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Meyer Lansky

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The Jewish mob's elusive mastermind Meyer Lansky (center), known as the "Mob's Accountant," pulls a smug face as he walks with his lawyer Morris Polankoff in 1958.

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Meyer Lansky (1902 - 1983) Organized Crime Figure. He was half of the Bugs (Siegel) and Meyer Gang, a friend of Lucky Luciano, one of few non-Sicilian 'Mafia' and one of few who died of natural causes. The government was never able to convict him.

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Meyer Lansky Leaves Federal Court Jul 19, 1973 after Pleading Innocent to Income Tax Evasion

Meyer Lansky Leaves Federal Court Jul 19, 1973 after Pleading Innocent to Income Tax Evasion Photographic Print at AllPosters.com

As a teenager, Siegel met and formed an alliance with future Syndicate leader Meyer Lansky. Known as the Bugs and Meyer Mob, the gang operated out of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Working mainly in bootlegging, Siegel and Lansky's gang eventually folded into the Syndicate, a loosely bound organization that unified mobsters from various national gangs. A separate "enforcement" branch of the Syndicate was created simply for carrying out murders. Siegel was one of the founding members

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Meyer Lansky * Lansky was a mobster who was instrumental in the rise to power of mobsters like Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel.

Meyer Lansky, an organized-crime figure known for his sharp financial acumen, was instrumental in the development of a national crime syndicate in the United States.

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Meyer Lansky surrenders Sept. 10, 1952, in Ballston Spa, N.Y., after being named…

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