"Empire of Crime" examines mob activity during World War II; the murder of Benjamin Siegel; nightclubs, casinos and racetracks linked to organized crime. In the 1930s America was in a depression but the mafia was thriving. After the end of prohibition the mob made money from the legal liquor trade. The relationship between two men would prove to be a critical partnership in the history of the mob. Bill Kurtis hosts.
Film Duration: 44 min