“Marm” Mandelbaum: The Queen of Fences

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Marm Mandelbaum, The Queen of Fences, turned street rats into professional criminals.

“She was known to fastidiously bribe and pay off police, local politicians, and judges, who allowed her operation to become a criminal ring worth millions. ‘At some point, she came to understand… the American system is, “You get what you pay for.”‘”