Famous Mob Hits in Las Vegas

Meyer Lansky, who was never
as powerful has history contends,
was brought in to run some mob-
owned casinos based in his 
experience at running casinos in
Havana and elsewhere.
From 8 NewsNow.com, TIMELINE: Mob Hits in Las Vegas:

Although the state legalized gambling in 1931 it wasn't until a decade later, when mobsters Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and Meyer Lansky rolled into town, that organized crime took root in Las Vegas. Here are many of the seminal events that helped Las Vegas establish its mob connections.

1946 -- Siegel, an associate of the Genovese crime family, opened the Flamingo hotel with financial backing from Lansky. The following year Siegel was shot to death in his girlfriend's home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

1950 -- Tennessee Sen. Estes Kefauver, heading a Senate committee investigating organized crime, conducted a hearing in Las Vegas. Among those who gave testimony was Clark County Alderman Moe Sedway, an associate of Lansky and the Genovese crime family.

Read the rest:  TIMELINE


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