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American Organized Crime Historical Documents Archive USB Drive:

American Organized Crime Historical Documents Archive USB Drive

American Organized Crime Historical Documents Archive USB Drive

A curated collection of 76,267 pages, from 32 collections published by BACM Research –, covering the history of American organized crime.

Materials include FBI Files, Congressional hearings transcripts, newspapers, books, CIA files, documents from the Bureau of Prisons, IRS, United States Attorney's Office Files, New York Police Department, INTERPOL, McClellan Committee, House Select Committee on Assassinations, and the Kefauver Committee.

This collection includes as a finding aid, a unified full-text index of all computer recognizable text in all documents in this collection, making it possible to quickly search all computer recognizable text across all pages of all collections in one search.

The many organized crime figures include: Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti, Henry Hill, James Burke, Joseph Valachi, Whitey Bulger, Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Jimmy Hoffa, Meyer Lansky, Mickey Cohen, Ruggiero Boiardo, Sam Giancana, Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, Carlo Gambino, Carlos Marcello, Carmine "Lillo" Galante, Frank Sinatra, George Raft, Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, Paul Castellano, John Roselli, John "Sonny" Franzese Sr., Judith Campbell Exner, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, Moe Dalitz, Joseph Profaci, Santo Trafficante, Sr, Santo Trafficante, Jr, Jacob Shapiro, Abner Zwillman, Joseph Barbara, Joseph Boanno, and many others.

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Collections include:

Abner "Longie" Zwillman FBI Files, Congressional Material & Newspaper Coverage- 2,587 pages of FBI files, newspaper articles and Congressional hearings and reports covering Abner "Longie" Zwillman, often called the Al Capone of New Jersey, he was one of six bosses of Murder, Incorporated, and the established boss of New Jersey's underworld, until his suicide in 1959. He counted among his friends and associates Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.

Al Capone FBI, Bureau of Prisons, IRS, United States Attorney Files, Newspapers & Books- This collection contains a total of 6,176 pages. This collection contains a total of 6,176 pages.

FBI Files - 3,656 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering Alphonse Capone. Files contain memos, letters from the public, miscellany, and newspaper articles. Files chiefly cover racketeering at produce markets in Chicago; Special favors Al Capone received while in federal prison in Atlanta; accounts of bribed prison officials; Capone's transfer to and stay at Alcatraz; and Capone's contempt conviction.

Plus, Federal Bureau of Prison Files, IRS Al Capone Records, George E. Q. Johnson, the United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1927-1932 scrapbooks, Newspapers, and books.

Albert Anastasia - Murder Inc. FBI & NYPD Files- 842 pages of documents on Gambino Family boss Albert Anastasia. Anastasia was a hitman, crime boss and one of the founders of the modern American Mafia, and a co-founder of the Murder, Inc, and later boss of the Gambino Crime Family.

Files date from 1952 to 1974. They include background information on Albert Anastasia. Information about witness intimidation. Rundowns of a long history of criminal activity. His criminal arrest rap sheet. Information about the murdering of witnesses. Details about tax evasion investigations. Information about the government's attempts to have Albert Anastasia's citizenship revoked. Some of the files were not declassified until November 2021.

Anthony Spilotro FBI Files- 927 pages of FBI files covering Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro. La Cosa Nostra enforcer Anthony Spilotro was well known for his involvement in organized crime in the 1970's and 1980's. Spilotro was the model for Joe Pesci's character, Nicky Santoro, in the Martin Scorsese film "Casino," (1995) starring Robert De Niro. Files contain approximately 800 narrative pages dating from 1968 to 1993. Memos show FBI discovery of plans by Spilotro to kill Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno. Files contain information about a late 70's, early 80's interstate transportation of stolen goods investigation and prosecution. Files contain 80 pages of cross refences from the FBI files of Frank Rosenthal related to his association with Anthony Spilotro.

Aryan Brotherhood FBI Files, California & Federal Documents- 1,469 pages of Aryan Brotherhood FBI Files, California, and Federal Documents. The Aryan Brotherhood is a violent white supremacist group allegedly responsible for numerous attacks and murders of inmates and correctional officers throughout the federal and state penal system.

Also known as The Brand, Alice Baker, AB or One-Two, The Anti-Defamation League calls it the "oldest and most notorious racist prison gang in the United States." In the United States most prison systems were racially segregated until the 1960s. It is believed that the Aryan Brotherhood was formed in California's San Quentin State Prison by Irish bikers in response to prison desegregation. In a report published in 2009 by California Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence, the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) is characterized as one of the largest white prison gangs within the California prisons and is "Both well-organized and recognized for its violent propensities... Although the AB’s membership is relatively low, they control the entire white inmate population inside California institutions."

