♤♧ Wanted ♢♡

|| $500K REWARD ||

Reward for the capture, dead or alive, of the infamous and feared gangster known as "Bugsy" Siegel.

  • Jewish American mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is 41 years old, born on February 28th, 1906 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Handsome and charismatic, he is one of the first front-page-celebrity gangsters.
  • Newspapers refer to him as "Bugsy".
  • He hates the nickname (said to be based on the slang term "bugs", meaning "crazy", used to describe his erratic behavior), and prefers to be called "Ben" or "Mr. Siegel".
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Criminal Activity

  • 1931 - With a goal of killing off many of New York's veteran gangsters, Siegel is one of four hit men hired to execute Sicilian mobster Joe "the Boss" Masseria.

  • 1937 - Siegel relocates his bootlegging and gambling rackets to the West Coast.

  • He settles in California, sets up gambling dens and gambling ships while also securing the already existing prostitution, narcotics and bookmaking rackets.

Virginia Hill and Flamingo Hotel and Casino

  • 1945 - Siegel moves to Las Vegas with his actress Virginia Hill, where he begins working toward his dream of building a gambling mecca in the Nevada desert.

  • With funding from the eastern crime syndicate, construction of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino begins under Siegel's supervision.
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