Benjamin Fein

1889 - 1962

Benjamin "Dopey Benny" Fein was an early Jewish American gangster who dominated New York labor racketeering in the 1910s. With a criminal record dating back to 1900, Fein's arrest record included thirty charges from petty theft and assault to grand larceny and murder. Fein was nicknamed "Dopey Benny" because of his eyes always being halfway-closed due to a medical condition.
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