Tuesday, May 30, 2023

An encounter with famous gangsters

Felix Luciano

Salvatore Lucania was born in the Sicilian town of Lercara Friddi, considered by many to be the father of American organized crime, due to the creation of the Commission in 1931, a body that hired 5 Italian-American mafia families together. the Chicago Outfit, led by Al Capone at the time. The surname “Lucky”, lucky in English, was given to him several times, he survived adverse circumstances, such as smallpox when he was small, indeed the traces of the disease were always visible on his face for years. later arrested several times for robbery, assault, gambling and drugs, the victim of a kidnapping, in which he was tortured, he survived a terrible beating by three men, and a cut throat, because they did not want to work for another boss. except that he is constantly busy in his life. As a teenager he began to join youth gangs and at 14 he was arrested for trafficking heroin and morphine, when he left reform school he joined Frank Costello’s band. At the age of 18, he set up his own gang in which he devoted himself to drug trafficking and racketeering. In 1920, New York mafia bosses begin to trade alcohol due to the prohibition that went into effect that year and Joe Massaria, the most powerful family in the city, hires him as a gunman for his gang. Massaria and Maranzano, the other big donaria of New York, the war started in late 1929, the Castellammarese war, these two donarias were known for their conservatism in dealing with the mafia, they only wanted to work with Italian-Americans if possible. The origin of the Sicilians. Luciano was against it and it was clear that he would have worked with Jewish and Irish rioters if the business was profitable enough, the goal was to create a large-scale criminal organization with mobsters of any Italian origin. In 1931, when the war was going badly for his boss, Massaria agreed with Maranzano to betray his boss in order to end Massaria’s gang and war group leader. The gangs of New York are divided into 5 powerful families, but Maranzano had plans to kill the other 4, but he fails in his plan and is killed on the orders of Luciano, who becomes the new “capo de tutti i capi”.

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