Talk:Willie Sutton

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Arnold Shuster killed[edit]

It's said Albert Anastasia had Arnold Shuster (N relation...), the kid who fingered Willie Sutton, killed because Anastasia couldn't stand squealers... Trekphiler 09:49, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

A lot of good material ...[edit]

I've added a few bits and pieces about this fascinating character drawn from a couple of reliable-looking external sites. If anyone is interested in fleshing out his life, they contain a feast of good material. CallMeHenry 16:03, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

As opposed to...[edit]

To fellow Mafioso like Donald Frankos, William was a little bright-eyed man who stood at 5 feet 7 inches.

— To non-Mafioso, he was a dull-eyed giant of a man who stood 6 feet 10 inches? Sca (talk) 15:54, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Was Willie a Mafioso or did he just know them? If he was were there many Irish Mafiosos? I thought they were Italian/Italian Americans. Nitpyck (talk) 04:39, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

The math seems to indicate that an error exists in the amount W. Sutton stole in his lifetime. If he robbed approximately 100 banks, there is little chance the lifetime figure could be 600 million. The average robbery of a bank nets 5000 dollars. Skepticism is warranted. Ejb5472 (talk) 00:03, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Life- a couple comments[edit]

To Mafiosi like Donald Frankos, William was a little bright-eyed man who stood at 5 feet 7 inches. How did he look to other people? I ask because 5' 7 would have been average in the 20s and 30s. Throughout his professional criminal career he never actually engaged himself in violent behavior, Taking a guard hostage with a smuggled gun and robbing banks with a tommy-gun both seem fairly violent to me. Nitpyck (talk) 21:13, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Suggested reference[edit]

We received an OTRS suggestion (ticket 2010100410000231) of an article which may help improve this one:

"Sutton¹s Law", published in Missouri Medicine, September/October 2004, Vol 101, page 463. Article by Harvey Blumenthal.

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How wanted?[edit]

The infobox seems to say that Sutton was #11 on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. ? —Tamfang (talk) 00:06, 29 December 2010 (UTC)


This reads to me more like a hagiography than a biography. It basically has good information, but I wonder about a few things.

throughout his professional criminal career he never killed anyone -- can this be verified? Shouldn't it be CLAIMED he never killed anyone, which can be verified?

he never had to worry about assault because Mafia friends looked after him -- again, can this be verified?

And there are a number of phrases that seem to be less than neutral -- wise old head...always a gentleman, witty and non-violent...etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tad Richards (talkcontribs) 12:55, 22 September 2012 (UTC)