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Seventy-five years later, debate over Bugsy Siegel murder still rages

June 17, 2022

As Americans opened their newspapers on June 21, 1947, they saw large headlines about the murder of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, who, according to a United Press story, was the “nation’s No. 1 gangster.” As Time magazine noted, “for a managing editor who likes a good, splashy crime story, the murder of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel in a Beverly Hills mansion had everything.”  For several days, “the tabloids of Manhattan, the sensational papers of Los Angeles and, to a lesser degree, papers all over the U.S. played it high, wide & handsome.” Because this crime has never been solved, it still captures ...

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HBO Max series ‘Tokyo Vice’ explores Japan’s criminal underworld

A new television drama series, available in its entirety on HBO Max, focuses on organized crime in Japan, featuring a…

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Three charged in Hells Angels shooting of rival Vagos riders during Memorial Day weekend

It was supposed to be a peaceful motorcycle ride near Hoover Dam in honor of America’s war dead, followed by…

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Stuffing murder victims in barrels a common practice since mid-19th century

In April 1858, workers at the Hudson Valley Railroad’s freight house smelled an awful stench coming from a wooden barrel…

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Body in the barrel at Lake Mead has makings of Mob hit

Coroner: Will take at least a year to identify the remains

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U.S., European agencies target Irish crime group led by boxing promoter

State Department offers $5 million reward to take down Daniel Kinahan

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History Channel takes on New York Mafia’s Five Families

On March 13, 2019, Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, a 53-year-old reputed Gambino crime family leader, was shot to death outside…

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‘Leave the gun.’ Did mobsters seriously do that?

One frequently asked question at The Mob Museum revolves around a legendary scene in The Godfather. It’s the one in…

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