During the era of the American gangster, Saratoga Springs was a virtual "Gangster's Paradise". From Prohibition to Kefauver hoodlums, gunmen and gamblers had the run of the town. With public officials accepting graft on a grand scale, and police looking the other way, a who's who of organized crime made Saratoga Springs their playground. From Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Myer Lansky, to Joe Adonis and Frank Costello, the Spa hosted them all.
In his follow up book to ALL THE LAW IN THE WORLD WON'T STOP THEM, retired Saratoga Springs police Chief Greg Veitch tells the stories of the exploits of both home-grown, and nationally known gangsters at the Spa. This historical account of Saratoga Springs between Prohibition and Kefauver takes the reader back to a time when Saratoga was, indeed, A Gangster's Paradise.
Greg Veitch is a fifth generation Saratogian., lifelong resident and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police. Greg holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh and teaches in the Criminal Justice program at SUNY Adirondack. He attends New Life Fellowship Church in Saratoga where his wife, Jennifer is Director of Family Ministries. Greg and Jen have five children, Rebekah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Luke and Nathan.