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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FRANK LUCAS: President sends mixed signals on immigration

STILLWATER, Okla. — This year, we have witnessed an astounding surge of illegal immigration, specifically from the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. It’s been estimated that over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico ...
Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:16 am

Wife of 'American Gangster' Frank Lucas jailed for five years for plotting to sell cocaine

The wife of the drug lord immortalised in the film American Gangster has been locked up for five years for plotting to sell cocaine. Former beauty queen Julianna Farrait-Rodriguez, 65, is married to Frank Lucas, who made millions peddling heroin in New ...
Posted: February 28, 2012, 11:09 pm

Something Must Be Done About Proposed EPA Rules and Continuing Food Debate

House Ag Chair Frank Lucas had the opportunity to spend some time with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller recently. Lucas says the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. proposal came up in their discussion.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:00 pm
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