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Photos: American gangsters

Updated 8:37 AM ET, Tue August 13, 2013
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James "Whitey" Bulger rose to the top of the notorious Winter Hill gang, prosecutors say, before he went into hiding for more than 16 years after a crooked FBI agent told him in December 1994 he was about to be indicted on federal racketeering charges. He was captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011, living under a false name with his girlfriend in an apartment in the oceanside city. On August 12, the gangster was found guilty on 31 of 32 counts -- including involvement in 11 murders. Here are some other gangsters from America's past. FBI/AP Photos
Al Capone, or "Scarface" as he was popularly known, remains one of America's most notorious gangsters. Known for wearing custom suits, fedoras and spats, Capone was infamous in 1920s Chicago for his bootlegging and racketeering activities. Capone died in 1947. APA/Getty Images
New York Mafia chief John Gotti was known as "Dapper Don" for his expensive suits and "Teflon Don" due to government charges failing to stick in three trials. He was later convicted of murder and racketeering. He died of cancer at age 61 in 2002 while serving a life sentence. Willie Anderson/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Henry Hill, a mobster-turned-informant for the FBI died in 2012 at age 69. His story was the basis for Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 1990 film, "Goodfellas." Ray Liotta played Hill in the film. Rebecca Sapp/WireImage/Getty Images
George "Bugs" Moran was Al Capone's main rival in the Chicago mafia, culminating in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 in which several members of Moran's gang were killed. Moran died in 1957. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker robbed banks across America before meeting their end when police and federal agents ambushed them on a dirt road in Louisiana in 1934. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
John Dillinger, gangster and bank robber, was the first criminal to be called Public Enemy No. 1 by the FBI. Bureau agents gunned him down outside a movie theater in 1934. Getty Images
George "Baby Face" Nelson, a car thief by age 14, associated with the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger. Nelson died following a shootout with the FBI in 1934. OFF/AFP/Getty Images
Mobster Louis Lepke Buchalter was one of the forces behind a hit squad known as Murder Inc. He died in the electric chair at New York's Sing Sing prison in 1944. NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was infamous for the attempted kidnapping of a rival gang member in 1931. Coll shot into a crowd, killing a child and injuring several other youths. Coll escaped conviction due to a lack of credible witnesses. He was later shot to death in 1932 while talking in a phone booth, most likely by a rival gangster. NY Daily News Archive /Getty Images