Charles "Lucky" Luciano (pronounced /luːtʃˈɑːnɵ/; born Salvatore Lucania November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962), was an Italian-born, naturalized American mobster. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.
Read more about Charles Luciano: Early Life, Prohibition, Rise To Power, Reorganizing Cosa Nostra, The Commission, Prosecution For Pandering, World War II, Freedom and Deportation, The Havana Conference, Operating in Italy, Personal Life, American Power Struggle, Death and Legacy, Media Portrayals
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