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Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. But in the days of Prohibition, the big alcohol suppliers were not Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst. The Mafia had control, and it made its money by running alcohol as far away as Canada and Indiana, as well as with counterfeiting, the numbers racket, and two of the biggest heists in American history.
From then on, the sky was the limit, as the Mafia indulged in extortion, protection rackets, and skimming from Las Vegas casinos.
The Cream City had its crooked lawyers, corrupt cops, and even a mayor on the take. The members of the Mafia included doctors, real estate men, restaurateurs, tavern owners, funeral directors, union presidents, and the most famous Milwaukee gangster of all, Frank Balistrieri.
While now considered extinct, the Milwaukee Family was once a dominant force in the Midwest. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Author Gavin Schmitt has combined his own photographs with those from various historical societies, libraries, archives, and the personal collections of relatives, police officers, and federal agents. Most of the images contained in this book have never before been made public.
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