Mickey Whacked Bugsy –
Mob Moonlight Murder Mystery Solved By Mickey’s Mouthpiece
The June 1947 murder of Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, a long-time Los Angeles cold case mystery, has finally been solved. “This is a bombshell” says Tere Tereba, author of “Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster”. The solution to the crime was made by Cohen’s former lawyer who handled Mickey’s troubles with the IRS. The attorney, Jerry Lowther, said that Cohen had told him that he and his boys were the ones who took care of “Bugsy” in a famous Beverly Hills murder in 1947. This came out during a talk that author Tere Tereba was giving to promote her fabulous crime book bio on Mickey Cohen. Cohen’s former attorney, sitting in the front row during the talk, made some other startling revelations about those old days when he knew and represented Cohen. You can see the entire event, filmed by What Up Hollywood, by clicking here: Tere Tereba at Book Soup
You can still get signed copies of this gripping book at Book Soup. This is the best book ever written on Mickey Cohen and one of the greatest crime books of all time, destined to be treasured by anyone interested in Los Angeles history. Packed with photos, a detailed “cast of characters”, a bibliography, and completely indexed, this book should be on your shelf.
Also popping up at Tere’s one hour talk at Book Soup was a former member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Intelligence Division, who made some interesting comments, including the fact that he had arrested many of the individuals mentioned in Tere’s book. Another person in attendance, a blond lady, claimed that Mickey Cohen tried to “pick her up” when she was a young woman working in downtown Los Angeles. Tere Tereba’s presentation at Book Soup is a classic, bringing out a lot of “old timers” who remembered or had some connection with Mickey Cohen and the exciting days of the 40’s and 50’s in our City of “Angels”.