Gangster Legends, Mugshots with Engraved Signatures Framed.
Mugshots of the Most Notorious Gangsters of the last century.
Born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily in 1897, Charles “Lucky” Luciano
Is known as the father of the organized crime. He orchestrated the New York territories of five mafia families and established the governing body for organized crime. In 1936 when he was arrested for 60 prostitution charges. He was sentenced to between 30 and 50 years in prison. In 1946, the sentence was reduced if he agreed to be deported to Italy. Luciano spent the rest of his life in exile in Italy and died of a heart attack at Naples International Airport on Jan. 26, 1962.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 1899, Alphonse 'Scarface' Capone
Went on to become the leader of the Chicago mafia during Prohibition. He amassed a fortune of more than $100 million. In 1931, a federal grand jury accused him of 22 counts of tax evasion totalling about $200,000. On Oct. 17, 1931, a jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released after seven years. His health quickly deteriorated? from syphilis and was mentally incapable of rebuilding his gangland empire. He died of a stroke and pneumonia with his loyal wife Mae at his side at his Palm Island, Fla., home on Jan. 25, 1947.
Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino (August 24, 1902 – October 15, 1976)
Was an Italian-born American gangster notable for being the boss of the Gambino crime family which is still named after him? After 1957, he seized control of The Commission of the American mafia. Gambino was known for being low-key and secretive. In 1937 Gambino was convicted of tax evasion but had his sentence suspended. He lived to the age of 74
Wasn’t scared of anything, except for germs. He may have been a leader in the Jewish Mafia but he maintained strong ties with the Italian-American mob and his hero was Al Capone, for whom he worked briefly in Chicago. He moved in celebrity circles, like Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis Jr. After being busted for tax evasion in 1961, he was sent to Alcatraz. He later was moved to Atlanta Federal Penitentiary and diagnosed with stomach cancer following his release in 1972. He died in his sleep on July 29, 1976, at age 62.
The financial genius of the underworld built an organized crime empire of more than $300 million. Despite his connections with mob bosses, Lansky was never found guilty of anything more than illegal gambling and served just one two-month term in jail in the 1950s. A leading member of the Jewish Mafia, he had strong ties to the Italian mob. When Lansky died of lung cancer at his Miami Beach, Fla., home on Jan. 15, 1983, at the age of 80, he was worth almost nothing on paper. However, the FBI was convinced he left hundreds of millions stashed away in hidden bank accounts in Switzerland and other tax havens.
Born on June 15, 1908, in Chicago, Ill., Sam Giancana
Was feared as the tough-talking mob boss of Chicago in the late ’50s and early ’60s he was known for his powerful friends. He was close to Frank Sinatra and his path crossed with two of the biggest names of the 20th century, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. Giancana’s affair with actress Judith Campbell Exner who was seeing JFK at the same time triggered a scandal over the president’s Mafia connections. To this day among conspiracy theorists that Giancana may have played some role in Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. He was killed in the basement of his Oak Park, Ill., mansion on June 19, 1975, just days before he was due to give evidence of links between the CIA and the Cosa Nostra in alleged plots to assassinate President Kennedy.
Wasn’t the kind of shy gangster who pulled strings from a smoky backroom. Handsome and charismatic, the Jewish-American crime boss was a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. He partied with the rich and famous in Hollywood before his death in Beverly Hills in 1947. Nobody was charged with the murder and the crime remains officially unsolved, but Siegel’s mismanagement of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino is said to have sealed his fate.
For Years, The FBI Struggled to Make Charges Stick to “Teflon Don” John Gotti
The High-Profile Mob Boss of New York’s Gambino Crime Family
With his sharp suits and flamboyant personality, Gotti was also nicknamed “Dapper Don.” But his flashy demeanour hid a ruthless mean streak and a long “hit list” of murders he ordered to feed his insatiable greed for power and money. While many of his contemporaries sought to run organized crime in the shadows, to avoid being targeted by law enforcement, Gotti revelled in his infamy, and eventually paid the price. After being convicted of murder in 1992, Gotti died from head and neck cancer in the Illinois prison hospital on June 10, 2002.
Item Code - 2MEMSOU15A1213858GA
Width: 23 3/4" Height: 27" Depth: 3/4" Weight: 2.612 kg