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Lucien Senese 1990
Mob up to old tricks with bombing By Robert Blau and John O'BVien The charred pieces of Lucien Senese's white Buick that rained down on South May Street last week were a shocking reminder of the violent history of Chicgo's mob which, despite a series of recent setbacks, continues to follow no rules but its own and metes out punishment with little regard for innocent lives. Lucien Sencse, a top-ranking and highly paid Teamsters union official, was critically burned when his union-owned car was blown to bits in front of 1006 S. May St. Thursday morning. Investigators speculate that the assassination attempt was intended to rid Teamsters Union Local 703 of Senese, who was poised to take over the local's affairs for his father, Dominic. For reasons that are unclear,, the ruthless tactics of Chicago's mob can be seen in the bloody trail left behind by the Senese family. - The elder Senese, himself a victim of a botched assassination in 1988, was ousted from the local last month because of his ties to organized crime. His facial wounds repaired through plastic surgery, Senese lives comfortably on several acres in a gated Oak Brook subdivision where he enjoys weaving his lawn mower between the vestiges of old Teamster-union horse-drawn wagons that decorate his grounds. Following the attempt on his life, residents of the. subdivision said they were shocked at revelations that Senese was linked to organized crime.' He gave the local children the best candies on Hallow-See Mob, pg. 2