The head of the Mooney family is KEN MOONEY, a Catholic hot-headed Irish immigrant. His daughter VICKY HUGHES a lawyer who uses her sexuality to seduce men becomes head of the Irish mafia family when Ken passes away later in the series.
Vicky and her husband, ART HUGHES, the family attorney, concision isn’t bothered when he plays the defender, the prosecutor, and the judge all at the same time to get what he wants. When Ken passes away, Art assumes that it means that he has become the head of the Family and not his wife.
Greedy fat-cat Senator SAM DICKINSON, Art’s best friend, who is the most powerful man in the Family, from a political stance, wants his son, DON DICKINSON, to become head of the Mooney Family. However, Don, a wildcard, becomes torn between two worlds after attending law school.
Governor PHIL EARL has played along, using his influence with the Family for thirty years to get elected as Governor. Now that he’s made it, he wants to redeem his soul and keep his campaign promises to the voters and views it as an opportunity to make real changes, which means going against the Mooney Family. Lieutenant Governor ETTORE PARRINO, Phil’s best friend, supports every step of the way, but their choices come at a steep price.
Attorney General JAN DANIEL and Superior Court Judge KIRK JACOBS conspire to take over Sam’s status as the political head of the Family. They are always eager to grant the family favors, and those favors are adding up, which may provide them with the perfect leverage to advance both of their careers. If loyalty actually existed within the Mooney Family.
WARD MOONEY, Ken’s son, a street-smart general contractor, will do anything for his father and the family. He employs a lot of ex-convicts, illegal aliens, pretty much anyone he can use to do the family's dirty deeds, which may end him up in jail or worse.
Senator MICHAEL MORENO is the head of the rival Mexican Cartel family. Since Sam and Michael are both Florida Senators, the rivalry between the families spills over into the world of politics. However, to profit from their positions of power, they have to work together at times.
TAMMY OSMOND, the owner of the Florida Times Newspaper and RYAN WELLS, a powerhouse reporter who has made a name for himself, investigates the questionable activities of the Mooney Family. However, they know they can’t fight them head-on because the only way you can destroy this kind of an enemy is from within.