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Murder Incorporated – Fighting For Their Lives

July 26, 2023
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Title:  Murder Incorporated – Fighting For Their Lives

Original Publication Date: 7/26/2023

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Description: In this episodes, Mustache Chris and Steve delve into the notorious trials of Murder Incorporated. Uncover the shocking details of organized crime's most sinister enterprise, responsible for a wave of assassinations and violence during the mid-20th century. Join us as we explore the gripping courtroom dramas that unfolded as authorities sought to dismantle this lethal syndicate. From the high-profile trials of key members like Albert Anastasia and Louis Buchalter to the testimonies of witnesses and survivors, we unravel the web of corruption and brutality that defined Murder Incorporated. Tune in as we analyze the legal strategies, evidence, and the ultimate outcomes of these landmark cases that exposed the dark underbelly of organized crime in America. Brace yourself for a riveting journey into the trials that sought justice for the victims and challenged the formidable power of Murder Incorporated. #TrueCrimeStories #OrganizedCrime #MurderInc #Mobsters #CriminalUnderworld #Assassins #CrimeSyndicate #Hitmen #InfamousKillings #GanglandHistory #CrimeFamily #MafiaChronicles #ContractKillers #Crime

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[00:00:00] Welcome to Organized Crime and Punishment, the best spot in town to hang out and talk about history and crime. With your hosts, Steve and Mustache, Chris.

Welcome back to the program, and thank you for joining Mustache, Chris and I as we weave our way through the fascinating story of Murder Incorporated. In this episode, we will explore the crazy trials that led to many members of Murder, Inc. Being sentenced to death and actually executed the strange death of Abe Ellis.

And finally, we try and figure out what was Murder Inc. Exactly. Each of these episodes in this series on Murder Inc. [00:01:00] Can be enjoyed and listened to individually, but altogether they tell, uh, and Weave a really fascinating story of Murder Incorporated the Mafia's killing Machine. Now, Chris, what ultimately begins the beginning of the End of Murder, Inc.

Yeah, it's pretty, I don't wanna say it's like typical, but it's usually like with these, uh, what of these mafia guys, it's usually like, Something small that ends up taking them out, really. And then in the part, in the case of Murder, Inc. It was actually, there was a criminal name, Harry, uh, Rudolph, who was actually, uh, he was up on charges for, um, this murder of, uh, 19 year old gangster Alex, uh, Alpert.

And, uh, I did a little research into this guy and apparently Alex had, I don't know, he had dissed Harry Strauss and a couple other Murder Inc. Guys. And. They ended up sh shooting him in, in 1933. And when his back was turned, [00:02:00] and I guess they had been investigating this, uh, murder for quite some time, uh, Harry, um, you know, fortunately for society didn't have a problem talking.

So he immediately started talking about, you know, like, I didn't do this. Uh, and he starts talking to the William o Dwyer, who is, uh, he's quite famous actually. He was the mayor of New York, uh, I believe. He ran twice, and I think he ended up becoming mayor of New York, uh, once and he eventually ended up becoming the ambassador to Mexico.

You know, he's a pretty big part of this story. Yeah. Al Dwyer was born in, uh, Mayo County in Ireland, uh, uh, and, uh, his academic life kind of led them to, he was studying to be, uh, studying the priesthood, which was, you know, fairly common for, uh, Irish, uh, young Irishmen at the time. Um, And he actually learned under the Jesuits and yeah, he learned Spanish while he,

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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Mustache Chris is the co-host of Organized Crime and Punishment. He is from the True North, born and bred in Toronto, Canada. Some say he bears a striking resemblance to Gambino Crime Family associate Chris Rosenberg, but we'll leave that up to you.
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