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Mickey Cohen

Mickey Cohen – Running the Hollywood Underworld

Mickey Cohen was the mob king of Los Angeles, the Jewish gangster who once ran the Hollywood underworld. Renowned for his violent temper and tabloid exploits, he was one of the premier gangsters on the West Coast, and worked with such high-profile names as Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Al Capone. Meyer Harris Cohen was born […]


Albert Anastasia – The Original Murder Inc. Part II

 Spring 1942 Anastasia, who was under constant scrutiny from the FBI and local law enforcement secretly ordered the murder of associate Anthony Romeo. Like Reles, Romeo had been arrested and was talking to authorities to implicate Anastasia in several murders. By the end of June, Romeo’s body was found beaten and shot multiple times near […]

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel – Flamingo Hotel and Casino

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was born February 28, 1906, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  The organized crime boss is best known for his bootlegging and gambling operations that included the Flamingo casino in Las Vegas. He is known by many to be the “Father of Las Vegas.” Bugsy’s legacy is that of being one of the most infamous […]

Yale Feature

Frankie Yale – Forgotten Boss

Most discussions of Prohibition-era mob bosses focus on Al Capone, Johnny Torrio and Joe Masseria, the kingpins who thrived off booze and blood. Less remembered, but equally important was Frankie Yale, a murderous leader who straddled two underworlds and played a key part in the early Mafia. Francesco Ioele, also known as Frankie Uale and […]

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