B&W Pix of 'Lucky' Luciano, the Prostitutes Who Helped Dewey Put Him Away

From Mail Online, a treasure trove of old photographs of Lucky and the prostitutes who helped Dewey steal the trial, and put one of the founders of Cosa Nostra away for years before deporting him...


He evaded police capture for decades, terrorising the city of New York with his gambling, drug trafficking and extortion - and rising to the Mafia's helm.

But these photographs capture the moment Charles 'Lucky' Luciano - the Italian-born gangster considered the father of modern organised crime - was finally caught by police.

The images, now archived at the New York City Department of Records, include his mug shot and incriminating pictures of the high class prostitutes he was accused of employing.

In 1936, Luciano was dragged before a judge after prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey - who would later run for president - accused him of running a $12-million-a-year prostitution ring in New York.

Caught: Gangster Charles Luciano in a February 1931 mugshot after he was arrested for leading a prostitution ring. His right eye is drooped after he was stabbed and left for dead, earning him the nickname 'Lucky'
Charles Luciano in a February 1931 mugshot 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151027/Black-white-pictures-mob-leader-Charles-Lucky-Luciano-high-class-prostitutes-led-1936-arrest.html#ixzz1wCIHTR56

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