Famous Black Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Criminals

 1 Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known as 2Pac or Makaveli, is considered as one of the greatest American rappers of all time. Talent and trouble went hand in hand in Shakur’s journey to fame; the higher Shakur rose in his iconic status, the deeper he became entangled in gang violence and an infamous rivalry, which sadly led to his untimely demise.

 2 Alpo Martinez

Alpo Martinez
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Famous As: Former drug kingpin known for his notorious ways throughout the 1980's and 1990's in New York and Washington, D.C.
Birthdate: June 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 31, 2021

 3 Orlando Anderson

Orlando Anderson
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998

 4 Christopher Scarver

Christopher Scarver
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christopher Scarver is a convicted murderer whose physical assault on Jesse Anderson and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at the Columbia Correctional Institution resulted in the death of both Anderson and Dahmer. Already sentenced to life for killing a man named Steve Lohman, Christopher Scarver received two more life sentences for killing Anderson and Dahmer.

 5 Stanley Williams

Stanley Williams
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005

 6 Lee Boyd Malvo

Lee Boyd Malvo
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Lee Boyd Malvo was involved in the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002, which killed 10 people and injured three in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He had befriended his accomplice in the act, John Allen Muhammad, as a juvenile. Malvo is currently serving multiple life sentences at a supermax prison.

 7 Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony
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Famous As: Army Leader
Birthdate: July 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uganda Protectorate

Ugandan insurgent, Joseph Kony, is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group. He is a self-proclaimed spokesperson of God and a spirit medium. Government entities have accused him of abducting children to make them child soldiers and sex slaves. He was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2005 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

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 8 Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur
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Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States

Assata Shakur is a former member of the revolutionary organization 'Black Liberation Army'. Sentenced to life for murder, Shakur escaped from the 'Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women' and was eventually granted political asylum in Cuba. She is the first woman to be added to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. Her life inspired the documentary film Eyes of the Rainbow.

 9 Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor
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Famous As: President of Liberia (1997-2003)
Birthdate: January 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia

Charles Taylor is a former Liberian politician who served as the 22nd President of Liberia. As a young man, he was the head of a Libyan-backed rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, and played a key role in initiating the First Liberian Civil War. He was elected the president after the war in 1997. He resigned in 2003.

 10 Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir
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Famous As: Former President of Sudan
Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan. A former military officer, he is the founder of the National Congress Party that remained the dominant political party in the country until 2019. He was deposed in a coup d'état the same year and subsequently arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

 11 Michael Jace

Michael Jace
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States

 12 James Butler

James Butler
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 13 General Butt Naked

General Butt Naked
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: September 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

 14 Théoneste Bagosora

Théoneste Bagosora
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Famous As: Commited genocide in Rwanda
Birthdate: August 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nyabihu, Rwanda
Died: September 25, 2021

 15 Jovan Belcher

Jovan Belcher
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Babylon, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: December 1, 2012

 16 Estella Marie Thompson

Estella Marie Thompson
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Famous As: Prostitute
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA

 17 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
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Famous As: Underwear Bomber
Birthdate: December 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos

 18 Solomon Mahlangu

Solomon Mahlangu
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa
Died: April 6, 1979

 19 Guy Georges

Guy Georges
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: October 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François, France

 20 Javaris Crittenton

Javaris Crittenton
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 21 Herbie Hide

Herbie Hide
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amauzari, Nigeria

Known as The Dancing Destroyer, former boxer Herbie Hide excelled in the cruiserweight and heavyweight categories and also held the WBO heavyweight title. Throughout his career, he was also often dragged into trouble with the law. He was eventually jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine, as a result of a sting operation.

 22 Robert Rozier

Robert Rozier
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

 23 Georges Rutaganda

Georges Rutaganda
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Famous As: Commited genocide in Rwanda
Birthdate: November 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ngoma District, Rwanda
Died: October 11, 2010

 24 Augustin Bizimungu

Augustin Bizimungu
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: August 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rwanda

 25 Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021

 26 Dave Meggett

Dave Meggett
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 27 Gregory Woolley

Gregory Woolley
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Famous As: Canadian criminal associated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Tabarre, Haiti

 28 Derek Bentley

Derek Bentley
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28, 1953

 29 Ahmed Ghailani

Ahmed Ghailani
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Famous As: Terrorist
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 30 Elifasi Msomi

Elifasi Msomi
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: February 10, 1956

 31 Foutanga Babani Sissoko

Foutanga Babani Sissoko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dabia, Mali
Died: February 29, 2021

 32 Elizaphan Ntakirutimana

Elizaphan Ntakirutimana
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Famous As: Pastor, Criminal
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Kibuye, Rwanda
Died: January 22, 2007

 33 Fatima Bernawi

Fatima Bernawi
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Famous As: Afro-Palestinian militant
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandate for Palestine

 34 Vincent Otti

Vincent Otti
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Famous As: Rebel
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: October 2, 2007

 35 Tharcisse Renzaho

Tharcisse Renzaho
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Famous As: Politician, Criminal
Birthdate: July 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda-Urundi

 36 Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 37 Roger Khan

Roger Khan
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Famous As: Druglord, Head of Phantom Squad
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guyana

 38 Robert Kajuga

Robert Kajuga
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Famous As: Commited genocide in Rwanda
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda
Died: February 29, 2007

 39 Reggie Harding

Reggie Harding
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 2, 1972

 40 Pee Wee Kirkland

Pee Wee Kirkland
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 41 Pauline Nyiramasuhuko

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
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Famous As: Politician, Criminal
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butare, Rwanda

 42 Mel Hall

Mel Hall
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyons, New York, United States

 43 Mbaye Diagne

Mbaye Diagne
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Famous As: Commited genocide in Rwanda
Birthdate: March 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Koki, Senegal
Died: May 31, 1994

 44 Max B

Max B
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 45 Mahmood Hussein Mattan

Mahmood Hussein Mattan
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Famous As: Criminal, Sailor
Birthdate: 1923 AD
Birthplace: British Somaliland
Died: September 3, 1952

 46 Louis Till

Louis Till
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Famous As: Soldier, Criminal
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1945

 47 Khalfan Khamis Mohamed

Khalfan Khamis Mohamed
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Famous As: Al-Qaeda suspect
Birthdate: March 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pemba, Tanzania

 48 Kantano Habimana

Kantano Habimana
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Famous As: Radio personality, Criminal
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
Died: 1998 AD

 49 Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

 50 Jean Kambanda

Jean Kambanda
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Famous As: Politician, Criminal
Birthdate: October 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huye, Southern Province, Rwanda