1932 in organized crime

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See also: 1931 in organized crime, other events of 1932, 1933 in organized crime and the list of 'years in Organized Crime'.



  • July 29 - Pittsburgh bootleggers John, Arthur, and James Volpe are shot to death in a Pittsburgh coffee shop. The hits were reportedly ordered by Pittsburgh crime family leader John Bazzano.
  • August 8 - John Bazzano is found stuffed in a burlap sack on a Brooklyn street He had been strangled, then stabbed to death. Bazzano's murder may have been connected to the gangland slaying of the Volpe brothers weeks earlier. Vincenzo Capizzi would later succeed Bazzano as head of the Pittsburgh crime family.
  • September 1 - New York Mayor James J. Walker resigns from office, following his testimony before the Seabury Commission.

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