Underboss

Underboss (also capo bastone or sotto capo) is a position within the leadership structure of Sicilian and American Mafia crime families. The underboss is second in command to the boss. The underboss is sometimes a family member, such as a son, who will take over the family if the boss is sick, killed, or imprisoned. The power of an underboss great...
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underboss

(from the article `Mafia`) ...a commission whose main function was judicial. At the head of each family was a `boss,` or `don,` whose authority could be challenged only by the ...
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underboss

noun an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
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Underboss

[book] Underboss (ISBN 978-0-06-109664-8) is a biographical book based on the life of Sammy `The Bull` Gravano. The book goes though Gravano`s early life up to 1997, which does not cover his re-arrest. The book`s author is Peter Maas, who also wrote the book The Valachi Papers. Although Peter Maas is the credited author, Gravano was intervi...
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