Cancer Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Cancer Criminals

 1 
John Dillinger
(Robber, Gangster)

John Dillinger
16
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: July 22, 1934

A gangster of the Great Depression era, John Dillinger led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang". His gang was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. He was a master evader and escaped the police’s attempts to capture him many times. He was finally shot to death by the authorities in 1934.

 2 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)

Christopher Scarver
32
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
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.

 3 
Richard Wershe Jr.
(FBI Informant, Drug Dealer)

Richard Wershe Jr.
6
Birthdate: July 18, 1969
Birthplace: Michigan
Richard Wershe Jr. became the youngest FBI informant when he was around 14 to 16 years of age. He had started selling cocaine as a teenager and was arrested at 17. He was sentenced to life but was granted parole later. He inspired the 2018 movie White Boy Rick.
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 4 
Jordan Belfort
(Author of 'The Wolf of Wall Street')

Jordan Belfort
26
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
The former stock broker, who was convicted for stock-market manipulation and cheating several investors, Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison before he was released and altered his way of living. Using his life experiences, he became a motivational speaker and also authored two memoirs, one of which, The Wolf of Wall Street, was adapted into an award winning film.
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 5 
Meyer Lansky
(Gangster, Mob's Accountant)

Meyer Lansky
13
Birthdate: July 4, 1902
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: January 15, 1983
Meyer Lansky, or the "Mob's Accountant,” was key to the formation of the National Crime Syndicate along with Charles "Lucky" Luciano. A member of the Jewish mob, he built a worldwide gambling empire that included casinos in Las Vegas. Hyman Roth from The Godfather Part II was based on him.

 6 
Paul Castellano
(Gangster)

Paul Castellano
2
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: November 16, 1985

Popularly known as the Howard Hughes of the Mob, Paul Castellano was the head of the Gambino crime family. He played such a prominent role in the American underworld that he was later portrayed in several films, such as Gotti, Witness to the Mob, and The Big Heist

 7 
Assata Shakur
(Murder Convict)

Assata Shakur
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Birthdate: July 14, 1947
Birthplace: New York, 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.

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 8 
Robert Maudsley
(Serial Killer)

Robert Maudsley
12
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool

Robert Maudsley is an English serial killer currently serving life imprisonment at Wakefield Prison, England. He committed three of his four murders in prison, forcing the authorities to keep him in solitary confinement. Maudsley's case was sensationalized as it was claimed that he had eaten part of the brain of one of his victims, although the PCC refuted such claims.

 9 
Arun Gawli
(Politician)

Arun Gawli
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1955
Birthplace: Kopargaon, India

 10 

Semion Mogilevich
10
Birthdate: June 30, 1946
Birthplace: Kyiv

Semion Mogilevich is an organized crime boss from Russia. Widely described as the boss of bosses, Mogilevich is believed to control the operations of a vast criminal empire. Even though the FBI considers him the most dangerous mobster, Semion Mogilevich lives freely in Moscow, thanks to his close alliances with important Ukrainian and Russian political figures, including Vladimir Putin.

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Benjamin Hornigold
3
Birthdate: July 18, 1680
Birthplace: England
Died: 1719 AD

 12 
Afzal Guru
(Executive)

Afzal Guru
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Birthplace: Baramulla district
Died: February 9, 2013

 13 
Genene Jones
(Nurse Who Killed Several Infants)

Genene Jones
14
Birthdate: July 13, 1950
Birthplace: Texas

 14 
Carl Panzram
(Serial killer)

Carl Panzram
19
Birthdate: June 28, 1891
Birthplace: East Grand Forks, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 5, 1930

Carl Panzram was a serial killer, rapist, robber, arsonist, and burglar. He is suspected to have killed more than 100 men in total though only five victims could be confirmed. He was mean and cruel from childhood and began committing serious crimes like burglary, rape, and murder as a young man. He was finally captured and executed.

 15 

Grace Marks
2
Birthdate: June 28, 1891, 1828
Birthplace: Ulster
Died: 1873 AD

 16 
James Burke
(Mobster)

James Burke
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1931
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 13, 1996

 17 
Tommy Lynn Sells
(Serial Killer)

Tommy Lynn Sells
8
Birthdate: June 28, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: April 3, 2014

 18 
Frank Capone
(Gangster)

Frank Capone
8
Birthdate: July 16, 1895
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 1, 1924
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 19 
Paul Vario
(Gangster)

Paul Vario
9
Birthdate: July 10, 1914
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 3, 1988
Paul Vario was an American gangster belonging to the New York-based Vario Crew of the Lucchese crime family. He and his brothers owned a number of legitimate businesses, including a restaurant, which served as a cover for their illegal dealings. He was eventually convicted of fraud and extortion.

 20 
Zerelda Mimms
(Jesse James' Wife)

Zerelda Mimms
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1845
Birthplace: Logan, Kentucky
Died: November 13, 1900

Zerelda Mimms was the wife of bank and train robber Jesse James. She was the daughter of a pastor. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth, and Jesse James' father, Robert S. James, were siblings, making Zerelda and Jesse first cousins. Zerelda married Jesse in 1874. The couple had four children, two of whom died in infancy. 

 21 
Willie Sutton
(Bank Robber)

Willie Sutton
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1901
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2, 1980

Willie Sutton was a bank robber with a criminal career spanning four decades. He entered the world of crime at a young age and spent more than half of his adult life in prison. He managed to escape from prison thrice. He was a master of disguise and was also known as “Willie the Actor.” He never killed anyone. 

 22 
Barbara Graham
(Criminal)

Barbara Graham
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Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3, 1955

Barbara Graham was a convicted criminal who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison in 1955. She became the third woman in California to be executed by gas. Born to an unwed teenage sex worker, she had a troubled childhood. As a young woman, she became involved with hardened criminals and took to a life of crime. 

