Jewish mobster's heirs seek compensation for Havana hotel

Heirs of Meyer Lansky want compensation for Cuban casino Reuters By Daniel Trotta 20 hours ago HAVANA (Reuters) - The heirs of American organized crime legend Meyer Lansky want compensation for his nationalized hotel, the Riviera, the seaside home to one of the last casinos built in swinging Havana of the 1950s. C Meyer Lansky (July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) known as the "Mob's Accountant," was a Jewish-American gangster who, along with his lifelong best friend and closest associate Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States, and helped Luciano create the modern American mafia.Lansky and Luciano built a multi-billion dollar global drug Meyer Lansky’s Heirs Seeking Compensation for Havana Hotel Casino . Jewish gangster's grandson says Lansky descendants are estate's beneficiaries and are entitled to compensation from Cuba for the hotel casino, which opened just a year before Castro took over and outlawed gambling. Although Lansky's heirs have yet to file a claim, they have been looking into their rights ever since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a year ago that they would normalize relations, said Gary Rapoport, Lansky's grandson. The hotel opened in December 1957 and was nationalized after Fidel Castro's rebels took over little more than a year later and outlawed Jewish mobster’s heirs seek compensation for Havana hotel casino With US-Cuban ties restored, the descendants of Meyer Lansky say they are ‘entitled to something’ from 1950s establishment Meyer Lansky Heirs Seek Compensation Claim for Cuban Casino. Posted on: December 10, 2015, 05:53h. Last updated on: December 10, 2015, 05:54h. Heirs of gangster Meyer Lansky demand compensation for nationalised Cuban casino. Heirs of mob figure have been examining legal rights since Barack Obama announced plans to normalise relations Meyer Lansky: When His Casinos Shuttered in Saratoga, He Created a Gambling Empire in Havana Digging into the Spa City's seedy past, which includes mobsters and mountains of money. Meyer-2. Meyer Lansky, right, with his attorney, Moses Polakoff, in September 1952 after posting $10,000 bail and surrendering to the state prosecutor in Ballston Spa in the extraordinary grand jury investigation Although Lansky's heirs have yet to file a claim, they have been looking into their rights ever since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a year ago that they would normalize relations, said Gary Rapoport, Lansky's grandson. The hotel opened in December 1957 The heirs of American organized crime legend Meyer Lansky want compensation for his nationalized hotel, the Riviera, the seaside home to one of the last casinos built in swinging Havana of the 1950s.

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