Updated: 12/3/2019

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  • Early Life of Crime
  • Give me all your money!
  • Bootlegging
  • It's all in the van
  • Here's the money
  • "Lucky" Luciano
  • I need an ambulance stat!
  • Salvatore Lucina moved to the US with his parents at the age of 10. By that time he had already been involved in mugging and beating people for money. He also befriended many people involved in the mob during his teens
  • "Boss of all Bosses"
  • After a 6 month stay at prison for selling heroin, Lucina changed his name to Charles Luciano. He joined the Masseria crime family and became the top lieutenant. With the help of his friends, Luciano became one of the "Big Six" of bootlegging
  • Luck Ran Out
  • Your Luck just ran out!
  • Luciano was abducted by 4 men who beat and stabbed him. They then slit his throat and left him on a beach in Staten Island, NY. An officer found him and took him to the hospital. No one knows who ordered the attack, only that Luciano somehow survived, giving him the nickname "Lucky"
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Luciano became the head boss of the Masseria crime family. He brought in 4 million dollars a year, and was envied by other bosses in the family. One ordered a hit on him, but Luciano got to him first. With his rival dead, Luciano focused on improving organized crime. He created a group called the commision that included top mob bosses, such as Al Capone
  • Luciano and 8 members of his crew were convicted on extortion and prostitution charges in 1936. Luciano was given 30-50 years at the Clinton Correctional Facility near the canadian border. He was able to get out early after he used criminal connections to help the allies in World War 2. He was then deported and sent back to Italy
  • Luciano continued to influence narcotics in the US from Italy. He was on the way to meet reporters at the airport to share his story, when he died of a heart attack. He made a massive impact on organized crime. He kept peace between the crime families all over the US. His mob took over narcotics, prostitution, bootlegging, loan sharking, and labor union rackets across the US
  • Somebody call an ambulance!