Bugsy Siegel FBI Files- 2,968 pages of FBI files covering Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Files contain approximately 2,300 discernable informational pages made up of memos written by FBI agents, informant accounts, transcripts of tapped phone conversations miscellany, and newspaper articles. The FBI investigated the infamous gangster for racketeering, murder, and numerous other criminal activities. Siegel was murdered on June 19, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, at the mansion of actress Virginia Hill, his mistress. The FBI determined that Bugsy Siegel was responsible, either directly or indirectly, for at least thirty murders.

Coverage in the files include requests for, and information learned from taps on his phones, an attempt to induct Siegel into the Army in 1944 despite his age, transcript of conversations between Virginia Hill and Siegel, coverage of illegal activity surrounding the building of the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas, and transcripts of phone conversations between Siegel and Meyer Lansky.

Carlo Gambino - Capo di Tutti Capi (Boss of Bosses) FBI Files- 2,108 pages FBI files covering Carlo Gambino. Plus, a 343-page indictment for conspiracy to unlawfully distill alcohol. Carlo Gambino (1902-1976) was investigated by the FBI for various criminal violations. In 1970, Gambino, said to be the "Boss of Bosses" was described as the most powerful racketeer in the country. About a third of the FBI pages were not released until November 2017.

Reputed to be the head of the Five Families of New York from 1957 to 1976, Gambino was born in Sicily in 1902, and immigrated to the United States in 1921. When Albert Anastasia was killed in 1957, allegedly by Gambino with approval of Vito Genovese, Gambino became head of the Family. The government made serious attempts beginning about 1970 to bring Gambino to trial on hijacking charges and deport him for entering the country illegally in 1921. However, his severe heart trouble, which plagued him for years, prevented trial. Files include detailed reporting of electrocardiograms given to Gambino. Gambino died of heart failure in 1976.

Carlos Marcello - "The Godfather of New Orleans" FBI Files and investigative Bodies' Material- 4,737 pages of FBI Files, House Select Committee on Assassinations Files and finished reports from the McClellan Committee, Department of Justice, and the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

Carlos Marcello (1910–1993), was born Calogero Minacore in Tunis, Tunisia of Sicilian parents, who immigrated to New Orleans later that year. Marcello ruled the New Orleans crime family from 1947 until the late 1980s. Some JFK conspiracy theorists believe Marcello had a role in the assassination of the President. The Bureau investigated Marcello following the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963.Marcello became active in all phases of the rackets in the New Orleans area. He operated casinos, horse betting parlors, slot machines and narcotics. Marcello invested heavily in legitimate businesses, including bars, restaurants, inns, and food processing concerns, particularly seafood and other frozen foods.

Marcello's first contact with the law came on November 29, 1929, when he was arrested at the age of 19 by New Orleans police as an accessory before and after the robbery of a local bank. The charges were subsequently dismissed. Less than 6 months later, on May 13, 1930, he was convicted of assault and robbery and was sentenced to the State penitentiary for 9 to 14 years. He served less than 5 years.

Carmine "Lillo" Galante FBI Files– 1,283 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering Carmine "Lillo" Galante. Galante was known as "Lillo" or "The Cigar," he was seldom seen without his trademark cigar between his lips. The FBI conducted an anti-racketeering investigation of Carmine Galante from 1958 through 1979. The infamous gangster was well known for his connections with organized crime and had an extensive arrest record dating back to 1926 for assault, robbery, murder, grand larceny, alcohol tax violation, and narcotics.

In the 1930's & 1940's, he was a top enforcer for crime boss Vito Genovese. He is reputed to have carried out numerous murder contracts, including the 1943 killing of Carlo Tresca, an anti-fascist newspaper editor. Galante became an underboss of Joseph C. Bonanno and ran an international narcotics ring. In 1960 he was convicted of drug trafficking. After his release in 1974, Galante became New York's organized crime top boss. His actions to gain and hold power caused mob leaders to issue a contract on him. On July 12, 1979, Galante, along with a cousin and an associate, were shot and killed at Joe and Mary's restaurant in Brooklyn. The murder is memorialized by news photos of him with an after-dinner cigar still clenched in his teeth.

FBI Mafia Bible/Mafia Monograph - FBI Files- Files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering the FBI summation "Mafia Monograph." This 1958 "Mafia Monograph," prepared by the FBI's Central Research Section, was a secret document meant only for limited distribution amongst Federal law enforcement. The Mafia Monograph was written by the FBI in 1958 as a study of the origin, nature, and activities of the Mafia in its native Sicily and how it was transplanted to the United States. The first section of the monograph provides on overview of origins, nature, and activities of the Mafia in Sicily.

