Thomas Walsh (mobster)

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Thomas "Fatty" Walsh (died March 4, 1929) was a New York mobster involved in narcotics and an associate of Dutch Schultz and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. He was taken in for questioning along with Luciano and George Uffner regarding the 1928 gangland slaying of Arnold Rothstein, of whom he was a former bodyguard with Jack "Legs" Diamond, however he and the others were later released. He was later killed at the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida[1] during a gambling dispute on March 4, 1929.[2]

It has been claimed that his ghost haunts the hotel elevator, from which reports of doors opening and closing and lights blinking on and off,[3] as well as the 13th floor on which he was killed.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  2. ^ Downey, Patrick (2004). Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 193. ISBN 1-56980-267-X.
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  4. ^ Biltmore has the biggest pool, tallest tales at
  • English, T.J. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-059002-5

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