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Mobsters

Mobsters

Episode Description

Frank "Superfly" Lucas was the notorious heroin kingpin who dominated the Harlem drug market from 1968 to 1975 with his high-potency smack called Blue Magic. Lucas used charm, manipulation and intimidation to run his criminal organization, which earned him an estimated $56-million dollar. In 1976, Lucas was busted for conspiracy to distribute heroin, and received a 70-year sentence. He turned snitch behind bars, and was released after serving only five years. In 2007, Universal released the semi-autobiographical feature length film, American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington as Lucas.

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