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'Married to the Mob,' but under a chuppah: A new memoir details a Jewish family's crime ties

 

January 6, 2023

Author Alan Geik's parents, Lou and Reba Geik, foreground, pose for a photo at a penny arcade with the mobster Benny Kassop and his mistress Sylvia Lorber, perhaps in the 1940s.

(New York Jewish Week) - The Geiks weren't your typical Bronx working-class Jewish family. 

The father ran a mob-protected trucking company in Manhattan's Garment District. One brother, an NYPD detective, chauffeured organized crime couriers around the city with illicit cash. A kid sister visited a Las Vegas casino where the tween was set up with a couple of slot machines in a private room. 

And a close family friend was sent up the river for killing a notorious Jewish gangster.

Meet the family whose close ties to Jewish gangsters are chronicled in "Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Schultz," a...



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