Charles Luciano, Luciano: The Father Of The Mafia

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Notorious. Brutal. Murderer. These are all words to describe the criminal mastermind, Charles “Lucky’ Luciano. Throughout his life, he was known as the “Father of the Mafia” and nobody wanted to mess with him. Lucky Luciano lived a hard life and made his mark on the world through the notorious world of the Mafia. Luciano was born on November 11, 1896 in Lercara Friddi, Sicily. His parents were Antonio and Rosalia Luciano. His actual birth name was Salvatore Luciano. Luciano did not leave Sicily until 1906. When Luciano was 10 years old, he and his parents left Sicily headed anywhere in America and ended up New York. When Luciano started school in America he felt as if he did not fit in with the “in” crowd, one reason being his name, so he started to call himself Charles. With his parents never being home, Luciano mostly grew up on the streets alone. Unfortunately, by the age of nine, Charles was already involved in drugs and alcohol, shoplifting, and much more. When Luciano was 14 years old, he dropped out of school and started a job delivering hats for a Jewish hat maker…show more content…
It is still not known who ordered this attack, many believe that it was the major crime boss, Masseria. During the time of the attack Masseria was in a war with the other major crime boss, Salvatore. Luciano had worked for Masseria for years, but he had started to support Salvatore. Luciano helped arrange Masseria’s death after hearing he was the one behind the attack. After Masseria’s death, Luciano took his place and started rising to power. After becoming the next major crime boss, Salvatore, unfortunately for Luciano, soon viewed him as a threat and ordered his guys to kill him. Luciano was able to strike first and had some of his men to kill Salvatore in his office in September 1931.
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