Early Life <ul><li>Was born July 4 th , 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Was born in Grodno, Russia which is now located in Poland </li></ul><ul><li>His family immigrated to the United States in 1911 when he was 9 years old </li></ul>
Early Acquaintances <ul><li>Soon out of school Lansky became acquainted with famous mobsters Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to create the infamous 5 points gang </li></ul>
How he became involved? <ul><li>Meyer became involved with Luciano after Luciano tried to take money from Meyer for protecting him against his gang. Meyer refused to pay Luciano a penny and a fight broke out. Partnership was soon to follow </li></ul>
Gambling <ul><li>Lansky masterminded the arrangement of craps games around the country that brought in millions of dollars for the gang. </li></ul>
The Caribbean <ul><li>Later on Lansky helped develop hotels and casinos in the Caribbean and organized prostitution there as well. </li></ul>
Gang Involvement <ul><li>Bootlegging – Early on Meyer stole booze from other bootleggers and would sell them for double the price </li></ul>
Money Management <ul><li>Lansky was know for being an ace in money handling and always got the most profit out of any situation </li></ul>
Reasons to Never Lead <ul><li>Was never leader of the mafia because they would lose respect from other gangs having a Jewish leader. </li></ul>
Bootlegging <ul><li>Lansky helped to arrange protection for large shipments of alcohol during the prohibition era </li></ul>
Killing The Boss <ul><li>Lansky helped in aiding Luciano to kill their boss Joe Masseria which gave him almost complete control of the mafia by 1931 </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Masseria </li></ul>
How Much $ He Made <ul><li>Was worth and estimated $300 million-$400 million when he died. Grossed most of money through gambling and Bootlegging. </li></ul>
Lansky Flees To Israel <ul><li>In 1970 Lansky fled to Israel to evade tax evasion charges that the U.S. government planned to charge him with </li></ul>
Death Lansky died in Miami of a heart attack in 1983
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