On this day in 1936, Vito Genovese became a naturalized United States citizen in New York City. However less than a year later he fled to Italy with $750,000 cash and settled in the city of Nola, near Naples. With Genovese’s departure, Frank Costello became the new Luciano family acting boss.
It wasn’t until the summer of 1945 that Genovese would step-foot on US soil again.
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