Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (pronounced "loo-tch-a-noh") (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian mobster born in Sicily. 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.
Lucky Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania), a Sicilian gangster, is considered to be the father of modern organized crime and the mastermind of the massive postwar expansion of the international heroin trade. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family and is credited with organizing the American Mafia's ruling body (Mugshot of Charles Luciano at 1936,Italian-American mobster)
Italian and Jewish mobsters, respectively ‘La Cosa Nostra’ and ‘Kosher Nostra,’ came together to make money in America during the 1940s — but the dividing lines between the two groups never fully went away.
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John Gotti (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an Italian-American mobster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce.