Celebrity Deaths in Crime

  • John A. Walker, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    John A. Walker

    MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated PressRALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday.Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke...

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  • 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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  • David Greenglass, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    David Greenglass

    VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in the electric chair after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviets. The government's star witness at their trial: Ethel's own brother, David Greenglass.On Tuesday, family members disclosed that Greenglass had died on July 1 in New...

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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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