The DiMeo crime family was founded by Mike DiMeo in 1934 with the creation of The Commission, given rights to territory in Newark, New Jersey, while the Stracci crime family took over nearby Jersey City. Vito Corleone became friends with DiMeo and gave him the right to have some bases in New York City, working with the Five Families on business matters, but stayed out of the Five Families War of 1946-1955. The DiMeo family leadership was wiped out at the Atlantic City Massacre of 1979 but soon recovered, with Ercole DiMeo becoming boss, and later, Giacomo Aprile. The DiMeo Family was weakened by infighting that followed the death of Aprile, with Uncle Junior, his successor, fighting Tony Soprano, his nephew and the acting boss; he did more for the family than Junior did. While they went through their own series of murders, the Sopranos were also dragged into a civil war of the Lupertazzi crime family when Soldier Tony Blundetto killed the Lupertazzi Brothers and wounded Phil Leotardo in a struggle that was caused by his friendship with opposing Lupertazzi member Angelo Garepe. In the 2000s, a series of murders took place on both sides, but in 2007, Leotardo was finally killed and the war ended. The Sopranos were infiltrated by the FBI at that time, with Salvatore Bompensiero acting as a rat, as well as James Altieri. The Sopranos were weakened with Tony's death in 2013 of a heart attack, and Silvio Dante became boss.
Members EditDon: Mike DiMeo, Ercoli DiMeo, Giacomo Aprile, Corrado Soprano, Tony Soprano
Soldati: Augusto Aprile, Salvatore Bompensiero, Burt Gervasi, Walden Belfiore, Tony Blundetto, Eugene Pontecorvo, Giacomo Aprile, Jr., Kevin Interdonato, Robert Baccalieri, Pasquale Parisi, Charles Signore, Benito Fazio, Thomas Dipalma, George Inzerillo, Anthony Maffei, Joseph Marino, Giuseppe Scerbo