The second section gives the FBI's interpretation of its transplantation to the United States. The monograph contains information about the mafia that the FBI's Central Research Section thought was critical knowledge for top echelon of federal law enforcement. Topics include: Omerta, Vendetta, speculations on the existence and nonexistence of the Mafia, early Mafia history, prohibition, activities after prohibition, Appalachia meeting, Murder, Inc., Black Band, and the Kefauver Committee.

Individuals mentioned include: Lucky Luciano, Louis Buchalter, Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joseph Profaci, Frank Costello, Santo Trafficante, Sr, Santo Trafficante, Jr, Al Capone, Jacob Shapiro, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin Siegel, Abner Zwillman, James Hoffa, Joseph Barbara, Joseph Boanno, and Carlos Marcello.

Frank Costello FBI Files- 3,045 pages of FBI files covering Frank Costello. The files date from 1935 to 1972. They cover Frank Costello's personal history, background, criminal activities, associates, legitimate business activities, illegitimate business activities, hangouts and places of amusement frequented, and political connections.

Subject matter covered includes: Information from a 1935 telephone tap placed on Frank Costello's apartment telephone. Investigation of perjury before the Kefauver Committee. Costello's 1951 and 1952 contempt of Congress trials. The parole report created after his 1952 contempt of Congress conviction. Investigation in support of having Frank Costello's citizenship revoked. Investigation into the attempted murder of Frank Costello case against Vincent Gigante and Vito Genovese. Other people named in files include: "Broadway Charlie" Stern, Joe Adonis, Carlos Marcella, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, Vito Genovese, and Lucky Luciano.

Frank Sinatra FBI Files- 3,072 pages of FBI files covering Frank Sinatra. Files date from 1944 to 1985. Some files were not declassified until November 2017.

The FBI gathered reporting on Sinatra socializing with organized crime figures, an allegation from gossip columnist and radio personality Walter Winchell, which was disproved, that he bribed a doctor to obtain a 4-F Selective Service classification, record of a 1938 arrest in Hackensack, New Jersey on charges of "seduction and adultery", and accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. Files cover the relationship between Sinatra and John F. Kennedy. Attention is given to Sinatra's association with Sam Giancana and Sinatra introducing Judith Campbell Exner to President Kennedy.

George Raft FBI Files -160 pages of FBI files covering George Raft. Some files were not released until November 2017. Files contain 137 discernable pages dating from 1944 to 1967. George Raft, an entertainer and movie actor, was born on September 27, 1895, in New York. In his earlier days in New York, he was a dancer and speak-easy entertainer. Raft was a childhood friend of Bugsy Siegel. Early in his career, Raft came under the influence of New York bootlegger, bookie, and racketeer, Owney Madden. Under the patronage of Madden, in the late 1920's, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career.

The files contain summaries of Raft's: Personal history. Associations with Owney Madden; Bugsy Siegel; the Capone Gang; Gambling and the Syndicates; and Vito Genovese. His attempt to get a gambling license in Las Vegas. Summaries of press accounts of Raft and Owney Madden, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, John Capone, Mickey Cohen, and Frank Carbo. FBI declared unsubstantiated information concerning Raft and Syndicate connections, personal gambling habits, relationship with Bugsy Sigel, and ownership of a large collection of obscene films.

Henry Hill, James Burke, and the Ciaccio Extortion Case FBI Files - 647 pages of FBI Files covering Henry Hill, who was portrayed by Ray Liotta in the Martin Scorsese directed 1990 film "Goodfellas," James Burke, who was the model for the fictional character Jimmy Conway, played by Robert DeNiro in the film "Goodfellas," and their connection to the Gaspar Ciaccio extortion case.

Jimmy Hoffa - Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa FBI Files- 2,941 pages of FBI files dealing with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Approximately 1,000 pages were not released until November 2017. Files dates from 1975 to 2002 and contain approximately 2,360 discernable memos.

Highlights from the files include: Files showing that in 1990 the FBI took a strong interest in Detroit area meat packing plants. Files show that the FBI checked out every meatpacking plant in the Detroit area. Files indicate an examination of a gun in Pittsburgh in 1990. The files show that the FBI interviewed more than a dozen people in late 2001 and 2002, pursuing leads in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.

On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa planned to meet Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone, a reputed mob enforcer for the Detroit La Costa Nostra and New Jersey Teamster boss Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano of Union City, New Jersey, at Machus Red Fox restaurant on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Hoffa believed Giacalone had set up the meeting to help settle a feud between Hoffa and Provenzano. At 2:15 p.m. Hoffa phoned his wife Josephine, telling her that no one showed up for his meeting. This is the last time Hoffa was heard from. In 1975, the FBI said in a memo that the disappearance was probably connected to Hoffa's attempts to regain power within the Teamsters union. In 1982 Jimmy Hoffa was declared legally dead.

