspiracy, Fencing, Arms trafficking, Assault, Theft, loansharking, illegal gambling, bookmaking, money laundering, Rum-running, Prostitution, murder, extortion, fraud and Contract killing.
Allies Tattaglia, Barzini, Cuneo, and Stracci crime families
Rivals Various gangs over NYC including their allies.

The Corleone family is a fictional Sicilian Mafia family settled in New York City. The family was created by Mario Puzo and appears in his 1969 novel The Godfather, as well as the acclaimed film trilogy of the same name directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The family was founded by Vito Corleone (born Vito Andolini), who was from Corleone, Sicily, in Italy. Upon arriving in America, Vito was renamed Vito Corleone by immigration officers at Ellis Island.

Corleone family

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