Rudaj was born in Uncinj, Montenegro, an immigrant Albanian who wanted to become a great mob boss when he grew up. He became the leader of the Rudaj Organization, a powerful gang that operated from Westchester at first, but later spread to Queens and The Bronx. Rudaj became associated with Nardino Colloni, an associate of the Gambino crime family, and he became the Underboss, and Rudaj began to take over turf from the Velentzas crime family, a part of the Greek Mafia. In 1996, he was responsible for the murder of Guy Peduto in a drive-by during a high-speed chase, while his bodyguard Sulejman "Sal" Lamaj drove. The Albanian Mafia's presence in New York increased as they took over turf from the Greeks and The Commission, but led to further FBI surveillance, taking a picture in 2003. In 2006, he was arrested, and is currently in prison.