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Carmelo Liconti Brooklyn Racketeer

Length: 12 pages9 minutes


Carmelo Liconti was a racketeer in Brooklyn who was involved in the barber shop, funeral home and policy rackets. From Reggio, Calabria, Liconti came to the United States in the early years of the 20th Century to join his father, His mother emigrated a year later. Carmelo was tied to other noteworthy criminals of the Depression era such as Ignazio Lupo. In 1923 Lupo and Liconti were among 8 men arrested in connection for the murder of Red Hook, Brooklyn real estate dealer Biagio Giordano. The slain man was a passenger in an auto that was riddled with bullets on Sackett Street enroute to Henry Street in Brooklyn, in December 1923.

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