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Dutch Schultz MP (1902 - 1935)

Dutch Schultz (born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer; August 6, 1902 – October 24, 1935) was a New York City-area German Jewish-American mobster of the 1920s and 1930s who made his fortune in organized crim...

5/1/2017 5/1/2017

James "Giralomo" Balestrere MP (1891 - 1959)

Girolamo "James" Balestrere (born June 24, 1891- died 1959) was an Italian-American gang boss and powerful member of the Kansas City crime family. Biography Born in Palermo, Sicily, Balestrere in...

11/21/2016 11/21/2016

Albert Anastasia MP (1902 - d.)

"Mad Hatter"

Albert Anastasia (born Umberto Anastasio, September 26, 1902 – October 25, 1957) was one of the most ruthless and feared Cosa Nostra mobsters in United States history. A founder of the American Mafia...

3/30/2015 11/29/2015

Jake Guzik MP (1886 - 1956)

"Greasy Thumb", "Jack", "John"

Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik (March 20, 1886 – February 21, 1956) was the financial and legal adviser, and later political “greaser,” for the Chicago Outfit. Early life Guzik was born near Kraków, G...

10/14/2008 4/8/2015

Carlo Gambino MP (1902 - 1975)

Overview Carlo Gambino was an Italian-born American gangster, notable for being boss of the Gambino crime family , which is still named after him. After the 1957 Apalachin Convention he unexpectedly ...

9/28/2014 9/28/2014

Meyer Jake 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" Luciano,...

2/22/2014 6/16/2014

Emory Connell MP (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 (being shot i...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

“Diamond Joe” Sullivan MP (b. - 1924)

"Diamond Joe"

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 for numerous cri...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Volney Davis MP (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 associat...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Edna "Rabbit" Murray MP (1898 - 1966)

"The Kissing Bandit"

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 Bandit" fo...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Russell Clark MP (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 ...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Earl Northern MP (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.

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Mary Kinder MP (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, ...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Fred Pierpont MP (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 robberies. Ea...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

Harry "Pete" Pierpont MP (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 and soft-...

6/10/2014 6/10/2014

John Herbert Dillinger MP (1903 - 1934)

Dillinger family history John Herbert Dillinger was born June 22, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the younger of two children born to John Wilson Dillinger (1864-1943) and Mary Ellen "Molly" Lancaster...

3/28/2010 6/9/2014

Frank “Jelly” Nash MP (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 the Kansas City...

6/9/2014 6/9/2014

Homer Van Meter MP (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 Face Ne...

6/9/2014 6/9/2014

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 off wit...

6/9/2014 6/9/2014

Wilbur Underhill, Jr. MP (1901 - 1934)

"Mad Dog", "Tri-State Terror", "The Southwest Executioner"

. 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 one of t...

6/9/2014 6/9/2014

Otto "Abbadabba" Berman MP (1891 - 1935)

"Adolph", "Otto Biederman", "Otto Berman", "Dutch Otto", "Abba Dabba", "Avisack"

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 business." ...

5/30/2013 5/30/2013

Dean Charles O'Banion MP (1892 - 1924)

"Deanie", "Dion", "Charles Dean O'Banion"

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 South ...

1/7/2013 2/16/2013

Andrew Jackson Bondurant, Sr. MP (1910 - 2000)

"Jack", "A.J."

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...

12/4/2012 12/4/2012

James Forrest Bondurant MP (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...

12/4/2012 12/4/2012

Howard Bondurant MP (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...

12/4/2012 12/4/2012

Enoch "Nucky" Lewis Johnson MP (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 undisputed “bo...

7/24/2011 7/24/2011

Peter DeFeo MP (1902 - 1993)

"Philie Aquilino", "Pete"

Peter DeFeo (March 4, 1902 – April 6, 1993), also known as "Philie Aquilino", was a New York mobster who became a caporegime with the Genovese crime family.

6/8/2011 6/8/2011

Herman Barker MP (1893 - 1927)

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

3/23/2011 5/6/2011

Frederick G. Barker MP (1903 - 1935)

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

3/23/2011 5/6/2011

Charlie "Lucky" Luciano MP (1897 - 1962)

""Lucky Luciano""

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 America for s...

12/24/2010 3/29/2011

Abraham "Kid Twist" Reles MP (1906 - 1941)

"אלקנה"

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. Brownsville was t...

10/14/2008 3/24/2011

Arthur R. Barker MP (1899 - 1939)

"Doc", "Claude Dade", "Bob Barker"

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...

3/23/2011 3/23/2011

Red Barker MP (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...

3/23/2011 3/23/2011

Kate "Ma" Barker MP (1873 - 1935)

"Kate "Ma" Barker", ""Arrie""

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 criminals...

3/23/2011 3/23/2011

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

"Easy Eddie"

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 Capone, an...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Joe Adonis MP (1902 - 1971)

"Giuseppe Antonio Doto", "Joey A", "Joe Adone", "Joe Arosa", "James Arosa", "Joe DiMeo"

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 an impor...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Major A. Riddle MP (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, ...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Rocco Fischetti MP (deceased)

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

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 files. H...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Frank Nitti MP (1881 - 1943)

"Francesco Raffaele Nittoni", "Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti"

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 of all...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Frank Costello MP (1891 - 1973)

"Francesco Castiglia", "Prime Minister of the Underworld"

Overview Frank Costello was a New York City gangster who rose to the top of America's underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and enjoyed political influence. Nicknam...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Virginia Hill MP (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 breakdown of hi...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Whitey Krakower MP (b. - 1941)

"Whitey Krakow"

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...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Bugsy Siegel MP (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 force behin...

3/22/2011 3/22/2011

Frank "Diamond" Maritote MP (1892 - 1954)

3/17/2011 3/19/2011

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...

3/17/2011 3/19/2011

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...

3/17/2011 3/19/2011

Frank Capone MP (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...

3/17/2011 3/19/2011

Ralph "Bottles" Capone MP (1894 - 1974)

"Bottles", "Riskey"

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 ...

3/17/2011 3/19/2011

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

"Snorkey", "Scarface", "Scarface Al", "Al"

"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...

5/28/2008 3/19/2011

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 wanted fugitive...

9/2/2009 3/19/2011

Buck Barrow MP (1905 - 1933)

"Buck Barrow"

Brother of Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde) Barrow.

8/27/2008 3/19/2011

Pretty Boy Floyd MP (1904 - 1934)

"Pretty Boy Floyd"

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 heavy p...

9/18/2009 3/18/2011

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. Gillis was k...

2/25/2008 3/18/2011

Louis "Lepke" Buchalter MP (1897 - 1944)

Louis "Lepke" Buchalter was an American Gangster best known for forming "Murder, Incorporated". A more complete biography can be found at Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (February 6, 1897 – March 4, 1944) wa...

8/13/2007 3/18/2011

Bonnie Elizabeth Barrow MP (1910 - 1934)

Bonnie and Clyde, lovers and criminals who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression were not considered as romantic back then as they are today. Their gang was responsible for at ...

8/27/2008 3/18/2011

Clyde Chestnut Barrow MP (1909 - 1934)

"Champion"

Bonnie and Clyde, lovers and criminals who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression were not considered as romantic back then as they are today. Their gang was responsible for at ...

8/27/2008 3/18/2011