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Baltimore Crew

Baltimore Crew
Founding locationLittle Italy, Baltimore
Years active1920s - 1990
TerritoryBaltimore metropolitan area
EthnicityItalians and Italian-Americans as "made man", other ethnicities as associates
Membership (est.)Around 10 made members,
Around 50 associates
Criminal activitiesGambling, extortion, prostitution, loan sharking, fraud, drug trafficking, murder and corruption
AlliesGambino crime family

The Baltimore Crew was a faction of the Gambino crime family operating in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland from the 1920s until the 1990s. It was originally an independent organization until Vincent Mangano installed Louis Morici as the reigning capo over the area. Throughout most of its existence it has been headed by the Corbi brothers. Vit, Pasquale, and Frank; respectively.


Formative years

Rule of the Corbi brothers

In the spring of 1923, Patsy Corbi was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Frank Naples; a local barber.,[1]

Under Gambino leadership

In 1966, Lou Morici stepped down from the role of capo due to ill health. During this time, the crew was put under the management of the then-capo, Joseph N. Gallo. Frank Corbi assumed the position of acting leader of the Baltimore operation; reporting directly to Gallo. Eventually, Corbi was promoted to official captain of the outfit.

Historical Leadership

  • 1900-1923 - Vincenzo "Jim" D'Urso
  • 1923-1929 - Vito Corbi
  • 1929-1955 - Pasquale "Patsy" Corbi
  • 1955-1966 - Louis "Louie Mora" Morici
  • 1966-1990 - Frank Corbi

Historical Membership

  • Vincent Coronna
  • Frank Dabenne
  • Thomas "Reds" Aversa
  • Benjamin "Benny Trotta" Magliano

Historical Associates

  • Joseph Nunzio Corbi (1911-2001)
  • Joseph Tamburello (1906-1983)
  • August "Nick Trotta" Magliano (1917-1998),
  • Angelo Munafo (1927-2001)
  • Mario Orazio Anello (1905-1972)
  • Joseph Gigliotti (1903-2001)
  • Frank Malvaso (1904?-1991?)
  • Angelo Perrera (1912-1972)
  • Anthony Corbi

See also


  1. ^ "Life Sentence is Given to Corbi". The Southeast Missourian. United Press. Apr 21, 1923. Retrieved March 12, 2013.