The FBI ramped up its investigation into the Mafia following several 1957 events which "served to focus public attention on the mobsters and racketeers operating in the New York area" including "the attempted assassination of FRANK COSTELLO, the well-known racketeer, on May 2, 1957 in New York City; the killing of the notorious ALBERT ANASTASIA in New York City on October 25, 1957 and the Italian hoodlum meeting November 14, 1957 at the home of JOSEPH BARBARA, Apalachin, New York" according to a January 8, 1958 memo. This document "set[s] forth a thumbnail sketch of each of the 54 New York Office Top Hoodlums, most of whom are regarded as the most powerful and influential mobsters in New York racketeering." Each day Friends of Ours is republishing two of these FBI thumbnail sketches:
CARMINE LOMBARDOZZI, was., Carmine Livgna; Carmine Livigna; Carmine Lombardo; Alberto Lombardozi; Albert Lombardozzi; Alberto Lombardozzi; "Al"; "Blackie"
New York 92-664
CARMINE LOMBARDOZZI, FBI #290869, reportedly born February 8, 1913, Brooklyn, New York, and resides 114 Stratford Road, Brooklyn, New York. Subject reportedly President and Owner of Mobile Marine and Power Equipment Company, Brooklyn; 10% owner and public relations counsel, Monti Marine Corporation, Brooklyn; President of Superior Tube Corporation, Brooklyn; public relations man for Grace Lines, New York City and Secretary of Carson Estates, Brooklyn, New York. Subject described as loan shark; bookmaker; swag buyer and owner of an interest in a floating crap game in New York City.
THOMAS LUCHESE, was., Gaetano Lucchese (TN), Thomas Arra, Fats Brown, Four Finger Brown, Three Finger Brown, Tommy Brown, Thomas Lucase, Thomas Luckese, Thomas Luschese
New York 92-665
THOMAS LUCHESE, FBI Number 168275, born December 9, 1899, at Palermo, Italy, was naturalized on January 25, 1943, at Newark, New Jersey. Resides at 74 Royat Street, Lido Beach, Long Island, New York. As of 1956, had financial interest in Harvic Sportswear Company, Incorporated, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Kaska Sportswear, Incorporated, Kaska, Pennsylvania, and State Fabrics Company, Bronx, New York. Allegedly top level leader in criminal syndicate; banker for narcotics and powerful figure in garment industry racketeering.