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Frank Costello, head of the Luciano crime family between 1936 and 1957, was one of the most powerful Mafia bosses in U.S. history. He had control over much of the gambling and bootlegging activities across the country and had gained more political influence than any other Mafia figure. As a leader of what authorities referred to as the "Rolls-Royce of organized crime", Costello preferred to lead with his brain rather than muscle.
1957: Vito Genovese tried to have Costello killed, tasking Vincente (The Chin) Gigante with the hit. But Gigante shouted out in the instant before he fired, and Costello turned his head slightly to see who was yelling. The bullet lodged in his skull above his ear, but the shout had been enough to save his life. Here a police detective points out the bullet hole in Costellos hat. Costello survived until 1973, when he died of a heart attack
FRANK COSTELLO,traficante de licor durante la Prohibición, con lo que se hizo millonario. En aquel tiempo trabajaba asiduamente con BILL DWYER, apodado "El rey bootlegger", y con "BIG FRENCH" LEMANGE. En 1936, con LUCKY LUCIANO en la cárcel y VITO GENOVESE huido a Italia, FRANK COSTELLO se hizo con el liderato del Sindicato como jefe en funciones de la Familia LUCIANO. FRANK COSTELLO sufrió un atentado en la calle, pero GIGANTE fracasó.