Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
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Robert Grey Reynolds Jr. at Smashwords
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Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.
before a United States Senate Investigative Committee on October 1,
1963 Mafia informant Joseph Michael Joe
Valachi (1904-1971) said that he was recruited into the Cosa Nostra
by Girolamo Santuccio. It was in late 1929 that the Mafioso had
promised him riches without having to
rob for it.
known as Bobby Doyle, Santuccio was a Stamford, Connecticut
businessman. Valachi believed Santuccio was responsible for three
1930 murders that touched off a nationwide gangland bloodbath.
By the time Valachi
testified Santuccio had been living in Hartford for some years.
However he had no police record there. An Associated Press story
stated that Hartford Police Chief John Joseph Kerrigan (1915-2000)
knew of the gangster’s whereabouts but planned no action against
November 5, 1930 Girolamo Santuccio and a young accomplice, Buster
from Chicago (1910-1933),
shot and killed two men from the window of a Bronx apartment.
Manifredi Alfred Al
Mineo (1880-1930) and Stefano Steve
Ferrigno (1900-1930), the assassin’s victims, were bosses of the
rival Giuseppe Joe
Masseria (1886-1931) gang.