As the magazine “Rolling Stone” in reference to the nephew of the former crime boss on Friday (local time), died in Lucas at the age of 88 of natural causes. Lucas was the first African American, the head of the New York Mafia rise.
In 2007, the British film Director Ridley Scott used the life story of the notorious drug Lord of Harlem as a template for “American Gangster”. The Thriller takes place in New York in the 1970s.
The Afro-American grew up in North Carolina and was the end of the 1960s, one of the biggest Heroin Dealer from New York. The drug from Southeast Asia, he smuggled in the coffins of Vietnam war fallen American soldiers in the United States.
Although witnesses Lucas’s statements were always of the question, took on Director Scott’s for his semi-biographical Film.
Lucas, the “New York Times, told” in the year 2000 that he had taken at the peak of his criminal career, a Million dollars a day. His wealth he wore like to Show off, among other things, the famous Boxwettkampf in 1971 between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Madison Square Garden, he was visited with a long fur coat and matching hat.
After his arrest in 1975 and sentenced to 70 years in prison, Lucas cooperated with the authorities. Six years later, he was pardoned, but came in 1984, again for drug trafficking in custody. This time he had to serve his seven year sentence. His life, he worked in the 2010 published book “Original Gangster”.