John Gotti FBI Files- 1,580 pages of FBI files related to John Gotti. The files date from 1964 to 1995. Most of the files date from 1990 to 1994 and are related to Gotti's 1990 arrest and 1992 conviction, and the string of Gambino Family convictions that followed. The files begin in January 1964 with the FBI searching for Gotti.

John Gotti was the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti spent the late 1960's and early 1970's in and out of prison and doing street level mob work that led to him becoming a made man. Gotti's future in the Gambino Family was in danger due to members of his crew being indicted for selling narcotics, which was being done without approval of family leadership. Gotti could see both a way out of his predicament and a way to ascend higher in the Gambino Family, because of growing dissent over the leadership of the crime family. On the evening of December 16, 1985, Gambino Family Boss Paul Castellano was gunned down along with his number two in command, Thomas Bilotti, in front of Spark's Steak House. Gotti, who'd been watching from a car at a safe distance with Sammy Gravano, had one of his men drive the car past the scene to make sure his deadly orders had been carried out. Gotti soon took over as head of the Gambino Family.

John Roselli - La Cosa Nostra - Chicago Outfit FBI & CIA Files- 3,566 pages of FBI and CIA files covering John Roselli. Most of the files were not declassified until November 2017. John Roselli, AKA "Filippo Sacco," was active in California and Las Vegas, handling affairs for the Chicago La Cosa Nostra family. Roselli was once a bodyguard of Harry Cohen, President of Columbia Pictures, and a former lieutenant of Al Capone. He also produced films for "B" movie outfit Monogram Studios. Beginning in 1947, the FBI investigated Roselli for various racketeering violations.

In the early 1960s, Roselli was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency in a plot to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In 1968, he was convicted for entering the United States illegally and was ordered deported by the Immigration and Naturalization Service; however, no country would receive him.

Shortly before he was to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCIA), also known as the Church Commission, Sam Giancana was shot and killed in the basement of his Illinois home. Days later Roselli testified before the Committee about the CIA plan to kill Castro, Operation Mongoose. Giancana's murder supposedly prompted Roselli to permanently leave Los Angeles and Las Vegas for Miami, Florida. In 1976, Roselli's decomposed body was found in a 55-gallon steel drum floating in Dumfounding Bay, Florida.

John "Sonny" Franzese Sr. Colombo Family Underboss FBI Files & Congressional Material- This collection contains 616 pages of material. John "Sonny" Franzese Sr. (1917-2020) was the former underboss of the Colombo crime family, from 1963, until he was sentenced to 50 years in prison for bank robbery charges in 1967. Franzese operated out of New York City and New Jersey and was involved in racketeering, fraud, and loansharking. He was paroled in 1978 and became Colombo family underboss again in 2005, until he was convicted of extortion in 2011. During his extortion trial, his son John Franzese Jr. testified against his father. Franzese was released from prison on June 23, 2017, at the age of 100. At the time he was the oldest inmate in the Federal prison system and the only centenarian in federal custody. Franzese died on February 24, 2020, at the age of 103.

The FBI files encompasses John "Sonny" Franzese Sr., his nephew Carmine “Tutti” Franzese and the broad web of the Colombo Family. Files date from 1960 t0 1980, mostly from the first half of 1970's. They cover the criminal history of the Franzeses. Composed largely of summaries from other FBI files, physical surveillance reports and synopses of information obtained from informants.

Joseph Valachi FBI Files – Congressional Hearings & Other Historical Material -2,269 pages of FBI files, Congressional hearings, oral history testimony, and other historical material related to Genovese Family soldier, and mafia informant Joseph Valachi. Joseph Michael Valachi (1904 – 1971) was a major American organized crime figure. Also known as "Joe Cargo" he is regarded as the first major member of the Italian American Mafia to discuss its existence publicly and give details about its methods and practices. Valachi is credited with popularization of the term cosa nostra.

In 1963, Valachi testified before a U.S. Senate committee, known as the Valachi hearings, and disclosed previously unknown information about the Italian American Mafia including its structure, operations, rituals, and membership. His testimony was the first major violation of omertà, the mafia's code of silence, and the first concrete evidence that the Italian American Mafia existed to be provided to federal authorities and the public. Valachi died in 1971 while he was serving a life sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, La Tuna

The FBI Files contains briefs about murders in which Valachi was implicated, details about his murder of John Saup, while Valachi was an inmate at U.S Penitentiary Atlanta Georgia, Valachi's rap sheet, his cooperation with the FBI, his testimony before a Congressional committee, a neuropsychiatric report on Valachi, information about the shooting of Frank Costello, the work by Peter Maas which would become the book the "Valachi Papers."

Judith Campbell Exner - JFK, Sam Giancana and John Roselli Associate FBI Files- 642 pages of FBI files related to Judith Campbell Exner. Some material was not released until November 2017.

