Henry Hill

Henry Hill was an American mobster who was associated with the Lucchese crime family. He was born in 1943 in New York City and grew up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Hill became involved in the world of organized crime at a young age and began running errands for local gangsters. In the early 1960s, he was recruited by the Lucchese family and began working as a bookmaker and loan shark.

Hill quickly rose through the ranks of the Lucchese family and became a trusted member of the organization. He was involved in a wide range of criminal activities, including racketeering, extortion, and drug trafficking. Hill was known for his charm and charisma, which allowed him to interact with people from all walks of life. His criminal activities were portrayed in the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, which was later adapted into the critically acclaimed movie Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese.
In the late 1970s, Hill began to cooperate with the FBI and provide information about the Lucchese family. His testimony helped to convict numerous members of the organization, including several high-ranking officials. Hill entered the witness protection program and was relocated to several different states before settling in the Seattle area.
Despite his cooperation with the FBI, Hill continued to struggle with addiction and legal problems. He was arrested several times for drug-related offenses and ultimately left the witness protection program in the early 1990s. Hill lived a turbulent life after leaving the program, frequently appearing in the media and making public appearances. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 69.
Henry Hill's life is a cautionary tale about the dangers of getting involved in organized crime. While he was initially attracted to the money and power associated with the criminal underworld, his involvement ultimately led to a lifetime of legal problems and addiction. However, his cooperation with the FBI provided crucial information that helped to dismantle a dangerous criminal organization, and his story has become an important part of American pop culture.