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Charles Lucky Luciano

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My e-book on Lucky Luciano looks at his criminal career which began in New York City when he was 9. His first significant setback was Thomas Dewey's prosecution for compulsive prostitution. This sent Luciano to prison for a term of thirty years, or at least it was thought so at the time. Lucky's sentence was commuted after 9 years when he was supposedly used to help the Allies win the war in Europe. Whether he helped or not is still undetermined. Thomas Dewey always faced questions about the reasons he pardoned Lucky, especially each time he ran for office. One liberal candidate alleged that the New York governor was criminally linked with Luciano and other mobsters.

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