I have now gathered up enough intel to release a third Button Guys installment for this series. I never intended for it to become a ‘series’ per se, but the sheer amount of interesting mob figures who made the Florida surf and sunshine their environs demanded it. And despite this additional third installment, I still have only scratched the surface of all the underworld activities that took place down there – mob activities that continue to this very day.
I decided to create a third installment of an original story I wrote a while back about the early migration of organized racketeers and Cosa Nostra figures to South Florida. Organized crime in South Florida began in earnest right after WWII. There had been a relatively small continent of New York racket guys who had visited the area in earlier years, with some of them settling down into the Miami area.