Leo Criminals

Rank the Most Wicked Leo Criminals

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 1 
Elizabeth Báthory
(Hungarian Noblewoman and Serial Killer)
Elizabeth Báthory
117
Birthdate: August 7, 1560
Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Hungary
Died: August 21, 1614
Known as The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, Elizabeth Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman who was accused of killing at least 650 young women from 1590 to 1610. She was also accused of cannibalism and bathing in the blood of her victims. She evaded punishment and died in house arrest.
 2 
George Jung
(American Drug Trafficker and Smuggler)
George Jung
26
Birthdate: August 6, 1942
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
George Jung, nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, smuggled cocaine into the U.S., as part of the Medellín Cartel, in the 1970s and the 1980s. He served a 20-year prison term for his crimes. He inspired the biopic Blow and contributed to the fictional account of his life story, Heavy
 3 
Luka Magnotta
(Canadian Former Adult Film Star Who Was Convicted of Murdering Chinese Student Jun Lin)
Luka Magnotta
48
Birthdate: July 24, 1982
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Luka Magnotta is a Canadian convicted murderer and former pornographic film actor. He was arrested for murdering Jun Lin, an international student from Wuhan. The murder was sensationalized by the media as Luka Magnotta mailed the victim's feet and hands to federal political party offices and elementary schools. The murder inspired a three-part documentary series titled Don't F**k with Cats.

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 4 
Tsutomu Miyazaki
(Japanese Serial Killer)
Tsutomu Miyazaki
52
Birthdate: August 21, 1962
Birthplace: Itsukaichi, Tokyo
Died: June 17, 2008
Japanese serial killer, rapist, and cannibal Tsutomu Miyazaki, better known as the Otaku Murderer or the Little Girl Murderer, kidnapped and killed four girls, from ages 4 to 7, and then dismembered the bodies and indulged in necrophilia. He was convicted in 1997 and hanged to death in 2008.
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 5 
Diane Downs
(American Criminal Who Murdererd Her Daughter and Attempted to Murder Her Other Two Children)
Diane Downs
24
Birthdate: August 7, 1955
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Diane Downs killed her own daughter in 1983. She also tried killing her other children and then made up a story about how a man had tried carjacking her and had shot her children. She was sentenced to life plus 50 years but is eligible for parole at age 65. 
 6 
Anthony Salerno
(Mobster)
Anthony Salerno
5
Birthdate: August 15, 1911
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 27, 1992
 7 
Carmine Persico
(American Mobster and Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)
Carmine Persico
11
Birthdate: August 8, 1933
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 2019

Gangster and mafia boss Carmine Persico, also known as The Snake, Junior, and Immortal, led the New York-based Colombo crime family for a long time. He had been convicted for a number of crimes, including racketeering and loan-sharking and was serving a 139-year sentence when he died in 2019.

 8 
Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
41
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Birthplace: Badiraguato Municipality

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo is a convicted Mexican drug lord. He led a now-defunct criminal group called the Guadalajara Cartel alongside Rafael Caro Quintero and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. In 1982, the Drug Enforcement Administration indicted him in a money laundering operation, but he fled back to Mexico where he was finally arrested in 1985.

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 9 
Salvatore Maranzano
(Italian-American Mobster, Mafia Boss)
Salvatore Maranzano
12
Birthdate: July 31, 1886
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: September 10, 1931
Italian crime lord Salvatore Maranzano was associated with the organized crime sector of Castellammare del Golfo of Sicily. A Cosa Nostra leader, he later joined the Bonanno Crime Family of New York. He initiated the Castellammarese War and formed New York’s Five Families. Lucky Luciano got him murdered.
 10 
Dutch Schultz
(American Gangster)
Dutch Schultz
12
Birthdate: August 6, 1901
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 24, 1935
American mobster Dutch Schultz had a difficult childhood and grew up to control the New York-based bootlegging and the numbers racket businesses. He was threatened by mobster Lucky Luciano’s gang and also faced two tax evasion trials. His attempt to kill prosecutor Thomas Dewey got him murdered by the Commission.
 11 
Bugs Moran
(American Gangster and Bootlegger)
Bugs Moran
16
Birthdate: August 21, 1893
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 25, 1957

Bugs Moran was an American gangster whose rivalry with Al Capone, the co-founder of the Chicago Outfit, is regarded as one of the most notorious rivalries in the history of the American Mafia. Over the years, Moran has been depicted in many films, including The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Al Capone, and Gangster Land. 

 12 
Alvin Karpis
(Depression-Era Gangster and Leader of the 'Barker–Karpis' Gang )
Alvin Karpis
15
Birthdate: August 10, 1907
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 26, 1979

Alvin Karpis was a criminal best remembered for leading the infamous Barker-Karpis gang in the 1930s. Renowned for his sinister smile, Karpis, who was nicknamed Creepy, was captured by the FBI in 1936. He was then sentenced to life imprisonment and was released on parole in 1969. He spent his later years writing memoirs like The Alvin Karpis Story.

