Monday, December 31, 2012

The Meyer Lansky Scrapbook

Meyer Lansky, gambler and mob organizer of the Havana boom, leaving Rivieria Hotel casino with girl and satchel reported to have contained $200, 000 from cashier's office.
(LIFE Magazine photo, Feb. 1958.)

Original caption: 11/7/72-MIAMI, FLA: Meyer Lansky, the reputed financial brain of the underworld's gambling empire, struggles to get into his attorney's car after being freed on bonds totaling $250,000, a little more than nine hours after landing in Miami from South America. (UPI)-ps/PKS
(Click on all images to enlarge.)

Miami News, Nov. 10, 1972: Lansky's wife leaves Israel, to join him here

Original caption: Miami - Meyer Lansky stands with attorney E. David Rosen
outside the Federal Courthouse 2/27/1973 after the second day of his trial
on charges of contempt. Lansky testified today, telling the jury he
did not answer a grand jury summons because his doctor advised
against traveling. His trial is expected to end 2/28/1973.

Original caption: Miami - Meyer Lansky stands on the steps of the Federal
Courthouse 2/28/1973, shortly before a jury convicted him of contempt.
Lansky, 70, had testified that ill health had prevented him from appearing
to testify before a grand jury.

Miami News, Mar. 1, 1973: Lansky on bail, awaits sentencing

Original caption: (MH3) Miami, Fla., July 9--SMILING LANSKY ARRIVES AT COURT--A smiling, squinting Meyer Lansky arrives at Miami's federal building this morning to stand trial on charges of income tax evasion.(AP Wirephoto)(see AP wire story)

Miami News, July 10, 1973: Lansky hearing on health claim set tomorrow

Meyer Lansky arriving for his trial on income tax evasion charges at
Federal Court in Miami, July 17, 1973.

Miami News, July 17, 1973: IRS man excused as Lansky juror

Miami News, July 25, 1973: Lansky faces new tax trial

Miami News, Oct. 12, 1977.

Miami News, Feb. 10, 1978.

Lansky walks his Shih Tzu, Bruzzer, on Miami Beach in the 70s.

Original caption: Jan. 16, 1983, Miami, FL: Thelma Lansky (C) weeps as
the remains of her husband Meyer Lansky are readied for burial.
Lansky, reputed underworld financier, died of cancer at the age of 80 on Jan. 15, 1983.

Miami News, Jan. 17, 1983.

The Meyer Lansky Scrapbook (Part II)


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