Carmine Galante Biography
Birthday: February 21, 1910 (Pisces)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Carmine Galant was an American crime boss, gangster, drug-trafficker, and head of the Bonanno crime family. As he always smoked cigar, he was also called "The Cigar" and "Lilo." He was extremely ruthless and cruel, and utterly indifferent to human life, which scared not only other Mafia members but also the law enforcement agencies. While he was in prison, he was diagnosed as a psychopathic and neuropathic personality. Born to Italian immigrants, he rose from obscurity to Mafia boss, controlling a large part of international drug-trafficking. He started exhibiting criminal tendencies quite early, and was sent to reform school at the age of 10. Throughout his life, he was involved in robbery, bootlegging, assault, gambling, extortion, and murder. He was arrested several times, but was not indicted in most of the cases. He was also sentenced to several years of imprisonment on different occasions, but in most cases he was released on parole, before serving his imprisonment term. During the 1970s, Galante started asserting his control on the narcotics trade and plotted to eliminate his rivals, which proved to be his end. The other crime families could clearly see his intentions - he wanted to become "the boss of the bosses."