Shocking Stories of the Cleveland Mob

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-03
  • Publisher: History Pr
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They are the Dirty Little Secrets of Cleveland's past, mob guys so good-or so bad-that you rarely hear their stories. Men such as Micky McBride turned newsboys into sluggers, gave bookies a run for suckers' losing bets and created the Cleveland Browns when football was still a sport the players knew how to win. There was the Jewish Navy, taking laundry trucks to Canada and bringing back barges filled with booze. Then there were the rug joints-the Harvard Club, the Beverly Hills Club, the Mounds Club-where Moe Dalitz mastered the art of taking your money and helped build Las Vegas, the best "man trap" in America. Join author Ted Schwarz: as he tracks wanted killers through the Statler Hotel and navigates the secret history of the Cleveland mob. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Everybody Loved the Statler
Omerta and Big Angiep. 9
The "Grand Council of the Mafia"-or Somethingp. 12
Yorkell & Brownstein? Weren't They on Stage Like Abbott & Costello?p. 23
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Hotelp. 25
And One More Statler Storyp. 36
And In Other Areas of the City
"Minor" Felonies and Occasional Misdemeanorsp. 47
The Cleveland Jewish Navyp. 53
Sure They Were Deadly, but Some Had "Silly-Ass" Namesp. 65
Cleveland Football's Dirty Little Secretp. 66
A Gossipy Little Cleveland Browns Storyp. 86
Moe Dalitz: He Also Died of Natural Causesp. 90
Killing William Potterp. 100
Murder, Incorporatedp. 105
The Cleveland Syndicate Expands Casino Activity under Moep. 107
Molaska: Bootlegging's Greatest Triumph after Prohibition Endedp. 111
Creating the Perfect Rug Joint (Upscale Gambling Enterprise)p. 117
About the Authorp. 127
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