His time as a mobster (although he eventually ran his own operations) was mainly as a hitman and muscle, as he was noted for his prowess with guns and violence.
In 1939, Siegel was tried for the murder of fellow mobster Harry Greenberg. Siegel traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he handled and financed some of the original casinos.
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Siegel was not only influential within the Jewish mob but, like his friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky, he also held significant influence within the Italian-American Mafia and the largely Italian-Jewish National Crime Syndicate.
Some of the dead are recreational drug users who simply added legal painkillers or antidepressants to their stash of illegal drugs.
But a growing number are people who accidentally became hooked on drugs prescribed by their doctors for medical reasons.
"People are quietly dying in their bed almost every day, and it draws no attention," said San Diego police Detective Kevin Barnard, who for two years specialized in prescription drug cases. We overlook the average person who has an addiction." The problem is clouded by a lack of comprehensive nationwide statistics to define the scope and impact of prescription drug abuse.
Twenty-three miles away, in her University City home, Jane Kellogg was using prescription drugs to ease her depression, blunt her chronic pain, stop her cough and help her sleep.
In El Cajon, Julie Thomas was swallowing Vicodin and other prescription drugs to blunt her migraines and dull the pain that had spread through her bones.