Albert Anastasia: Murder Inc.
Albert Anastasia was nicknamed the "Lord High Executioner" because of his position as the leader of a fearsome group of contract killers. Named "Murder Inc." by the press, Anastasia'a team systematically carried out an estimated 700 murders. Working under Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Frank Costello, Anastasia eventually became boss of the Gambino family. His ruthlessness and power earned him the respect and simultaneous loathing of mob associates. In a power-play hit, believed to have been ordered by Colombo boss Joe Profaci, Anastasia was gunned down while seated in a barber's chair on Park Avenue. Read More About Murder, Inc.