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Hot Springs is soaked in Mob lore

June 4, 2019

Long before Las Vegas became the underworld's casino playground, Hot Springs, Arkansas, was home away from home for the most notorious names in U.S. organized crime. Al Capone, Albert Anastasia, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, Carlos Marcello — these and many more vacationed in the Spa City, where illegal but open prostitution and gambling attracted Mob royalty for decades until the casinos were shut down in the late 1960s. Hot Springs became well-known not only because of the many legendary baseball players such as Babe Ruth who spent time there when it was a spring training site, but because of the ranking Mob figures ...

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Frank Lucas, the drug kingpin who inspired ‘American Gangster, is dead

Frank Lucas, the brash New York drug kingpin whose life was depicted in the popular movie American Gangster, died Thursday,…

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Chinese Triads launder billions through Vancouver, buying luxury real estate, cars

The laundering scheme is so infamous that investigators call it the “Vancouver model.” The Triads, China’s organized crime syndicate, created…

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Top 5 women of organized crime

Men have dominated the history of organized crime as bosses, capos, soldiers and associates. They traditionally relegated women to servile…

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Was 1929 Atlantic City Mob meeting a strategy session to address the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre?

Ninety years ago this week, “America’s Playground” – Atlantic City, New Jersey – played host to a mysterious convening of…

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Several Mob movies in the making

“Everyone loves gangster movies.” This sentence, written by former FBI agent Joseph Pistone, leads off the forward to The Ultimate…

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Were Richard Nixon’s alleged ties to organized crime real or mere speculation?

In the final days before the 1968 presidential election, the so-called “war on crime” was the top domestic issue of…

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European Union: Organized crime deemed ‘highest’ security risk, greater than terrorism

Many of Europe’s top police officers were in the Netherlands last week attending a high-level conference focused on doing a…

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