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Crime Wire: Who REALLY Killed Bugsy Siegel?

 CRIME WIRE Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE or to the PODCAST: CLICK HERE Host Dennis Griffin takes listeners back to a time when Las Vegas as we know it was in its infancy and one of the most famous, or infamous, gangsters was Bugsy Siegel. Known for his intense violence and quick temper, Siegel is a legend portrayed in movies and television dramas to this day over 65 years since his death. Good looking and sometimes called the visionary behind the creation of Las Vegas, the life and death of Bugsy Siegel, as reported in 1947, is the stuff Hollywood script writers would have a hard time creating, and has been duplicated through the years on film. Crime Wire will take another look at the unsolved murder of Bugsy Siegel in a 2 part series on November 27 and December 11. From Dennis Griffin: On the night of June 20, 1947, notorious mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was relaxing in the living room of  his girlfriend Virginia …

CRIME WIRE TAKES ON A NEW ANGLE INTO THE TRUE FAMILY LIFE OF THE MAFIA

You can hear Crime Wire Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: CLICK HERE The family is a haven in a heartless world.  ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch CRIME WIRE is pleased to welcome Luellen Smiley and Carl Manno to our show. Luellen is the daughter of Allen Smiley, Bugsy Siegel’s best friend and business partner. Allen was sitting next to Bugsy when the mobster was shot and killed on June 20, 1947 in the Beverly Hills mansion of his girlfriend Virginia Hill. Luellen was raised among the elite of organized crime. She spent her adolescence in the, mysterious, and privileged circle of her father’s associates and friends in Los Angeles, where he was under the arm of Johnny Roselli. Carl Manno is the grandson of Salvatore “Sam” Giancana who was the boss of the Chicago outfit from 1957 to 1966. Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 24, 1908 to Sicilian immigrant parents, Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top …