Trade 3i Group
Murders, Inc. (Murder, Founded) was an organized crime group, active from 1929 to 1941, that served as the enforcement arm of the Italian-American Mafia, Jewish mob, and other closely related organized criminal groups in New York City and elsewhere. The group consisted of American Jewish gangsters and Italian-American gangsters, and members were recruited mainly from the slums and working class in Manhattan and from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York, and Onch Hill. It was initially headed by Louis "Lipke" Buchalter and then by Albert "Mad Hatter" Anastasia. The murder company is believed to be responsible for between 400 and 1,000 murders under contract, until the group was uncovered in 1941 by former group member Abby "Kid Twist" Rails. The Homicide Company committed hundreds of murders on behalf of the National Crime Syndicate from 1929 to 1941. In the ensuing trials, several members were convicted and executed, and Abby Riles himself died after falling suspiciously from the window. Thomas E. Dewey first emerged as a prosecutor in Murder, Inc. and other organized crime cases.