He rose to power as Luciano took over Masseria's (his boss) position as the top boss, with Marazano's approval. He became a leader of the one of the city's five families. He was viewed as a threat by Marazano so he sent a hit on him, but Luciano took him out first.
Wanting to improve his criminal gang, he sought to create a national organized-crime network to quell any conflicts, manage disputes and establish guidelines between the different operations. In addition to the heads of the five families, he brought in other crime figures from across the country, including Chicago's Al Capone. This new entity, sometimes known as the Commission, took organized crime to a new level.
Luciano’s lucky finally ran out when he and eight members of his vice racket were brought to trial in May. Convicted on extortion and prostitution charges in June, he was sentenced to 30 to 50 years in jail. He later died from a heart attack and was later buried by his parents.