Judith Campbell Exner (January 11, 1934 – September 24, 1999), also known as Judith Exner and Judith Campbell, claimed to be the mistress of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Mafia leaders Sam Giancana and John Roselli.

Judith Campbell Exner claimed to have been a link between President Kennedy and Mafia members Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli. Introduced to John Kennedy by Frank Sinatra during Kennedy’s 1960 presidential primary campaign, she claimed to have had a relationship with John Kennedy that lasted from the winter of 1960 until March of 1962. In 1975, Ms. Exner gained national media attention when she testified before the Church Committee in its investigation of the CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro. Between 1976 and 1997, Ms. Exner filed numerous lawsuits against the FBI seeking access to all information the FBI held on her.

Louis "Lepke" Buchalter/Murder Inc. FBI Files - Photos - Newspaper Articles- 532 pages of FBI files, photos and newspaper articles related to Louis "Lepke" Buchalter.

Louis Bookhouse, also known as Louis Buchalter or Louis "Lepke" Buchalter was born on February 6, 1897, in New York City. Lepke means "Little Louis" in Yiddish. He became a member of the street gang, Amboy Dukes, based in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Buchalter was first arrested September 2, 1915, on a burglary charge. Buchalter along with Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro ran protection and union rackets in the garment industry on the lower east side of New York. Buchalter was known to be more violent than others in the collection of protection money, quicker to kill someone for not paying up. His criminal success caught the attention of top mob bosses.

In 1935, Dutch Schultz was facing a tax evasion prosecution. The investigation was led by federal attorney Thomas E. Dewey, who was brought in as a special prosecutor. Schultz wanted Dewey dead and went to the Commission to encourage a hit on Dewey. The Syndicate's Murder Inc. at first planned the hit, however, the Syndicate canceled the plans, fearful of the repercussions of killing Dewey. An outraged Schultz declared that he would do it himself. Buchalter told the Commission that to protect the Syndicate, Schultz should be killed before he could have a chance to kill Dewey.

Buchalter put two of Murder Inc.'s. best hit men on the job, Mendy Weiss, and Charlie "The Bug" Workman. They shot Schultz and members of his crew at the Palace Chop House and Tavern, in Newark, New Jersey. In the two days it took Schultz to die from the gunshots he received in the bathroom of the Newark steakhouse, he refused to reveal who had shot him. After Schultz's death, Lepke Buchalter took over many of Schultz's rackets.

In March of 1940, Louis Buchalter was sentenced to a term of 15 years to life in federal court. Lepke was sent to Leavenworth Penitentiary in April 1940. Louis Buchalter brought legal challenges to prevent him to being sent back to New York. In 1941, he was sent back to New York to face trial for the murder of Joe Rosen. Buchalter was convicted that December. In 1942, Buchalter lost his last appeal. At the time he was in federal custody. He fought being turned back over to New York authorities, trying to call in favors from those in the justice system with whom he had prior dealings. In January 1944, Buchalter was sent to New York's Sing Sing prison.

Buchalter was scheduled to be executed on March 2, 1944, at 11:00 PM, along with his associates Louis Capone and Mendy Weiss. Louis Lepke Buchalter died in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison on March 4, 1944, at 11:16 PM. Buchalter was the first and only mob boss ever to be legally executed.

Lucky Luciano FBI Files, Newspapers, and Books- This collection contains a total of 2,804 pages.

Files contain memos written by FBI agents, informant accounts, miscellany, and newspaper articles. Most of the material covers the late 1940's and early 1950's. The infamous gangster, Charles Luciano was nicknamed "Lucky" after surviving a gangland "ride" in 1929, in which he was beaten, stabbed repeatedly with an ice pick, had his throat slashed, was thrown from a car, and left for dead.

In 1931 he became head of the Unione Siciliana in New York and in alliance with other big gangsters established a sway over the underworld in cities throughout the nation. He had an extensive arrest record and in June 1936, Luciano was convicted on 62 of 90 counts of compulsory prostitution and was sentenced to 30 to 50 years imprisonment. He was paroled in 1946 on the condition that he would be deported to his native Italy. During the remainder of his life, the FBI received allegations from time to time that Luciano continued to direct criminal activities in the United States from his place of exile. He suffered a fatal heart attack in Italy in 1962.

Includes copy of files with mentions of Luciano from the FBI files of Albert Anastasia, Bugsy Siegel, Carlo Gambino, Carmine Galante, Frank Sinatra, Frank Wortman, Fred G. Randaccio, Interpol, Joseph Bonanno, Louis Lepke Buchalter, Meyer Lansky and Walter Winchell.

Includes 77 full-sheet newspaper pages dating from October 24, 1935, to February 13, 1962, with coverage of Lucky Luciano.

