Frank Lucas Net Worth is$1.5 Million
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Profession: Crime boss, Drug lord
Date of Birth: Sep 9, 1930
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Frank Lucas is a former American heroin dealer and organized crime boss, he has a net worth of $1.5 million. Frank Lucas ran a successful drug operation in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lucas is well-known in the crime circles for buying heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle. In the 2007 a feature film was made about Frank Lucas' career titled, American Gangster, actor Denzel Washington played the role of Lucas. He was born on September 9, 1930 in Lucas was born in La Grange, North Carolina he grew up in Greensboro. He witnessed the murder of his 12-year-old cousin by the Ku Klux Klan. After Lucas fled to New York he began his career with petty crime and pool hustling in Harlem. Eventually he met and hooked up with gangster Bumpy Johnson. After Johnson's death, Lucas realized he had to break the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York is he wanted to be successful so he traveled to Bangkok, Thailand where he met and enlisted the help of former U.S. Army sergeant Leslie "Ike" Atkinson, who was married to one of Lucas's cousins. Later Atkinson, was nicknamed "Sergeant Smack" by the DEA, he claims he helped Lucas smuggled drugs in furniture shipments and not in dead soldier's casket as have been previously reported. Lucas married Julianna Farrait, a homecoming queen from Puerto Rico; they have been married for 40 years. Lucas has a total of seven children; he was released from prison in 1991.
Frank Lucas (born September 9, 1930) is a former U.S. heroin dealer and organized crime boss who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was particularly known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle. Lucas boasted that he smuggled heroin using the coffins of dead American servicemen, but this claim is denied by his South East Asian associate, Leslie "Ike" Atkinson. His career was depicted in the 2007 feature film American Gangster in which he was played by Denzel Washington, although the film fictionalized elements of Lucas' life for dramatic effect.
Lucas was born in La Grange, North Carolina and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He claims that the incident that sparked his motivation to embark on a life of crime was witnessing his 12-year-old cousin's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, for apparently "reckless eyeballing" (looking at a Caucasian woman), in Greensboro, North Carolina. He drifted through a life of petty crime until one particular occasion when after a fight with a former employer he fled to New York on the advice of his mother. In Harlem he indulged in petty crime and pool hustling before he was taken under the wing of gangster Bumpy Johnson. Lucas' connection to Johnson has since come under some doubt; he claimed to have been Johnson's driver for 15 years, although Johnson spent just five years out of prison before his death in 1968. According to Johnson's widow, much of the narrative that Lucas claims as his actually belonged to another young hustler named Zach Walker, who lived with Johnson and his family and later betrayed him.
After Johnson's death, Lucas traveled around and came to the realization that to be successful he would have to break the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York. Traveling to Bangkok, Thailand, he eventually made his way to Jack's American Star Bar, an R&R hangout for black soldiers. It was here that he me

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Letter to the editor: Inhofe, Lucas ads appalling

I am appalled by the most recent campaign ads for Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas. The ads purport that these two are caring, patriotic, family men who care for this country and individual Oklahomans and Americans. Inhofe's ad showing him ...
Posted: October 24, 2014, 10:02 pm

Lions Club Holds Regular Tuesday Meeting With Speaker Senator Frank Lucas

(Cushing, Okla) Jim Pickard, President of the local Cushing Chapter of Lions Club International, called the meeting to order today at 12:20 p.m. The agenda started with song and pledge by Lion and Rev. Kathleen Leithner. This was followed by prayer ...
Posted: October 7, 2014, 1:45 pm

Chairman of Key House Committee for Insurers Could Face Challenge

Representative Frank Lucas announced he is considering opposing Hensarling for the panel’s gavel. Hensarling, a Texas Republican, under his party’s rules could serve four more years as chairman. Lucas’s attempt will face opposition from conservatives ...
Posted: October 23, 2014, 4:42 am
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