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|Founded by||Rosario LaConti|
|Founding location||New York City, New York|
|Territory||Various neighborhoods in New York City, includes The Bronx and Manhattan; Upstate New York in New York; North Jersey in New Jersey; probably Canada|
|Ethnicity||"Made men" are Italians, Italian-Americans, the associates are of other ethnicities|
|Criminal activities||Racketeering, bookmaking, gambling, weapons trafficking, extortion narcotics trafficking, murder, corruption, labor unions, prostitution, fraud, loan-sharking, money laundering, robbery and bootlegging|
|Allies||Barzini, Stracci and Tattaglia crime families|
|Rivals||Some street gang in New York City, and sometimes their allies|
One of Five Families, based in The Bronx in New York City and very powerful in Buffalo and upstate New York, the Cuneo family, along with the Stracci, Barzini and Tattaglia crime families decides to invest in the Sollozzo heroin's trade, but when Sollozzo is killed in 1945 by Michael Corleone, Ottilio Cuneo, along with the other families, declares war on the Corleone family, endangering the latter's operations in the Bronx. As part of the war, Don Emilio Barzini sets up the killing of Sonny Corleone, who had been acting as the interim Don of the Corleones while his father recovered from the severe wounds that he had suffered when Sollozzo tried to have him killed. After the killing of Sonny, Vito Corleone meets with Cuneo, Barzini and the heads of the other families and they agree on a truce. However, years later, in 1955, Ottilio Cuneo is killed by Willi Cicci, who traps Cuneo in a revolving door at the Tesla Hotel in Midtown Manhattan and shoots him multiple times, part of Michael Corleone's sweeping plot to kill the heads of all of the other New York Families, while also eliminating the Corleone Family's other enemies, including several traitors within their midst.
In the novel, Ottilio does not die in 1945, but becomes an ally of the Corleones. He is arrested in 1963 for conspiracy.
In the films, Rudy Bond portrayed Don Cuneo in The Godfather, and Al Ruscio portrayed Leo Cuneo in The Godfather Part III. In the original Godfather film, Don Cuneo is named 'Carmine', rather than 'Ottilio'.
- Ottilio Cuneo (boss)
- Leo Cuneo (boss)(only in the third film)
- Rosario LaConti (1st boss)
- Jake LaConti (underboss under his father Rosario)
The Cuneo crime family is based on the Lucchese and Magaddino crime families. Like the Luccheses, the Cuneos are influential in The Bronx and Harlem, same as in New Jersey, while the Magaddinos, are powerful in Buffalo and Eastern Canada.
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