Monday, February 18, 2013

Ruby Tuesday


                              

Taken at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas January 2013.

Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (February 6, 1897 – March 4, 1944) was an American mobster and head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s.

In 1936, Murder, Inc. killers, acting on Buchalter's orders, gunned down a Brooklyn businessman and candy store owner named Joseph Rosen. Buchalter became the only major mob boss to have been personally convicted and sentenced to receive the death penalty in the United States after being convicted of a specific murder. He was sent to the electric chair at Sing Sing (an object that is also part of the collection). He set the record for the richest man ever executed in America.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, what a display - somehow the words Sing Sing, mob boss, richest man...it all fits together like a well-told tale...

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  2. The red sure stands out!

    The story about the richest man ever to be executed in the U.S. means to me that money cannot ALWAYS buy everything.

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  3. Very interesting!

    Catching up with Ruby Tuesday.

    You might want to peek at my Family Rubies , thanks!

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