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 23 
Dean O'Banion
(Mobster)

Dean O'Banion
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1892
Birthplace: Maroa, Illinois, United States
Died: November 10, 1924

 24 
David Headley
(Terrorist)

David Headley
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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 25 
Phillip Adams
(American football player)

Phillip Adams
2
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021

 26 

Tommaso Buscetta
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Birthplace: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died: April 2, 2000

 27 
Derek Bentley
(Criminal)

Derek Bentley
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28, 1953

 28 
Sam Bass
(Outlaw)

Sam Bass
0
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: July 21, 1878

Sam Bass was a 19th-century train robber and outlaw. Having lost his parents as a child, he lived with an uncle for a few years before leaving home. He started doing odd jobs but was dissatisfied with the pay. So, he took to a life of crime and participated in numerous train robberies. He was killed by the lawmen. 

 29 
Peter Popoff
(Televangelism)

Peter Popoff
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1946
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany

Peter Popoff is a German-born American faith healer, debunked clairvoyant, and televangelist. Popoff used a concealed earpiece to receive information about people suffering from ailments during his religious services and claimed that God divulged the information to him. The scam was exposed in 1986 and led to the creation of several works of art, including the film Leap of Faith.

 30 

Solomon Mahlangu
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Birthplace: Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa
Died: April 6, 1979

 31 
Olga Hepnarová
(Murderer)

Olga Hepnarová
5
Birthdate: June 30, 1951
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: March 12, 1975

Olga Hepnarová was a Czechoslovak rampage killer. On 10 July 1973, she killed eight people with a truck in Prague. She was eventually sentenced to death and was executed in 1975. She was the last woman executed in Czechoslovakia. She was a troubled young woman with psychiatric problems and expressed no regret for the crime at her trial.

 32 

Dominick Cirillo
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Birthplace: United States

 33 
Mullah Krekar
(Founder of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam)

Mullah Krekar
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1956
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah

Mullah Krekar is an Islamic scholar and militant. He is credited with founding an Islamist armed group named Ansar al-Islam. Interestingly, he claimed that he was not aware of the various terrorist attacks organized by Ansar al-Islam. He is currently serving his sentence in an Italian prison after having been deported to Italy from Norway in 2020.

 34 

Madame de Brinvilliers
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1630
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 17, 1676

 35 
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
(Chancellor of Austria (1938))

Arthur Seyss-Inquart
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1892
Birthplace: Stonařov, Czechia
Died: October 16, 1946

Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian politician who was part of the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. A Nazi propagandist, Seyss-Inquart was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to death. He was executed on 16 October 1946 in Nuremberg Prison.

 36 

Elisabeth Becker
0
Birthdate: July 20, 1923
Birthplace: Nowy Staw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1946

 37 
John Ausonius
(Criminal who from August 1991 to January 1992 he shot eleven people in the Stockholm and Uppsala area)

John Ausonius
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1953
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden

 38 
Steven Crea
(Mobster and former underboss of the Lucchese crime family)

Steven Crea
0
Birthdate: July 18, 1947
Birthplace: United States

 39 
Petey Pablo
(Rapper)

Petey Pablo
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Petey Pablo is a rapper best known for his 2003 Crunk hit Freek-a-Leek. As a young man, he got pulled into the world of crime and spent five years in prison. Upon his release, he worked hard to rebuild his life and decided to pursue a career in music. He is also an occasional actor.  

 40 
Edward H. Rulloff
(Doctor, Lawyer)

Edward H. Rulloff
0
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: May 18, 1871

 41 

Brigitte Mohnhaupt
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Birthplace: Rheinberg, Germany

 42 
Billy Glaze
(Serial killer)

Billy Glaze
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1943
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 2015

 43 
Captain Moonlite
(Public speaker, Bank robber)

Captain Moonlite
0
Birthdate: July 5, 1842
Birthplace: Rathfriland, Ireland
Died: January 20, 1880

 44 
Barry Mills
(Criminal)

Barry Mills
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1948
Birthplace: Windsor, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2018

 45 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
7
Birthdate: July 22, 1993
Birthplace: Tokmok, Chuy Oblusu, Kyrgyzstan

 46 
Steven Avery
(Murderer)

Steven Avery
16
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Birthplace: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States

Steven Avery is an American murderer who was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Teresa Halbach. He was previously convicted in 1986 of attempted murder, only to be acquitted in 2003. His 2003 exoneration encouraged the enactment of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill, which aims at preventing wrongful convictions. His 2007 murder trial inspired the series Making a Murderer.

 47 
Jodi Arias
(Murderer)

Jodi Arias
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1980
Birthplace: Salinas, California, U.S.

 48 
Andrea Yates
(Criminal)

Andrea Yates
13
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Birthplace: Hallsville, Texas, United States

Andrea Yates is an American woman who confessed to killing her five children by drowning them in her bathtub in 2001. Although she was initially sentenced to life in prison, she was acquitted in 2006 as she was found not guilty by reason of insanity; it was revealed that she had been suffering from postpartum psychosis, postpartum depression, and schizophrenia.

 49 

Christine Schürrer
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1976
Birthplace: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

 50 
Leona Helmsley
(Business Woman)

Leona Helmsley
11
Birthdate: July 4, 1919
Birthplace: Marbletown, New York, United States
Died: August 20, 2007
Dubbed as the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley was a hotel magnate and a convicted felon. Seen as the symbol of arrogance, she first hogged the limelight for marrying entrepreneur Harry Helmsley. Her fall from grace occured when she was named for tax evasion. In 1989, she was convicted of federal income tax evasion and other crimes.