Share 'The Humble Origins of Joe Masseria and Lucky Luciano'
By Alex Hortis
This story is an excerpt from The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014), available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other book websites.
Chapter 2: PROHIBITION AND THE RISE OF THE SICILIANS
“I am not rich.” —Joe Masseria on trial for burglary in People against Masseria, May 15, 1913
“The police declare th…
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