Anastasia did not like the fact that Schuster had helped the police. To win the support of family old-timers, he recruited longtime capo Joseph "Joe Piney" Armone into the conspiracy, who dated back in the family's history to the Mangano brothers. Castellano relied on a four-man ruling panel to supervise family operations. It was about this time that Joe Masseria , another former Morello captain, began asserting his influence over the Lower East Side's Little Italy and began to come into conflict with D'Aquila's operations there, as Prohibition approached. Gotti's son John "Junior" Gotti took over as head of the family, but he pleaded guilty to racketeering in and was sentenced to 77 months in jail. The New York families were outraged by this gratuitous killing that raised a large amount of public furor. Gotti's strongest enemy was Genovese crime family boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante , a former Castellano ally. Gotti was heard planning criminal activities and complaining about his underlings. Since , Genovese had been scheming to remove Costello from power, but was not powerful enough to face Anastasia. Castellano's announcement about Gambino and Bilotti further enraged the Dellacroce partisans. Prohibition[ edit ] In , the United States outlawed the production and sale of alcoholic beverages Prohibition , creating the opportunity for an extremely lucrative illegal racket for the New York gangs. Gotti and consigliere Frank "Frankie Loc" LoCascio were convicted on all charges on April 2, , largely on the strength of Gravano's testimony, and sentenced to life without parole. The family's fortunes have dwindled to a remarkable extent, given their power a few decades ago when they were considered the most powerful criminal organization in America. Gotti and Massino had a longstanding friendship dating back to the s, when they were known as two of the most proficient truck hijackers in New York. Mangano was also jealous of Anastasia's strong power base in Murder Inc. He was helped by Meyer Lansky's offshore gaming houses in Cuba and the Bahamas, a lucrative business for the Cosa Nostra. Joseph Biondo became underboss, supposedly as a reward for the Anastasia killing.