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Cleveland convention of 1928

Post by THunt » Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 7:45 am

On this date (Dec. 5) in 1928, police arrested 23 men - most from out of state - attending a Mafia convention at Cleveland's Hotel Statler. The group included representatives from the Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Tampa and Buffalo underworlds.

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More on this subject at Writers of Wrongs:
https://www.writersofwrongs.com/2016/12 ... eland.html

In the January 2010 issue of Informer, Michael Tona and I argued that the 1928 convention was a sort of coronation, recognizing Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria of New York as the new boss of bosses of the American Mafia. Critics of this view note that Masseria was not one of the out of state guests at the Hotel Statler. However, much of Masseria's family lived in Cleveland. It is far more likely that he would have stayed with his family than at a hotel.

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Informer - Jan. 2010:
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Issue/52053
- Tom Hunt
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