MORRIS "MOE" DALITZ FBI FILES
2700 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and archived on CD-ROM covering Morris "Moe" Dalitz. The FBI investigated Moe Dalitz for racketeering, bank fraud, and numerous other criminal activities. During the Prohibition era, he was active in the Detroit, Akron, and Cleveland areas. He eventually settled in Cleveland where he became the leader of the powerful criminal mob called the Mayfield Road Gang. From the early 1930s to 1968, Dalitz maintained associations and/or contacts with notorious hoodlums throughout the country. Throughout the 1940s, he expanded his interests in gambling operations in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. Dalitz later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, acquiring interests in hotel properties. He was indicted on federal tax evasion charges in 1968; however, the charges against him ultimately were dismissed.
Files chiefly cover Dalitz's Las Vegas activity. Dalitz and Cleveland investors, including Sam Tucker, Thomas McGinty, and Morris Kleinman opened the Desert Inn. In 1958 Dalitz's association with Jimmy Hoffa lead to millions in Teamsters loans to take over the Stardust. Dalitz was a key backer of Pat McCarran, one of Nevada's most powerful U.S. senators. Dalitz contributions to charitable causes lead to him being named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Cancer Research Center and Hospital in 1976. In 1982 he received the Torch of Liberty Award by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Dalitz died of natural causes in 1989.