Luca "Il Professore" Luchetti
The Luchetti family is one of the three “Corleonese” families – with ancestors from Corleone, Sicily. Small in numbers yet very powerful as they are the biggest loan sharks in the New York Metro area. The Luchetti family share the syndicate for business sites with the Borghese family. No other family can open any business without the permission of either the Luchettis or Borgheses. Just as the weapons trade syndicate run by the Montano and Garrone families, this in exchange for the Gambino family monopoly on gambling. The Luchetti family owns a chain of 60 sports betting offices spread all over the city, several small legalinsurance and finance companies on Staten Island as well as 3 exclusive restaurants in Little Italy.
Luca “El Professore” Luchetti was born and raised in Sicily, moving to New York aged 35. He studied Law and Economics in Palermo, Sicily. He earned his nickname “The Professor” for lecturing the other bosses on Italian traditions and Cosa Nostra codes of honor such as “Omertá” (code of silence) and so called “Ten Commandements”. He is said to despise Americans and is known for his resistance to other families recruiting members of non-Sicilian descent. As honorary consul for Sicilian affairs for the Italian government and Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Don Luchetti enjoys diplomatic immunity.