PGA Tour player, Chuck Workman’s autobiography, details his life growing up as the son of Charlie “The Bug” Workman, notorious enforcer for the mob’s Murder Incorporated, who was incarcerated over 24 years for the murder of Mob Boss Dutch Schultz.
"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
My e-book was researched from newspapers of the mid 1930s during a time when beer baron Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) was on trial for tax violations in New York state. Schultz fled New York and paid New Jersey authorities money to keep from being extradited to New York to face additional tax prosecutions. There were many other murders of less significance that were undertaken by Murder Inc.
The Harlem lottery was a money making affair. It operated in poor neighborhoods and required bettors to match 3 numbers that were chosen at random. Schultz paid off a Tammany Hall assemblyman to protect lottery headquarters from police raids. When police meandered too close they were reassigned to other locations. My book looks at its operation and how it thrived even after Schultz was murdered.
The true story of the gangland execution in 1935 of Dutch Schultz, the Beer Baron of the Bronx and king of Harlem's numbers racket. The author shows how the roots of the crime ran from the Lower East side to Park Avenue penthouses and ultimately to City Hall itself. “One of the essential reads on the larger subject of the Prohibition era and its criminal legacy." - T.J. English