The Twin Cities -- Prohibition Gangster Haven....

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The Twin Cities -- Notorious Prohibition Gangster Haven 

"St. Paul in the late 1920s and early 1930s was known as a “‘crooks’ haven”—a place for gangsters, bank robbers, and bootleggers from all over the Midwest to run their operations or to hide from the FBI...notorious criminals—including bank robber John Dillinger; racketeer and mob leader Al “Scarface” Capone; and Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker

 

-- The Minnesota Historical Society

Morris Roisner was the partner of Leon Gleckman, a politician and businessman who was an intimate part of the Twin Cities corruption & lawlessness. Roisner is mentioned in two books detailing the Prohibition-era crime wave: "Twin Cities Prohibition" by Elizabeth Johanneck, and "Secret Partners" by Timothy Mahoney