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Arnold Rothstein

Businessman and Mobster Arnold Rothstein

Profession: Businessman and Mobster

United States of America

Biography: Widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, conspiring in the fixing of the 1919 World Series.

Also took advantage of Prohibition by turning it into a profitable business, transforming organized crime into a business run like a corporation.

Born: January 17, 1882
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: November 6, 1928 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Shot to death

Historical Events

  • 1928-11-04 American gangster Arnold Rothstein is shot at a business meeting for reputedly refusing to pay gambling debts (dies 6th November)