Murder, Inc. (or Murder Incorporated or the Brownsville Boys; known in syndicate circles as The Combination) was the name the press gave to organized crime groups operating in the 1930s and 1940s, that acted as the “enforcement arm” of the Jewish Mafia and later the American Mafia, the early organized crime groups in New York, and elsewhere.
Murder, Inc. was responsible for between 400 and 1,000 contract killings, until the group was exposed in the early 1940s by informer and group member Abe “Kid Twist” Reles.
In the trials that followed, many members were convicted and executed.
Abe Reles himself died, after mysteriously falling out of a window.
Several members of the group featured in the 1991 film, “Mobsters”.
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That was the Hollywood version, MTV-style.
Here are the historical facts:
Charles “Lucky” Luciano – Founder of the National Crime Syndicate, which used Murder…
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