TimelineThe Big BankrollThe FoxNew Orleans Police Chief David HennessyBlack Hand MafiaCharles “Lucky” LucianoAl Capone BornNew York Police Department Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino MurderedU.S. Bureau of Investigation Established18th Amendment BanChicago White SoxVolstead ActProhibition Begins“Big Jim” KilledJ. Edgar Hoover Director of FBIProsecuted for not paying taxesArnold RothsteinSt. Valentine’s Day MassacreWide open gamblingJoe the Boss KilledSalvatore Maranzano KilledAl Capone Convicted21st AmendmentProhibition is repealedCharles “Lucky” Luciano convictedCharles “Lucky” Luciano releasedHavana ConferenceThe Flamingo Hotel OpensAl Capone diesBenjamin “Bugsy” Siegel KilledThe Desert Inn Hotel OpensKefauver Committee establishedKefauver Committee First HearingKefauver Committee meets in Las VegasKefauver Committee Final ReportBenny Binion SentencedMcClellan Committee EstablishedFrank Costello Assassination AttemptAlbert Anastasia killedApalachin MeetingFidel Castro takes controlJohn F. Kennedy elected presidentCharles “Lucky” Luciano diesJoseph Valachi testifiesPresident John F. Kennedy assassinatedJack Ruby kills Lee Harvey OswaldHoward Hughes moves to Las VegasVito Genovese diesRICO becomes lawThe Godfather debutsJ. Edgar Hoover diesSam Giancana killedJimmy Hoffa disappearsTony Spilotro Gang arrestedFrank “Lefty” Rosenthal survives car bombingMeyer Lansky diesPaul Castellano killedTony Spilotro beaten to deathMafia Commission casePizza ConnectionGOODFELLAS DEBUTSJohn Gotti convictedCasino debutsJohn Gotti dies“Family Secrets” trialJames “Whitey” Bulger arrestedThe Mob Museum opensJames “Whitey” Bulger convicted RICO becomes law October 15, 1970 The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act becomes law, giving federal prosecutors broad new investigative powers and longer prison sentences for violators.