MEYER LANSKY The same month his US passport was revoked and his application for Israeli citizenship rejected, the brain behind Murder, Inc. " writes to his daughter from Israel, offering familial advice and signing "Dad. Autograph Letter signed: "Dad", 1 page, 8½x11. Included is the original mailing envelope. Sharon Hotel [Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, Israel], 1970 September 28.
To "Dear Sandra", in full: You did the right thing. I continued refuse Ted to take care of it if she wanted. I expressed myself wrong to you. If you didn't explain to her about the entries in my Oil Book, do show her. I'm very happy to hear of Vince's progress - determination will pay off most of the time.If all goes well with Vince he will be a new man (the ulcers will improve). Vince, good luck in your serious endeavor. I'm happy to hear you are all well. Uncle Jack called last night he will be here Saturday.
I will let you know when I will call again it will be soon. Invite Teddy to dinner when you can.
My love to all of you. [signature] Thanks for the license. Now I will hire a car." With his lifelong friend Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, he forged alliances of local mob bosses into a national crime syndicate commonly called "Murder, Inc. He built a gambling empire which stretched from Miami to Las Vegas, and included Cuba. Gamblers always felt safe in Lansky casinos, which were free of violence and never cheated customers.
During World War II Lansky, who had earlier used his toughs to break up pro-Nazi rallies, supplied information to the Office of Naval Intelligence. The Cuban revolution was a disaster for Lansky, who lost most of his assets in Castro's takeover. Biographers still debate whether Lansky was now impoverished, or merely hiding his wealth skillfully. In 1970, Lansky fled the US ahead of prosecution.On September 11, 1972, however, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that those with criminal pasts were not eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return, and he was deported to the US. Prosecution failed, however, with a jury acquitting Lansky in 1974. He lived his remaining years quietly in Miami. S andra was Lansky's daughter, married to Vince Lombardo. "Ted" was Lansky's wife Thelma.
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