Allan R. May is an organized crime historian from Cleveland, Ohio. May began his writing career with a brief stint working for the Dean of organized crime writers, Jerry Capeci, at his popular "Gangland News" website. May moved on to write for Rick Porello's AmericanMafia.com, Court TV's "CrimeLibrary" and CrimeMagazine.com. May was a key contributor to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. He has taught classes on the history of organized crime at Cuyahoga Community College's Senior Adult Education Program and gives lectures throughout northeastern Ohio. May is the historian at Lake View Cemetery and is on its Speaker's Bureau.