Jacob Gurrah Shapiro Fur Industry Mafia Enforcer
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Jacob Gurrah Shapiro acquired his middle name because of the growl he uttered when he told his enemies to "get out". Shapiro was in jail for many years for violations of the Sullivan Act, extortion and various felonies and misdemeanors he had accumulated over a criminal career that began in 1916. One source I found said that he had been arrested more than 100 times altogether.