Lucchese crime family

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The Lucchese crime family (pronounced [lukˈkeːze]) is one of the "Five Families" that were key figures organized crime activities in New York City, United States.

The family originated in the early 1920s with Gaetano Reina serving as boss up until his murder in 1930.[1] It was taken over by Tommy Gagliano during the Castellammarese War, and led by him until his death in 1951.

Known as the Gagliano crime family under Gagliano, was peaceful and low key. The next boss was Tommy Lucchese who served as Gagliano's underboss for over 20 years, who turned the family around to become one of the most powerful families to sit on the Commission. Lucchese teamed up with Gambino crime family boss Carlo Gambino to control organized crime in New York City.[2]

When Lucchese died of a brain tumor in 1967, Carmine Tramunti controlled the family for a short time. He was arrested in 1973 for funding a major heroin network and died five years later.[3] Anthony Corallo then gained control of the family. Co

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Lucchese Family: Blood and Gravy" by Anthony Bruno TruTV Crime Library
  2. "Police Say Their Chinatown Sting Ties Mob to the Garment Industry". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. "'Negotiator' walked away from mob for love". TBO. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.