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Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll & His Gang

Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll & His Gang

After a disagreement with Dutch Schultz over the robbery of a dairy in the Bronx among other things, "Mad Dog" Coll broke away and started his own gang, taking some of Schultz's guys with him, they attempted to muscle in on Schultz’s rackets. This started a gang war...

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Jack Diamonds first arrest

Jack Diamonds first arrest

February 4, 1914, early in the morning, 16 year old Jack Diamond and two of his pals, James Burns, also 16 and John Doyle 20 robbed Strauss’s Jewellery store. Later that same day the three young hoodlums plus James Burns’s girlfriend Anna Schick tried to sell the...

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Danny Walsh – Bootlegger

Danny Walsh – Bootlegger

Danny Walsh was a mobster from Providence, Rhode Island involved in bootlegging during Prohibition. He was the top underworld figure in southern New England, and last major Irish-American gangster in the region, until his kidnapping and apparent murder in 1933. When...

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Whitey Bulger Arrested in Miami

Whitey Bulger Arrested in Miami

Whitey Bulger arrested in Miami 1955 In 1955, at the age of fifteen, James Bulger left Boston for Miami. He had his troubles in Boston so he probably left Boston for a change of scenery and a fresh start. He had been living in Miami for two years and worked painting...

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Irish hunger Memorial – New York City

Irish hunger Memorial – New York City

A real piece of Ireland in America. In New York City, the birthplace of the Irish Mob, stands what is undeniably proof of the long standing links between two countries going back two centuries. In New York there is a memorial garden called the Irish Hunger Memorial...

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Joe Coffey

Joe Coffey

Mob history isnt always about the mobsters, the cops, authors and even the hated rats have a part to play. One Irish American Cop is as much a part of Mob History as Owney Madden, Legs Diamond, Jimmy Burke or Mad Dog Sullivan NYPD Detective Joe Coffey is the former...

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Little Annie Reilly

Little Annie Reilly

Little Annie Reilly also known under the aliases Kate Cooley, Connelly and Manning she was a thief and con artist widely regarded as "the cleverest woman in her line in America" She was also one of Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaums elite inner circle during the 1860's...

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