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Frank Costello

Mobster Frank Costello enjoying a cigarette— he claims to have retired completely from the racket except for owning the Beverly Club outside New Orleans, 1949.

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The "Prime Minister of the Underworld", Frank Costello. He was one of the most powerful, intelligent, and influential mobsters of his time and one of the few who was allowed to "retire" in his later years.

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Frank Costello just released from Federal Prison steps down

Frank Costello just released from Federal Prison steps down from police van outside the Charles Street station house. He just finished a stretch for income tax evasion.

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Frank Costello (1891-1973) italian immigrants memeber of mafia, here on march 13, 1951

Frank Costello (1891-1973) Italian immigrant member of mafia, here on March 13, 1951.

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Keep standing on him Al, they think we're posing for a picture lucky Luciano Al Capone pool party Costello was also present that day!

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Frank Costello - Mug Shot

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Prime Minister of the Underworld Frank Costello

A profile of Frank Costello, the Prime Minister of the Underworld, who gained a reputation for being the great "fixer" through bribing politicians, judges and others in law enforcement.

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Frank Costello, nicknamed "The Prime Minister of the Underworld," rose to the top of the Luciano crime family to eventually become the boss of the now Genovese crime family. Costello was also at the top of America's underworld and controlled a huge gambling empire across the country. After becoming friend with Luciano, he eventually took over as mob boss when Luciano went to prison in 1936. By 1957, Costello retired as mob boss and was also imprisoned for contempt of a grand jury. After his…

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