Meyer Lansky FBI, CIA, and JFK Assassination Records Review Board Files- 4,355 pages of material.

In 1920, Lansky met Bugsy Siegel during a fight that occurred when a street corner craps game turned bad. Later in 1920 Lansky met Lucky Luciano. Luciano's gang tried to shakedown Lansky for money and Lansky fought back. This gained Luciano's respect and eventually led to a long illegal partnership. Later the three formed the Five Points Gang.

By the mid 1930's Lansky held gambling interests in Florida, New York, and Cuba. After Lucky Luciano was expelled from the United States, he delegated his role in the Syndicate to Lansky. This led to Lansky being referred to as "Chairman of the Board of the National Crime Syndicate." Lansky invested in Bugsy Siegel's Las Vegas Flamingo hotel/casino venture. When the venture lost money, other crime bosses became unhappy and suspicious and wanted Siegel killed. Despite Lansky's intervention to prevent it, Bugs Siegel was murdered in 1947. Facing a tax evasion prosecution in the early 1970's, Lansky left the United States for Israel. His attempts to gain Israeli citizenship failed. Lansky was returned to the United States three years later. On January 15, 1983, Meyer Lansky died of lung cancer.

FBI files date from 1952 to 1978. Material covered in the files include: Files showing the FBI efforts to have Meyer Lansky's U.S. citizenship revoked. A report gives a detailed summary of information on Lansky, including background information, family history, education, work history, addresses, business ties, places of amusement and hangouts, and his physical condition. Memos detail Lansky's involvement in dog racing operations. Files show that in 1960 the FBI ramped-up its efforts in going after Lansky. Memos give information obtained from wiretaps and bugs installed in Lansky's Hallendale, Florida home.

Files show that the FBI had an informant who would wear a wire while meeting with Lansky. Files contain details of an FBI interview of Meyer Lansky when he returned home from Cuba during the revolution against the Batista regime. Documents chronicle Lansky's attempt to gain citizenship in Israel and the U.S. government's effort to prevent it. Memos detail the incident when Lansky was arrested after being caught at Miami International Airport, after a flight from Mexico, with 154 tablets of the barbiturate Donnatol without a prescription. At trial the judge ordered a directed verdict of not guilty.

Mickey Cohen FBI Files- 1,755 pages of FBI files covering Mickey Cohen. Files contain approximately 1,300 narrative pages, dating from 1949 to 1976. Information in the files include: A memo giving an account of the 1949 shooting of Cohen. Memos from 1949 concerning the bugging of Cohen during the 1940's and the possibility he knew that listening devices were planted. A 1950 memo gives an account of the bombing of Cohen's Brentwood home. An investigation into a possible kidnapping of someone from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to secure payment of a gambling debt to Cohen, which the alleged victim denied happened.

A 1960, 280-page report, with updates issued in 1961, gives summaries of a wide range of aspects of Mickey Cohen's life including: personal history, relatives, military record, employment, criminal arrest rap sheet going back to 1933, criminal activities, traffic violations, murders in which Cohen is suspected of having involvement, civil suits filled by Cohen, his associates, his attorney, Cohen's bail bondsmen, World War II black-market operations, bookmaking and gambling activities, association with Bugsy Siegel, gambling establishments in Los Angeles, illegal union activities, prostitution, vending machine business, financial information, Cohen's automobiles, legitimate businesses, income tax evasion, places of amusement and hangouts, personal habits and peculiarities, and more.

Contains memos concerning FBI involvement in Cohen's 1961 tax evasion prosecution, which lead to a conviction and a 15-year sentence. Details of a prison nurse smuggling in contraband for Mickey Cohen, supplied by Harry Cohen, and her passing out communications from Mickey Cohen.

Information concerning a lawsuit for $10 million filled by Cohen against the government claiming negligence, after he was severely beaten by another inmate while severing a 15-year sentence for tax evasion at the U.S. Penitentiary at Atlanta, Georgia. Summaries of interviews and memos concerning an investigation into an illegal mortgage racket in Florida. Information concerning his relationship with Frank Sinatra.

Moe Dalitz "Godfather Of Las Vegas" FBI Files- 3,100 pages of FBI files covering Morris "Moe" Dalitz. Some of the files were not declassified until November 2017.

Morris "Moe" Dalitz, a former prohibition rum runner with a tough reputation, went to Las Vegas in 1946, he was destined to become the "Godfather of Las Vegas."

The FBI investigated Moe Dalitz for racketeering, bank fraud, and numerous other criminal activities. From the early 1930s to 1968, Dalitz maintained associations and/or contacts with notorious "hoodlums" throughout the country.

