"Little Man"'s talents and
helped make him into the
A.R. loaned this former
cab driver the money to
become a rumrunner,
speakeasy king, and
protection racket operator.
A.R. picked this cheap little hoodlum
off the streets and turned him into an
elegant, rich hoodlum.
|Dopey Benny Fein
Benny went to jail on labor
racketeering charges and A.R. let
him rot there.
|Little Augie Orgen
Augie did A.R.'s bidding in the
Garment District District's labor
warsâ€”he should have quit while
he was alive.
Waxey wanted A.R. to
bankroll his modest
rumrunning scheme, but
Rothstein had bigger plans
|Ciro "The Artichoke King"
This racketeer lived in A.R.'s
Fairfield Hotel and controlled New
York's produce supply, and
literally penned written contracts
to have his enemies rubbed out.
|John "Legs" Diamond
Strong-arm artist. Thief. Labor
goon. Bootlegger. Speakeasy
operator. A.R.'s merciless
(and seemingly bulletproof)
|Arnold Rothstein's Ganglang Connections
|Arnold Rothstein's activities included highstakes gambling, high-interest
loansharking, rumrunning, fencing stolen goods, labor racketeering, and
drug trafficking. Such occupations brought him intimate contact with a
veritable "who's who" of gangland characters, including men who would
lead organized crime from decades to come.