John 'Jackie the Nose' D'Amico (b. 1937) is a New York mobster alleged to be one of the street bosses of the Gambino crime family. D'Amico is not related to Bonanno crime family "sidewalk soldier" Joseph D'Amico. He has a fleeting resemblance to the actor Frank Vincent who portrayed New York Mafia boss Philip "Phil" Leotardo on the HBO hit-series The Sopranos.
During the late 1980s, D'Amico was a close friend of then-current Boss John Gotti and a feared captain, running loansharking, extortion and illegal gambling operations in the Brooklyn faction of the Gambino crime family. After Gotti was convicted of various charges and sentenced to life imprisonment, D'Amico was promoted to run the family, along with Gotti's longtime rivals and feared Queens faction-leaders Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo and Leonard "Lenny" DiMaria. After being sentenced to eight years for loansharking and racketeering charges in the 1990s, he returned to Brooklyn and his crew, and according to the FBI, D'Amico was recognized as the current acting boss of the Gambino crime family from 2003 til 2006, however, with the release of Nicholas "Little Nick" Corozzo that same year, a new report stated that the family was being run by both D'Amico and Corozzo, with Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri as the family Underboss, and Corozzo's brother Joseph "Jo Jo" Corozzo as the family Consigliere. On Feb. 7 2008, D'Amico was arrested along with more than 60 affiliates of the Gambino family after Operation Old Bridge. Corozzo on the other hand, also named as a main defendant in the indictments, decided to flee New York, acting on prior knowledge.
On March 14, 2008, Jackie D'Amico was released on bail from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York. Following the indictments from Operation Old Bridge, D'Amico is still on trial regarding multiple counts of racketeering charges.