CRIME: End of the Line

Irving Wexler had only his own two hands to work with when he started his career in Manhattan's lower East Side. He used them to such smooth advantage in picking pockets that he became known as "Waxey" to his friends and the cops, took on the name of "Waxey Gordon" as he advanced through stickups, slugging, dope and murder charges into the big time. With Prohibition, Waxey muscled into a string of big New Jersey breweries, made his adopted name a byword in the world of Al Capone, "Legs" Diamond and Dutch Schultz, and wallowed in a life of...

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