Harry Teitelbaum | MafiaLife Blog

Mob History: Hotel Franconia Raid &The “Public Enemy” Law

November 10, 1931: What? Nine men were rounded up in a raid conducted at the Hotel Franconia, located on West Seventy-Second Street in Manhattan.  The property was owned by infamous criminal mastermind (and mentor to many-a -young gangster) Arnold Rothstein. Why? While arrests on gaggles of gangsters in a single swoop was certainly not uncommon [...]

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