(also called caporegime
) is the captain of a decina
, a branch within an organized crime family. Some sources define a decina
as a group of ten men, others as a branch of a family in an outlying region.
The term was used by Nick Rizzuto in reference to himself. Vic Cotroni was the recognized capodecina of Montreal, John "Johnny Pops" Papalia preceded him.
- Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style, by Letizia Paoli, 2003
- Montreal Crime Family, by Little Joe Shots, http://realdealmafia.com/canada.html