Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia was born in Tropea, Italy, on 26th February, 1902. Anastasia moved to the United States in 1919 and settled in New York. He joined the gang led by Joe Masseria. However, in 1931, agreed to join Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, in the killing of Masseria at a Coney Island restaurant.

In 1933 Anastasia became a member of group that later obtained the name, Murder Incorporated. Anastasia, and gunmen such as Louis Lepke Buchalter and Abe Reles carried out executions for money.

After the arrest and execution of Louis Lepke Buchalter in 1944, Anastasia became the leader of Murder Incorporated.

On 25th October, 1957, Albert Anastasia was murdered as he sat in a barber's chair in a New York hotel.

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