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Henry Hill

Henry HillBorn: 11-Jun-1943
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 12-Jun-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mobster inspired Goodfellas

Military service: US Army (1960-63)

Trusted solider of Paul Vario, though Hill himself could not be "made" because of his part-Irish ancestry. He was a part of the 1978 Lufthansa Air heist which made world headlines. After his friend Tommy DeSimone was murdered, Hill sensed impending doom and went on the run, only to be captured by authorities. He entered witness protection in exchange for testimony, but his inability to retain his cover ended with his expulsion. Hill made occasional appearances on Howard Stern's radio program and is believed to have spent most of his post-Mob years on the West Coast. He died in 2012.

[1] West Hills Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

Wife: Karen Hill (two children, div. 1989)
Son: Gregg Hill
Daughter: Gina Hill

    Assault (ten years prison)
    Murder Tommy DeSimone (setup)
    Inmate: Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary
    Driving While Intoxicated Redmond, WA
    Domestic Violence May-1997
    Violating Parole May-1997
    Domestic Violence Wenatchee, WA 2003, charge reduced
    Assault hit his wife with a telephone, Wenatchee, WA 2003, pled guilty
    Drug Possession: Cocaine North Platte, NE 15-Aug-2004, charge reduced
    Drug Possession: Methamphetamine North Platte, NE 15-Aug-2004, charge reduced
    Drug Possession (attempted) pled no contest 8-Aug-2005
    Violating Probation Aug-2005
    Witness Protection 1980-82 (expelled from program)
    Irish Ancestry Paternal
    Sicilian Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Alcoholism

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Author of books:
Wiseguy (1986, true crime, with Nicholas Pileggi)
The Wiseguy Cookbook (2002, cookbook)

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