 13 
Elliot Rodger
(Perpetrator)
Elliot Rodger
3
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: May 23, 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Phoolan Devi
(Politician, Brigand)
Phoolan Devi
49
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh
Died: July 25, 2001

Phoolan Devi was an Indian bandit who later on became a politician. She was a victim of child marriage and later on gang raped by a group of upper caste men. To  avenge her humiliation she went on to become the leader of gang of bandits  Later on she became a politician and served as Member of Parliament. She was assassinated by an upper caste man. 

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 15 
Cary Stayner
(Serial Killer)
Cary Stayner
32
Birthdate: August 13, 1961
Birthplace: Merced, California

Cary Stayner is a serial killer convicted of the murders of four women in 1999. He had a troubled childhood. His brother Steven was a kidnap victim, and Cary himself was allegedly molested as a young boy. As a young man, he became involved with drugs and entered the world of crime. He is currently on death row.

 16 
Eugène François Vidocq
(French Criminal Turned Criminalist - Regarded as the 'First Private Detective')
Eugène François Vidocq
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1775
Birthplace: Arras, France
Died: May 11, 1857

Starting his career with the army, French criminal Eugène François Vidocq fought in the battles of Valmy and Jemappes. Often jailed for petty offenses, he later used his expertise of being among thieves to form his own police force, or the police de sûreté, inspiring authors such as Victor Hugo.

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 17 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer')
John George Haigh
14
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

Known as the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh was Known for shooting or beating his victims to death and then dissolving them in sulphuric acid. To his friends, he seemed to be a wealthy man of culture. Though he initially got away with 5 murders, he was caught after his 6th murder.

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
(Religious Leader and Head of the Group 'DSS', Who Was Convicted of Rape and Murder)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
17
Birthdate: August 15, 1967
Birthplace: Sri Gurusar Modia, Rajasthan, India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an Indian social group leader best known as the head of a group named Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). Prior to his rape conviction in 2017, Ram Rahim was a famous religious leader, music composer, actor, singer, songwriter, writer, and director. In 2015, he was named among the 100 most powerful Indians by The Indian Express.

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Caril Ann Fugate
13
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 20 
Yukio Yamaji
(Serial killer)
Yukio Yamaji
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009
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 21 
Paul Blobel
(Military leader, Criminal)
Paul Blobel
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1894
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7, 1951
 22 
Gudrun Ensslin
(Far-left terrorist and founder of the West German far-left militant group Red Army Faction)
Gudrun Ensslin
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1940
Birthplace: Bartholomä, Germany
Died: October 18, 1977
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Pamela Smart
(Murder Conspiracy Convict)
Pamela Smart
12
Birthdate: August 16, 1967
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Florida-based Pamela Smart made headlines when she was charged with plotting the murder of her husband, Greggory Smart, with her 15-year-old boyfriend, William "Billy" Flynn, and three of his friends. She was eventually convicted and is now serving a life sentence in a maximum-security New York prison.
 24 
Charles Becker
(American Police Officer Executed for Murder)
Charles Becker
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1870
Birthplace: Callicoon, New York, United States
Died: July 30, 1915
 25 
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
(Masterminded Her Own Mother’s Murder)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
59
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Birthplace: Golden Meadow, Louisiana, United States
Gypsy Rose Blanchard came in the public eye after she teamed up with her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee was suffering from Munchausen syndrome, which made her create an illusion that Gypsy suffered from several chronic illnesses, whereas Gypsy was a normal child.
 26 
John Connolly
(Intelligence agent, Criminal)
John Connolly
4
Birthdate: August 1, 1940
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 27 
Amy Fisher
(Best Known for Shooting and Severely Wounding 'Mary Jo Buttafuoco', the Wife of Her Lover 'Joey Buttafuoco')
Amy Fisher
25
Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Amy Fisher, who came to be known as The Long Island Lolita, made headlines when in 1992, she shot and injured Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving her sentence, she released sex tapes and books such as If I Knew Then.

 28 
Angelo Ruggiero
(Gangster)
Angelo Ruggiero
5
Birthdate: July 29, 1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 4, 1989
 29 
Iwane Matsui
(Former general in the Imperial Japanese Army and the commander of the expeditionary force sent to China in 1937)
Iwane Matsui
3
Birthdate: July 27, 1878
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948
 30 
Estella Marie Thompson
(Prostitute)
Estella Marie Thompson
10
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA
 31 
Yakub Memon
(Criminal)
Yakub Memon
9
Birthdate: July 30, 1962
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: July 30, 2015
 32 
Bernard Coard
(Prime Minister of Grenada (14 October 1983 – 19 October 1983))
Bernard Coard
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1944
Birthplace: Victoria, Grenada
 33 
Orlando Anderson
(Musicians)
Orlando Anderson
16
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)
Myra Hindley
81
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

Myra Hindley was an English murderer accused of raping and killing five children aged between 10 and 17 along with her partner, Ian Brady. The killings, which were carried out between July 1963 and October 1965, were dubbed the Moors murders. The killings and its aftermath were dramatized and adapted into an award-winning TV film titled Longford.

