Ralph Salerno , a former New York Police Department detective, said Galante was one of the only mobsters to truly scare him, citing a dead-eyed, frigid stare of a killer. While imprisoned in , Galante was officially diagnosed with a psychopathic personality. A final picture of Galante shows a cigar dangling from his mouth when he died.
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He ran a major prostitution ring, romanced actresses and socialites, and even finagled a deal to have female visitors allowed while he was in jail. Though he got his start in New York organized crime, he was sent west to California and Las Vegas when it became too dangerous for him to stay on the East Coast. In Vegas, Siegel reinvented himself in by going legitimate with the Flamingo Hotel.
At the time, Vegas was still more desert than Sin City, and Siegel had a vision for the Flamingo as a draw for wealthy elites and tourists alike. The December opening was a flop: guests were greeted by drop cloths and clanking from parts of the building still under construction, and the air conditioning kept failing.
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