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Deadly Dons

Heading an organized crime group requires savvy business skills, decisive leadership and a willingness to prematurely end potential rivals' lives. Here's a look at some of the most powerful Mob bosses of the twentieth century
Bruce Goldman
From the Print Edition:
Francis Ford Coppola, Sept/Oct 03

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Meyer Lansky National crime syndicate founder
If Lucky Luciano was the mob's organizational genius, Lansky was its brains, the man entrusted to hide or invest the national syndicate's money. And no important decision was ever made without consulting the "Little Man." Lansky's virtual gambling monopoly in pre-Castro Cuba and his propensity for skimming millions out of Las Vegas casinos made him wealthy.

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