In the 1950s and 1960s, Samuel Goldstein was subpoenaed to testify before the U.S. Senate hearings on infiltration of the labor movement. He was actually seated at the same panel table with Corallo.
Samuel Goldstein was born in 1916 in NYC. By 1959, he had relocated to a split-level home at 57 Merry Lane in Jericho in Nassau County, Long Island. He was identified as a longtime Lucchese “associate” and a close underling of “Capo” and future boss Antonio (Tony Ducks) Corallo.
Goldstein specialized in corruption in the labor movement. His activities included labor union racketeering, extortion, and bookmaking.
He was the former president of Local #239 – International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Independent.) This local specialized in organizing companies in the automobile industry and ancillary firms.
Goldstein was charged with extortion in a drive to organize a Nassau auto parts firm. Sammy Goldstein was active in gambling rackets in both New York City and Miami, Florida where he operated as a bookmaker with Jewish mob associates.
He had six arrests in his lifetime in NY and Miami for unlawful entry, possession of gambling equipment (twice,) bribery, extortion, and bookmaking. He was convicted of unlawful entry, possessing gambling equipment (twice,) bribery (two, one-year terms,) and extortion (suspended three to five year jail term.) He was never jailed.
His associates included Corallo, John Dioguardi, and Harry Davidoff.