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Lucky Luciano

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The Resume

    (November 11, 1897-January 26, 1962)
    Born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily
    Organized organized crime
    Replaced traditional Sicilian strong-arm methods with a corporate structure, a board of directors and systematic infiltration of legitimate enterprises

Why he might be annoying:

    In his early teens, he was busted for shoplifting and delivering drugs.
    He dropped out of school in the fifth grade.
    He took advantage of the Prohibition of the 1920's to create an explosive growth in the mob.
    When he 'downsized,' he usually did so by permanently eliminating colleagues.
    Frank Sinatra was his good pal.
    He made organized crime much more effective in its activities of prostitution, gambling and drug dealing.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His father had labored in the Sicilian sulphur pits.
    He grew up in the slums of New York City.
    He survived many assassination attempts.
    New York City special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey convicted Luciano on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution (1936). He received a sentence of 30 to 50 years in prison.
    He used his 'organization' in World War II to fight Adolf Hitler, by putting the word out for dockworkers, fishermen and hoodlums to become the eyes and ears of naval intelligence.
    When asked if he would do it all again, he said, 'I'd do it legal. I learned too late that you need just as good a brain to make a crooked million as an honest million. These days you apply for a license to steal from the public. If I had my time again, I'd make sure I got that license first.'

Credit: SumoBear

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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 116 Votes: 52.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 733 Votes: 55.25% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 115 Votes: 53.04% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 94 Votes: 57.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 41 Votes: 65.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 102 Votes: 73.53% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 61 Votes: 49.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 49 Votes: 63.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 49 Votes: 65.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 58.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 159 Votes: 51.57% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 264 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 274 Votes: 66.42% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 582 Votes: 67.53% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 624 Votes: 50.96% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 852 Votes: 59.15% Annoying