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The execution of Louis Lepke Buchalter

Louis “Lepke” Buchalter was a 1930s New York City racketeer. Authorities believed Albert Anastasia appointed him to run his Murder, Inc., enforcement squad. Crime buster Thomas Dewey will set his sights in Lepke as an... Read More
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Willem Holleeder Part 1

In this story about Willem Holleeder, I interview a Netherlands based crime writer David Amaruso about the John Gotti of Holland. Willem Holleeder burst into the European public’s imagination for his audacious kidnapping of Heineken... Read More
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Bonus Gary Jenkins in Patrol

A fan asked for stories from the career of Gary Jenkins, your host, so in this bonus episode, I describe the life of a young police officer named Gary Jenkins (Oh! me?) I was assigned... Read More
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Gerald Scarpelli and the Wild Bunch

Gerald “Gerry” Scarpelli was a Chicago Outfit hit men who specialized in armored car heists and bank robberies. Early FBI records show him as a member of Al Pilotto’s Chicago Height’s crew, but it is... Read More
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Butch Petrocelli and the Wild Bunch

Don’t forget to buy me a coffee on Venmo at ganglandwire. This week, Chicago writer and Outfit historian, Camillius “Cam” Robinson and I talk about Butch Petrocelli and the Wild Bunch. As a special bonus... Read More

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Willem Holleeder Part 2

In Part 2, David Amoruso continues the story of Dutch master criminal Willem Holleeder and how he became the leader of a major Dutch motorcycle gang called the No Surrender. and eventually challenged the American…

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