John "Fats" Buccelli (1908-1958) was a 300lb mobster of the Patriarca crime family. John was jailed for his role in the famous Brink’s Robbery – a heist which saw close to $3 million stolen from the Boston office of asset management company Brink’s Incorporated on January 17, 1950. He was sentenced to two years in jail in 1956 for his crimes and was murdered exactly a month after his release on May 19, 1958.
Polish-born American photographer Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig (1899 - 1969) peers into an opened steamer trunk that contains the bound body of a murder victim, Brooklyn, New York, August 5, 1936. The victim, identified as William Hessler, had been stabbed to death and his body put into the trunk. Apparently preparing to sink it in the Gowanus Canal, the murderers were inturrupted and abandoned it in an empty lot. (Photo by Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)
1938, Antonio Colombo's corpse found in his Pontiac. His mistress Christina Oliveri was also murdered. Joseph Colombo's dad was an early Profaci soldier, mainly into extortion and robbery. Colombo associate and later turncoat, Joseph Cantalupo, claimed that his dick was cut off and shoved in his mouth. Reason for the double murder was messing with the wife of another mobster. Alleged murderer was Salvatore Musacchio aka Sally The Sheik.
Mob front man Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal ran four casinos in Las Vegas in the 1970s. On October 4, 1982, Rosenthal finished eating dinner out with a few friends and got into his 1981 Cadillac in the 600 block of East Sahara in Las Vegas, NV. When he started his car, a bomb was detonated (Las Vegas Sun, Oct 5, 1982). His Cadillac was destroyed. The trunk was found 60 yards away. Miraculously, probably due to a metal plate under the drivers seat, Rosenthal survived.