defines the modern American Wiseguy. From the age of
11, Henry Hill immersed himself in the underground world
of organized crime. Hill's associations to renowned
organized crime families including the Lucchese and
Bonanno families are as infamous as the heists Hill
pulled off during his career as a Wiseguy.
Born to an Italian mother and Irish father and raised
in Brooklyn, New York, Henry Hill was powerful, respected
and dangerous during the years he was associated with
the mafia. Hill's history of criminal activity was highlighted
by the 1972 Lufthansa Airlines heist which netted eight
million dollars in cash, precious stones and securities.
Hill was also the mastermind behind the 1978 Boston
College basketball point shaving scheme where he and
his associates rigged nine games.
After a quarter century of mob activity, Henry Hill
decided to call it quits and start a new and decent
way of life. After turning states evidence against his
organized crime family and associates in 1980, Henry
Hill entered the FBI's "witness protection program"
where he spent the next seven years living incognito.
Henry Hill assisted the FBI in 15 investigations and
50 arrests during his time in the witness protection
Hollywood's intrigue with Henry Hill came to fruition
in 1990 with the blockbuster feature film "Goodfellas".
The movie, directed by Martin Scorsese, captured the
essence of Henry Hill's life of crime in the mafia.
The film also served as a catalyst for international
interest in Henry Hill and his life as one of the most
well-known mobsters in America. Henry Hill's story was
originally captured in Nicholas Pileggi's New York Times
best-selling novel "Wiseguy."
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