Abe Saffron

Abe Saffron

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abraham Gilbert (Abe) Saffron (6 October 1919 - 15 September 2006), was an Australian nightclub owner and property developer who was reputed to have been one of the major figures in Australian organised crime in the latter half of the 20th century. For several decades, members of government, the judiciary and the media made repeated allegations that Saffron was involved in a wide range of criminal activities, including illegal alcohol sales, dealing in stolen goods, illegal gambling, prostitution, drug dealing, bribery and extortion. He was charged with a range of offences including "scandalous conduct," possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of stolen goods, but his only major conviction was for tax evasion. He gained nationwide notoriety, earning the nicknames Mr Sin, a Mr Big of Australian crime and "the boss of the Cross. He was alleged to have been involved in police corruption and bribing politicians. Saffron always vigorously denied such accusations, however, and was renowned for the extent to which he was willing to sue for libel against his accusers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135817639
  • 9786135817638