Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.
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Cassie Chadwick a.k.a Elizabeth Bigley defrauded several American banks out of millions of dollars by claiming to be Andrew Carnegie’s illegitimate daughter. She pulled off one of the greatest bank heists during the Gilded Age in American history - when women weren’t allowed to vote or get loans from banks. Sources: 1. Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-high-priestess-of-fraudulent-finance-45/ 2. The Vintage News: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/22/the-turbulent-life-of-cassie-chadwick-the-impostor-who-claimed-to-be-carnegies-illegitimate-daughter/