By Rick Porrello
Rick Porrello writes concerning the very important reference to mega-mobsters Charles fortunate Luciano and Meyer Lansky, the Cleveland mob's stream to Las Vegas, and the 1st top-level nationwide assembly of the Sicilian-American Mafia.
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He was a dapper dresser and, like many of the prosperous Italians, attended the opera regularly. The two agents told Raymond they were looking to make a large purchase of corn liquor and mentioned the name of a man they said had referred them to the Porrello shop. Raymond took them in to the rear room of the shop, where they placed an order for a hundred gallons of corn liquor. Several days later, a squad of dry agents descended on the barbershop and took Raymond into custody. A few months afterward he was convicted of violating the liquor law and threatening a dry agent.
A few immigrants, and not just Italians but Irish, Jews, blacks and others, pursued lawless enterprises in greedy searches for prosperity. Around 1913, big cities across America were experiencing the prelude to organized Prohibition-era gang warfare: the newspaper circulation wars. During this pre-television and radio era, print publications were the sole media. Politicians found newspapers to be a powerful influence on voters. Fierce battles for choice street corners began. Tough men were hired to head newspaper circulation departments.
Occasionally an innocent bystander would be killed and public outcry would crescendo while frustrated officials fought in vain to stop the murders. There were three stages in the thirteen years of Prohibition. First was the consumption of the alcohol already in stock, second was the manufacture of homemade booze, and last was rumrunning or importing. Alcohol diversion was a common racket that moved mass quantities of alcohol intended for industrial or medicinal use to the public for drinking. In 1922 Woodland Avenue barbers Louis Auerbach and his brother Abraham were charged with diverting almost a million dollars’ worth of alcohol from storage to the hands of bootleggers.