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Daily Archives: November 9th, 2011

Gangster government informant , Frank Lucas

NEWARK — Newark’s “American Gangster” is facing jail time again.

Frank Lucas, the Harlem heroin  kingpin who tried to destroy the Italian Mafia’s stranglehold on the drug trade in New York–whose life inspired the 2007 film starring Denzel Washington, was charged with theft by deception last month after he tried to bilk the U.S. Treasury out of $17,345 meant for his teenage son, authorities said.

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