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Meyer Lansky MP (c.1902 - 1983)

Meyer Lansky (born Meyer Suchowljansky;[1] July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), known as the "Mob's Accountant", was a major organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" L...

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Emory Connell (b. - 1924)

Emory Connell and “Diamond Joe” Sullivan were captured and arrested for numerous crimes, the worst being the murder of an Oklahoma police officer by Connell, and the murders of Sgt. Moore...

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“Diamond Joe” Sullivan (b. - 1924)

Jewel thief "Diamond Joe" Sullivan was convicted of murder in 1924 and was executed after a failed escape attempt. “Diamond Joe” Sullivan and Emory Connell were captured and arrested fo...

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Volney Davis (1902 - 1979)

Volney Everett "Curley" Davis (January 29, 1902 – July 20, 1979) was an American bank robber and Depression-era outlaw. A longtime Oklahoma bandit, he was the boyfriend of Edna Murray and an a...

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Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898 - 1966)

Edna "Rabbit" Murray (1898–1966) was a criminal associated with several high-profile gangs in the Depression-era of the early 1930s. Although popularly known to the press as the "Kissing Ban...

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Russell Clark (1898 - 1968)

) Russell Lee "Boobie" Clark (1898-December 24, 1968) was an American thief, bank robber and prison escapee. He is best known as the "good natured" member of the John Dillinger gang and participated ...

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Earl Northern (1903 - 1936)

George Earl "The Kid" Northern (1903 – 1936) was a Prohibition-era bank robber and early associate of Harry Pierpont. He was the older brother of Pierpont's girlfriend, Mary Kinder.

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Mary Kinder (1909 - 1981)

Mary Northern Kinder (August 29, 1909 - May 21, 1981) was a Prohibition era gun moll, most noted for being the girlfriend of Harry Pierpont and associate of John Dillinger. Along with Pearl Elliott, ...

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Fred Pierpont (1906 - 1940)

Fred Pierpont (July 5, 1906–1940) was the younger brother of Prohibition era gangster, Harry Pierpont. He was often suspected and arrested for being a front man for his brother's bank robberie...

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Harry "Pete" Pierpont (1902 - 1934)

Harry "Pete" Pierpont (October 13, 1902 – October 17, 1934) was a Prohibition era gangster. He is perhaps most noted for being a friend and mentor of John Dillinger. Described as handsome an...

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John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (1903 - 1934)

Sources: John Herbert Dillinger , the Jacana great Lives Site Dillinger family history John Herbert Dillinger was born June 22, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the younger of two children bo...

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Frank “Jelly” Nash (1887 - 1933)

Frank Nash (February 6, 1887 - June 17, 1933) has been called “the most successful bank robber in U.S. history,” but he is most noted for his violent death in what has become known as t...

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Homer Van Meter (1906 - 1934)

Homer Van Meter (December 3, 1905 – August 23, 1934) was an American criminal and bank robber active in the early 20th century, most notably as a criminal associate of John Dillinger and Baby ...

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Harvey Bailey ("The Dean of American Bank Robbers") (1887 - 1979)

Harvey John Bailey (August 23, 1887 – March 1, 1979), called "The Dean of American Bank Robbers", had a long criminal career. One of the most successful bank robbers during the 1920s, walking ...

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Wilbur Underhill, Jr. (1901 - 1934)

. Wilbur Underhill, Jr. (March 16, 1901 – January 6, 1934), often called "Mad Dog" or the "Tri-State Terror", was an American criminal, burglar, bank robber and Depression-era outlaw. He was o...

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Otto "Abbadabba" Berman MP (1891 - 1935)

Otto Biederman, known as Otto "Abbadabba" Berman (1889? – October 23, 1935), was an accountant for American organized crime. He is known for coining the phrase "Nothing personal, it's just busin...

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Dean Charles O'Banion (1892 - 1924)

Irish-American Gangster. He was the head of the North Side Gang in Chicago during the bootlegging wars of the 1920s. Until his death he was the leader of the gang that was the chief rival of the So...

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Jack Bondurant (1910 - 2000)

Bondurant Brothers; Howard, Forrest and Jack, were bootlegging brothers during the Prohibition Era. They are the main characters in the 2012 film Lawless and in Matt Bondurant's novel, The Wettest Co...

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Forrest Bondurant (1901 - 1965)

Bondurant Brothers; Howard, Forrest and Jack, were bootlegging brothers during the Prohibition Era. They are the main characters in the 2012 film Lawless and in Matt Bondurant's novel, The Wettest Co...

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Howard Bondurant (1898 - 1968)

Bondurant Brothers; Howard, Forrest and Jack, were bootlegging brothers during the Prohibition Era. They are the main characters in the 2012 film Lawless and in Matt Bondurant's novel, The Wettest Co...

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Enoch "Nucky" Lewis Johnson (1883 - 1963)

Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson (January 20, 1883 – December 9, 1968) was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer. From the 1910s until his imprisonment in 1941, he was the undispu...

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Peter DeFeo MP (1902 - 1993)

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Herman Barker (1893 - 1927)

Herman Barker , October 10, 1893 - August 29, 1927 Herman Barker was an American gangster and member of the notorious Barker Boys.

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Fred Barker (1903 - 1935)

Fred Barker 1903 - January 16, 1935, was an American gangster and member of the notorious Barker Boys.

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Charlie "Lucky" Luciano MP (1897 - 1962)

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian mobster born in Sicily. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in Americ...

