Mobsters: Meyer Lansky

Mobsters: Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński; July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), known as the “Mob’s Accountant”, was a Polish American organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles “Lucky” Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the “National Crime Syndicate” in the United States. For decades he was thought to be one of the most powerful people in the country.

Lansky developed a gambling empire which stretched from Saratoga, New York to Miami to Council Bluffs and Las Vegas; it is also said that he oversaw gambling concessions in Cuba. Although a member of the Jewish Mafia, Lansky undoubtedly had strong influence with the Italian Mafia and played a large role in the consolidation of the criminal underworld (although the full extent of this role has been the subject of some debate).

 

Added on: September 7th, 2011

Category: CRIME, MOBSTERS

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