William "Wild Bill" Lovett (William Lovett)

William Lovett

Organized Crime Figure. He was the leader of a band of Irish gangsters (called the “White Hand”) in Brooklyn during the teens and 1920s. His gang dealt in extortion, loansharking, gambling and other criminal activities around the Brooklyn docks. During World War I Lovett earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in France.

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  • July, 15, 1894
  • Ireland


  • November, 01, 1923

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