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Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss Executioner For Murder, Inc.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
The son of a bookkeeper from Hungary, Mendy Weiss was a shipping clerk in the art industry early in his life.. By the 1930s Weiss had entered organized crime, specifically as a hired executioner for Louis Lepke Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc. The murder for contract criminal organization carried out 60-80 killings, eliminating anyone who threatened union goods and their transport.
Kid Dropper Jewish Gang Leader In New York City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Kid Dropper became the most prominent gangster in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1920s. Kid Spanish, a mixed Spanish and Jewish thug, was among Dropper's principal rivals. Both of them got their start in the Five Points Gang led by Paul Kelly. Eventually Dropper and Spanish were both sentenced to prison and became suitors for the same woman. Dropper was assassinated by a teenager in 1923.
Frank Abbandano The Dasher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Abbandano was a career criminal who began his unlawful life as the head of the Ocean Hill Hooligans, an East New York gang. Along with Kid Twist, Frank the Dasher became a member of Murder Inc., a criminal organization that hired thugs to murder by contract. Abbandano carried out as many as 40 murders during his stint with Murder Inc. His son, Frank Jr. was a member of the Gambino family.
Jacob Gurrah Shapiro Fur Industry Mafia Enforcer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Jacob Gurrah Shapiro acquired his middle name because of the growl he uttered when he told his enemies to "get out". Shapiro was in jail for many years for violations of the Sullivan Act, extortion and various felonies and misdemeanors he had accumulated over a criminal career that began in 1916. One source I found said that he had been arrested more than 100 times altogether.
Casey's Wild Goose Chase
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In the hard times of the 1930s, Fin Barker sends Casey Carpenter to find his son who has run away to avoid prosecution for murder.