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Family of late U.S. gangster wants compensation for Cuba hotel

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The family of the late gangster Meyer Lansky is hoping to be compensated for a Havana casino hotel seized after Cuba’s 1959 revolution, now that the countries have begun trying to resolve billions in dollars in claims for the confiscation of American properties by the island’s socialist government. Lansky’s family sees an opportunity to reclaim the Habana Riviera or its cash equivalent. “The hotel was taken from my grandfather forcefully,” said Lansky’s 60-year-old grandson, Gary Rapoport, of Tampa. “Cuba owes…

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