Deadlands Noir at Event Horizon
Sylvestro "Sam Silver Dollar" Carolla
The current leader of the Black Hand, Sam Carolla took control of the relatively minor Maltranga crime family in 1922. He slowly gathered all the bootlegging operations in the city under his control, taking complete charge by the end of the decade. He faced down Al Capone when he came to visit the city (backed by the NOPD). And Afterward he somehow still managed to make a favorable deal with the Chicago Outfit to sell his bootleg booze.
Carolla used the money to buy friends not only in the New Orleans but also in the state capitol and beyond. He’s even finagled an arrangement with Huey Long in exchange for “campaign contributions.” Carolla’s contacts and money make him effectively above the law in the city.