Instead, he made use of mob protection and bribes against law enforcement who were only too willing to get a piece of the action. Mob justice refers to the activities of a charged group that vents their long held hatred on an individual or groups of people whom they perceive as their enemy.
He had a cosy arrangement with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, whereby he ran the show when it came to gambling in Havana. According to the FBILansky retained a substantial financial interest in the Flamingo for the next 20 years.
April Learn how and when to remove this template message Lansky attended a secret meeting in Havana in to discuss Siegel's management of the Flamingo Hotel, which was running far behind schedule and costing Siegel's Mafia investors a great deal of money.
Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. To protect himself from the type of prosecution which sent Al Capone to prison for tax evasion and prostitution, Lansky transferred the illegal earnings from his growing casino empire to a Swiss bank accountwhere anonymity was assured by the Swiss Banking Act.
Once Batista retook control of the government in a military coup in Marchhe quickly put gambling back on track. In fact, shortly after the premiere inLansky phoned Strasberg and congratulated him on a good performance Strasberg was nominated for an Oscar for his rolebut added, "You could've made me more sympathetic.