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25 years after 'Casino': a primer on some of Hollywood's Jewish gangsters

The film's protagonist is based on Frank Rosenthal, a real Jewish gambling expert from Chicago who had ties to the Chicago Outfit and eventually headed to Vegas to run casinos for them.

By STEPHEN SILVER/JTA
28/11/2020

New documentary seeks to find New York Jewish gangster's buried treasure

Infamous bootlegger Dutch Schultz reportedly hid around $8 million somewhere in upstate New York, but it has continued to elude treasure hunters for 85 years.

15/11/2020
Palestinian teenagers ride their horses during sunset in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat

Mobster storms Palestinian town to get back beloved horse

'Nissim would make sure that they would go in and get the horse out. This is a horse that he raised like a baby.'

As mafia delivers essentials in Italy, cartels distribute food in Mexico

Last week, reports first circulated of several Mexican cartels deploying members to dole out aid packages to help cash-strapped residents ride out the coronavirus pandemic.

21/04/2020

Coronavirus: Mafia delivers food, essentials to Italy's worst-affected

Italy has the second most reported deaths at 19,468, behind the United States, with Spain in third with 16,353.

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