Much of Frank Lucas’s childhood life explains his motivation for living a life of crime. When he was 12 years old he witnessed the death of his cousin by the KKK for looking at a Caucasian woman in Greensboro, North Carolina (American Gangster True Story). Being young he was committing petty crimes until he engaged in a fight with his employer. He fled to New York where he drifted through petty crimes and pool hustling until gangster Bumpy Johnson took him under his wing. After Johnson’s death, Lucas broke the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York.
There is loads of evidence that can prove the theory of the mafia murdering JFK. First of all JFK’s father Joseph Kennedy used the mafia to get the support in key states and that could explain why he won by less than 0.5%. Evidence number 2 is that he had an affair with a godfather’s girlfriend. When his death was announced and everyone was in shock a thousand miles away at a restaurant in Tampa Florida a celebration was under way where mobster Santo Trafficante raises his glass and toasts the assassination of JFK. For mafia don Carlos Marcello in New Orleans and Johnny Recelly in Chicago it is also welcome news.
john franzese John Franzese was born in 1919 in Naples to Carmine Franzese and Maria Carvola. He has 3 brothers, Onufrio, Michael and Louis. His year of birth is also sometimes stated as 1917, but according to his FBI file and his son Michael he was born in 1919. The family brought their children to America where they grew up in Brooklyn. Soon he began a career of stealing and murder, working his way up as an enforcer for Joseph Profaci.
Al became a part of a couple of different gangs growing up, such as the Bowery Boys and the Junior Forty Thieves. He then moved up to bigger city gangs like the Brooklyn Rippers and the Malicious Five Points Gang. It was during Capone’s time working for a bartender name Frankie Yale when he obtained the scars that gave him the nickname “Scarface”. Capone was slashed three times in the face by Frank Gallucio, for insulting his sister as he was working at the door of a Brooklyn night club, not knowing that in the near future Frank would, ironically, become the bodyguard of Mr. Al Capone. In 1927 Capone fled New York and moved to Chicago to reunite with his mentor Torrio, who saw many job opportunities such as bootlegging during the prohibition.
In the 1930’s there was a group of hit men called Murder Inc. One of the hit men was Martin “Buggsy” Goldstein who was one of the Jewish members as opposed to the Italian hit men, who were normally affiliated with the mafia. Born Meyer Goldstein, Goldstein grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, New York, and initially led the crime group Murder, Inc. together with Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Thanks in part to testimony by Reles, who turned informant in an effort to escape the electric chair, Goldstein and Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss were convicted of the murder of Irving "Puggy" Feinstein and sentenced to death. When given the opportunity to speak before receiving the mandatory sentence of a date with the electric chair, Goldstein,
And in the high ranks of organized crime and violence was Al Capone. Alphonso Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. He was one of seven children born to Gabriel and Teresa Capone, who came to the United States from Italy in 1893. His father was a barber. Capone attended school through the sixth grade, at which point he beat up his teacher one day, then was beaten
Jon Roberts who flooded Miami with $2 billion worth of cocaine in the '80s,was one of the drug trafficker and government informant who operated in the Miami area and was an associate of Medellín Cartel during the growth phase in cocaine trafficking. Soon after he hooked up with Medellin Cartel he began using his own method to ship cocaine into the United States. He began orchestrating plane shipments of hundreds of kilos of cocaine a week. He was associated with Mickey Munday who is the last Cocaine Cowboys left alive. He was also involved in the cocaine business during that time.
It stars Robert dinero who is one of the greatest and most respected actors of all time starring in over 90 movies his net worth is 185 million. This movie was his first time directing. Di nero character in A Bronx Tale was captivating because many have grown to know him for his pivitol and violent roles such as The God Father, The Untouchables, and other mob roles. In a Bronx Tale Di nero plays the father named Lorenzo of the main character. He is a good guy who is a working man trying to provide for his family the legal way.
History of the Gambino Crime Family Early origins The Gambino family can be traced back to the Prohibition period under Alfred Mineo and Steve Ferrigno during the days of Joe "The Boss" Masseria. Allies of Masseria, Mineo and Ferrigno were killed in an ambush during the Castellammarese War in 1930 by gunmen Joe Profaci, Nick Capuzzi, Joe Valachi, and the hitman known only as Buster from Chicago. Castellammarese War Giuseppe Masseria Lucky Luciano Salvatore Maranzano On April 15, 1931, gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano invited his boss Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria to lunch at Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Masseria ate well that day, ordering veal, linguini, and red wine, and after the meal he and his trusted lieutenant whiled away the afternoon playing cards. It was a welcome break for Masseria from the tensions of what would become known as the Castellammarese
Al CaponeAl Capone who was born on January 17th 1899, his family where Italian immigrants and he was one of nine children. He was expelled from school aged 14 after hitting a female teacher; it was then that he first got involved in organised crime when Johnny Torrio became his ‘mentor.’ After small stints with Gangs; Junior Forty Thieves and the Bowery Boys he proceeded to join the powerful Five Points gang based in Lower Manhattan it was during this time he got his now famous scars on his face after insulting a female patron working as a Bouncer. Capone left New York for Chicago in 1923. In 1925 Capone gained control of the Five Points Gang after its previous Boss was injured severely. When prohibiton was introduced Capone gained a vast amount