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|New York|  Louis Amberg

Birth: 1897

Death: October 23, 1935












Louis "Pretty" Amberg was a New York mobster and labor racketeer who led a criminal organization with his brothers Joseph (1892 - September 30, 1935) and Hyman Amberg (1902 - November 3, 1926) competing against Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter and the Shapiro Brothers (no relation to Jacob Shapiro)for control of Brooklyn's racketeering activities during the 1920s and early 30s. He was the sole surving brother following the suicide of his brother Hyman during a failed jail break in 1926 and the gangland murder of Joseph only a month before his own when his body was found in a burning car after being hacked with an ax and shot by a shotgun blast on October 23, 1935. Thought to have been killed by members of Murder Inc., the same organization who had killed his brother. Louis Amberg was killed the same day as Bronx Beerbaron Dutch Schultz.


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