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A dialogue from bigmikecraft, Meyer Lansky's last enforcer. A new movie is being filmed in Saratoga in 2011 and a short for the Providence Film Festival this summer. I was inducted into the Lansky Group in 1968 because my father worked for the syndicate fixing trials thru-out New York State. My father was the Honorable William A. Craft, of Solomon, Kirwin, and Craft. They were not lawyers, they were Supreme Court Reporters, and were the bag men for both the Republican Party, and The Democratic Party. I became Meyer's Last Enforcer because My father did his job for the organization and I was an only child, therefore no threat. I was a millionaire by the age of 25. I was broke 4 times and kept starting over! I owned many nite-clubs in N.Y. which are all registered to me via the N.Y.S. Liquor Authority. I had the contracts to kill Pierre Trudeau of Canada, and Fidel Castro of Cuba, in 1974. I shall explain them in blogs on this web site. I was forced to save Richard Nixons life after Meyer put out a hit on him in the fall of 1974. I have been in many newspapers and have had to fight the FBI for years until they finally kept me from being printed in the Enquirer o9n the Toronto Star's Article on my contract to hit "Pierre Trudeau, and Fidel Castro in 1974! The article was printed on January 3rd, 2008. The new movie, "Woodstock Melody, "The Real Crime Story" which stars Ben Gleib of the Chelsey Handler Show and is "Esquire Magazines "Comic of the Next 10 years"is a great Real Action Film! Ben plays the eldest son to the Upstate New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire Mob Boss! The iconic actor Fred "The Hammer" Williamson will play a gambler who works for the Boss with the great actress from "The Dallas Television Series" Audrey Landers playing the Bosses long term wife! Audrey is wonderful! The Emmy Award winner Ken Kercheval, "Cliff Barnes" on Dallas, will play the part of the last of the real old time mob bosses still active! Ken is perfect for the part. A new comer "Lena Chase from Smooth Magazine, will play the girlfriend of the big boss! It is a great cast and wait and see the final shoot, live right here on www.fest21.com !
 


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Big Mike Craft, and a few drinks with Frank Sinatra Sr. in the 70's

I was very young when I met Frank Sinatra.

I was out in Vegas in 1969 for the first time and would go out every 6 months or so. I went a lot after 1973 when I got rid of my business partner Tony. He was a pain with his constant complaining so we severed the partnership.

It was in the Fall of 69 that I first met Mr. Sinatra. I was in the Desert Inn having a drink when someone told him I worked for Meyer Lansky. Moe Daliz did not want me to ever start up with people because all my older associates just did not think I had the maturity yet and they were probably right. Moe had been in Vegas since the beginning and was being pushed out by the new guys. I did not understand much about the Casino's other than "give me a Coors and where do I play blackjack". Meyer had told people that I was a race course kid and hated sports betting and casino Floor betting. I got bored at the tables. I was in Vegas just to meet a few people and use Meyer's name. I was already meeting guys from other cities and being very respectful. I was a 21 year old kid and I knew it. Mr Sinatra came up from behind me in the afternoon at the front bar at the DI. He said "give this young man a coors." I turned around and he said "They are getting them younger every year".

I laughed and said " Don't worry Mr. Sinatra, I'm harmless and stupid". He laughed very hard. "My young friend, you are going to make many friends by making light of yourself" "Everyone here knows you work for Meyer and they don't know why" "Please tell me why a man like Meyer Lansky would take a 20 year old in at his age?" I said bluntly, " Mr Sinatra, I love your music, and most likely always will". "My father has worked for Meyer and his friends in The New York State Supreme Court for 20 years, and Mr. Lansky appreciates every thing my Dad does. I guess Mr. Lansky firures, like father, like son"" My dad is also the Court Republican bag man in the State and the Lt. Governors drinking buddy, plus the most influential man in the Catskills".

Mr Sinatra smiled and said, "I guess that told me". I said back, "some day I will stand on my own, but you help your children don't you". He said" Yes I do Mike" "I know your name" and we proceeded to have a few drinks together.

As I got older the talk changed and I of course became Meyer's Enforcer and Paul DiCocco's Partner and A Nite-Club owner! Sincerely bigmikecraft.com

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