Was Meyer Lansky a cold-hearted financial genius? Was he the kind of guy who would order murders and beatings to keep the money rolling in? Or was he just a Jewish kid whose reputation was a media construction?
Lansky, also known as the "Mob's Accountant", was an associate of Lucky Luciano and was linked to mob enterprises from bootlegging to running casinos. Born in Russia, Lansky was treated like royalty by Mafiosi all over America.
Even though he was pursued relentlessly by the FBI they couldn't pin anything on him and the millions they thought he had squirrelled away have never been found.
So who was Meyer Lanksy? And is his money still out there, waiting to be found?