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Henry Hill

Henry Hill

1980 F.B.I. Mug Shot
Henry Hill grew up in Brooklyn, New York and at an early age ran errands for the local Lucchese crime family.

Being of Italian and Irish decent, Hill was never "made" into the crime family, but was a soldier of capo, Paul Vario, and participated in hijacking trucks, loan sharking, bookmaking and took part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Air heist.

After Hill's close friend Tommy DeSimone vanished and he ignored warnings from his associates to stop dealing drugs, Hill became paranoid that he would soon be killed and became an F.B.I. informant. His testimony aided in the conviction of 50 criminals.

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