Joseph Lanza (Joseph Lanza)

Joseph Lanza

Oragnized Crime Figure. Known as “Socks” Lanza, he was a captain in the Frank Costello/Vito Genovese Organized Crime Family and held absolute power over the Fulton Fish Market, the largest fish distribution center on the East coast, in New York City. He founded the Sea Food Workers Union and the Fulton Market Watchmen and Patrol Association, which forced every ship owner, peddler, and trucker to pay 50,000 dollars a year in protection money to him. He died of natural causes at age 67.

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  • January, 01, 1970


  • October, 08, 1968

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