Murder Incorporated

Friday, May 05, 2006

Louis "Louis Cohen" Kerzner

He was hired to murder Jewish gang leader Kid Dropper by Legs Diamond, Lepke Buchalter and Gurrah Shaprio on the orders of gang leader Little Augie Orgen. On August 28, 1923 he carried out his task, shooting and killing Dropper, who had been Augie Orgen’s arch rival in the union rackets of New York City, as he sat in a taxicab in front of the Essex Market Court House in lower Manhattan. Kerzner was subsequently convicted of Dropper’s murder and sentenced to twenty five in prison. When he was paroled in 1937, he was shot to death on a Manhattan Street on January 28,1939 on the orders of Lepke Buchalter.


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