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  • Mobster Meyer Lansky’s heirs seeking compensation for Havana hotel casino

    December 11, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    The descendants of Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky are seeking compensation for a hotel casino in Cuba he built in the 1950s.

    Talks between the United States and Cuba regarding claims by Americans to property nationalized after the Cuban revolution opened Tuesday, and Lansky’s heirs...

  • “Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Stuhlbarg

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 17, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “Boardwalk Empire,” the new HBO series, included in its Sept. 19 premiere a scene of five mob bosses gloating about the money to be made in illegal alcohol. The time is the onset of Prohibition in early 1920, the setting a lavish private dinner party at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic...

  • Meyer Lansky, hero and villain, back from the dead and live on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When he died peacefully as a retired businessman in Miami on Jan. 15, 1983, the New York Times headlined the sizeable obituary, "Meyer Lansky dead at 81; Financial Wizard of Organized Crime."

    A few paragraphs down, an FBI agent, who had dogged Lansky for decades, expressed his...
  • Meyer: Hero or Anti-Hero?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "A Jewish friend of mine loves 'The Sopranos,'" Italian American actor Joe Bologna said with a groan. "I told him, 'How'd you like to see a show called "The Goldsteins" about white-collar criminals and the biggest shyster is Izzy Goldstein?"

    Bologna isn't about to play Izzy, but he...

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