Detroit Partnership

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The Detroit Partnership (also known as the Detroit crime family, Detroit Combination, Detroit Mafia, Zerilli crime family, and the Tocco–Zerilli crime family) (Italian pronunciation: [dzeˈrilli]) is an Italian-American organized crime syndicate based in Detroit, Michigan, and mainly operates in the Greater Detroit area as part of the larger Italian-American Mafia. They hold interests in Windsor, Ontario, Toledo, Ohio; as well as other cities in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Nevada, and Sicily.

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Detroit Partnership
Founded1908; 115 years ago (1908)
FounderPietro Mirabile
Founding locationDetroit, Michigan, United States
Years active1908–present
TerritoryPrimarily the Detroit metropolitan area, with additional territory throughout Michigan, in Windsor, Ontario; Toledo, Ohio; Partinico, Sicily;[1] Wheeling, West Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Trumbull County, Ohio; Mahoning County, Ohio; Nevada[2]
EthnicityItalians could become "made men" and other ethnicities as associates
Membership (est.)40–50 made members (2011)[3]
Leader(s)Jack "Jackie the Kid" Giacalone (2014–present)
Peter "Specs" Tocco (2014–present)
Anthony "Chicago Tony" LaPiana (2014–present)
Anthony "Tony Pal" Palazzolo (2014–2020; deceased)
ActivitiesRacketeering; illegal gambling; murder; loan-sharking; narcotics trafficking; smuggling; fraud; money laundering; labor racketeering; sports betting; bookmaking; bootlegging; prostitution;[2] police corruption[4]
AlliesBufalino crime family
Five Families (especially the Gambino crime family)
Patriarca crime family
San Francisco
St. Louis
Chaldean Mafia
Sicilian Mafia[1]
Badalamenti Mafia clan
Winter Hill Gang[5]
RivalsThe Purple Gang (defunct) and various other local gangs