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LOUIS CAPONE    Birth: 1896  Death: Mar. 4, 1944    Organized Crime Figure. He was a member of a murder-for-hire gang made up of street-level Jewish and Italian gangsters working out of Brooklyn New York. during the 1930s

Louis Capone hitman of Murder, Inc., smiling after his conviction for the 1936 murder of Joseph Rosen. Capone, no relation to Al Capone, was executed at Sing Sing Prison on March

JOE ADONIS    Birth: Nov. 22, 1902  Montemarano, Italy  Death: Nov. 26, 1971    Organized Crime Figure. He was a close friend of mob boss Lucky Luciano and a member of his Mafia family in both Brooklyn, New York City, New York and New Jersey. He was deported to Italy in 1956 and died there of natural causes.

Obit - Joe Adonis - While working on the streets, Joe became friends with future mob boss Charles "Lucky" Luciano and mobster Settimo Accardi, who were involved in illegal gambling. He developed a loyalty to Luciano that would last for decades.

Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss was a gangster/hit man in Murder Inc. He loved killing and only carried a gun when he was "working." He killed with guns, ice picks, and ropes. He was the dandy of the gangsters and spent an hour each day with his barber.

Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss was a gangster/hit man in Murder Inc. He loved killing and only carried a gun when he was "working." He killed with guns, ice picks, and ropes. He was the dandy of the gangsters and spent an hour each day with his barber.

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Frank Nitti | Frank Nitti - Organized Crime Encyclopedia Wiki

Frank Nitti

Obit - Frank The Enforcer Nitti - Organized Crime Figure. The number 2 man for famed gangster Al Capone

LOUIS "LEPKE" BUCHALTER    Feb. 6, 1897  Death: Mar. 4, 1944    Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the 1930s and 1940s, and was a close associate of mafia boss Lucky Luciano. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers

Obit - Louis Lepke Buchalter - A Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the and

Vincent Gigante - known as the "Oddfather" - was an Italian-American mobster, boss of the Genovese crime family. He was known to wander the streets of Greenwich Village in a bathrobe, an elaborate act to make him seem insane. In 2003, this bizarre gangster admitted to have faked his mental problems for decades to protect him while on trial. He died in 2005 at medical center for federal prisoners.

Gigante quickly gained power during the and By 1981 he became the family's boss, while Anthony Salerno served as front boss during the first half of the He also failed to plan the murder of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in

Louie 'Lepke' Buchalter, head of Murder, Inc. in the 1930's.

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter- Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (Feb 1897 – March was an American mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc.

JOSEPH M. BARBARA SR    Birth: 1905  Death: 1959    Organized Crime Figure. He is best known as the host of the notorious Apalachin Mafia Conference on November 14, 1957 which was raided by local authorities. The mafia never recovered from this because their secret society.        Cause of death: heart attack

November 14 – Apalachin Meeting: American Mafia leaders meet in Apalachin, New York at the house of Joseph Barbara; the meeting is broken up by a curious patrolman.

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