"...Truly the definitive piece about the Buffalo Mafia."

DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime is the two-volume historical biography of Mafioso Joseph DiCarlo, once known as "the Al Capone of Buffalo" and as western New York's "Public Enemy No. 1."

Son of the region's first known Sicilian underworld boss, DiCarlo was rejected as heir to his father's criminal empire. After spending troubled years as a vassal of the influential Stefano Magaddino, DiCarlo and his underlings wandered, seeking their fortunes in Youngstown, Ohio, and Miami Beach, Florida, before returning home to witness the disintegration of the western New York Mafia. The authors utilize DiCarlo's colorful and violent life story as a window into the history of the powerful Magaddino Crime Family, while chronicling the significant parallels between the man and the criminal organization.

This website provides information on the DiCarlo books, their authors and subjects related to organized crime in western New York. This is the mobile version of the website, click here for the full desktop version.

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