 35 
Larry Nassar
(American Convicted Child Molester and Sex Offender)
Larry Nassar
56
Birthdate: August 16, 1963
Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

A convicted sex offender, Larry Nassar was once the USA Gymnastics national team doctor. He is a former professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At least 250 young women and girls have accused him of sexual assault. He is currently in prison on charges of sexual assault of minors and child pornography.

 36 
Jacques Plumain
(French Serial Killer)
Jacques Plumain
1
Birthdate: August 14, 1973
Birthplace: Guadeloupe

Jacques Plumain is a French serial killer who murdered at least two women in France and Germany between 1999 and 2001. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005. He served 15 years of his sentence before his release in January 2021. The murders inspired a couple of TV documentaries.

 37 
Anthony Gaggi
(Capo in the New York Gambino Crime Family Who Supervised the Infamous Demeo Crew)
Anthony Gaggi
6
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1988
 38 
Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)
Howard Marks
6
Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Birthplace: Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: April 10, 2016

An Oxford alumnus, Dennis Howard Marks was an aspiring teacher before chose the world of drugs. He went from consuming cannabis to selling it, and was eventually jailed for 7 years. He used numerous pseudonyms, such as Mr. Nice and Marco Polo, and also penned a bestselling memoir.

 39 
Birgit Hogefeld
(Red Army Faction)
Birgit Hogefeld
4
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
 40 
Martha Rendell
(Australian Murderer)
Martha Rendell
11
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909
 41 
Danilo Ilić
(Journalist)
Danilo Ilić
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1890
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: February 3, 1915
 42 
Charles Harrelson
(American Hitman and Organized Crime Figure Who Was Convicted of Assassinating Federal Judge John H. Wood Jr.)
Charles Harrelson
10
Birthdate: July 23, 1938
Birthplace: Lovelady, Texas, United States
Died: March 15, 2007

Charles Harrelson was a hitman who was convicted of assassinating John H. Wood Jr., a U.S. federal judge. Harrelson was the father of Woody Harrelson, who became an actor later, though Harrelson mostly remained estranged from his son. Harrelson's story inspired the 10-episode podcast Son of a Hitman.

 43 
Abu Bakar Bashir
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1938
Birthplace: Jombang Regency

Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim cleric. He co-founded the Al-Mukmin boarding school and is the leader of Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. According to the United Nations, he is the spiritual head of the extremist Islamist terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah that has links with Al-Qaeda. He was once imprisoned for supporting a jihadi training camp. He was released in 2021. 

 44 
Joran van der Sloot
(Dutch Convicted Murderer Who Killed Stephany Flores Ramírez)
Joran van der Sloot
13
Birthdate: August 6, 1987
Birthplace: Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Currently serving a 28-year sentence for robbing and killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010, Dutch criminal Joran van der Sloot is currently also facing a probable 18-year sentence for smuggling drugs hidden in vegetables. He is allegedly also associated with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

 45 
Bernie Tiede
(Murderer)
Bernie Tiede
8
Birthdate: August 2, 1958
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
 46 
Jihadi John
(British Militant Seen in Several 'ISIS' Videos Showing the Beheadings of Numerous Hostages in 2014 and 2015)
Jihadi John
31
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Birthplace: Al Jahra, Kuwait
Died: November 12, 2015

Jihadi John was a Kuwaiti-born British militant who is believed to have been the person seen in several ISIL videos that showcased the beheadings of numerous hostages in 2014 and 2015. In November 2015, officials from the US reported that John was hit by a drone strike and his death was confirmed in 2016 by the extremist group ISIL.

 47 
Jack Unterweger
(Austrian Serial Killer, Playwright, and Journalist)
Jack Unterweger
12
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Birthplace: Judenburg, Styria, Austria
Died: June 29, 1994
 48 
Abu Daoud
(Palestinian Militant and Mastermind of the Munich Massacre)
Abu Daoud
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1937
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Palestine
Died: July 3, 2010
Abu Daoud was a Palestinian militant, lawyer, and teacher. He was the mastermind of the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics, which killed two Israeli Olympians. Abu Daoud is also known for penning his autobiography titled Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich.
 49 
Richard Reid
(Terrorist)
Richard Reid
8
Birthdate: August 12, 1973
Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom
 50 
Raymond Washington
(Criminal)
Raymond Washington
9
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1979