Giovanni Schillaci Alias "Big Dick Amato" Genovese Soldier
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Giovanni Schilacci had several aliases, i.e. "Al Brown" and "Big Dick Amato". Part of the Genovese family, he was a native Sicilian, of southern Italian descent. With a criminal record dating to 1921, Schillaci was a noted narcotics trafficker. He was deported from the U.S. in 1947 following a narcotics conviction. In Italy he worked directly for Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who ran drugs from Naples.