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Raymond Patriarca

Raymond Loreda Salvatore Patriarca, Sr. (March 18, 1908 – July 11, 1984) was a Providence, Rhode Island mobster who became the longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, whose control extended throughout New England for over three decades. One of the most powerful crime bosses in the United States,...
Posted 11 Aug 2012 | Gangster | 0 Comments

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is easily the best show currently airing. HBO outdid themselves with this series they have put together.   If you are a history buff, or if stories from the Prohibition era interest you, then you must tune in to this show every Sunday night at 9 PM...
Posted 12 Oct 2011 | Gangster, Prohibition | 0 Comments

Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky was born as Majer Suchowlinski on July 4, 1902 in Grodno, Poland. His parents were both Jewish and moved the family to the United States in 1911, where they settled in New York City. In school, Meyer met a boy named Charles “Lucky” Luciano, who tried to...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Gangster, Prohibition | 0 Comments

Ben “Bugsy” Siegel

Ben Siegel was born on February 28, 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. It was obvious that he had potential as a criminal from the beginning since he found enjoyment in setting fire to vegetable carts whose owners weren’t paying him for “protection”. Soon he was dubbed “Bugsy” for his...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Gangster | 0 Comments

Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa was born in the town of Brazil, Indiana on February 14, 1913. His father was a coal miner and died when Jimmy was only seven years old, leaving him to live alone with his mother. Jimmy dropped out of his school in Detroit at the age of...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Gangster | 0 Comments