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A guy that pops up a lot in pre-Castro Cuba and post-Castro Miami affairs

Norman Rothman

DOB 12/26/14 in New York City

DOD 10/85

went into the Army in 1945

Rap sheet:

1/29/48 - vagrancy - Miami Beach

3/27/59- Firearms Act violation- Miami

4/5/59- stolen property- Pittsburgh (sentenced to 5 years in prison in 1961)

5/1/62- receiving and transporting stolen property - Federal Correctional Inst., Tallahassee, FL

9/11/63- stolen property- Eglin Air Force Base prison camp

3/17/69- vagrancy- Las Vegas

Work:

-worked with Trafficante at the Sans Souci and ran a bookmaking operation in Havana

- involved with gunrunning to Castro with Joe Merola and the Mannarinos

-owned of gangster hangout, The Albion Lounge, in Miami (late 60's/early 70's)

-narcotics trafficking in Miami

Associates:

Santo Jr.

Pasquale "Patsy" Erra

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (of the movie "Casino" fame)

Habits:

drank Canadian Club straight with water on the side

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Hi Scott,

Do you know anything about a substantial amount of money that was attempted to be paid to Rothman in 1952? It was in the form of a check but was stopped by Dana Smith; an attorney and trustee for Sen. Nixon's expense fund at the time.

James

James

you may check this out

http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/havana/Lansky2.htm

George

ps.: btw do you have any news on Cesar Morales Mesa?

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Hi Scott,

Do you know anything about a substantial amount of money that was attempted to be paid to Rothman in 1952? It was in the form of a check but was stopped by Dana Smith; an attorney and trustee for Sen. Nixon's expense fund at the time.

James

Beat to the punch. I'm actually reading through Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life right now for research on the Trafficante book.

Evidentally Lansky was no fan of Roughhouse Rothamn - who's other nickname was the fear-inducing 'Cappy.'

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