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In 1936, the New York trial of "Vice Czar" Lucky Luciano, for the crime of compulsory prostitution, resulted in his conviction. Luciano was the banner name for a trial that also included many co-defendants. This book addresses the other side of the Luciano trial, the story of the low-level street people who were brought into the trial to act as material witnesses. While Luciano's fabled conviction and later, pardon and deportation is remembered, little has been done to tell the story of the material witnesses and co-defendants. This book tells their story.

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