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Notable Criminals Deaths

  • Jack W. Tocco (2014)

    Jack W. Tocco

    The Associated Press GROSSE POINTE PARK, Michigan (AP) — Reputed Detroit mob boss Jack W. Tocco, who was convicted of racketeering in 1998 in a federal crackdown on organized crime, has died. He was 87. Tocco, who said he fought his entire life to clear his name, died Monday at home in a Detroit suburb, according to Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. A...

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  • Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo (2013)

    Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo

    The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Disgraced former Mexican drug czar Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo has died from complications from prostate cancer while serving a 40-year sentence for protecting a drug cartel. He was 79.Lawyer Javier Marban Corral says Gutierrez Rebollo died Thursday in a Mexico City military hospital where he had been hospitalized for more than two years.Marban said...

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  • Ronnie Biggs, 84 (1929 - 2013)

    Ronnie Biggs

    JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Ronnie Biggs was a petty criminal who set out to transform his life with the daring heist of a mail train packed with money. The plan worked in ways he could never have imagined. Biggs was part of a gang of at least 12 men that robbed a Glasgow-to-London Royal Mail train in the early hours of Aug. 8, 1963, switching its signals and...

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  • Mark "Chopper" Read (2013)

    Mark "Chopper" Read

    KRISTEN GELINEAU, The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Mark "Chopper" Read, one of Australia's most notorious and colorful crime figures, died on Wednesday after a long battle with liver cancer, his manager said. He was 58.Read, who spent 23 years in prison for a variety of crimes including assault and armed robbery, wrote more than a dozen books detailing his long career of violence, including...

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  • Juan David Ochoa (1949 - 2013)

    Juan David  Ochoa

    LIBARDO CARDONA, The Associated PressBOGOTA, COLOMBIA (AP) — The eldest of the three Ochoa brothers who founded the Medellin cocaine cartel in the 1980s with Pablo Escobar has died of a heart attack at age 65.Hospital officials and a cousin said Juan David Ochoa died Thursday at a private clinic in Colombia's No. 2 city.Ochoa and brothers Jorge Luis and Fabio had all surrendered when the...

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