1972 Meyer Lansky Head of Murder Inc Mafia Mobster Original Press Photo

Meyer Lansky was known as the "Mob's Accountant", was an American organized crime figure of Polish birth who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.

Associated with the Jewish mob, Lansky developed a gambling empire that stretched around the world. He was said to own points (percentages) in casinos in Las Vegas, Cuba, The Bahamas, and London. Although a member of the Jewish mob, Lansky undoubtedly had strong influence with the Italian-American Mafia and played a large role in the consolidation of the criminal underworld. The full extent of this role has been the subject of some debate, as Lansky himself denied many of the accusations against him

Fearing prosecution for various offenses, in 1970 Lansky attempted to retire and immigrate to Israel, aiming to use the country’s Law of the Return, which grants citizenship to anyone of Jewish heritage. But after two years, his attempt for permanent residency was rejected due to his criminal record and he was deported to the United States.

This 5” x  7” press photo has the original paper caption on the back dated 3/30/72 showing Lansky smoking a cigarette outside the High Court in Israel fighting his extradition back to the United States.

Lansky vintage photos are really offered (as he kept a very low profile for years; all the while, he was the most powerful mobster in the world for years) vintage photo.

Super rare!!!



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1972 Meyer Lansky Head of Murder Inc Mafia Mobster Original Press Photo