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Bloody Williamson

Bloody Williamson

Williamson County in Southern Illinois during the 1920's was a lawless place, there was the Herrin Mine Massacre where 23 people were killed during a strike, bootlegging and Prohibition were in full effect and this would set the stage for an all out war between hated...

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Jimmy Hoffa & The Irishman – The Real People

Jimmy Hoffa & The Irishman – The Real People

Jimmy Hoffa - Al Pacino Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance is probably one the most widely known and most talked about in history, its been the subject of books, TV, news & now a major movie. With the release of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman just around the corner we...

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Martin “Marlo” Hyland

Martin “Marlo” Hyland

Martin "Marlo" Hyland was born and raised in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland. As a teenager he became involved with burglary, car theft and robbery, he led a gang of young criminals from the Cabra area. In 1986, an eighteen-year-old Martin was sent to prison for conspiracy to...

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The Murder of Teddy Deegan

The Murder of Teddy Deegan

Teddy Deegan was a small time hood in Boston, he was associated with the McLaughlins from Charlestown, who were at war with the Winter Hill gang. Teddy Deegan was a former professional boxer but had been working as a longshoreman. In the cycle of tit for tat killings...

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The Tweed Ring

The Tweed Ring

The Tweed Ring was a small group of people lead by William Marcy "Boss" Tweed who briefly ruled the Gilded Age of New York, through Tammany Hall until the 1870's. The Tweed Ring controlled New York City using fraud, bribery, and kickbacks to pocket massive amounts of...

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Thomas “Shang” Draper

Thomas “Shang” Draper

Thomas "Shang" Draper, was a criminal, gang leader and saloon owner. His bar was located on West 28th Street in New York. He was also a front or fence for other criminals that worked the waterfront. The "shang" part of his name came about because he would use his bar...

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Billy Porter and the Dutch Mob

Billy Porter and the Dutch Mob

Billy Porter was a long time member of the Dutch Mob along with Johnny Irving, Little Freddie and Sheeny Mike Kurtz who were the founding members of the Dutch Mob. Billy Porter was born in Boston in 1850 under his real name William O’Brien, he had trained to become a...

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Frankie Lake, Terry Druggan and the Valley Gang

Frankie Lake, Terry Druggan and the Valley Gang

Frankie Lake and Terry Druggan were leaders of The Valley Gang from Chicago, the were one of the most successful bootleggers of their time, amassing a fortune from bootlegging and rum-running. Its said they were making so much money that even the lowest gang member...

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Seamus “Shavo” Hogan

Seamus “Shavo” Hogan

Seamus "Shavo" Hogan was described as one of the 'great burglars', who played a leading role in all the big 1980s heists along with Martin Cahill, known as the General. Hogan's career as a robber lasted from the late 1970s until the late 1980's when he was finally...

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