We read a lot, talked a lot and traveled a good bit, ... He was a terrifically interesting guy.
"Dutch Schultz" was a New York City-area German Jewish-United States/American mobster of the 1920s and 1930s who made his fortune in organized crime-related activities, including rum-running/bootlegging alcohol and the numbers racket. Weakened by two tax evasion trials led by prosecutor Thomas Dewey, Schultz's rackets were also threatened by fellow mobster Lucky Luciano. In an attempt to avert his conviction, Schultz asked The Commission (mafia)/the Commission for permission to kill Dewey, which they refused. When Schultz disobeyed them and attempted to kill him anyway, the Commission ordered his murder in 1935.More Dutch Schultz on Wikipedia.