The FBI files chiefly cover Dalitz's Las Vegas activity. Of special interest to the Bureau was Dalitz and Cleveland investors, including Sam Tucker, Thomas McGinty, and Morris Kleinman opening the Desert Inn. In 1958 Dalitz's association with Jimmy Hoffa lead to millions in Teamsters loans to take over the Stardust. Files show Dalitz was a key backer of Pat McCarran, Nevada's powerful U.S. senator.

President's Commission on Organized Crime Report 1983-1986 Report– The 745-page final report of the President's Commission on Organized Crime Report 1983-1986.

Ruggiero Boiardo - Newark Godfather FBI Files & Congressional Material– 1,720 pages of material.

Ruggiero Boiardo (1890–1984), nicknames "Diamond Richie" and "Richie the Boot", was a legendary and powerful capo of the Genovese crime family who ran mob operations in the Newark, New Jersey area.

The FBI files date from 1953 to 1984. About 45 pages were not declassified until November 2017. Highlights include a continuously updated investigative report summarizing his personal history and background, criminal activities, legitimate and illegitimate business activities, associates such as Henry Abrams, Joseph Accardi, Louis Buchalter, Al Capone, Antonio Rocco Caponigro, also known as "Tony Bananas", Angelo De Carlo, Jacob Shapiro, Anthony "Little Pussy" Russo and John "Big Pussy" Russo.

Includes Boiardo's criminal record, dissolution of his relationship with Abner "Longie" Zwillman over stolen bootleg alcohol, and his involvement with Harrison Fuel Inc.

A memo contains a summary of an FBI interview with Boiardo, in which he mentions his dealings as a bootlegger during prohibition, and his surprise that Vito Genovese got involved in drug rackets. Files show that there were at least twelve informants giving information on Boiardo. Five of these informants were close enough to Boiardo to report on the minutia of his daily activities and thoughts.

Files include transcripts from the bugging of John "Big Pussy" Russo. Reports from informants saying that Boiardo believed he was the basis for the main character in the Mario Puzo book, "The Godfather." An account that in 1974 he erected a sign in his tomato garden that read "The Godfather's Garden." Informant's account of Boiardo's views on the changes in the numbers racket in Newark, based on the city's changing racial makeup. Speculation over who was in control, Richie Boiardo, or his son. Informants passed on Boiardo's various comments dealing with politics, race relations, the George Wallace campaign, Nixon's impeachment, and his philosophical justification for gangland killings.

Sam Giancana FBI, CIA, and Congressional Investigation Files- 4,235 pages of FBI, CIA and Congressional files covering Sam Giancana. Much of the material was not declassified until November 2017.

Reputed syndicate boss in Chicago from 1957 to 1966, Giancana is believed to have worked for Al Capone in the 1920's. He was arrested approximately 70 times and twice sentenced to prison, for burglary, five years, and operating an illegal still, four years.

Sam Giancana rose within the Chicago organized crime syndicate until he became syndicate leader in 1957. In 1965 he was sent to jail for contempt of a federal grand jury. After release he left the country. In 1974, after an eight-year stint in Mexico, Giancana was deported back to Chicago.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee scheduled Giancana to testify about his alleged involvement in a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Giancana was murdered shortly before he was scheduled to testify before the Church Committee. Giancana died from gunshot wounds, one bullet in the back of his head, five into his mouth, received at his Oak Park, Illinois home.

Vincent "The Chin" Gigante FBI Files and other Related Material- Contains 3,151 pages of material.

Vincent Louis Gigante (1928 – 2005), also known as "The Chin", was a New York Italian-American organized crime figure. By 1981, he was the boss of the Genovese crime family until 2003. With Lucky Luciano deported to Italy in 1946, Frank Costello became acting boss when underboss Vito Genovese fled to Italy to avoid a murder charge. Costello led the Luciano family until May of 1957.

Genovese returned to the United States when a key witness against him was poisoned and the murder he faced charges were dropped.

Genovese took control by sending soldier Vincent “The Chin” Gigante to murder Costello. Costello survived the attack but relinquished control of the family to Genovese, who named the family after himself. Attempted murder charges against Gigante were unsuccessful because Costello refused to identify him as the shooter. In 1959, it was Genovese’s turn to go to prison following a conviction ofc onspiracy to violate narcotics laws. He received a 15-year sentence but continued to run the family through his underlings from his prison cell in Atlanta, Georgia.

After sharing a prison cell with Genovese, following Genovese's conviction for heroin trafficking, Gigante became a caporegime, overseeing his own crew of Genovese soldiers and associates who operated out of Greenwich Village. Gigante was one of Genovese's most loyal supporters, siding with him throughout his struggle for power with Costello. Gigante quickly rose to power during the 1960’s and 1970’s. By 1981 he became the family's boss, while Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno served as front boss during the first half of the 1980’s. He the failed murder attempt of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in 1986.

