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Alvin Karpis

Born: Aug 10, 1907

Death: Aug 26, 1979

Birthplace: Montreal

Nationality: United States

Alvin Karpis

Date of Birth : Aug 10, 1907
Date of Death : Aug 26, 1979
Birth Place : Montreal

Alvin Francis Karpis, a Depression-era gangster nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile and called "Ray" by his gang members, was a Canadian born criminal of Lithuanian descent known for being one of the three leaders of the Barker-Karpis gang in the 1930s. He was the last "Public Enemy #1" to be taken. He also spent the longest time as a federal prisoner in Alcatraz Prison, serving twenty-six years.


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