After Harlem’s Frank Lucas got slammed in for years, you’d think his wife, Julianna Farrait would have chosen not to make the same mistake he did.
According to the NY Post Julianna, who is 65-years old, was arrested in May of 2010 for attempting to sell cocaine to a Puerto Rican informant. Yesterday, Manhattan federal court justice Laura Taylor sentenced Julianna to 5 years in prison.
Standing before the judge, Julianna attempted to win over some leniency saying to the judge:
“I am ashamed that at my age I am standing in front of you… My husband is 81 years old and I would like to spend what time he has with him.”
For those of you who don’t know Frank Lucas, he is one of New York’s most infamous drug dealers, who capitalized millions off of selling heroin throughout the ’60s and ’70s.
Frank Lucas, who served 40 years in prison and was released in 1991, did his time for getting into the drug life. It’s a shame that his wife, at such an old age, has to be locked behind bars.
The story of Frank hit the big screen in the movie American Gangster, starring Hollywood’s actor Denzel Washington.