With the arrest and conviction of Gotti and various Gambino family members in 1992, Gigante was recognized as the most powerful crime boss in the United States. For the better part of 30 years, Gigante feigned insanity in an effort to throw law enforcement off his trail. Dubbed "The Oddfather" by the press, Gigante often wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in his and slippers, mumbling incoherently to himself.

He was indicted on federal racketeering charges in 1990 but was determined to be declared mentally unfit to stand trial. In 1997 he was declared competent and was tried and convicted on the racketeering charges and was given a 12-year sentence. Facing new charges in 2003, he pleaded guilty and admitted that his supposed insanity was an elaborate effort to avoid prosecution. He died while incarcerated in 2005.

Vito Genovese FBI Files- 537 pages of FBI files covering Vito Genovese. Genovese was referred to as a top mafia officer and whose record included arrests for homicide, assault, robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, narcotics, alcohol, gambling, and garment industry shakedowns. Some material was not declassified until November 2017.

In the 1920's and 1930's Genovese was Lucky Luciano's right-hand man. In 1937, he fled to Italy to escape a murder charge. While in Italy, he befriended Benito Mussolini. After the war, he was returned to the United States to face trial. In 1945, the key witness in the case, Peter La Tempa, was poisoned while in protective custody and Genovese was released. He is reputed to have become "boss of all the bosses" through the murders of several competing bosses including Willie Moretti and Albert Anastasia. He is also believed to have made an attempt on the life of Frank Costello in 1957. In 1958, he was convicted on narcotic charges and sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. In 1969, Genovese died of a heart attack while housed at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, in Springfield, Missouri.

Whitey Bulger FBI, Bureau of Prisons, DOJ, INTERPOL Files, Congressional Reports/Hearings & Court Documents- This collection contains 11,530 pages of material.

James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (1929-2018) was an American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston.

Bulger, while an FBI Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive, was on the run, wanted for operating a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), murder (19 counts) in three states Massachusetts, Florida, and Oklahoma. conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit extortion, narcotics distribution, conspiracy to commit money laundering, extortion, and money laundering.

He was caught after spending 16 years avoiding capture after the FBI ran a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) produced by the Bureau in 10 states where it was believed Bulger had resided or still had contacts on June 11, 2011.

He was extradited to Massachusetts and his trial began on June 12, 2013. On August 12, Bulger was found guilty on 31 counts, including two racketeering charges, and was found to have been involved in 11 murders. On November 14, he was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus five years for his crimes.

On October 30, 2018, Bulger, who was in a wheelchair, was transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, near Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He was beaten to death by his fellow inmates within hours of his arrival at Hazelton.

FBI files date from 1974 to 2008. Many of these documents were not released by the FBI until July 2021. Bulger became a fugitive in late 1994 after his FBI handler warned him, he was about to be indicted. He then evaded law enforcement for 16 years before being arrested in his California apartment along with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

The files show that the FBI was aware that Bulger was involved in loansharking, horserace-fixing and other crimes before recruiting him as an informant. The files show that the FBI discovered that Bulger was involved in a horse racing scheme that involved bribing jockeys and drugging horses to fix races at tracks in Boston, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

The files show that Bulger began supplying information to the FBI on the Patriarca crime family, the main rival to Bulger's Winter Hill Gang. The files contain information gained from monitored telephone conversations and individuals wearing recording devices.

The files include 1,047 memos from and about FBI Agent John Joseph Connolly Jr. Connolly was a corrupt FBI agent who was convicted of racketeering, obstruction of justice, and murder, due to his activities with Bulger, Steve Flemmi, and the Winter Hill Gang.

The files include 1,111 pages of photos and memos regarding the many items found in Bulger's and Catherine Greig's hideout, a $1,200 a month rent-controlled 2-bedroom apartment, unit 303 at the Princess Eugenia apartment building at 1012 Third Street, Santa Monica, CA. The photographs include pictures of the $822,198 in cash found inside the walls of the apartment, an arsenal of firearms, photos and knickknacks attesting to Greig's love of dogs, 21 bottles of mouthwash, and various other treasures obtained from a local 99 Cents Only Store.

The files include a 314-page report titled, "Special Report the FBI's Compliance with the Attorney General's Investigative Guidelines," created in September 2005. The report includes 40 mentions of Bulger.

Bureau of Prison Files - 579 pages of documents, dating from 1956 to 1964, from the Bureau of Prisons covering Bulger while he was incarcerated at the United States Penitentiaries at Alcatraz, Leavenworth, and Atlanta. Files cover personal history and family background, inmate property, medical and psychiatric history, progress reports, sentence data records, prisoner work records, conduct & punishment records, and parole records.

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