The Gambino family really in many ways has been stripped of the legendary leadership that they had for many years. Vincent Mangano, Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino and when I say legendary I would stop there.
Paul Castellano he tried to recall a lot of profits as his brother-in-law left them and John Gotti just brought the family down. The family has been shattered so you have the rise of this enormous criminal organization, then it reaches its Apogee in the reign of Carlo Gambino and the reign of Paul Castellano and then crashes. It’s destroyed by the reign of John Gotti. I think a final thought may be a quote from big Paul Castellano.
“This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey that’s great. But it’s very unpredictable. There are so many ways you can screw it up”.
And in my opinion they screwed up in the end.