Day: June 5, 2021

Women Mob Bosses: Stephanie St. Clair / The Queen of Harlem

Reading Time: 5 minutes Stephanie St. Clair, the notorious “queen” of the illegal numbers racket in New York’s Harlem neighborhood, sat in a witness chair to testify about payoffs she made to New York police to protect her employees from arrest. The date was December 8, 1930, in a Prohibition-era city reeling from recent exposures of police officers who, …

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