Abraham Friedman

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Abraham "Whitey" Friedman (c. 1897 – April 25, 1939) was a New York mobster and former associate of Nathan "Kid Dropper" Kaplan and later for labor racketeers Louis "Lepke" Buchalter and Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro as an enforcer in New York's garment district during the 1920s and 1930s.[1] One of many former associates killed by Murder, Inc. on the orders of Buchalter, he had recently been called in for questioning by investigators with crusading District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey and gunned down in a drive by as he was walking near his home on East 96th Street during the early evening of April 25, 1937, (although other sources state 1935). Before his murder, Friedman was suspected of informing on Buchalter.


Further reading[edit]

  • Block, Alan A. East Side-West Side: Organizing Crime in New York, 1930–1950. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1983. ISBN 0-87855-931-0
  • Fried, Albert. The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. ISBN 0-231-09683-6
  • "Gunman Kills Man Linked To Lepke". The New York Times. April 26, 1939. p. 17.(subscription required)