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Mob History: The Hits & Misses of Murder Inc. Part 2- Paying the Piper

In part 2 of our Murder Inc. overview… the roles of members are exposed, trials take place, in-court antics ensue and it’s time to pay up for dirty deeds. Beginning with the man who sang like a bird, but had no such luck when it came to flying out a hotel window.  Kid Twist certainly [...]

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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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