St. Louis crime family is an Italian American Mafia family based in
Missouri which thrived during Prohibition.
Johnny Vitale was the first boss of the St. Louis mob. He was born in the
Little Sicily section of Chicago, Illinois.
After Vitale retired, Kansas City Mob
Rafael Caleca chose Anthony Giordano
to be the boss of the St.
Louis family. Giordano succeeded Vitale in a loud and noisy
fashion. When a St. Louis reporter asked Giordano about his Mob
connections Girodano went crazy and hit the reporter in the head
with a bar stool and walked out. The Giordanos had strong ties with
the much more powerful Licavoli Mob
Kansas City. The Giordanos were mainly active from 1945 to the late
1970s. In 1982 Matthew "Mike" Trupiano took over the family. He
died in 1997. Currently, the St. Louis Mob family has gone back to
what made the mob strong. They've stayed under the raidar of both
local and federal authorities, although they are simply a
small-time crew engaging in traditional Mafia enterprises. The St.
Louis family has an estimated 20 members. The family's influence is
primarily in the South St. Louis City and County sections of the
greater St. Louis area. However, they also have great influences in
East St. Louis and Western Illinois. Anthony "Nino" Parrino is
alleged the current boss of St. Louis' Italian Organized Crime
Vincenzo "Jimmy" Giammanco (1930 - June 2, 1992) was a caporegime
in the St. Louis crime family and a
nephew of boss Anthony Giordano
Missouri in 1930 to Sicilian immigrants Angelo and Marie
Giammanco. In 1948 Giammanco robbed a Hollywood,
California insurance office and served 15 months in
prison. Giammanco was promoted to capo and continued
to work in both California and St Louis.
Giammanco also established
strong ties with the Detroit Licavoli crime
, especially with underboss
eventually married Antonia Moceri and had five children.
He served as acting boss from 1975 to 1977 when was in
On June 7,
1992 Giammanco died of natural causes in Detroit,
is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.