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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Maxie Eisen

Maxie Eisen was a Jewish Prohibition gangster and labor racketeer allied with Dion O'Banion in the early 1920s and later for the Saltis-McErlane Gang after O'Banion's death in 1924. As President of the Kosher Meat Peddler's Association, Eisen helped O'Banion infiltrate several trade unions, and later for other gangsters, until the end of Prohibition becoming an important Chigago political "fixer" for the Chicago Outfit. Shortly after Hymie Weiss's death Eisen, with Unione Siciliana President Antonio Lombardo, was partly responsible for arranging a truce between the North Side Gang and the Chicago Outfit in 1926.


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