In The Strange Collections
Raymond "French" Benoit
French refugee turned gangster
“French” Benoit is simple enormous. He is 6’6" and very muscular. His head is shaved to hide the fact that he is balding. He has squinty eyes and a large chin. He looks as though he could crush someone’s scull with one of his hands.
Benoit left France during the Great War after his family vineyard was dug up or trenches. He then got a job in Paul Boddy’s distillery for a few years before Prohibiton started and he accepted Boddy’s offer to join the bootlegging business.