Felice (Paul Ricca) DeLucia – aka Felice Lucia, Paul DeLucia, Paul the Waiter, Paul Lucia, Paul Maglio, and Paul Viela – was born in Naples, Italy (Campania region) on July 10, 1898.
DeLucia was one of five children, and the only son, of Italian immigrants Antonio and Maria (nee’ Annunziata) DeLucia. His four sisters were named Emilia, Anna, Clementina, and Luisa.
His criminal career allegedly started back in Naples while he was still in his teens.
He was once reportedly charged with a murder said to have been ordered by the Camorra and later served several years behind bars before being paroled.