Last updated at 4:11 PM on 26th February 2012
The extraordinary mob life of Julius Bernstein, the last of New York's great Jewish gangsters, has been revealed for the first time in the release of a once-secret FBI file.
The gangster known as Spike managed to stay out of jail for more than 40 years as he devoted his life to organised crime with one of the Mafia's 'Five Families'; the Genovese family.
Pages of the once confidential file have been obtained by the New York Daily News through the Freedom of Information Law.
The papers detail Bernstein's life shaking down the Sbarro restaurant chain for cash payoffs, seizing control of a bus drivers’ union and working alongside the legendary Gambino family capo Matthew Ianniello, reports the Daily News.
'I’ve been a thief all my life,' Bernstein once bragged
FULL STORY: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106691/The-Jewish-gangster...
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