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Abraham "Kid Twist" [Elkana] Reles (1906 - 1941)

Abraham Reles was born in a poverty stricken area of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in 1907 to Jewish-Austrian immigrants. It wasn’t long before young Abe turned to a life of crime. Brownsvill...

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Arthur "Doc" Barker (1899 - 1939)

Arthur "Doc" Barker July 4, 1899 - January 13, 1939 Doc Barker was an American gangster and third son of Ma Barker. Doc spent most of his life in and out of prison. He was serving a life sentence for...

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Red Barker (1898 - 1949)

Lloyd William "Red" Barker , murdered March 18, 1949, was one of the notorious "Barker Boys" and was the son of American gangster "Ma" Barker. He and his four brothers, George, Herman, Arthur (aka "D...

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Kate "Ma" Barker (1873 - 1935)

Kate "Ma" Barker (born Arizona Clark; October 8, 1873 – August 16, 1935) was the mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang from the "public enemy era", when the exploits of gangs of cr...

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Edward "Easy Eddie" J. O'Hare (1893 - 1939)

Edward Joseph O'Hare (he used "Edward" later in life), aka "Easy Eddie" (September 5, 1893 – November 8, 1939), was a lawyer in St. Louis and later in Chicago, where he began working with Al Cap...

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Joe Adonis (1902 - 1971)

Joe Adonis (born Giuseppe Antonio Doto; November 22, 1902 – November 26, 1971), also known as "Joey A", "Joe Adone", "Joe Arosa", "James Arosa", and "Joe DiMeo", was a New York mobster who was a...

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Major A. Riddle (deceased)

After growing up in Kentucky and Indiana, he moved to Chicago and started a trucking company that became one of the most prominent in the Midwest. While everyone was going broke during the Depression, ...

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Rocco Fischetti (deceased)

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Charles "Trigger Happy" Fischetti (1891 - 1951)

Charles "Trigger Happy" Fischetti (11 August 1891 – 11 April 1951) was a Chicago mobster, former Capone bodyguard and Mafia leader. Fischetti was called a notorious Chicago gangster in the FBI f...

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Frank Nitti (1881 - 1943)

Francesco Raffaele Nittoni, AKA Frank Nitto, AKA Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti" (January 27, 1881 – March 19, 1943) was an Italian American gangster. One of the top henchmen of Al Capone, in charge...

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Frank Costello (1891 - 1973)

Frank Costello (born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973) was a New York City gangster who rose to the top of America's underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across...

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Virginia Hill (1916 - 1966)

Virginia Hill (August 26, 1916 – March 24, 1966) was a Chicago Outfit courier who was famous for being the steady girlfriend of Genovese crime family mobster Bugsy Siegel, following the breakdow...

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Whitey Krakower (b. - 1941)

Whitey Krakow or Krakower (died July 30, 1941) was a New York mobster who, during the 1930s, served as a hitman for Murder, Inc. He was later suspected in the 1939 gangland slaying of Harry "Big Greeni...

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Bugsy Siegel (1906 - 1947)

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (born Benjamin Siegelbaum;[1] February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster who was involved with the Genovese crime family. Siegel was a major driving forc...

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Frank "Diamond" Maritote (1892 - 1954)

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Amadeo / Matthew Nicholas "Matty" Capone (1908 - 1967)

Matthew Capone The last Capone brother, born in 1908, was named Amedoe, but was called Matthew, Mattie, or Matt. During the mid-1920s, Matt became friends with Mickey Cohen, a small- time Chicago hoo...

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Alberto "Bert" "Bites" Capone, aka Albert Rayola (1905 - 1980)

Albert Capone Umberto Capone, called Albert, was born in 1906. He seems to have led the quietest existence of the seven brothers. He served an apprenticeship in the circulation department of the Cice...

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Salvatore "Frank" Capone (1895 - 1924)

Frank Capone Some Capone historians believe that had Frank Capone lived he would have been the brother to take the lead role in the family's affairs. Of all the brothers he fit the Torrio mold the be...

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Raffaele / Ralph James "Bottles" Capone (1894 - 1974)

Ralph Capone Raffaele Capone was born in 1894, the second child and last to be born in Italy. After James left, the family looked to Ralph for family leadership. Ralph did not excel in this role, as ...

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Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone MP (1899 - 1947)

"I came to Chicago with forty dollars in my pocket...My son is now twelve. I am still married and I love my wife dearly. We had to make a living. I was younger than I am now, and I thought I needed mor...

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Blanche Callaway / Barrow / Frasure (1911 - 1988)

Criminal. The wife of Marvin “Buck” Barrow, outlaw and member of the Barrow Gang, she met Buck in Dallas and married him in Oklahoma on July 2, 1931. When she discovered that Buck was a w...

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Buck Barrow (1905 - 1933)

Brother of Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde) Barrow.

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Pretty Boy Floyd (1904 - 1934)

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934) was an American bank robber. He operated in the Midwest and West South Central States, and his criminal exploits gained ...

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Lester Gillis aka Baby Face Nelson (1908 - 1934)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908[1] – November 27, 1934), known under the pseudonym George Nelson, was a bank robber and murderer in the 1930s. Gilli...

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Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (1897 - 1944)

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Bonnie Elizabeth Barrow MP (1910 - 1934)

Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well-known outlaws, robbers and criminals who traveled the Central United States with ...

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Clyde Chestnut Barrow MP (1909 - 1934)

Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well-known outlaws, robbers and criminals who traveled the Central United States with ...

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