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Meyer Lansky (born Meyer Suchowljanski) (July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), known as the "Mob's Accountant", was a Jewish-American organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the "National Crime Syndicate" in the United States.
Lansky developed a gambling empire which stretched from Saratoga to Miami to Council Bluffs and Las Vegas; it is also said that he oversaw gambling concessions in Cuba.
Although a member of the Jewish Mafia, Lansky undoubtedly had strong influence with the Italian Mafia and played a large role in the consolidation of the criminal underworld (although the full extent of this role has been the subject of some debate).Wikipedia's biography jumped right to the 1930's, with no mention of his activities in 1920 (the time period of 'Boardwalk Empire'.) Click here if you'd like to read more about Meyer Lansky at Wikipedia......