Arnold Rothstein could very well be recognized as the man who took organized crime and tamed it into a beneficial business to put himself at the top of it all.
“The Brain” was also involved in a horse racing conspiracy during the 1921 Travers Stakes. Here, he was allegedly involved in a conspiracy with a trainer named Sam Hildreth, and the two were driving odds and getting information about other horses in the race. Rothstein collected over half a million dollars plus the purse from that single race.
The “Black Sox Scandal” is one of the most notorious scandals to ever happen in American history, and Rothstein was the backbone of it. In summary, Rothstein allegedly paid members of the Chicago White Sox to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Rothstein would then bet against the White Sox and collect a large sum of money from the series.
“Lord High Executioner” was the guy who ran a mob of contract killers called Murder, Incorporated. that eventually helped Lucky Luciano reach the top. He knew if he got Luciano to the top of the hierarchy, he could get a piece of the cake and make some money. He went on to gun down Giuseppe Masseria and his group to follow through with the plan.
He was the leader of the murdering squad, Murder, Incorporated, a gang that was accounted for between 500 and 700 murders. After his success in this organization, Albert became the Luciano family leader, but was assassinated