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Diamonds hit on Schultz

Diamonds hit on Schultz

October 15, 1928, Arthur Flegenheimer aka Dutch Schultz and his partner Joey Noe (pronounced Noy) we’re drinking in the Swanee Club, a notorious speakeasy on West 125th Street in Harlem. Just as the sun began to rise, Dutch and Joey left the Swanee and headed downtown...

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The St. Valentines Day Massacre

The St. Valentines Day Massacre

On this day, 90 years ago one of the most famous Mob Hits of all time took place, the St. Valentines Day Massacre in Chicago, where seven men were shot to death by rival gangsters. What started with the death of Dean O'Banion in 1924 ended on St. Valentines Day in...

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The Diamond Brothers

The Diamond Brothers

The Diamond brothers first heist together was on Commonwealth Avenue in the Bronx, September 24, 1921. They hit the private address of 56 year old John Gorman, who stored fifty cases of Irish whiskey, they quickly loaded the cases on a stolen truck and vanished....

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Irish Eddie Boyle – Gambino Associate

Irish Eddie Boyle – Gambino Associate

Edmund "Irish Eddie" Boyle lived in Brooklyn he was known as a clever, resourceful money maker who wouldn’t buckle under pressure and became an associate of the Gambino Family sometime in the late 80's. He began his career stealing cars and became a trusted and...

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Dean O’Banion The North Side Gangster

Dean O’Banion The North Side Gangster

Dean O’Banion was born in Maroa, Illinois in 1892, where he spent his early childhood before moving to Chicago in 1901 with his father, brother, and sister. O’Banion’s mother, Emma Brophy, who was first generation Irish her parents were from Ireland, died of the...

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Thomas Fatty Walsh

Thomas Fatty Walsh

Thomas “Fatty” Walsh started his gangster life working with Jack “Legs” Diamond and being the bodyguard of “The Brain” Arnold Rothstein. He also worked alongside Charlie Lucania regularly and they became good friends. By 1928, Fatty had moved away from his old pal...

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Elmer “Trigger” Burke & The Brinks Job

Elmer “Trigger” Burke & The Brinks Job

In this story Elmer "Trigger" Burke plays a supporting role in the Brinks Job. Elmer Burke was a hit man during the mid-to-late 1940s in New York. He was brought up by his older brother, Charlie. In 1941, he was sent to reform school, but later had his sentence cut...

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Kevin Weeks – Loyal to the end

Kevin Weeks – Loyal to the end

In Boston's gangland, there was no one was closer to Whitey Bulger than Kevin Weeks, a native of Southie and a fiercely loyal follower who Bulger groomed to be his eventual successor and also treated like a son. Weeks was born and raised in the Old Colony Housing...

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The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

The Forty Thieves were formed in 1825 and said to be the first known and oldest New York City criminal street gang. At least officially they were the first ones to have an established leadership and to be caught and recorded. The Five Points was a neighborhood in the...

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