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By Gavin Schmitt

Milwaukee is healthier recognized for its beer�and rightfully so. yet within the days of Prohibition, the massive alcohol providers weren't Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst. The Mafia had keep watch over, and it made its funds by means of operating alcohol as far-off as Canada and Indiana, in addition to with counterfeiting, the numbers racket, and of the largest heists in American background. From then on, the sky was once the restrict, because the Mafia indulged in extortion, defense rackets, and perusing from Las Vegas casinos. The Cream urban had its crooked attorneys, corrupt police officers, or even a mayor at the take. there has been the blood of these who dared to face within the syndicate�s method, who have been chanced on useless in ditches or as sufferers of vehicle bombs. The individuals of the Mafia incorporated medical professionals, actual property males, restaurateurs, tavern vendors, funeral administrators, union presidents, and the main well-known Milwaukee gangster of all, Frank Balistrieri. whereas now thought of extinct, the Milwaukee family members used to be a dominant strength within the Midwest.

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