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The fall of Murder Inc.

September 13, 2021

It was the most brutal collection of bloodthirsty characters ever produced by organized crime in America. Murder Inc.’s inception, activities and inner workings shocked 1930s society and made newspaper sales soar with sensational headlines and salacious details of underworld death-dealing and deceit. The proverbial house of cards actually began to fall in the late 1930s, slowly at first, because all the dots were far from being connected by the various law enforcement agencies. Gang-busting was the order of the day during the Depression. In Manhattan, Thomas Dewey put away Charles “Lucky” Luciano in 1936, then went hunting for fugitive Mob kingpins ...

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