The Lupertazzi family has gone through some internal friction over the years, with Boss Carmine Lupertazzi and his underboss, John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni, each reaching out to North Jersey Boss Tony Soprano to perform a hit on the other. The family fell into disarray after Carmine Sr.'s death when his son, "Little" Carmine Lupertazzi, came up from Florida to try and take control from Johnny Sack, who had been eyeing the top position for years.Key crews in the family split loyalties: capos Phil Leotardo and Jimmy Petrille sided with Johnny Sack in the conflict, while capos Rusty Millio, Jerry Basile and consigliere Angelo Garepe sided with "Little" Carmine.Due to its large size, the Lupertazzi crime family likely represents either the Gambino, Genovese or Lucchese crime families. The Lupertazzi family is known for their close dealings with the Di Meo crime family, particularly on the esplanade construction site and HUD projects in Newark, New Jersey.The Lupertazzi family is based in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island (as well as having at least one crew operating out of Florida). The Lupertazzi family consists of around 200 soldiers.
It is assumed that the other crime families in New York are fictional; however, there have been references to real-life mob figures Joe Profaci, John Gotti, Joe Massino and Paul Castellano as well as to the Colombo crime family.
At least three or four other families are known of; the Teresi family, the Mangano family (which historically was headed by Vincent Mangano, a forerunner of the Gambino crime family), and the Paglieri family.