Bernie McLaughlin was an Irish-American gangster from Charlestown, Massachusetts and leader of " The McLaughlin Brothers" gang. Before he formed his own gang he was a loan shark and enforcer for the Angiulo Brothers of the North End. After the Irish gangs decided to break away from the Italians and Whitey Bulger became an informant for the FBI, giving information that would ruin his Italian mob enemies, Bernie and his brothers ( Edward "Punchy" McLaughlin and George McLaughlin) started the McLaughlin Brothers. Soon after, while drunk at a Labor Day party on Salisbury Beach in New Hampshire, Georgie was badly beaten by two members of The Winter Hill Gang for groping the girlfriend of hanger-on Alex Rocco (then known as Alex 'Bobo' Petricone). When Bernie found out about this he demanded that his then friend Winter Hill leader James "Buddy" McLean turn over his two men (Bernie and his brothers had been known to preform hits for gangs all over New England, including The Winter Hill Gang). McLean said Georgie had it coming and refused to turn them over, so the next night Bernie wired a bomb under Buddy's family car. When Buddy found this he immediately found went looking for Bernie. He, Alex Rocco, and driver Russell Nicholson found Bernie in Charlestown's town square and shot him dead. Despite the large crowd, not one witness agreed to testify and the three went free. Soon after, Russ Nicholson was taken from the street and murdered by his brothers Punchy and Georgie. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernard "Bernie" McLaughlin"
Cornelius Hughes was an Irish-American mobster from Charlestown, Massachusetts and one of the most feared assassins of the 1960s, doing hits for Charlestown's " The McLaughlin Brothers" gang with his brother Stevie. He assassinated Somerville, Massachusetts Irish gang leader James "Buddy" McLean during the Boston Irish Gang Wars which left over forty men dead from both Somerville and Charlestown. He was later shot to death in his car by Somerville's " Winter Hill Gang" assassins. His body was shot so badly his brain was found on the floor of his car. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cornelius Hughes"
Edward McLaughlin (d. October 1965) also known as "Punchy", was a former boxer and a member of the " The McLaughlin Brothers" gang of Charlestown, Massachusetts. After his brother Bernard McLaughlin was murdered by their former freind, " Winter Hill Gang" leader James "Buddy" McLean (Punchy and his brothers had been known to preform hits for gangs all over New England, including the Winter Hill Gang), Punchy and brother George McLaughlin murdered Russell Nicholson who was rumored to be McLean's driver in the shooting. After surviving many assassination attempts, Punchy was on his way to the Court House for his brother Georgie's murder trial, and was shot dead at a bus station in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edward "Punchy" McLaughlin"
Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss was a hitman working for the criminal organisation Murder Inc during the 1930s and 1940s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Emanuel Weiss"
Frank Abbandando ( 1910 – February 19, 1942) was a New York City gangster and Mafia hitman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Abbandando"
Francis P. Salemme, AKA " Cadillac Frank", was a prominent half Irish half Italian hitman for Boston's Winter Hill Gang during the 1960s. After serving time in prison from 1972 to 1989, he became the leader of the Patriarca crime family. He is currently in prison awaiting trial on perjury charges. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Salemme"
One of several people believed to have been behind the killing of Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sheeran was with Mafia leaders Anthony Giacalone and Anthony Provenzano at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 14:30. Hoffa was never heard from again. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Sheeran" It's time to think about shortopedia.
George McLaughlin is an Irish-American mobster and a member of the " The McLaughlin Brothers" gang of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Georgie and his brothers ( Bernie and Punchy) often worked as hitmen for their then partner, Buddy McLean. According to local legend, Georgie was responsable for the start of the Boston Irish Gang Wars when he drunkenly tried to grope the girlfreind of a member of Somerville's Winter Hill Gang. Georgie was given a savage beating for this and his brother Bernie was intent on revenge. ...more on Wikipedia about "George McLaughlin"
Jeoseph "J. R" Russo is an Italian-American mobster and hitman from East Boston, Massachusetts. Russo was the hitman sent to kill mob assassin turned informant Joe "The Animal" Barboza, in California durind the 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "J.R. Russo"
"Machine Gun" Jack McGurn ( 1905– February 15, 1936) was a key member of Al Capone's Chicago-based mafia organization known as the Chicago Outfit, and believed to be the principal assassin and planner of the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jack McGurn"
John "The Lackey" Cerone ( 1914-) was an American mafiosi and leader of the Chicago Outfit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jackie Cerone"
Joeseph "The Animal" Barboza was a Portuguese- American mobster and hit man from East Boston, Massachusetts during the 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joe Barboza"
Louis Capone ( 1896 - 4 March, 1944) was an American organized crime figure. He was not related to Al Capone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Louis Capone"
"Mad" Sam DeStefano ( September 13, 1909- April 14, 1973) was an American gangster and one of the Chicago Outfit's most successful hitmen for more than three decades. He is known in Chicago, especially to FBI agents such as William Roemer, as the worst torture-murderer in the history of the United States. DeStefano, known to be mentally unstable, was especially used by the syndicate organization for the torture-murders of Leo Foreman and Arthur Adler as well as the murder of his younger brother Michael DeStefano. However, since he was known, even among gangsters, to be demented he was never a "made" member of the Outfit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam DeStefano"
Salvatore "Sam" "Mo" "Momo" "Mooney" Giancana ( June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sam Giancana"
Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi is an half Irish half Italian-American mobster and FBI informant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi"
Stevie Hughes was a Charlestown Mob assassin along with his brother Cornelius Hughes. He and his brother were some of the most feared hitmen of the 1960s, even infamous hitmen such as Frank Salemme knew they were dangerous. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stevie Hughes"
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