The Mob in Havana: The Rise, the Fall and the Legacy
Date: January 5, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. in Organized Crime Today exhibit space
Cost: Free for members or with Museum Admission
In this Organized Crime Today Videoconference program, Florida-based Mob historian Scott Deitche discusses the fascinating story of when the Mob set up shop in Havana, Cuba, in the 1950s and turned the Caribbean island into a gambling mecca rivaling Las Vegas. He will discuss the fateful 1946 Mob conference in Havana, the Mob’s downfall in Cuba and the Mob’s role in CIA efforts to assassinate Fidel Castro. Finally, he will provide a fresh look at the Mob’s legacies in Cuba today.
Scott M. Deitche is an author specializing in organized crime and the Mafia. He has written seven books and more than 50 articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers. He has been featured on the History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, AHC, C-Span, and Oxygen Network. In addition, Scott has appeared on dozens of local and national news shows, as well as more than 40 radio programs. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. His latest book is Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey.