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From the chaos of the New York City streets rises a legion of visionary gangsters, determined to create their own version of the American dream. The Making of the Mob, Quest 2015
The American Mafia – making millions, killing thousands, and changing the face of crime for ever. ibid.
In the fall of 1931 Charles Lucky Luciano calls the most powerful gangsters in America to a hotel in Chicago for a meeting that will soon change everything. ibid.
They still have to give a huge cut of their profits to Joe Masseria. ibid.
Luciano and Lansky decide that they’re going to use their gangs to take out Joe the Boss Masseria. A move that will lead to an all-out war unlike anything New York has ever seen. ibid.
Every man has a weakness and for [Arnold] Rothstein it’s high-stakes gambling. The Making of the Mob s1e2
Masseria’s empire has been targeted by a ruthless well-funded Sicilian mob boss named Salvator Maranzano. ibid.
After taking out the two most powerful Mob bosses in New York, 34-year-old Charles Lucky Luciano sets in motion the next phase of his plan – to seize control of the New York City. Luciano and his crew – Mayer Lansky, Frank Costello, Bugsy Siegel and Vito Genovese – send an army of hitmen to eliminate loyalists of the New York underworld’s old regimes. The Making of the Mob s1e3
‘Luciano calls for a major meeting of the crime bosses in New York and major gangsters elsewhere. Until this time there is really no Mafia in America.’ ibid. Selwyn Raab
Dutch Schultz: His numbers operation alone brings in 20 million dollars a year. ibid.
Dutch Schultz plans to assassinate the man on a mission to take down the mob – New York prosecutor Thomas Dewey. Dewey launches a crusade against organised crime. The Making of the Mob s1e4
The New York kingpin orders a hit on one of his own. ibid.
Underground brothels are thriving and he [Luciano] wants a cut of their profits ... Luciano streamlines the prostitution business ... A city-wide network of up to two hundred brothels and up to twelve hundred prostitutes. ibid.
From a jail cell in Arkansas, Lucky Luciano is still in full control of his empire. ibid.
The most powerful gangster in the country is forced to surrender. ibid.
The New York kingpin will take the stand in his own defence. ibid.
Lucky Luciano has been sentenced to fifty years in a maximum security prison. The Making of the Mob s1e5
Luciano is still calling the shots. But Costello and Genovese carry out his orders. ibid.
But Genovese lets the power go to his head. And Luciano’s empire starts to fall apart. When Genovese fleas the country on murder countries, Frank Costello is named acting boss of the family. But a snitch emerges from within forcing Luciano to order a hit that keeps his empire intact but brings him no closer to freedom. The Making of the Mob s1e6
Lepki Conviction Gratifies Dewey. ibid. newspaper article
In the 1940s heroin is legal in Italy. And Mussolini allows Genovese to export narcotics freely. ibid.
The Allies invade Sicily ... To Luciano, Genovese has been a liability for years, failing as a boss and drawing attention to the Mob. ibid.
Now, Lucky Luciano must leave it all behind. ibid.
Now, Luciano will have to figure out how to keep control of the American Mafia from four thousand miles away. The Making of the Mob s1e7
Lucky Luciano, Vito Genovese, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky – each of Siegel’s childhood crew has either been the boss or has had the freedom to run his own operation. Siegel wants to be remembered as more than just a trigger man – he wants a lasting legacy. ibid.
Luciano seizes what’s left of Genovese's drug operation and makes it his own. ibid.
Cuba: the perfect place for Luciano to make his comeback. ibid.
It will become known as the Havana Summit. For his long awaited return Luciano decides to go big and brings a well-known performer in from New York City – named Frank Sinatra. ibid.
Luciano is now in control of a global narcotics empire. ibid.
Siegel’s operation has gone wildly over budget ... Now more than ever he needs The Flamingo to succeed. ibid.
Bugsy Siegel’s big gamble on a forgotten desert town finally pays off. ibid.
[Genovese] reaches out to a mid-level gangsta in one of the other New York families ... named Carlo Gambino. ibid.
In front of a television audience of 30 million, the Mafia takes the stand. ibid.
The hit on [Lawrence] Mangano was ordered by his underboss Albert Anastasia. The Making of the Mob s1e8
In partnership with Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino has successfully eliminated the head of his family – Albert Anastasia. ibid.
Vito Genovese is found guilty of smuggling and distributing narcotics and is sentenced to fifteen years in prison. ibid.
Frank Costello lives out his retirement in peace remaining an influential figure in the New York Mafia. ibid.
Mayer Lansky retires to Miami Beach where he lives well into his old age. ibid.
Twenty years ago Martin Scorsese made a movie about my life … Drugs was my downfall … I’m Henry Hill, the real Goodfella. The Real Goodfella, National Geographic 2017
I started hanging out with mobsters when I was ten, eleven years old. ibid.
I started dealing weight in marijuana and I started dabbling in cocaine too. ibid.
If Pauli had found out, no-one could have saved us … In a matter of weeks I became addicted to it [heroin]. ibid.
Wise-guys don’t talk like that with those corny lines, only cops do. ibid.
In 1988 a judge removed Henry from prison for his own safety. He served the remainder of his sentence in rehab. ibid.
‘Frank Matthews was the No 1’ … ‘He’s literally fallen off the face of the Earth’ … ‘Frank Matthews was a far larger drug dealer than Frank Lucas’. Frank Matthews, Al Profit, Youtube 2015
Matthews was setting up 100-kilo deals down in Venezuela with the French connection. ibid.
Until the 1970s La Cosa Nostra controlled almost all heroin entering the United States. ibid.
By 1971 the IRS and DEA estimate that Frank Matthews was generating at least 10 million dollars a year in profit. That is equivalent to 60 million dollars today. ibid.
Frank was supplying the biggest drug dealers in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Boston, New Haven Connecticut, Miami, New Orleans, all over the country. ibid.