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During the Great Depression he boxed professionally, and acted as muscle for both Mafiosi and Jewish gang bosses in Cleveland, New York and Chicago. In his early 20s,

Mickey Cohen  began working for legendary mobster Bugsy Siegel   By the early 1940s, Cohen was allied with Siegel’s  partners Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello; approved by Lucky Luciano; and sponsored by his old Cleveland supporters, the Milano family, along with other prominent nationally ranked mobsters.

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