Historical question about Meyer Lansky

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Historical question about Meyer Lansky

Unread post by MeyerLansky » April 21st, 2005, 10:22 am

One thing that's always puzzled me, Meyer Lansky is what many refers to as one of the most powerful Cosa Nostra men of all time, often reffered to as the mastermind of the mob. But he was jewish.. So, he wasn't made? Or anyone knows the facts about this?

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Re: Historical question about Meyer Lansky

Unread post by purplecityhello » April 21st, 2005, 10:25 am

im not an expert on wop matters but i know the hyman roth in godfather II was based on him

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Re: Historical question about Meyer Lansky

Unread post by BendyThumbs » April 21st, 2005, 10:57 am

He wasn't made because he wasn't Italian, but he had protection from the LCN because he was a money man. His main man after the Luciano years was Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo, was a Gambino guy who protected all of his interests, mainly the Cuban Casinos. A lot of people say he was really the force behind Lansky in the later years, but that can be debated and no one really knows.

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Re: Historical question about Meyer Lansky

Unread post by MeyerLansky » April 22nd, 2005, 10:05 am

Thanks, that's what I thought, but I couldn't be sure. Meyer Lansky is a real interesting person tho.

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Re: Historical question about Meyer Lansky

Unread post by ShqipeG » July 5th, 2007, 1:36 pm

MeyerLansky wrote:Thanks, that's what I thought, but I couldn't be sure. Meyer Lansky is a real interesting person tho.
Meyer Lansky is a fucking hero for criminals. He went his whole life without getting caughtm He never did time in jail. He died with 300 million dollars. Thats what they said, 90% he retired with way more.

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Unread post by thewestside » December 28th, 2007, 7:26 pm

Lansky was definitely one of the most powerful Jewish mobsters that have ever lived. He and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegal originally had their own gang called the Bugs and Meyer gang. They were both close to Italian Mafia heavyweights like Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. Of course, Bugsy Siegal would eventually be killed and Meryer Lansky would spend the rest of his days working for the Italian Mafia.

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