Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1950s Lebanese Mafioso

A couple of days ago, I was watching Serpico, a 1973 (true story) movie starring Al Pacino.
Unlike other cops, Frank Serpico was a police officer who didn’t accept any kind of bribes. In fact, he was the first one to fight the organized bribe collection.
At some point, a police chief tells him (Frank Serpico) “This could be the biggest thing...since the Harry Gross case.”
And since I love searching for these stuff, I looked online for Harry Gross, and I found two New York Times articles:
Harry Gross was a bookmaker convicted in running multimillion-dollar gambling operations, involving hundreds of corrupted policemen, some of them were convicted, and others resigned or dismissed.
He was also convicted in some drug operations, and beating his wife’s grandfather to death!

Why am I sharing this?
If you read the second article (Harry Gross is suicide; Bookmaker in ’51 Case) you can’t but notice that this historical/hysterical guy had a Lebanese partner called Najib Daoud!

And this is how we roll… since ever!

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